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Indiana Events

The following events were supplied to us by festival organizers and tourism offices throughout the state, and selected by Midwest Living editors. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list of all events in this state. If you decide to go, call first: Dates and specific events can change at the last minute.

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Patoka Lake Cruise 

August 26 - October 21, 2015

Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake on WEDNESDAYS through October. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style aboard the Patoka Voyager. Listen to stories from the past as you learn the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended. (888) 819-6916;



October 2 - 31, 2015

Do you dare to walk the Psycho-Path? A haunted trail through the ghostly woods with monsters and zombies...definitely not for the faint of heart! Take this scarefest to the next level by renting a teepee at Sleeping Bear Retreat for your chance to dress up and join the cast along the trail. Friday & Saturday evenings ONLY. (812) 936-2354;


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at French Lick Springs Hotel

November 20, 2015

Join the celebration as French Lick Resort kicks off their "50 Days of Lights" in style while lighting the grounds of this historic hotel. Enjoy musical entertainment, Santa & Mrs. Claus and of course fireworks! These festivals are outdoors...but include hot chocolate and cookies to keep you warm. Creat memories and tradition with your family. (888) 936-9360;


50 Days of Lights at French Lick Resort 

November 20 - January 9, 2016

Experience two magical villages sitting next to each other, filled with sparkling lights and wondrous displays, larger-than-life holiday trees, music of the season filling the air and holiday treats to tempt every taste bud. Check website for special appearances by Santa & Mrs. Claus throughout the holiday season. (888) 936-9360;


Gaither Homecoming Christmas Concert at French Lick Resort 

November 21, 2015

Hosted by Bill & Gloria Gaither, this festive evening will feature Gaither Vocal Band and their very talented friends singing a carefully selected blend of gospel favorites and beloved Christmas classics. Advance ticket purchase required. (888) 936-9360;


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at West Baden Springs Hotel 

November 21, 2015

Celebrate in the Atrium of West Baden Springs Hotel as the 40-foot Christmas Tree is lit. The ambiance of this historic hotel along with Jazz music, ornament making and cookie decorating for the a few other surprises will usher in the holidays in grand fashion. (888) 936-9360;


3rd Annual Cheers! A Celebration of the Season

December 31, 2015

Celebrate the end of 2015 with a plated dinner, live music and commemorative gift. This is the perfect kick-off to your New Year's Eve festivities. Families welcome. Reservations required. (812) 936-2293;







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