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.
French Lick, March 10—November 4
This one-of-a-kind up-close encounter is a rare and wonderful opportunity to learn more about these amazing creatures and connect with them in a tranquil environment. Various levels of engagement are available including the intimate spa appointments where guests have the opportunity to help bathe the elephants and give them a pedicure! All ages will enjoy this unique experience. Circus history is deep rooted in French Lick with the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus that wintered in the area, and now animals are back including giraffes and kangaroos. (812-936-3418; wilstemranch.com)