Family-Friendly Seasonal Events

Family-Friendly Seasonal Events

Take in the local atmosphere by attending one of these events going on during your trip. You never know when one may become a part of your family’s traditions!  


Ghost Walk at Lincoln State Park – Walk the same path Abraham Lincoln walked as a young man and visit with his neighbors on May 26, 2019. 

Friday Night Fireworks at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari – View a dazzling firework show every Friday night from June 28 – July 26, 2019. 

Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival – Celebrate Independence Day with food, music, and a firework display at dusk on July 6, 2019. 

Lincoln Amphitheatre – Grab your friends and head to Lincoln Amphitheatre! From rock hits to country classics, orchestra selections, and pop favorites, this year’s lineup offers tons of variety. Check out the 2019 schedule here. 


Dale Fall Fest  – Enjoy specialty food items like elephant ears, pronto pups, lemonade shake-ups, and more at Spencer County’s largest street festival from September 5 – September 7, 2019.

Mt. Zion’s Applefest – Taste a piece of Indiana’s largest apple pie on October 12 and 13, 2019! 

Halloween Weekends at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort – Decorate your campsite and participate in the costume contests, glow parades, dance parties, and more. 

Friends Fall Frolic – Kids of all ages can enjoy hayrides, pumpkin painting, crafts, and games at Lincoln State Park on October 12 and October 19, 2019. 


Santa Claus Christmas Celebration – Enjoy family events during the first three weekends of December including Christmas dinner with Santa, light shows, visits with Santa, and more. 

Santa Claus Land of Lights – Experience the shining story of Rudolph told in brilliant LED lights! The Santa Claus Land of Lights is a 1.2-mile drive-through family Christmas light adventure.  

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire – Gather around the open fire and experience the centuries-old Christmas tradition of roasting chestnuts at Santa’s Candy Castle every Saturday from November 20 – December 21, 2019. 

There are tons of family-friendly seasonal events, which ones will you attend this year? Find a complete list of happenings here. Events are listed as they are confirmed; check back often! 

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