Spring into Dubois County

Kick those winter blues in southern Indiana to enjoy the warmth of spring as Dubois County blossoms, offering a plethora of activities to enjoy. Enjoy our outdoor adventures by hiking at the Ferdinand State Forest, Patoka Lake, or strolling the walking paths of some of our popular parks. Take a stroll through our blooming gardens at the Schaeffer Barn, make your own bouquet at Hoosier Blooms, both located in downtown Jasper or visit Pretty Bird Farms, located in Holland, just outside of Huntingburg, offering tulip you-picks in the Spring of 2024!

Spring Festivals in southern Indiana

Ireland, IN St. Patrick’s Celebration

A Small Town with a Big Heart: Ireland, Indiana, with its rolling hills and friendly atmosphere, might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. However, the town has a long-standing tradition of embracing its Irish roots and putting on a memorable celebration that brings the community together the entire first half of the month of March. Local businesses often participate in the celebration, decorating storefronts and residents engage in friendly competitions for the best-decorated homes, fostering a sense of camaraderie that extends beyond the day’s events. 

Stops at The Chicken Place and The Rock Bar & Grill are a must, offering delicious meals, green beer, and nightly festivities on the weekend of March 15-16.

St Patrick's Celebration
Jasper in Bloom celebrates spring with a host of activities in the months of April & May

Jasper in Bloom During the months of April & May, make a trip to southern Indiana to experience all things Spring! The local stores of Jasper transform their window displays & doorways into works of art featuring floral arrangements of all sorts! Take advantage of fun activities and events including make and take your own bouquet at Hoosier Blooms.

Jasper in Bloom in Jasper, IN

Daffodil Stroll

Stroll historic 4th Street in Huntingburg for the annual Daffodil Stroll April 6-7. This event kicks off spring-time fun featuring a fashion show hosted by the local fashion boutiques, igloos on the street to reserve for a unique experience on 4th Street. Check back closer to the date for additional events and activities to enjoy.

Bean to Sprout
Eastown Recreation Lanes

Garden Gate Jazz, Wine & Craft Beer Festival

Each spring, talented jazz musicians take the stage to perform for the annual event in Huntingburg Market Street Park. Wineries & breweries from throughout the region set up offering samples of their products to enjoy in addition to a variety of food trucks being available. Save the date for April 27, 2024!

Garden Gate Jazz, Wine & Craft Beer Festival

Chalk Walk Arts Festival You won’t want to miss the annual Chalk Walk in Jasper, IN! May 18, 2024  the downtown sidewalks are transform into beautitul murals from both professional & amateur artists of all ages! Spend the day exploring the world of art at the family-friendly event featuring creative and fun events & activities for the young and young-at-heart.

You must register for the event if you plan to partake. Registration includes a drawstring bag with a box of chalk and items donated by local businesses. Registration will open at a later date.

Chalk Walk in Jasper, IN

Get Outdoors! 

Plan your weekend golf getaway to southern Indiana! Book a  tee time for Sultan’s Run Golf Club, home of the most dramatic signature hole in Indiana and add on a round of 18 holes at the local municipal course, Buffalo Trace.

Explore The Outdoors

Explore southern Indiana’s outdoor recreation featuring hiking trails at Patoka Lake, Ferdinand State Forest, neighboring Lincoln State Park and several local parks & walking paths!

The Parklands is one of Indiana’s Natural destinations, featuring a 75 acre park offering  two miles of walking trails, an adventure play area, exercise equipment and pavilion and more!

Parklands of Jasper

Pretty Bird Farms is a local you-pick flower farm located in Holland, IN! Tulips will be ready in April of 2024, so make plans to visit and walk among the beautiful flowers to cut your very own bouquet. Click here for updates on hours & dates for the u-pick summer hours.

Dubois County also has multiple disc golf courses including; The Dubois County Fairgrounds, 18th Street Park, Ruxer Disc Golf Course in Jasper and Niehaus Park in Huntingburg.

Stay With Us!

Dubois County is home to affordable hotel stays for the perfect family vacations, charming bed & breakfasts for a romantic weekend and unique airbnb rentals!

Request A Visitors Guide

The official Dubois County Visitors Guide is your go-to resource for all there is to discover in southern Indiana. Did you know we mail a FREE guide upon all online requests?

Spring Event Calendar

march

01mar6:30 pmKick off St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

09mar11:00 am2:30 pmUkrainian Eggstravaganza:A Pysanky Decorating Experience

09mar7:30 pmAdam Ferrara

15marAll Day17Ireland St. Patrick's Celebration

15mar7:30 pmOkaidja Afroso Performance

april

04apr4:00 pm8:00 pmDowntown ChowdownJasper Riverwalk/Dave Buehler Plaza

06aprAll Day07Daffodil StrollShop Local & Enjoy Kids Activities with Store Specials!

06apr10:00 amColor Fun Run (Run for the Sun)Ferdinand YMCA

06aprAll Day08The Rooted Art Mrkt (Spring Edition & Eclipse Viewing)

06apr2:00 pmMovies on Main ~ E.T.Astra Theatre

06apr7:30 pmLea Salonga's Performance

07apr4:00 pmMovies on Main ~ Space JamThe Astra

07apr6:00 pm9:00 pmMusic on High Pointe

08aprAll DayHuntingburg Eclipse

08apr2:00 pmSpirit of Totality on the Spirit of Jasper Train

08aprAll DayTotal Eclipse In The Park

08apr6:00 pmMusic in the Courtyard Tent

13aprAll DayThe Wilder Blue with Josh Merritt

21apr12:00 pm2:00 pmSOUP-port The ArtsThyen-Clark Cultural Center

27apr8:00 amHuntingburg Kiwanis Car Show

27apr12:00 pm6:00 pmGarden Gate Jazz, Wine, & Craft Beer Festival

27apr7:30 pmBonepony

may

02may4:00 pm8:00 pmDowntown ChowdownJasper Riverwalk/Dave Buehler Plaza

15may5:00 pm7:00 pmShop + Sip Around the Square

18mayAll DayJCAC Chalk Walk Art Festival

19may11:00 am4:00 pmOld Jasper Day and Strawberry Festival

24may5:00 pm10:00 pmHuntingburg 4th Fridays

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