Summer + Fort Wayne = Festivals!

My Favorite Festival 300x280 Summer + Fort Wayne = Festivals!It has been about 10 months since I’ve had a good elephant ear or funnel cake, so what does that mean? It means that it’s that time of year in Fort Wayne…festival time! Fort Wayne is home to a festival nearly every weekend in June and July.

Whether you are looking for some fun activities for the kids, a cultural experience, live music or some great deep-fried food; we have you covered. And I don’t want you to miss any of the fun, so below you will find all the information you need for a fun-filled summer (and fall too)!

June 1-9
New Haven Canal Days

June 2-10
Enjoy authentic German food, dance, music, activities and fun!

June 14-17
BBQ Ribfest
Voted one of the “Top 10 BBQ Fests in the USA.” Enjoy live bands, great food and cold brews.

June 21-24
Opa! Take in four days of authentic Greek food, drink and festivities!

June 23
River Fest
RiverFest rocks the banks of the St. Joe River with vendors, art, music and more!

June 23-24
Covington Art Fair

June 30

July 4-7
Gold Wing Road Riders’ Wing Ding 34

July 13-21
Three Rivers Festival
Enjoy the opening day parade, arts, crafts, amusement rides, International Village, live music and the all new RiverGames Water Wars and canoe races!

July 24-29
Allen County Fair
Fun for all ages with art, crafts, food and entertainment.

July 27-28
Pride Fest

July 26-28
Swiss Days

July 28
Muddy River Run
Enjoy a swap meet, car corral, car judging, poker run, games and more!

August 4
Country Fest

August 9-11
St. Joe Pickle Festival
An old time festival that was one of the Food Network’s All American Festivals.

August 18
Headwaters Park

August 25
Taste of the Arts
Fine arts and food festivals. Five performance stages, art marketplace, and food vendors!

August 30-September 2
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival
The world’s greatest classic car show and celebration.

September 6-8
Grabill Country Fair
Enjoy this country-style fair that highlights the area’s Amish heritage, food and crafts!

September 7-8
Mad Anthony Oktobeerfest

September 8-9
West Central House and Garden Tour

September 8-9
War of 1812 re-enactment
200th Anniversary! Transport back to the 19th Century and talk with the soldiers, watch demonstrations and more.

September 9
Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

September 15-16
Johnny Appleseed Festival
This period-authentic festival celebrates the life and times of John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed. Includes food, crafts, antiques, children’s area, re-enactors, and entertainment!

September 22-23
Brick World

September 28-29
Fort4Fitness Mini-Marathon
Half marathon, 10K and 4 mile walk/run in a festival atmosphere.

Oct 6
Chili Fest

October 6-7
Maker Faire



Renee is a Fort Wayne native and mother of 4 children ages 7-13. She works part-time as the Visit Fort Wayne Information Services Assistant. Meet her as the face of Fort Wayne online at

One Response to “Summer + Fort Wayne = Festivals!”

    Amy S
    May 29th, 2012
    I've been wanting a list of all the festivals around for the summer. Finally, someone put one together!! Thank you so much. :)

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