Fort Wayne has a lot to offer during winter time with a growing downtown scene, kid-friendly attractions, sports events, and other activities. Visitors can participate in some of the local favorites like ice skating at Headwaters Park and attending Komets games or can go to a newer event that highlights downtown Fort Wayne. Here are some of the ways to enjoy wintertime in Fort Wayne.
Weather the Fort
This weekend, celebrate winter at Weather the Fort on Saturday, February 11 from 4 pm-10 pm at Freimann Square. Come and enjoy food, drinks, beer stations, coffee tastings, and music. Some available activities include curling demonstrations, ice carvings, fire performances, and interactive art activities. This event is for people 21 or older.
If you can't getaway this coming weekend, plan to visit Fort Wayne during other special events later in February and early March. From Broadway shows to concerts, and other fun activities there are many activities that can help make your winter getaway memorable.
If you’re looking for a good way to end a busy day of sight-seeing, check out Stargazing at the Riverfront. This monthly event takes places on the third Wednesday of every month from 7 pm-7:30 pm. During this event, you get to walk on the Historic Wells Bridge along the riverfront and admire the stars. Telescopes are available for deeper stargazing as well as learning more about what’s happening in the universe. The next Stargazing night is Wednesday, February 15.
Headwaters Ice Rink
While checking out downtown Fort Wayne, skating at Headwaters Ice Rink is a must. This is the perfect way to enjoy the winter weather on a weekday afternoon or on the weekend. This can be a great activity for friends, families, or couples. Hot chocolate and snacks are available to warm up during any skating breaks.
The Icehouse offers public ice skating as well as opportunities for hockey and other activities. Public ice skating takes place Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 pm and from 8-10 pm on Fridays. Other activities include Bounce Mania, Combo: Skate and Bounce, and hockey opportunities for kids and adults. Times may vary depending on other events, so make sure to look at their schedule when planning your trip.
For the sports lover in your group, a Komets hockey game can be a fun evening. Whether you’re with friends or family, the Komets offer special promotions and have fun theme nights to get everyone excited about the game. Some of their promotions include Kids Seat Free, Chuck-A-Puck, Post-Game Skates, Family 4-Pack Nights, Deuces Wild Wednesdays, and Report Card Nights.
The Mad Ants games are another sports-filled night that will keep everyone entertained. Tickets start at just $6, which can be a great deal for a family or larger group. The Mad Ants offer promotions such as Report Card Nights, Military Appreciation, Senior Sundays, $10 Tuesdays, and theme nights.