There is so much to do in Fort Wayne - anytime of year! We have a celebration planned for every weekend of the summer - and all throughout the year!
Below is a list of our premier summer festivals.
For a full list of festivals, exhibits and special events, click here.
July 20 - 22
An old time festival that was one of Food Network's All American Festivals. Featuring food, music, a parade, fireworks, pickle factory tours, and more!
July 21 - 22
This two day event celebrates diversity in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area. Featuring a vendor market, beer tent, kidspace, tournaments, and live entertainment from local, regional, and national singers and bands. Explore our LGBT Pride Trip Idea.
July 25 - 30
In addition to 4-H festivities, the fair offers a full food court, carnival rides, and family fun events.
August 25 - 26
Indulge in Downtown Fort Wayne's premiere arts and food festival held at the Arts United Campus and surrounding four-block area.
September 7 - 9
Enjoy Grabill's country-style fair that highlights the area's Amish heritage with food, crafts, kids events, and much more!
September 15 - 16
After the success of the inaugural year, Middle Waves returns to Rock Fort Wayne, and the Midwest! The premier music festival for the region will feature local, regional, and national acts and headliners.
September 16 - 17
Experience the voted #1 Festival that celebrates the life and times of John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed. Food, demonstrations, crafts, antiques, roving entertainment, children's area, military reenactment, farmer's market and more! The Johnny Appleseed festival is fun for the whole family.
For a full list of the performing arts, award-winning festivals, and cultural experiences going on during your visit, search our Calendar of Events. You can even sort by date, interest and location!