Fort Wayne Indiana Summer Festivals

Performing arts, award-winning festivals, cultural experiences, family activities, and much more to enjoy in Fort Wayne.
May 17th
Kick off your summer with this one-day celebration of bikes, art, and music on the Main Street Arts Campus in Downtown Fort Wayne.
Cherry Blossom Festival
May 18th
Celebrate this Japanese cultural event at the main library with folk dance, Taiko Drums, martial arts, traditional music, Tea Ceremony, Bonsai and art exhibits, traditional games, and more.
New Haven Canal Days
June 3rd - 7th
Close down the street, let's have a Fair!  Celebrate a week of camraderie and renewed friendship at New Haven's premiere homecoming event.
Sweetwater's Gearfest
June 6th - 7th
Sweetwater's annual GearFest is the nation's largest end-user oriented music and pro audio festival, featuring exhibits from manufacturers, workshops, live demos, special performances, and more.
Event photo courtesy of Alexander Freeman.
June 8th - 15th
Come to Headwaters Park in Fort Wayne for a week long celebration of Essen, Trinken, und Germütlichkeit.  ("Eating, Drinking, and having a really good time.")
BBQ Ribfest
June 19th - 22nd
Brisket, ribs, pulled pork, rib sandwiches, bbq chicken and more, it's a BBQ lovers paradise all served up just the way you love it!  Whether hot and spicy or sweet and tangy, your taste buds never had it so good!
June 26th - 29th
Opa! Come celebrate the Greek Festival with us and enjoy a large variety of Greek cuisine and entertainment including live music, dancing, and other activities each day.
June 28th
Join the fun and celebration of the street performer!  Quirky and unexpected live art including staged acts, buskers, mimes, face painters and stilt walking roaming the crowd.
Three Rivers Festival
July 11th - 19th
Fort Wayne’s favorite summer party since 1969!  Enjoy family-friendly fun in downtown Fort Wayne with arts, crafts, amusement rides, food vendors, and much more!
Allen County Fair
July 22nd - 27th
Enjoy the Allen County Fair held at the Allen County Fairgrounds! The fair offers music acts, fine arts, crafts, food, and events for all ages! Fun for the entire family!
Berne Days
July 24th - 26th
The Swiss Day Celebration is a time for Berne to share its heritage with authentic Swiss costume, great food, craft vendors and merchandise.
St. Joe Pickle Festival
July 24th - 26th
An old time festival that was one of the Food Network's All American Festivals.  Good food, music, a parade, fireworks, vendors, kid's rides, pickle factory tours, and more!
Muddy River Run
July 26th
Enjoy a swap meet, car corral, craft bazaar, car judging, poker run, driving events, kids games, and more!
Taste of the Arts
August 23rd
Downtown Fort Wayne's premiere arts and food festival will be held at the Arts United Plaza/Freimann Square and surrounding four-block area.
Hotel Fitness Championship
August 25th - 31st
Fort Wayne will once again be home to the Hotel Fitness Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.  The championship is part of the Tour Finals Series.
Auburn Cord Duesenburg Festival
August 28th - 31st
The World's greatest celebration of classic cars features car shows, a parade, two giant auctions selling hundreds of collector cards, beer tent, food, music, and three outstanding museums.
Mad Anthony’s Oktobeerfest
September 12th - 13th
Join Mad Anthony and the Brewers of Indiana Guild for our annual Oktobeerfest. The beer festival features over 100 samples of fresh handcrafted ales and lagers from Indiana breweries.
Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire
September 13th - 14th
A family fun festival to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play & be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.
Johnny Appleseed Festival
September 20th - 21st
Voted #1 Festival! Period authentic festival that celebrates the life and times of John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed.