Post Updated on January 3, 2019

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, Indiana. Here are some of the ways to enjoy wintertime in Fort Wayne.

Special Activities in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Weather the Fort presented by 3Rivers Federal Credit Union

Celebrate winter at Weather the Fort on Saturday, February 16 at Barrett McNagny parking lot.

Come and enjoy food, drinks, a specialty keg from Rhinegiest Brewery at 7 PM, art activities, live music, and more. Some available activities include ice carvings, fire performances, and dancing acts. This event is for 21 or older.

If you can't get away, 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. 

Whimsical Winter Hikes and Bonfire Socials

Bundle up for a winter hike and bonfire on January 26. During this event, you get to hike and explore three trails at the Lindenwood Nature Preserve before warming up at the campfire! 

Headwaters Park Ice Skating

Everyday Winter Activities in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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.

Sport ONE/Parkview Icehouse

The Icehouse offers public ice skating as well as opportunities for hockey and other activities. Public ice skating takes place throughout the week. 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.

Fort Wayne Komet Hockey

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, Post-Game Skates, Family 4-Pack Nights, Deuces Wild Wednesdays, and Report Card Nights. 

Mad Ants Basketball

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Basketball

The Mad Ants games are another sports-filled night that will keep everyone entertained. Tickets start at just $10, which can be a great deal for a family or larger group. The Mad Ants offer promotions such as Super Hero Night, Hoops N Hounds, and many more theme nights.