These are a few of the great events happening in Fort Wayne in August. For a complete list of events, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events

Fort Wayne TinCaps

June 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 30, 31 / Parkview Field
Grab your tickets and come cheer on the TinCaps this month. Experience the excitement first-hand at one of the best Minor League Baseball stadiums in the country!

Jurassic Quest XL: Out of Extinction

August 4-6 / Memorial Coliseum
Interact with more than 80 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs! Families can learn about the creatures by participating in fossil digs and other kid-friendly dinosaur activities.

Botanical Roots Concert Series

August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1 / Botanical Conservatory
You’re invited to enjoy live music out on the Terrace Garden at the Botanical Conservatory! Arrive early for tickets and a great seat, plus food and drinks from Mad Anthony Brewing.

Foellinger Theatre

Feel the Rhythm in August

This month, there's live music for all ages and interests to enjoy! Grab your tickets to one of these great concerts in Fort Wayne.

  • YLNI Living Fort Wayne Concert Series
  • Tesla at the Embassy
  • The Beach Boys
  • Fort Wayne Music Showcase Jam
  • Rock the Plaza
  • Friday Nights Live
  • Happy Together Tour
  • United States Air Force Band

Shakespearemachine: As You Like It

August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 / Arts United – Parkview Physicians Group Artslab
This beloved comedy follows a young man and women, who both find themselves in the magical Forest of Arden. Journey through the topsy turvy forest, where music reigns and love is in the air.

Healing Body and Spirit Psychic Expo

August 5-6 / Grand Wayne Convention Center
Join experienced psychics, mediums, and holistic healers from across the U.S. and Canada for this two-day expo. Free lectures and door prizes included with admission!

Artlink Opening Reception

August 11 / Artlink Gallery
Head to Artlink for two new exhibitions opening on August 11 from 6PM to 9PM: the Middle Waves Poster Show and Rachel Von: Dementia, Death, and Dealing with Loss.

Battle for the Blind

August 12 / Wunderkammer Company
This day of art and fundraising features a friendly, creative battle between local artists, Theoplis Smith and Frank Louis Allen. You’ll also find prints for sale, a silent auction, music, and food!

Aretha Franklin

August 12 / Foellinger Outdoor Theatre
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, hits the stage this summer in Fort Wayne! Don’t miss one of the most influential artists in the history of American music on what could be her final tour.

Fort Wayne Food Trucks

Fort Wayne is buzzing about food trucks! Here’s where you can grab a bite each week this month. Be sure check out our regularly updated list of Fort Wayne food trucks.

  • Tuesday Rally at Junk Ditch
  • Wednesday Rally at Redeemer Lutheran
  • Lunch on the Plaza
  • Thursday Rally at Peace Lutheran
  • Thursday Rally at Ted's Market

Lunch on the Plaza - Arts Campus

Performing Arts

Experience the local arts scene by catching one (or all!) of these great performances.

  • Blood Brothers
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Tuesday Busker Nights

Murder Mystery 5k Scavenger Hunt

August 13 / Freimann Square
Teams of 2-4 people will use detective skills to uncover the dramatic chain of events in a fictional murder! Solve riddles and complete dares to unlock the clues and unravel the mystery.

Shindigz National Soccer Festival

August 17-19 / Fort Wayne Sports Club, University of Saint Francis, and Indiana Tech
Catch three days of top-level college soccer! The summer festival features nationally ranked Indiana University, Michigan State, Butler, Xavier, and Duke. Fans can also cheer on other colleges and high schools from the region.


Artisan Markets

Time to stock up on locally-sourced produce and handmade goods!

  • Friday Pop-Up Market
  • Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market
  • New Haven Farmers Market
  • Salomon Farmers Market
  • YLNI Farmers Market

Zoo Brew & Wine Too

August 18 / Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Guests 21 and older can sample delicious food, beer, and wine from local and regional establishments, stroll through the zoo, and enjoy music from local bands. Proceeds support the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.


August 19 / Foellinger Outdoor Theatre
BritBeat takes you on a multimedia journey through the musical history of The Beatles! The tribute concert features an immersive backdrop with visual elements that celebrate The Beatles’ legacy.

Concert on the Farm

August 20 / Salomon Farm Park
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of live music in a beautiful county setting. Admission is just $5, and food and brews will be available for purchase!

Taste of the Arts

August 25-26 / Arts United
Experience live theater, music and dance performances, marvel at the talented buskers on Main Street, and shop at the all-day art market. While you’re there, enjoy a taste of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from local eateries!

Outdoor Exhibits at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Historic Old Fort: Post Miamie – 1754-1763

August 26-27 / The Old Fort
Learn about the French and Indian War as fur traders, Native Americans, civilians, and soldiers demonstrate daily activities at the French outpost known as Post Miamie during the war.

Auburn-Cord Duesenberg Festival

August 29-September 3 / Auburn, IN
Join classic car enthusiasts from around the world in Auburn, Indiana to experience the Parade of Classics, the Auburn Auctions, and so much more. This annual festival offers events for the whole family!

Summer Nights at the Embassy

Wednesdays through August 30
Head to the Embassy Theatre Wednesday nights for music, comedy, trivia and more! Check out this after-work fun all summer – rain or shine. Be sure to check out the city skyline from the rooftop.


Take in the art and culture around town this month at Fort Wayne's galleries and museums.

  • Becoming Present: Louis I. Kahn
  • Blumengarten
  • Light and Line: The Matrix Series of Brent Kee Young
  • Summer of Glass
  • RiverWorks Discovery