These are just 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.
August 1 – 6, 11 – 17, 29 – 31 / Parkview Field
Come out to the ballpark and cheer on the TinCaps this month. Experience the excitement first-hand at one of the best Minor League Baseball stadiums in the country!
August 2, 9 / Foellinger Outdoor Theatre
Come out on Thursday nights to the historic Foellinger Theatre for a free, family-friendly movie! The outdoor theater provides an excellent setting for a summer movie. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.
Jake Owen: Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour
August 9 / Parkview Field
Award-winning country artist Jake Owen’s “Life’s Whatcha Make It” tour is making a pit stop in Fort Wayne on August 9! Catch your favorite summertime country tunes when Jake Owen, Chris Janson, and Jordan Davis take over Parkview Field.
August 11 / Headwaters Park
Whether you relish the sweet, tangy flavor of Honey BBQ, or crave the hot, spicy rush of Buffalo sauce, Wing Fest has it all. This delicious festival features wings from over a dozen vendors from around the country, plus live music, a full bar, and kids activities!
Through August 12 / Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
This cult classic hits the stage as a charismatic newsboy leads a ragtag gang of “newsies” who dream of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. This feel-good musical has a cheerful mix of a stirring story and a catchy score.
Enjoy the Summer Tunes
This month, enjoy tons of live music options around the city! Grab your tickets to one of these great concerts coming up in Fort Wayne.
- Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
- Herman's Hermits–Starring Peter Noone
- Marshall Tucker Band
- Full Moon Fever–Tom Petty Tribute
- B.B. King's Blues Band feat. Tito Jackson
- The Guess Who
- Night Ranger
Plus, check out these concert series before the summer ends!
- Friday Nites Live
- Rock the Plaza
- Summer Nights at the Embassy
- YLNI Living Fort Wayne Concert Series
Panoramic Riverfront Tour on Sweet Breeze
August 12 / Departs from Headwaters Park West
Enjoy a 45-minute tour aboard Sweet Breeze, our city’s fully accessible canal boat! Sit back and relax as you learn about Fort Wayne’s past, the current Riverfront development, and our rivers’ future possibilities.
The Flaming Lips
August 16 / Clyde Theatre
Two years after headlining Fort Wayne’s Middle Waves Music Festival, The Flaming Lips return to take the stage at the Clyde Theatre. The group is known for its elaborate live performances, featuring costumes, balloons, puppets, light effects, and—of course—singing in plastic bubbles.
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Zoofari
August 17 / Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Guests 21+ can sample delicious food, beer, and wine from over 40 local and regional establishments as they stroll through the zoo, listening to live music from local bands and enjoying the animals. Proceeds support the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo operations, conservation, education, and animal care.
August 21 / Clyde Theatre
Country star, Cole Swindell, is bringing his unique talent and sound to the Clyde Theatre! The Platinum-selling artist from Georgia creates his own style of music by adding touches of rock, pop, and hip-hop into his songs.
90 Years of Film Series: Pirates of the Caribbean
August 24 / Embassy Theatre
The Embassy Theatre turns 90 this year! In this film series, enjoy one movie from every decade of the Embassy’s existence. This month features the 2003 favorite, Pirates of the Caribbean!
August Fun on the Riverfront
Experience fun for all ages on Fort Wayne's three rivers this month!
- Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday Paddle Socials
- Storytime on the Riverfront
- Riverfront Boat Tours
- Riverfront Citizen Science: Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers
- Riverfront Walking Tours
- Star Parties on the Riverfront
Taste of the Arts Festival
August 24 – 25 / Downtown Arts Campus
A festival for everyone’s taste! Celebrate arts and culture at the 10th Annual Taste of the Arts, featuring live theater, music, dance performances, buskers, and an all-day art market. While you’re at it, savor delicious local food and drinks from dozens of Fort Wayne eateries and breweries.
Fort Wayne Motor Fest
August 25 / Electric Works Campus
Take a step into the future and pay homage to the past! Fort Wayne’s first Motor Fest will be held at the state-of-the-art Electric Works campus, offering food, games, and activities for all ages. Classic and modern cars alike will be on display, capped off by an awards ceremony at 3 pm!
Le Tour de Fort: Roots Tour
August 25 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Drink responsibly for a good cause on this bicycle pub crawl, featuring the fantastic pubs in the ’07 neighborhood! Registration Deadline: August 11
Tacos, Tequila & Margarita Fest
August 25 / Headwaters Park
Tacos. Tequila. Margaritas. What more could you want? Grab your $5 ticket in advance to receive 5 drink tickets.
The Old Fort: Post Miamies
August 25 – 26 / The Old Fort
French and British forces clash at the Old Fort as the 1700’s come alive. Take a step back into America’s history; experience battle re-enactments, visit merchants, tour the Old Fort, and talk with historical artisans. You won’t want to miss out on this free event!
Summer Farmers Markets
Enjoy a stroll through Fort Wayne's outdoor farmers markets this summer. Stock up on locally-sourced produce and handmade goods for the week!
- Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market
- Historic Southside Farmers Market
- Historic West Main Street Farmers Market
- Johnnie Mae Farm Stand
- Salomon Farm Park Farmers Market
- YLNI Farmers Market
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival
August 26 – September 3 / Auburn, Indiana
Whether your interest are Classic Cars, swap meets, parades or antiques, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival has a little bit of everything! Tourists from around the world head to Auburn, Indiana each year for this classic car celebration for the whole family.
Botanical Roots Concert Series
Fridays through August 31 / Botanical Conservatory
Every Friday at 8:30pm, head downtown to the Botanical Conservatory and enjoy live music in the outdoor Terrace Garden. Dance the night away and soak in the warm summer air.
46th Annual International Glass Invitational Award Winners
Through September 23 / Fort Wayne Museum of Art
This exhibit is the oldest and largest annual contemporary glass show in the country. Selected from an array of glass masters, this exhibition features the best studio glass artists in the world.