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

All American Outdoor Expo

January 6 - 8 / Memorial Coliseum
An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Find gear for fishing, hunting, and outdoor cooking, plus boats and ATVs, as well as patio, deck, lake and cabin lifestyles, and so much more!

Winter Bridal Spectacular

January 8 / Memorial Coliseum
Visit Northern Indiana's Premier Bridal Show featuring top wedding specialists to find everything you need to plan your perfect day under one roof, including prizes and samples.

Fort Wayne Komets

January 7, 11, 15, 21 / Memorial Coliseum
Join the jungle and cheer on the Fort Wayne Komets this month! Grab your tickets and head to the Memorial Coliseum for winter sports action.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants

January 4, 8, 14, 22 / Memorial Coliseum
During January, bring your family and friends to catch the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on the court! Kids and adults will enjoy this fun, affordable basketball experience.

California Dreamin' – Garden Exhibit

January 14 - April 15 / Botanical Conservatory
Find your inner beach bum this winter at the Botanical Conservatory. Spring into the spirit of surf, sand and sun along the botanical boardwalk, accented with sun-loving tropical plants and vivid waves of color.

Fort Wayne Farm Show

January 17 - 19 / Memorial Coliseum
The 2023 Fort Wayne Farm Show will offer 1,100 booths! Exhibitors present the latest farm technology the industry has to offer, along with the area's largest variety of farm machinery equipment, in one location. 

Dining Table Full of Food at Three Rivers Distilling Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana for Savor Fort Wayne
Savor Fort Wayne

January 18 - 29 / Participating Fort Wayne Restaurants
Savor Fort Wayne returns in 2023 with 12 delicious days of menu deals! Discover special three-course deals at participating restaurants all over town.


January 28 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Celebrate winter downtown with a day of family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities! Watch ice carvers create wonders from a solid block of ice, shop an outdoor market, take a carriage ride and enjoy special events at the Botanical Conservatory, the Old Fort, the Allen County Public Library, and Science Central.

Winterval Carriage Ride

Winter Cozy

January 28 / Promenade Park
Winter Cozy is back! After the activities of Winterval, enjoy the winter comforts of hot beverages and foods, surrounded by candlelight in Promenade Park's comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. Outside the pavilion you’ll find live ice sculpture carving along with heaters and fire pits for making smores. Inside the pavilion you can enjoy live music, dance with your friends and get a selfie in the photo booth (must be 21+ to enter the Pavilion).

Nouvelle Annee 1743 - A New Year in New France

January 28 / The Old Fort
Experience reenactments of French Soldiers, civilians, and Native American Allies to see what life was like on at Fort St. Phillipe and Post des Myaamia (Miami) in January of 1743.

January Concerts

  • The Commodores / January 14, Clyde Theatre
  • Masterworks Series: Yefim Bronfman plays Rachmaninoff / January 28, Embassy Theatre

Headwaters Park Ice Skating
Headwaters Park Ice Skating

Through February 26 / Headwaters Park
Glide and twirl into 2023 with outdoor ice skating at Headwaters Park! Grab your skates or rent a pair at the rink and hit the ice all winter long. Plus, kids 14 and under skate free on January 3, 17, & 31 thanks to a sponsorship with Old National Bank!

Theater & Comedy Performances

Stay warm as you enjoy a few of Fort Wayne's theater & comedy performances this January:

  • For Real Comedy Stories: presented by Maumee Mary & Joseph Comedy Festival, Promenade Park Foundation Pavilion / January 12 & February 9
  • The Ladies Man, Arena Dinner Theatre / January 20-21, 27-29, February 3-4
  • Nate Bargatze The Be Funny Tour, Embassy Theatre / January 21
  • On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, Embassy Theatre / January 24