These are just a few of the great events happening in Fort Wayne in July. For a complete list of events, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events.
July 3 / Parkview Field
Bring your friends and family to a FREE concert celebration of the American spirit! The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will perform patriotic anthems, with fireworks accompanying the finale.
4th of July Fireworks
July 4 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the annual 4th of July fireworks show! The fireworks will launch from the top of the Indiana Michigan Power building, so you won’t find a bad seat in downtown. The show begins at 10PM – immediately following the conclusion of the TinCaps game!
July 4 – 9, 18 – 23 / 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!
July 5, 12, 19, 26 / Foellinger Outdoor Theatre
Come out on Thursday nights all summer long to the historic Foellinger Theatre for a free, family-friendly movie! The outdoor theater provides an excellent setting for a summer movie.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
July 12 / The Clyde Theatre
Grammy-winning producer, writer, and performer, George Clinton, will perform his iconic tunes at The Clyde Theatre! Experience the combination of genres—jazz, rock, pop, classical, even gospel—that made Clinton’s style of funk so powerful.
My Dead Clown
July 12 – 22 / First Presbyterian Theatre
Bill, a grieving undertaker, is on the brink of losing his job, when he accidentally brings a dead clown back to life. Join First Presbyterian Theatre for this funny, heartwarming—and slightly macabre—story of hope.
Three Rivers Festival
July 13 – 21 / Headwaters Park
The annual Three Rivers Festival offers excitement for families and friends in downtown Fort Wayne! Kick off the celebrations at the Parade on July 14 – weaving through the streets of downtown. July 13 – 21, enjoy festival fare from the Food Alley and events including the Chalk Walk, Art in the Park, and Children's Fest. Don't miss special concerts all week long, featuring Here Come the Mummies and so many more!
Feel the Rhythm in July
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.
- Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA
- The Beach Boys
- Stayin' Alive: Bee Gees Tribute
- Grand Funk Railroad
- Blues Traveler
- The Lettermen
- Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
- Ted Nugent
Art of the Garden
Opens July 14 / Botanical Conservatory
While some gardens feature art, this garden is its own work of art. “Art of the Garden” blurs the line between landscape and fine art, interpreting natural features in a human-made aesthetic experience. This unique exhibit was created by local artist Daniel Dienelt and landscape designer Chad Shaw.
July 15 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Open Streets will temporarily close the street to vehicles and OPEN it for walking, biking, roller skating and more. This free, family-friendly event includes interactive hubs with live music and fun activities to get you moving!
St. Joe Pickle Festival
July 19 – 21 / St. Joe, IN
Enjoy this old time festival named one of Food Network's “All American Festivals.” Just a quick drive outside of Fort Wayne, find delicious food, live music, a parade, fireworks, vendors, kids rides, pickle factory tours, and more.
July 20 / The Clyde Theatre
Catch the smooth baritone and dark-hued tunes of outlaw country artist, Cody Jinks! There’s a reason Rolling Stone has described his sound as “rule-changing country music.” Grab a ticket for this all-ages show!
Panoramic Riverfront Tour on Sweet Breeze
July 21 / Headwaters Park
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.
Allen County Fair
July 24 – 27 / Allen County Fairgrounds
Head out to the Allen County Fairgrounds for six days of carnival rides, animal shows, live music, delicious fair food and more! Each day offers special events you won’t want to miss.
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
- YLNI Farmers Market
- Historic Southside Farmers Market
- Historic West Main Street Farmers Market
- Salomon Farm Park Farmers Market
July 27 / Memorial Coliseum
Country Music Hall of Famers, Alabama, will perform their classic hits live at the Memorial Coliseum! Join the trio and special guest, Restless Heart, for an unforgettable night of music.
Fort Wayne Pride Fest
July 27 – 28 / Headwaters Park
Come show your support for the LGBTQ community with two days of fun for the whole family! Check out the live entertainment, food, vendor markets, beer tent, kids activities, and more!
Lunch on the Square
Thursdays through August 30 / Freimann Square
Skip the break room, and join us for lunch downtown! On Thursdays all summer long, enjoy the best food truck fare and live music with family, friends, and co-workers. See you at Freimann Square for a can’t-miss lunch experience!
Colonial America on the Frontier
July 28 – 29 / The Old Fort
Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the American Revolution! Spend the day with Continental Army and British forces re-enactors, as they bring the daily activities from this time period to life.
July 28 – 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.
Winslow Homer: From Poetry to Fiction – The Engraved Works
Opens July 28 / Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Explore one of the largest collections of Winslow Homer’s wood engravings ever to tour American museums. The exhibit focuses on Homer’s skillfully executed pieces created in the years before the Civil War and the following decade—both mourning a country in turmoil and celebrating its rebirth.
Broadway Street Stroll
July 29 / Broadway
Celebrate the creative energy stirring and moving in the Broadway corridor of Fort Wayne. This one-day street festival features unique art, music, food and brews.
Friday Nites Live – Summer Concert Series
Fridays through August 31 / Jefferson Pointe
Every Friday night this summer, enjoy free outdoor music and entertainment from 6:30PM to 8:30PM! Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and join the fun at the Jefferson Pointe fountain.