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.
Best Events in Fort Wayne, Indiana | July 2021
July 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 20 / 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. Tickets start at just $6!
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 9 - 17 / Headwaters Park and Various Locations
The annual Three Rivers Festival offers excitement for families and friends in downtown Fort Wayne! Note that the kick off parade is cancelled for this year, but there is still plenty of fun to be had throughout the week. 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!
Through July 31 / Botanical Conservatory
Laura Kreischer Manes: Essence of Color - Take in the culmination of art and nature as you walk through Laura Kreischer Manes’ colorful, acrylic pour exhibit in the Botanical Gardens.
July 17 / Botanical Conservatory
Jazzworks! - To celebrate the finale of the Three Rivers Festival, bring your lawn chairs to the Conservatory and enjoy one of the best views for the Three Rivers Festival finale fireworks. While you're waiting for the fireworks, food and beverages will be available for purchase while you groove to the jazz styling of local musicians Aleena York & Blue Pluto and The Mad Scatter performing outdoors on the Conservatory Terrace!
Move to the Rhythm
Let the music move you at one of these touring concerts in July!
- Fitz and The Tantrums / July 3
- John Fogerty / July 15
- Kenny Cetera's Chicago Experience / July 16
- Resurrection: A Journey Tribute / July 16
- Styx / July 22
- Billy Currington / July 23
- Four Horseman / July 24
- The Beach Boys / July 25
- The Music of Queen with Fort Wayne Philharmonic / July 25
- Bone Thugs-N-Harmony / July 30
- Whiskey Myers / July 30
- REO Speedwagon / July 31
- Warrant w/ Special Guest Eric Martin of Mr. Big, Joined by PJ Farley of Trixter / July 31
St. Joe Pickle Festival
July 15 - 17 / Downtown St. Joe
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.
Pedal, Paddle, & Play
July 17 / Promenade Park
Get out on Fort Wayne’s water and land trails to see our city from a new perspective! Win prizes, enjoy local food trucks, and hang out with friends.
Allen County Fair
July 27 - August 1 / 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.
Fort Wayne Pride Fest
July 23 - 24 / 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!
Stock up on fresh produce and goods at the outdoor farmers markets this summer! See our guide for days, times, and locations.
Swing by The Old Fort this month and experience living history in action! Don’t miss Revolutionary War on the Frontier, July 17 – 18.
Lunch on the Square
Thursdays through August 26 / 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!
Dance the night away with some of the best bands in Fort Wayne at these much-loved summer concert series.
- Downtown Live
- Friday Nites Live
- Foellinger Outdoor Community Concert Series
- Club Room at the Clyde
- Summer Nights at the Embassy
- Botanical Roots Concert Series
- Riverfront Sunday Heritage Concert Series
- Muddy River Concert Series
Throughout the Summer / Departs from Promenade Park
Enjoy a 45- or 90-minute tour aboard Sweet Breeze, our city’s fully accessible, 1840 canal boat replica! Sit back and relax as you learn about Fort Wayne’s past, the current Riverfront development, and our rivers’ future possibilities.