Discover a few of the amazing spring festivities happening in Fort Wayne this May. For a complete list of events, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events

TinCaps Baseball

May 1, 17 – 22, 24 – 29 / Parkview Field
Cheer on the Fort Wayne TinCaps at home in May! Enjoy an exciting, affordable baseball experience with family and friends in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne.

Sunset over a TinCaps baseball game at Parkview Field in Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne FC

Sunday, May 15 / Bishop Dwenger Shields Field
Soccer fans celebrate the return of the home team. Cheer them on as they defend the Fort.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic

May 1, 5 - 7, 14 / Various Locations
This month, enjoy Fort Wayne Philharmonic performances including a Brahms Quartet or Romeo and Juliet with the Fort Wayne Ballet. Or catch an intimate music experience during Bach in the Barn at Joseph Decuis Farm.

Romeo and Juliet

Muster on the St. Marys – Timeline of Several Centuries

May 7 – 8 / The Old Fort
Have you ever wanted to meet Ben Franklin? Or learn about early French Settlers? Join re-enactors for demonstrations covering 2000 years of military life, cooking, and more!

Butterflies sipping nectar

Emergence – Live Butterfly Exhibit

Through June 26 / Botanical Conservatory
Step into the butterfly tent, where hundreds of beautiful live butterflies surround you. Observe these winged creatures up close as they feed, rest, and fly. One may even land on you!

Outdoor Farmers Markets

YLNI Summer Farmers Market

Starting mid-May, there's no better way to spend your weekend than stocking up on fresh produce and goods at the outdoor farmers markets!

  • Ft. Wayne's Farmers Outdoor Market
  • Historic West Main Street Farmers Market
  • Historic Southside Farmers Market
  • YLNI Farmers Market


2022 disAbilities Expo

May 14 / Memorial Coliseum
With over dozens of exhibitors, this event is a one-stop resource for all types of disability services and products. At the Expo, enjoy fun and entertaining activities, adaptive sports exhibitions, music groups, and special guests!

Baby Shark Live: 2022 Splash Tour

May 7 / Embassy Theatre
Take an adventure with Baby Shark and Friends at the Embassy Theatre! Sing and dance along to fun songs in this deep-sea, start of the art, enchanting kids spectacular.

Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown

May 6 - 7  / Downtown Fort Wayne
Explore unique gift shops around downtown, where you can find local merchandise and community memorabilia. Make Mother’s Day special with Shopping in Downtown Fort Wayne!


From rock & roll hits to familiar favorites, catch one of these concerts around Fort Wayne this month!

  • Three Days Grace with Lilith Czar / May 3
  • Breaking Benjamin and Seether / May 4
  • Fleetwood Gold / May 6
  • Fort Wayne Children's Choir Spring Concert / May 7
  • The Mersey Beatles / May 14
  • Comedian Tom Segura / May 20


Cherry Blossom Festival - Fort Wayne, IN

Cherry Blossom Festival

May 15 / Allen County Public Library
Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual festival! Experience a traditional tea ceremony, learn how to make bonsai trees, and enjoy a special taiko drumming performance.

Street performer at Buskerfest in Downtown Fort Wayne


May 21 / Downtown Fort Wayne
One of the most popular festivals returns. Celebrate the street performer and witness the unexpected. Musicians, fire dancers, magicians, jugglers, and more.

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

May 30 / Memorial Coliseum
This annual tradition honors loved ones and members of our community who gave their lives in the line of service. The parade ends at the Memorial Coliseum, followed by a special Memorial Day ceremony.

Additional Festivals

  • Fiber Arts Festival / May 14
  • Kekionga Craft Fest / May 14



Enjoy a taste of Fort Wayne's diverse arts community with a thrilling performance this May!

  • Fort Wayne Youtheatre (at First Presbyterian Theater): A Midsummer Night's Dream / May 6 - 8
  • Young Playwrights Festival at Parkview ArtsLab / May 6 - 7
  • Arena Dinner Theatre: You Can't Take It With You / May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14
  • Fort Wayne Civic Theatre: Noises Off / May 13 - 15, 19 - 22
  • First Presbyterian Theatre: The Greatest Showman - A Celebration of Humanity / May 20 - 22
  • all for One productions, inc.: The Princess and the Goblin / May 1


Art Exhibits

Chuck Sperry

  • The Art of the Skateboard at Fort Wayne Museum of Art / Through June 12
  • Color X Color the Chuck Sperry Archive at Fort Wayne Museum of Art / Through July 10
  • Natural Histories at Artlink / Through June 5