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.
May 1 – 6, 14 – 20, 29 – 31 / 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.
May 4 / Foellinger Outdoor Theatre
Are you ready to rock and roll all night? Gene Simmons, legendary rocker and co-founder of KISS, kicks off the 2018 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series!
May 5 – 6 / The Old Fort
Have you ever wanted to talk with Dr. Benjamin Franklin? Or learn what weapons the army used in the medieval era? Join historical re-enactors for demonstrations covering 2000 years of military life, cooking, and more!
May 10 – 12 / Headwaters Park
Enjoy three days of music on the rivers at the Fort Wayne Music Festival featuring Throwback Thursday, Electric Spring, and Rock on the River! 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Fort Wayne Boys & Girls Club.
Visit Fort Wayne: Open House
May 11 / Fort Wayne Visitors Center
We want to meet you! Join us 11am-4pm for an open house to meet tourism professionals, learn about the Visitors Center, sample free DeBrand chocolates, and find deals on Fort Wayne merchandise.
May 12 / Clyde Theatre
Don’t miss the first concert at the Clyde Theatre in Fort Wayne! This former 1950s movie theatre re-opens as an art deco concert venue on May 12. The Used, with Red Sun Rising and The Fever 333, will make history by playing the first show in this beloved Fort Wayne treasure!
May 12 / Parkview Field
Grab a ticket for one of the area’s largest beer tastings! Join the fun at Parkview Field and discover over 200 beers to sample.
May 13 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Ride the free trolley to unique gift shops around downtown, where you can find local merchandise and community memorabilia. Make Mother’s Day special with Spring Trolley Shopping in Fort Wayne!
May 13 / Embassy Theatre
The Embassy Theatre turns 90 this year! In this film series, enjoy one movie from every decade of the Embassy’s existence. Costumes are welcome as we celebrate in May with a family favorite: Frozen!
Fun Runs and Walks
Grab your running shoes and enjoy the fresh air with a variety of fun runs and walks this month!
- Run Wild 24-Hour Trail Running and Music Festival
- Pink Ribbon Run
- Urban Turtle Festival & 5K Walk
- AJ Arnett 5K Honor Run
May 18 – 19 / Salomon Farm Park
Enjoy a two-day celebration of fiber arts, with hands-on activities including wool dyeing, spinning, weaving, and more! Visit with live sheep and alpaca, browse the hand-made fiber products for sale, and grab a bite from a few of the food vendors.
Saturdays beginning May 19 / Corner of Wayne St. and Barr St.
Stock up on fresh, local produce, plants, meats, baked goods, and more at the outdoor Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market!
May 19 / Arts United Campus
Cyclists begin at the Arts United Center, and set off on one of five tour distances. The excitement continues at the Finish Line Celebration with the Kids Zone, Block Party, Food Truck Alley and Spring Expo!
May 19 / Arts United Center
Enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, storybook character meet and greets, productions from Fort Wayne Dance Collective and Fort Wayne Ballet, and a feature performance of the Youtheatre’s Pinocchio. Purchase one ticket for an entire day of fun!
May 20 / 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.
Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
May 28 / Ends at the 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.