These are a few of the great events happening in Fort Wayne in October. For a complete list of events, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events.
October 6 / Vera Bradley Design Center
Join an evening of fun and friendship with the girls! Be the first to see new Vera Bradley styles, sip delicious cocktails, and sample eclectic culinary creations – all for a great cause.
Rehearsal for Murder
October 6, 7, 13, 14 / Arena Dinner Theatre
A thrilling mystery begins to unfold one year after the murder of a playwright’s fiancée. The twists and turns of this witty play will keep the audience intrigued until the very end!
Enjoy a spooky night at the theatre with one of these local performances!
- Fort Wayne Youtheatre: The Canterville Ghost
- IPFW Theatre: Frankenstein: An Act of Creation
October 13 / Embassy Theatre
Award-winning comedian, Ron White, returns to Fort Wayne with his new stand-up show. Mature audiences are invited to join an evening of laughter at the Embassy Theatre.
October 13 – 29 / Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opens for Halloween fun! Throw on your costume for trick-or-treating and tons of kid-friendly activities. Plus, say hello to your favorite zoo animals!
The Mersey Beatles
October 14 / C2G Music Hall
Don’t miss this Liverpool-based Beatles tribute band live in Fort Wayne. Enjoy an evening featuring 40 of the Beatles’ greatest hits from all eras!
October 14, 20, 21, 27 / Memorial Coliseum
Grab your tickets and join the jungle! The Fort Wayne Komets hit the ice this month for the start of another exciting season. Hockey season is back!
October 14 – 15 / Grand Wayne Convention Center
Bring the entire family for a weekend of LEGO fun! Explore intricate LEGO creations, and enjoy interactive activities including play areas, fighting robots, and more.
October 20 – Opening Reception / Castle Gallery
The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society will host its annual “Best of America” exhibition at the Castle Gallery in downtown Fort Wayne! The gallery show runs October 16 – November 11.
October 21 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Enjoy a day of harrowing haunts in Downtown Fort Wayne at the 10th annual Fright Night! The spook-takular event features the all-ages “Zombie Walk,” plus other frightfully fun activities like lantern tours, the ghostly gala, and a concert by “Here Come the Mummies!”
Fright Night Haunts
Here's a taste of all the frightening fun you can experience during Fright Night on October 21!
- ARCH Haunted Walking and Bus Tours
- Historic Old Fort Lantern Tours
- Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Fort Wayne Ballet: Frank E. Stein
October 21 / Botanical Conservatory
Explore the gardens and enjoy fall crafts, activities, and games! Children and adults are welcome at this autumn celebration, where you can even decorate your own mini pumpkin.
October 26 / Embassy Theatre
Back by popular demand, Black Violin returns to the Embassy Theatre! Don’t miss this remarkable, multi-genre combination of classical and hip-hop.
October 27 – 28 / Three Rivers Music Theatre
Join a haunting night of the most evil and villainous songs, scenes, and dances from theatre, film, and beyond. This Halloween treat might be too spooky for little ones!
October 28 / Embassy Theatre
Relive the magic of E.T. on a giant screen, as the Fort Wayne Philharmonic performs the unforgettable live score!