And just like that - 2017 has flown by! Whether you’re ready to dance the night away or would prefer to be to sleep by your bedtime, Fort Wayne offers something for everyone to do on the 31st!

We’ve rounded up our top events for you to ring in the New Year! 

New Year's Eve in Fort Wayne

Family Fun

Three Rivers Fireworks - Fort Wayne, Indiana

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

We may not be in The Big Apple but did you know Fort Wayne hosts their own ball drop celebration to ring in the new year too? The massive ball will be hoisted 80 feet in the air at Parkview Field and lowered when the clock strikes midnight. Join the party with local vendors and entertainment from the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra and the Alicia Pyle Quartet.

Time: 7pm-12am

Cost: Free!

Location: Parkview Field’s Silver Parking Lot, Corner of Ewing St & W Brackenridge St. 

Fort Wayne Komets Game

Cheer on our hometown Komets as they take on the Toledo Walleye!

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Prices vary

Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Ice skating at Headwaters Park

Today and every day, glide through the outdoor pavilion at Headwaters for a fun time on the ice! 

Time: Monday through Friday 12pm-10pm, Weekends 11am-10pm 

Cost: $3/ kid, $5/ adult, $2 skate rental

Fantasy of Lights

Experience one of Fort Wayne’s most beloved traditions this New Year’s Eve! The 2-mile driving route through Franke Park displays over one hundred light displays.

Time: Sunday through Thursday 6pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 6pm-10pm

Cost: $10/personal vehicle, $20 commercial van 

Location: Franke Park

Adults Only


NYE Ball Drop Gala 

If you want to see the Fort Wayne ball drop, but not face the cold, the NYE Ball Drop VIP Gala is for you. Enjoy drinks, hors-d'oeuvre and a fantastic view of the ball drop and Fort Wayne skyline. 

Time: 7pm-12:30am

Cost: $30/ person or

Location: Parkview Suite Level Lounge

New Year’s Celebration: 1 Night, 3 Huge Parties, 1 Low Price!

One cover charge will get you into 3 amazing parties in Fort Wayne: Mitchell’s Bar & Grill, Sports and Neighborhood Grill, and Flashback on the Landing! Enjoy great drinks and DJ’s to celebrate the new year! 

Time: 9pm-3am

Cost: $15

Fort Wayne Comedy Club Presents Ty Causey

Closeout 2017 with some good toons! Join Ty Causey for sensual soul and jazz followed by a dinner buffet, fabulous drinks, and a midnight toast! 

Time: Doors open at 8:30pm

Cost: $45 advance, $60 at door, $75 couple 

90s Live Music Tribute Night

Rock out to some throwback jams at the Brass Rail!

Time: 10pm - 11:55pm

Cost: $5

Location: Brass Rail 

Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party 

Get your party on with this Gatsby-style bash! This event is sure to be a blast with lots of food, music, and dancing.

Time: 7pm-3am

Cost: $32.23

Location: 07 Pub, 3516 Broadway 

Gaming Gala

Enjoy a fun night of boards, brews and fun this New Year’s Eve! Dinner will be served and fantastic prizes will be given out throughout the night! 

Time: 6pm - 11:59pm

Cost: $25

Location: The Game Annex

NYE Yoga 

Ring in the new year while spending some time rejuvenating and reflecting on the past year. 

Time: 10:15pm - 12am 

Cost: Donation based workshop ($18 recommended)

Location: PranaYoga, 1301 Lafayette St 

New Year’s Eve Party Don Hall’s Guesthouse 

Indulge in a gourmet buffet dinner while enjoying live music and a midnight toast! 

Time: 6pm -1am

Cost: $69/ individual, $119/ couple

Location: Guesthouse Ballroom

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Join one of Fort Wayne’s favorite eateries for a NYE celebration including live entertainment, buffet, and toast!

Time: 10:30pm - 1:30am

Cost: $10/ person

Location: Trolley Steaks & Seafood 

New Year’s Eve with Wilkin’ Papers

Join the American Legion Post 47 for live music, all-you-can-eat buffet, amazing party favors and a midnight champagne toast! 

Time: 4pm-1am

Cost: $25/ person, $45/ couple

Location: American Legion Post 47

Just for Kids

Countdown to Noon - Science Central

Kids New Year’s Eve Lock-in Party

Kids have an overnight NYE party of their own at the Ash Center! Children in grades K-8 can bring their sleeping bag and spend the evening playing games, watching movies, and participating in other new year’s surprises. 

Time: Dec 31. 8pm - Jan. 1 8am

Cost: $50/ child

Location: Ash Center

Science Central’s Countdown to Noon

For the little ones who’s bedtime is before midnight, there are still ways to celebrate the big countdown! There will be plenty of extra activities to enjoy like party hat and noisemaker making, face painting and the drop of 2,018 balloons! 

Time: 10am-3pm

Cost: $9/ person

Location: Science Central 

ACPL New Year’s Celebration

Bring the tots to celebrate the new year at the library with a big party and juice toast at noon! 

Time: Dec. 30 11am-1pm

Cost: Free!

Location: Aboite Branch - Allen County Public Library

For even more events, check out The Current!

No matter how you choose to celebrate this holiday, we wish you a prosperous New Year!