Fort Wayne, Indiana continues to grow with many diversified events. From the cold wintry months to the blazing summer, there are events that can cater to any preferences. I've compiled some of the best 2018  Fort Wayne events that you can't miss!

So, get ready. 

Can't Miss Fort Wayne, Indiana Events

Weather the Fort 2017 - Fire Dancers - Freimann Square in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Weather the Fort

Kick the habit of cabin fever and attend an outdoor festival filled with great music, interactive art, ice sculptors, delicious food, beer, and many other activities. Weather the Fort makes for an exciting winter evening in the park!

Where?
Freimann Square

When?
February 17, 2018

Michiana Wine Festival

A festival with 100+ wine samples, food trucks, live music and a spring craft market. If you’re a fan of wine, this is your calling.

Where?
Headwaters Park

When?
April 28, 2018

Fort Wayne Music Festival

From local to national acts, the Fort Wayne Music Festival brings an enchanting vibe to the Fort Wayne music scene.

Where?
Headwaters Park Pavilion

When?
May 10th – May 12th, 2018

The Embassy’s 90th Anniversary Community Celebration

Be a part of history and celebrate the Embassy Theatre 90th Anniversary Community Celebration! Throughout the year, the Embassy Theatre will also be hosting a 90 Years of Film Series featuring some of your favorite films on the big screen!

Where?
Embassy Theatre

When?
May 19, 2018

Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle

The Spring Cycle is a great way to spring into the season. Choose between a 10, 19, 36, 46, or 62-mile cycling tour. Once you’re finished, enjoy the Spring Expo with Post-Ride Block Party at the Finish Line.

Where?
Arts United Campus, Greater Fort Wayne, and surrounding areas

When?
May 19, 2018

Lunch on the Square

Every Thursday in the summer, enjoy food trucks and live music during your lunch break.

Where?
Freimann Square

When?
Every Thursday 

YLNI Farmers Market

Experience a vibrant downtown scene at one of Fort Wayne’s best farmers markets. Find local vendors providing local produce, meats, baked goods, homemade crafts and more!

Where?
Corner of Wayne and Barr Streets

When?
Saturdays in the Summer

Make Music Day Fort Wayne

Celebrate Fort Wayne’s local music community that celebrates the making, playing and sharing of music! Enjoy performances throughout the day, hands-on activities, and much more.

Where?
Fort Wayne area

When?
June 21

 

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Sweetwater GearFest

A music and audio lover’s galore! Sweetwater’s annual weekend fest is a weekend filled with gear, deals, workshops, performances, giveaways, and much more.

Where?
Sweetwater Sound

When?
June 22-23, 2018

Covington Art Fair

Join a variety of high-quality artists at The Covington Art Fair! It has grown to become one of the largest fine arts festivals in the region. While you’re at it, explore the numerous gourmet restaurants and specialty shops that Covington Plaza has to offer. This is the perfect event for all things creative!

Where?
Covington Plaza

When?
June 23-24, 2018

BuskerFest

Celebrate street performers at BuskerFest! The family-friendly event features plenty of local, regional, and national acts ranging from living statues, chalk artists, fire dancers, jugglers, mimes, musicians, and more.

Where?
Downtown Fort Wayne

When?
June 30, 2018

Three Rivers Festival - Chalk Walk - 2017 Visitor Guide Photo - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Three Rivers Festival

One of Indiana’s most-iconic festivals brings food and fun for all ages! Indulge yourself with tasty treats at Food Alley, become amazed by the artistic talents at the Art in the Park and Chalk Walk, get awakened by the Bed Race, or observe lots of entertainment and the Three Rivers Festival Parade and more!

Where?
Downtown Fort Wayne

When?
July 13-18, 2018

Allen County Courthouse Rotunda

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

What could be better than exploring numerous Fort Wayne attractions for free? Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown gives you access to several amazing destinations. The History CenterEmbassy Theatre, Allen County Courthouse, and the Lincoln Tower just to name a few! 

Where?
Downtown Fort Wayne

When?
September 9, 2018

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Middle Waves Music Festival

Two days of over 25 national and regional acts? I think so. Middle Waves is not only an event, it’s a movement.

Where?
Headwaters Park, along the St. Mary’s River

When?
September 14 & 15

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Celebrate the life of Johnny Appleseed with food, music, and crafts from the 1800s era. Don't forget to grab some fresh apple cider! 

Where? 
Johnny Appleseed Park 

When? 
September 15-16, 2018

Fort4Fitness Fall Festival

A wonderful fitness festival for all levels and ages that includes the option to participate in Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Run/Walk, 4 Mile Run/Walk, or the Kids and Seniors Marathons! 

Where?
Parkview Field

When?
September 28-29, 2018

 

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Night of Lights

The magic of holiday cheers comes alive during Downtown Fort Wayne’s Night of Lights. Pack up the car with some warm sweets and hot cocoa, and make your way to Main Street to see the famous Santa and His Reindeer Lighting, the Merry Christmas Wreath Lighting at I&M Power Center Plaza, and more! Don’t forget to stop by Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island while you’re at it.

Where?
Downtown Fort Wayne

When?
November 21, 2018

Fort Wayne continues to have family-friendly events throughout the year, and almost every weekend in June you can enjoy a festival! Start planning your weekend away during some of Fort Wayne's can't miss events.

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