As we near the close of the seemingly never-ending Indiana winter, it’s time to start planning your spring getaway! Flowers and trees are beginning to spring back to life, so there is no better time to visit Fort Wayne, Indiana!

From outdoor festivals and hiking spots to indoor pop-up markets on rainy spring days, this guide has something for the entire family!

Fort Wayne, Indiana Spring Bucket List

1. Spring Festivals

Spring is the kick-off of Fort Wayne’s notorious festival season. Throughout the months of March-May, there is a festival for just about anyone!

Get Green – St. Patrick’s Day

Every year the Fort Wayne Firefighters host the Get Green Fest in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. This festival is a family-friendly festival featuring the St. Mary's river greening, a 5-Kilt Run-Walk, Gold Coin Hunt, a Lucky Charms eating contest, and much more!

Shopping at the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale

Vera Bradley Annual Sale – April 11 - 15

Save from 40-60% off of the Fort Wayne based Vera Bradley merchandise at the premiere shopping event in Fort Wayne. Plus, you can make it a fun girlfriend getaway!

Fort Wayne Music Festival May 9 – 13

Enjoy concerts ranging from 90s Night, Rock on the River, Country Jam, Electric Spring to Faith & Family.

Group of Friends on the Trails

2. Nature and Hiking

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Visit one of our local area parks to get your dose of nature! Lindenwood Nature Preserve and Eagle Marsh both make you feel like you’re deep in the woods, if you’re looking for a quiet place to explore, Fort Wayne parks are for you!

Barr Street Farmers Marketing - Fort Wayne, IN

3. Farmers Markets

Experience downtown like a local! Fort Wayne has local vendors at the farmers market that offer local produce, baked goods, crafts, and more. Plus, in the spring the Fort Wayne farmers market move their indoor market, outdoors!

The Find Boutique in Fort Wayne, Indiana

4. Boutique Shopping

The spring is the perfect time to spend a weekend shopping in Fort Wayne. Be sure to check out some of Fort Wayne’s pop-up shops! Fort Wayne is home to great local boutiques that host fun shopping events throughout the spring, plus great deals!  

Pop-Up Fort Wayne – One Day Markets

These pop-up shops were featured at the Glenbrook Square last year. They will now be hosted in late spring at other Fort Wayne restaurants and organizations like The Deck and Three Rivers Distilling Company.

4. Attractions

Botanical Conservatory

The Botanical Conservatory is a beautiful place to experience nature indoors! This is perfect for those unexpected rainy days! 

Science Central

In addition, Science Central is a great spring attraction perfect for all ages looking for some indoor fun and learning. This hands-on science museum features over 100 exhibits!

TinCaps Baseball

Get your baseball mitt ready for a TinCaps Baseball Game! Opening day is on April 7 and is a perfect springtime activity for the whole family!

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Spring is when many of Fort Wayne's great attractions open for the season, and that includes the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo on April 21! Families can explore 40 acres of animals, ides, and beautifully landscaped grounds. See why the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo was named a top ten zoo by Trip Advisor!

Start planning your spring getaway to Fort Wayne, Indiana today!