Discover a few of the amazing spring festivities happening in Fort Wayne this April. For a complete list of events, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events

Solar Eclipse Events

April 8

Find a list of Fort Wayne / Allen County events that will celebrate and provide viewing opportunities for this rare phenomenon here.

Wild Zoo Spring Preview

April 1 - 7, 13 - 14, & 20 - 21 / Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Welcome the Spring weather with a special early trip to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. The Zoo will open April 1 – 7, 2024 from 10am to 3pm for spring break, and be open the following weekends in April.

Fort Wayne Komet Hockey

April 6, 12, 14 / Memorial Coliseum
Don’t miss the final games of the Komets’ regular season! Join the Jungle and cheer the home team on to victory.

Aerial view of Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball

April 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 / Parkview Field
TinCaps baseball returns for the 2024 season on April 9! Grab your tickets and head down to Parkview Field to be part of the excitement. TinCaps games offer fun, affordable experiences for the true baseball fan or anyone looking for a great time in Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne Rod & Custom Show

April 5 - 7 / Memorial Coliseum

Experience the thrill of automotive excellence, showcasing more than 200 extraordinary hot rods and custom cars from across the nation. This event is a celebration of history, craftsmanship, and community spirit.

Botanical Speedway

Through April 7 / Botanical Conservatory

Racers ready – rev your engines in the Botanical Conservatory’s latest winter exhibit. Kids will pedal along and burn some rubber on a tropical racetrack - helmets available. On Your Marks, Get Set, GROW!

Shipshewana on the Road

April 6 - 7 / Memorial Coliseum

Gift, food, and craft show where you'll find anything and everything under the sun including thousands of unique items that you may not find anywhere else! 

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

April 13 / Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Fort Wayne
America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show is now playing! Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it!

Embassy Fort Wayne

Performing Arts

Enjoy a taste of Fort Wayne's diverse arts community with a thrilling performance this April!

  • Ruby Bridges / April 19 - 21 / First Presbyterian Theater
  • Winnie-the-Pooh: A Dream of Honey / April 19 - 28 / Auer Center
  • Hot 'n' Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration / April 4, 6, 7 / Williams Theatre at Purdue Fort Wayne

Comedy Shows

Comedy shows abound in Fort Wayne at local performance venues like Summit City Comedy Club, Fort Wayne Comedy Club, and 469 Sports & Spirits. Check out the full list here

Allen County Bicentennial Block Party

April 20 / Allen County Courthouse

Kick off the Allen County Bicentennial celebrations with a free, community Block Party on Saturday, April 20 — 11am-4pm.


April 20 / Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation

GROW Expo is a FREE wellness event for the growing families in our community, collaborating with quality resources from perinatal chiropractors to functional medicine providers.

WWE LIVE: Sunday Stunner

April 21 / Memorial Coliseum

Don’t miss WWE LIVE: Sunday Stunner Event in Fort Wayne at the Memorial Coliseum.

Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy

April 25 - 27  / The Bell Mansion

The Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy is a chilling cocktail experience coming to Fort Wayne in the stunning Bell Mansion that brings four of his stories off the page and onto the stage as told through the Poe Historians while pairing them with four classic cocktails.

Indy 500 Fan Fest

April 25 / Electric Works

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is hitting the road to bring the excitement of the Indianapolis 500 to fans with free IMS Fan Fests throughout the state including Electric Works in Fort Wayne!

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - Lion Exhibit with Children - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo: Opening Day

April 27 / Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Greet all your favorite zoo animals on opening day. Ride the Sky Safari, hand-feed the giraffes, pet the stingrays, and find so much more to do at one of our favorite summer attractions.


From rock & roll hits to classical favorites, catch one of these concerts around Fort Wayne this month!

  • OVERTIME and The Blue Collar Soldiers Band at Piere's / April 5 / Piere's
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Johnny Appleseed Goes to the Symphony / April 6 / Arts United Center
  • Hear Me Out Tour Starring BIG INDO/FLEX DIFFRENT/SHAR KRIZTIN and more / April 6 / Piere's.
  • The Wood Brothers with Jodi Riccio
  • Ghosts: Do You Believe? / April 12 / Clyde Theatre
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Beethoven with Philippe Quint / April 13 / Auer Performance Hall at Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute / April 13 / Clyde Theatre
  • RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles / April 17 / Embassy Theatre
  • Casting Crowns 20th Anniversary Tour / April 19 / Embassy Theatre
  • Journey 50th Anniversary Tour w/ special guest Toto / April 19 / Memorial Coliseum
  • Maddie & Tae with Anna Vaus / April 19 / Clyde Theatre
  • Joe Satriani & Steve Vai / April 20 / Embassy Theatre
  • Sixteen Candles: The Ultimate 80s Dance Party / April 20 / Clyde Theatre
  • Bach Collegium Fort Wayne Season Finale / April 21 / Zion Lutheran Church
  • TAKE 6 / April 26 / Clyde Theatre
  • COCO MONTOYA / April 27 / Baker Street Centre

Botanical Conservatory Butterfly Exhibit

Color in Motion - Butterfly Exhibit

April 16 - June 23 / Botanical Conservatory

Live butterflies are landing at the Botanical Conservatory bringing with them an array of natural beauty and wonder. Watch in awe their wings in flight as they flash with color pigments and refracted light. Observe exotic butterflies emerging from their cocoons right before your eyes! An epic display of multicolored flowers and foliage elevates this annual spring exhibit.

Michiana Wine Festival

April 26 - 27 / Headwaters Park
This 21+ festival features Indiana wines to sample, a spring craft market, food trucks, and live music! You can even start celebrating early at the Wine at the Line 5K on Friday, April 26.

Fort Wayne Ballet

April 19 Romeo & Juliet / Arts United Center
April 27 Madeline! / Auer Center for Arts & Culture

Come to Fort Wayne Ballet performance this month for the classic tale of Romeo & Juliet, or the heartwarming story and performance made especially for children - Madeline!

Fort Wayne, IN Water Lantern Festival

April 27 / Ivan Lebamoff Reservoir Park

The Fort Wayne, IN Water Lantern Festival is bringing people together for a celebration of light and community! This unforgettable evening will be filled with tasty food trucks, fun music, activities, and thousands of lanterns lighting up the night with love, hope, and happiness.