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

Fort Wayne Komets Hockey

April 7, 12, 15 / Memorial Coliseum
Don’t miss the final games of the Komets’ regular season! Join the Jungle and cheer the home team on to victory.

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball

April 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 / Parkview Field
TinCaps baseball returns for the 2023 season on April 11! 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.

Bunny Tales in the Garden

April 7 - 8 / Botanical Conservatory

Hop over to the Botanical Conservatory to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy games, activities, and fun for everyone with spring blooms and the cutest little Easter animals.

Fort Wayne, IN Water Lantern Festival

Fort Wayne, IN Water Lantern Festival

April 15 / Ivan Lebamoff Reservoir Park

Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY two years in a row! Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event with food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water.

California Dreamin'

Through April 15 / Botanical Conservatory

Find your inner beach bum at the Botanical Conservatory. The kiddos will spring into the spirit of surf, sand, and sun! Bring on the good vibes and hang loose at the botanical boardwalk accented with sun-loving tropical plants and vivid waves of color.

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

April 8, 15, 28 / 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!

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Performing Arts

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

  • Our Planet Live in Concert / Embassy Theatre / April 7
  • Aesop's Fables / Arts United - Parkview Physicians Group Artslab / April 7 - 9
  • Little Women, the Musical / Williams Theatre at Purdue Fort Wayne / April 14 - 22
  • Jesus Christ Superstar / Embassy Theatre / April 15
  • A Peculiar People / Arts United - Parkview Physicians Group Artslab / April 21 - 30
  • Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher / First Presbyterian Theater / April 28 - 30
  • And Then There Were None / Arena Dinner Theatre / April 28 - May 13

Comedy Shows

  • Kevin Nealon / Clyde Theatre / April 6
  • Heather Land / Clyde Theatre / April 14
  • Patrick Garrity / Fort Wayne Comedy Club / April 14 - 15
  • Road Trip Comedy Tour / The Ruin / April 22

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

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo: Opening Day

April 22 / 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.

WWE Live: Saturday Night's Main Event

April 22 / Memorial Coliseum

Don’t miss WWE LIVE: Saturday Night’s Main Event in Fort Wayne with Drew Mcintyre, Liv Morgan, Braun Strowman, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, and many more!

Concerts

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

  • Bellhead / The Ruin / April 15
  • Neil Diamond Superstar - Jack Wright's Live Concert Experience! / Baker Street Centre / April 15
  • Face 2 Face - A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel / Clyde Theatre / April 15
  • Freimann: Amy Beach - Flute and String Quartet / The History Center / April 20
  • Riley Green / Clyde Theatre / April 21
  • The Robert Gray Band with Special Guests the Todd Harrold Band / Clyde Theatre / April 22
  • The Wallflowers with Special Guests Brother Elsey / Clyde Theatre / April 23
  • Freimann: Amy Beach - Flute and String Quartet / Rhinehart Recital Hall at Purdue Fort Wayne / April 23
  • Zach Williams: A Hundred Highways Tour / Embassy Theatre / April 26
  • Elevation Nights: Elevation Worship & Steven Furtick / Memorial Coliseum / April 26
  • Shinedown "The Revolutions Live Tour" with Three Days Grace & From Ashes to New / Memorial Coliseum / April 27
  • Alice Cooper: Too Close for Comfort / Memorial Coliseum / May 2

Botanical Conservatory Butterfly Exhibit

Color in Motion

April 25 - June 25 / 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 28 - 29 / 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 28.

Fort Wayne Ballet Presents: Carnival of the Animals

April 29 / Auer Center

They romp, they roar, they swim, they soar! Most of all, they dance, dance, dance their way across the stage and into our hearts. This friendly troupe of critters is a parade of fun for all ages, and the trainees of the Auer Academy are jumping hoops to steal the show!

Art of Scrap 6 MMA Fight Night

April 29 / Memorial Coliseum

AOS6 is a sanctioned pro/am fight show created to highlight upcoming national talent in the MMA world, with a quality live stream broadcast. Doors open at 5pm, fights start at 6pm.