These are just a few of the great events happening in Fort Wayne in August. For a complete list of events, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events

Fort Wayne TinCaps

August 1 - 6, 15 - 20, 29 - 31 / Parkview Field
Come out to the ballpark and cheer on the TinCaps this month. Experience the excitement first-hand at one of the best Minor League Baseball stadiums in the country!

Harvester Homecoming

August 4-5 / Navistar Engineering Complex
Celebrate the rich history of Harvester and Navistar with an all-Harvester classic truck show, historical displays, an open test track with photo ops, and a workers reunion.
 

Dancers celebrate the Dragon Boat races at Promenade Park

River, Set, Go! Featuring the Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Races

August 4-5 / Promenade Park
The whole family is invited for a day of fun along the rivers! Cheer on the teams competing in the thrilling Dragon Boat Races Saturday morning – a 21-person team paddling down the river – and enjoy an Opening Ceremony Friday evening, live music, food, traditional dances, and floating fire pits!

Open Streets 2023

August 20 / Calhoun Street Corridor (Pontiac St to Promenade Park)
This free, family-friendly event closes the streets to vehicles and opens them for walking, biking, roller skating, and over 100 free activities along the way. Be sure to decorate your bike for the bike parade!

Summer Farmers Markets

Stock up on fresh produce and goods at Fort Wayne's outdoor farmers markets this summer. See our guide for days, times, and locations.

Downtown Sidewalk Sale

August 11-12 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Shop small at this lively, outdoor experience with participating retail shops and restaurants offering discounted specials as they expand their stores to the sidewalks of Downtown Fort Wayne. Local street performers and food will provide a vibrant atmosphere, connecting individuals from one participating location to the next.

Fort Wayne Tattoo Festival

August 11 - 13 / Grand Wayne Convention Center
Hosted by local Studio 13, the festival will feature live tattooing from 200 of the world’s best, tattoo competitions, fine art, live performances, charity fundraisers, and much more.

THEATRE & SHOWS

Don't miss these fun-loving, inspiring, and entertaining productions this August!

Fiesta Fort Wayne

Fiesta Fort Wayne

August 12 / Headwaters Park Pavilions
Hispanic heritage celebration! Come for live Latino music performances all day, traditional folkloric dancing, and food trucks.

Bloom Fest: Local Arts & Nature

August 12 / Riverside Gardens Park in Grabill, IN
Find local artists of all mediums, various artisans, indoor/outdoor plant starts, children's activities, live music, food trucks, and so much more!

Allen County Marketplace

August 12 / Parking lots of Pathway Community Church
Featuring a wide variety of vendors including artisans, crafters, boutiques, farmers market, direct sales, delicious eats and so much more.

Kekionga Plein Air Exhibition and Sale

August 23-26 / Arts United Center
The Fort Wayne Artists Guild presents these original works by Kekionga artists as well as new and experience painters' works. Artists will paint throughout the day and their pieces will be put to sale. This event will take place during Taste of the Arts!

Post Miami: 1755

August 26-27 / The Old Fort
French and British forces clash at the Old Fort as the 1700s come alive. Take a step back into America’s history as you experience battle re-enactments, visit merchants, tour the Old Fort, and talk with historical artisans. You won’t want to miss out on this free event!

Family painting at Taste of the Arts

Taste of the Arts Festival

August 26 / Arts Campus Fort Wayne, The Landing, Rousseau Plaza, Promenade Park
A festival for everyone’s taste! Celebrate arts and culture at the Annual Taste of the Arts, featuring live theater, music, dance performances, buskers, and an all-day art market. While you’re at it, savor delicious local food and drinks from Fort Wayne eateries and breweries.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

August 31 - September 2 / Auburn, Indiana
Whether you’re interested in Classic Cars, swap meets, parades or antiques, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival has a little bit of everything! Visitors from around the world head to Auburn, Indiana each year for this classic car celebration for the whole family.

Sweet Breeze Canal Boat on the St. Marys River

Sweet Breeze Canal Boat Cruises

Sundays and Saturdays until October 8

Explore the city of rivers this summer! Riverfront Boat Tours offer a unique opportunity to learn more about Fort Wayne‘s history through the riverfront! Relax and enjoy the scenery on one of our themed boat tours, departing from the docks at Promenade Park.

Move to the Rhythm

This month, enjoy tons of live music options around the city! Grab your tickets to one of these great concerts coming up in Fort Wayne.

CONCERT SERIES

Dance the night away with some of the best bands in Fort Wayne at these much-loved summer concert series.

  • Botanical Roots / August 4-5 / Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
  • Downtown Live / Friday Nights / The Tricore Porch Off Calhoun
  • Music on the Plaza / August 2 / Allen County Public Library
  • Summer Nights at the Embassy / Wednesdays / Embassy Theatre
  • Friday @ Five - Live  / Fridays / Hilton Garden Inn North
  • Riverfront Sunday Heritage Concert Series / August 13 / Promenade Park
  • Muddy River Concert Series / August 9, 23 / Promenade Park
  • Foellinger Outdoor Theatre Free Concert Series / August 8 / Foellinger Outdoor Theatre
  • Rock and Roar / August 10 / Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
  • Lunch on the Square / August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 / Freimann Square
  • Sunday Funday! / August 27 / The Landing

Find More Concert Series Here!

Beyond Van Gogh

Through August 10 / Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh's art, from his first-ever pieces to his most popular works, watch as the room moves around you to make you feel like you are apart of his masterpieces.

Local Food Week

July 28-August 6 / Various Locations

Learn where local food comes from, meet foodies, and enlighten yourself on the farming to selling process. This year, there will be 80+ tours and events hosted by over 30 farms, markets, businesses, and other organizations across 7 counties.