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

Best Events in Fort Wayne, Indiana | July 2023

Fort Wayne TinCaps

July 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 / 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. Tickets start at just $7!

Patriotic Pops

July 1 / Parkview Field

Enjoy a free concert by The Fort Wayne Philharmonic to celebrate Independence Day. Patriotic Pops starts at 8:30pm on July 1st, with fireworks after the performance.

Downtown Fort Wayne Fireworks Show

4th of July Fireworks

July 4 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the annual 4th of July fireworks show! The fireworks will launch from the top of the Indiana Michigan Power building, so you won’t find a bad seat in downtown. The show begins at 10pm – immediately following the conclusion of the TinCaps game!

Three Rivers Festival

July 7 - 15 / Headwaters Park and Various Locations
The annual Three Rivers Festival offers excitement for families and friends in downtown Fort Wayne! With plenty of fun to be had throughout the week, enjoy festival fare from Junk Food Alley and events including the Chalk Walk, Art in the Park, Children's Fest, and more. Don't miss special concerts all week long, featuring Who's Bad, Good Night Gracie, The Y's Guys, and so many more!

Chalk Walk Arts Campus - Festival

Botanical Conservatory Exhibits and Concerts

July 1 – November 12 / An Herban Garden

Learn about the impact of urban gardening and discover new kinds of plants, fungi, and more! Hit the streets and find exciting graffiti art and container gardens all in Fort Wayne! 

July 15 / Jazzworks!
To celebrate the finale of the Three Rivers Festival, bring your lawn chairs to the Conservatory and enjoy one of the best views for the Three Rivers Festival finale fireworks. While you're waiting for the fireworks, food and beverages will be available for purchase while you groove to the jazz styling of local musicians performing outdoors on the Conservatory Terrace!

Move to the Rhythm

Let the music move you at one of these touring concerts in July!

  • Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles - Foellinger Theatre / July 1: 8pm
  • Fort Unity on the River - Auer Lawn / July 1: 5-9pm
  • Charley Crockett - Clyde Theatre / July 1: 8pm
  • Herman's Hermits - Foellinger Theatre / July 7: 8pm
  • Cody Jinks - Embassy Theatre / July 8: 7pm
  • Collective Soul with Special Guest: Jet Black Roses - Clyde Theatre / July 9: 8pm
  • America - Foellinger Theatre / July 10: 8pm
  • Welcome Back My Friends: The Return of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Foellinger Theatre / July 13: 8pm
  • The Mavericks - Foellinger Theatre / July 15: 8pm
  • Big 92.3 Presents Killer Queen - Clyde Theatre / July 25: 8pm
  • Ludacris with Juvenile and Chingy - Headwaters Park / July 28:  5pm
  • Stayin' Alive: A Tribute to the Bee Gees - Foellinger Theatre / July 29: 8pm
  • The Temptations with Special Guests: The Sweetwater All Stars - Clyde Theatre / July 29: 8pm
  • S.O.U.L Fest Featuring Pastor Mike Jr. - Clyde Theatre / July 30: 6pm

St. Joe Pickle Festival

July 13 - 15 / Downtown St. Joe
Enjoy this old time festival named one of Food Network's “All American Festivals.” Just a quick drive outside of Fort Wayne, find delicious food, live music, a parade, fireworks, vendors, kids rides, pickle factory tours, and more.

Theatre & Shows

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

  • Tick, Tick...BOOM! - Arena Dinner Theatre / June 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, July 1: 8pm
  • The Phantom of the Opera - North Side High School / July 7, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 24: 2 or 7:30pm
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown / July 8, 22: 6pm
  • The Ten Commandments with Organist Clark Wilson - Embassy Theatre / July 16: 3pm
  • Something Rotten! - Arts United Center / July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30: 2 or 7:30pm

JA Wine and Beer Festival

July 28 / Parkview Field

Sample wine, beer, and spirits from Indiana breweries and help raise money for the Junior Achievement program to help kids learn how  to live their best life.

Fort Wayne Pride Fest

July 21 - 22 / Headwaters Park
Come show your support for the LGBTQ+ community with two days of fun for the whole family! Check out the live entertainment, food, vendor markets, beer tent, kids activities, and more!

Outdoor Farmers Markets

Stock up on fresh produce and goods at the outdoor farmers markets this summer! See our guide for days, times, and locations.

Peaches and blueberries at the outdoor farmers market

The Old Fort

Throughout July
Swing by The Old Fort this month and experience living history in action! Don’t miss Trading Post on the Northwest Frontier, July 22 - 23.

Lunch on the Square

Thursdays June1-August 31 / Freimann Square
Skip the break room and join us for lunch downtown! On Thursdays all summer long, enjoy the best food truck fare and live music with family, friends, and co-workers. See you at Freimann Square for a can’t-miss lunch experience!

Concert Series

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

Beyond Van Gogh

June 24-August 10 / Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Immerse yourself in a 3D-version of the iconic artist's masterpieces. Recognize classics like "Starry Night" and bring the whole family to experience Van Gogh's artwork!

Van Gogh Fort Wayne

Art Exhibits 

Whether you're in the mood for touring an art museum, browsing a gallery, or strolling through Fort Wayne for public art, we have many options for you to choose from!


Panoramic Riverfront Tour on Sweet Breeze

Throughout the Summer / Departs from Promenade Park
Enjoy a 45- or 90-minute tour aboard Sweet Breeze, our city’s fully accessible, 1840 canal boat replica! Sit back and relax as you learn about Fort Wayne’s past, the current Riverfront development, and our rivers’ future possibilities.