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

women shopping for handbags at the vera bradley annual outlet sale

Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale

May 1 - 5 / Memorial Coliseum
Don’t miss this annual shopping extravaganza! Spanning over 100,000 square feet of space, it’s packed with all your Vera Bradley favorites, discounted up to 70% off the retail price!

Color in Motion – Live Butterfly Exhibit

Through June 23 / Botanical Conservatory
Step into the butterfly tent, where hundreds of beautiful live butterflies surround you. Observe these winged creatures up close as they feed, rest, and fly. One may even land on you!

A Night at the Library

May 4  / Allen County Public Library Main Branch
Join an evening where literacy, community, and fun converge! This special after-hours event is your passport to explore the hidden corners and curated collections in the library.

Jersey Boys

May 4 - 19 / Arts United Center
With phenomenal music, memorable characters, and great storytelling, Jersey Boys follows the fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history.

Fort Wayne Ballet Performances

Enjoy performances by the Fort Wayne Ballet in May like Pints en Pointe at the Auer Center on May 11 featuring a performing and bee tasting pairing, and the annual Firefly Tour at Promenade Park on May 15.

Sesame Street Live! Say Hello

May 10 / Embassy Theatre
Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and their friends from Sesame Street are coming to the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne to say hello! In Sesame Street Live! Win tickets.

Demonstrations from reenactors during Muster on the St. Marys at the Historic Old Fort

Muster on the St. Mary's - Timeline Event

May 11 - 12 / The Old Fort
Learn about what life was like when the French Settlers inhabited this area, featuring historical reenactors, demonstrations on period cooking, gardening, military life, and more.

Taste of Korea

May 12 / Allen County Public Library Main Branch
Taste of Korea Fort Wayne is all about experiencing the delicious flavors and vibrant culture of Korea right here in our city.

Amy Grant

May 13 / Embassy Theatre
Needing no introduction, Amy Grant has been strumming her way through a thirty-plus year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host, and speaker.

TinCaps Baseball

May 14 - 19, 21 - 26 / Parkview Field
Cheer on the Fort Wayne TinCaps at home in May! Enjoy an exciting, affordable baseball experience with family and friends in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne.

Sunset over a TinCaps baseball game at Parkview Field in Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne FC

May 18, 25, and 29 / Bishop John D'Arcy Stadium — University of Saint Francis
Soccer fans celebrate the return of the home team. Cheer them on as they defend the Fort.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary Hot Summer Nights

May 24 / Black Pine Animal Sanctuary 
As the sun sets, the adventure begins! Join us for an enchanting evening at the sanctuary, where the magic of twilight brings a whole new life to the world of our animal friends. This special summer event offers you the unique opportunity to wander through the sanctuary grounds and witness the animals revel in playful enrichment activities.

Outdoor Farmers Markets

YLNI Summer Farmers Market

Starting mid-May, there's no better way to spend your weekend than stocking up on fresh produce and goods at the outdoor farmers markets!

2024 Disabilities Expo

May 11 / Memorial Coliseum
With more than 120 exhibitors, this event is a one-stop resource for all types of disability services and products. At the Expo, enjoy fun and entertaining activities, adaptive sports exhibitions, music groups, and special guests! Admission is free.

Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown

May 1 - 11  / Downtown Fort Wayne
Enjoy 12 days of Mother's Day with special discounts at shops downtown. Whether you're shopping at downtown Fort Wayne's great boutiques, or savoring a delicious meal at a great restaurant, there's so much to enjoy downtown.

The Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival

May 19 / Walb Student Union - Purdue Fort Wayne
Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual festival! Experience a traditional tea ceremony, learn how to grow bonsai trees, and enjoy a special taiko drumming performance.

Street performer at Buskerfest in Downtown Fort Wayne


May 18 / Downtown Fort Wayne

Celebrate the Street Performer and Festival of the Unexpected during BuskerFest in downtown Fort Wayne. Experience local, regional, and national acts from musicians, fire dancers, living statues, magicians, jugglers, and more!

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

May 27 / Memorial Coliseum
This annual tradition honors loved ones and members of our community who gave their lives in the line of service. The parade ends at the Memorial Coliseum, followed by a special Memorial Day ceremony.

Additional Festivals

  • Trillium Fest / May 4
  • 90's Night at Headwaters Park / May 11
  • Tacos, Tequila & Margarita Fest / May 11
  • EcoFest / May 19


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


  • The Struts: The Pretty Vicious Tour 2024 with Special Guest Lo Spirit / Clyde Theatre / May 1
  • An Evening with Shawn Colvin & KT Tunstall Together on Stage / Clyde Theatre / May 2
  • EagleMania - The World's Greatest Eagles Tribute Band / Clyde Theatre / May 4
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Fabio Bidini plays Rachmaninoff / Auer Performance Hall at PFW Music Center / May 4
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Brahms and the Romantic Spirit / The History Center / May 8
  • BAYOU COUNTY - International Touring Show Featuring the Best of Creedence Clearwater Revival / Baker Street Centre / May 11
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Go Now! The Music of the Moddy Blues / Auer Performance Hall at PFW Music Center / May 11
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Youth Orchestras Finale Concert / Auer Performance Hall at PFW Music Center / May 12
  • Amy Grant / Embassy Theatre / May 13
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band / Sweetwater Performance Pavilion / May 18
  • Night at the Opera / Auer Performance Hall / May 22
  • Rick Springfield / Foellinger Outdoor Theatre / May 23
  • Daniel Donato's Cosmic Country / Clyde Theatre / May 30