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

TinCaps Baseball

May 9 - 14, 23-28 / 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

Saturday, May 13 / 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.

Embassy Theatre

May / Embassy Theatre
This month, enjoy shows at the beautiful Embassy Theatre, including family favorite Annie, performances by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, comedian Katt Williams: 2023 and Me Tour, and John Mellencamp Live and In Person.

Concert inside the Embassy Theatre

Color in Motion – Live Butterfly Exhibit

Through June 25 / 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!

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!

  • Ft. Wayne's Farmers Outdoor Market at Electric Works
  • YLNI Farmers Market at the Corner of Wayne and Barr featuring Brunch on Barr

2023 Disabilities Expo

May 13 / 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!

Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown

May 13 - 14  / Downtown Fort Wayne
Ride the trolley around to more than 40 unique gift shops around downtown Fort Wayne, where you can find local merchandise and community memorabilia. Find more ways to celebrate Mother's Day in Fort Wayne here.

Kenny Chesney with Special Guest Kelsea Ballerini

May 18 / Memorial Coliseum

Kenny Chesney is coming to Fort Wayne with Special Guest Kelsea Ballerini on his "I Go Back Tour."

The Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival

May 21 / 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 20 / 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 29 / 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 6
  • Rocking on the River / May 12
  • Kekionga Craft Fest / May 13
  • 80's Night at Headwaters Park / May 13
  • Tacos, Tequila & Margarita Fest / May 13
  • EcoFest / May 21


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

  • Into the Woods / Arts United Center / May 6 - 14
  • And Then There Were None / Arena Dinner Theatre / April 28 - May 13
  • Fort Wayne Ballet Presents: Dancer's Legacy: An Evening of Stierle / Arts United Center / May 19 - 20
  • Fort Wayne Ballet Presents: Auer Academy End of Year Showcase / Auer Center / May 25


  • Alice Cooper / Memorial Coliseum / May 2
  • Ministry with Gary Numan / Clyde Theatre / May 6
  • Spyro Gyra / Clyde Theatre / May 13
  • So Amazing, Mother's Day Salute / Clyde Theatre / May 14
  • Brit Floyd: 50 Years of the Dark Side / Foellinger Outdoor Theatre / May 16
  • Fleetwood Gold: The Fleetwood Mac Experience / Baker Street Centre / May 20
  • Buddy Nolan Memorial Concert with Organist Dave Wickerham / Embassy Theatre / May 20
  • Al Stewart & The Empty Pockets / Clyde Theatre / May 21
  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness / Clyde Theatre / May 23
  • Willie Nelson and Family in Concert / Foellinger Outdoor Theatre / May 25
  • Sleeping with Sirens - Family Tree Tour / Clyde Theatre / May 27
  • Bad Omens / Clyde Theatre / May 28