Even when you love the change of seasons (and I do), the weather in the Midwest can be unpredictable. Luckily, No matter the weather, there is something to do, explore, and enjoy in Fort Wayne!

Planning a getaway to Fort Wayne? Discover the perfect activities for every weather and season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Couple exploring the gardens at the Botanical Conservatory

Weather in Fort Wayne - the Perfect Activities


Believe it or not, if it is a rainy day in Fort Wayne between April and October, you can still take a trip to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. When it is rainy that means the crowds have dispersed, the animals are out enjoying the sweet relief from the heat, and it is the perfect time to take your time exploring all of the hands-on activities, exhibits, and rides at the zoo - just be sure to pack your umbrella and leave behind any expectations of staying completely dry.


If it is a windy day in Fort Wayne, no need to change your outdoor adventure plans! Keep your tickets for the TinCaps Baseball Game, your intentions to explore Fort Wayne’s three rivers and Promenade Park, and your evening on The Landing.

Shopping at the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale


On a cooler spring day, indoor fun might be more ideal. We recommend Science Central for hands-on science fun! For a girls trip, the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale occurring annually each May, is the perfect event to enjoy a cool spring day in Fort Wayne.

Or, if you want to get outdoors, you can discover Fort Wayne’s more than 120 miles of trails and vibrant public murals dotted throughout downtown Fort Wayne and breathe in the fresh air at our beautiful parks. Some highlights include Freimann Square and Foster Park for their beautiful tulips!

Science Central's Science on a Sphere Exhibit - Fort Wayne, Indiana


If storms are forecasted, we recommend you change your plans up and explore some of our indoor museums, attractions, boutiques, and restaurants.

Take your time exploring the latest exhibits at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Artlink, or sink your teeth into decadent treats at DeBrand Fine Chocolates. Better yet, see if they’re offering a facility tour at their Auburn Road location.

If you’re looking to fill your afternoon, take a visit to Science Central and the Botanical Conservatory


Although we like to joke about Indiana’s weather, we are fortunate to have many perfect sunny summer days for enjoying all that Fort Wayne has to offer. On these days, be sure to take that kayak trip to explore Fort Wayne’s three rivers, explore our new downtown murals and Promenade Park, and soak up that glorious summer day!

It's also the perfect time to catch an outdoor festival, or cool off indoors with activities like exploring many of our indoor entertainment facilities.

If you want to enjoy an evening TinCaps Baseball Game, be sure to grab tickets for the third baseline so that the sun is behind your backs!

Fort Wayne Fall Skyline Drone Photo


When September hits and the Johnny Appleseed Festival is setting up shop, we like to think that fall is just around the corner. Don’t throw on your favorite chunky knit just yet. The cool mornings and warm afternoons make layers ideal.

Plan to explore outdoor festivals like the Kuehnert Dairy Farm Fall Festival or the Wild Zoo Halloween. These are also the perfect days to pick some apples at the apple orchard or explore the fall color along Fort Wayne’s trails.

During cooler fall weather, break out your favorite knit sweaters and hats for the perfect weather to explore parks like Fox Island and Eagle Marsh, which are perfect for catching sights of Bald Eagles and beautiful fall color. 

Headwaters Park Ice Skating


When the winter chill sets in, opt for indoor activities at our entertainment facilities, minor league sports like Komet Hockey Games, and indoor museums and attractions like the Botanical Conservatory!

You'll also appreciate our ice skating and cross country skiing trails when you want to get outdoors.

This post was originally published in March 2019 and has been updated.