Foster Park Spring Flowers

Spring Checklist:

☐ Have a wild time during opening weekend at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

☐ Grab your mitt for opening weekend at a TinCaps baseball game!

☐ Get outdoors to explore Fort Wayne’s gardens and parks in bloom. Spring bulb lovers will enjoy Foster Park, while rose enthusiasts should be sure to head to Lakeside Rose Garden.

Summer Checklist:

☐ Almost every weekend in the summer there’s a festival to enjoy including Germanfest, Greekfest, Arabfest, Three Rivers Festival, Dragon Boat Races, and more!

☐ Take to Fort Wayne’s riverfront and enjoy the Midwest’s newest attraction — Promenade Park.

☐ Public art abounds in Fort Wayne, and summer is the perfect time to explore with the Public Art Trail – check-in at locations and you can earn prizes!

☐ Take in the sweet summer evenings with many of our outdoor concert series including Rock the Plaza, Friday Nites Live, and concerts at the Foellinger Outdoor Theatre and the Sweetwater Pavilion. Check our events calendar for details. 

couple in halloween costumes as a zombie bride and warewolf

Fall Checklist:

☐ For all things spooktacular in the fall, we recommend family-friendly festivals including Fright Night and Zombie Walk, the Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival, and Wild Zoo Halloween.

☐ Take a step back in time at the Johnny Appleseed Festival, a period-authentic festival featuring entertainment, food, and activities that celebrate the life and times of John Chapman.

Fall harvest is the perfect time to get outdoors and pick some apples or pumpkins from our favorite markets, orchards, and paths!

☐ Fall is synonymous with Apples in Fort Wayne. Grab your family and get ready to eat, discover, and explore our Apple Trail!

Headwaters Park Ice Skating

Winter Checklist:

☐ 'Tis the season for family fun, and there is no better way to celebrate then with our holiday festivities during HolidayFest and classic winter festivals like Weather the Fort, Winterval, and Winter Cozy.

☐ Grab your skates or rent while you're here for ice skating at Headwaters Park!

☐ Fort Wayne offers countless opportunities to explore and enjoy the arts. Add color and vibrancy to your winter visit with performances by the Philharmonic, the Ballet, and Civic Theatre; concerts at the Embassy Theatre, Clyde Theatre, and Memorial Coliseum; and displays at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

☐ Good eats are around every corner in this City of Restaurants. Pull up a seat or book a table during Savor Fort Wayne for 12 days of delicious menu deals at more than 50 restaurants!

More seasonal sights information can be found on pages 24-25 of the 2024 Fort Wayne Visitors Guide.