The Best Festivals and Events in Fort Wayne, Indiana
There is so much to do in Fort Wayne - any time of year! We have a celebration planned for every weekend of the summer - and all throughout the year!
For a full list of special events, click here.
Vera Bradley Annual Sale
May 4–8, 2022
Plan a girlfriend getaway around the amazing Vera Bradley Annual Sale, where you will find up to 60% off retail prices of handbags, luggage, stationery, and accessories.
Month of May
Kickstart your summer with this month long community celebration of bikes, art and music! Join us on May 20 for Kickstart Saturday featuring the Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle and the YLNI Farmers Market.
Fort Wayne Music Festival
Something for everyone, featuring Throwback Thursday, Country Jam, and Rock on the River!
Cherry Blossom Festival
May 2021 (Virtual)
Explore the fine arts and culture of Japan at the Allen County Public Library in Downtown Fort Wayne.
Celebrating the culture and heritage of Fort Wayne's Arab community in Headwaters Park.
Come to Headwaters Park in Fort Wayne for the annual week-long celebration of German Heritage andEssen, Trinken, und Gemülichkeit (Eating, Drinking, and having a really good time).
New Haven Canal Days
Celebrate the heritage and hospitality of the Hoosier State at New Haven's Canal Days. Enjoy a parade, vendors, crafts, and tasty treats at this annual festival.
June 17-20, 2021
Brisket, ribs, pulled pork, rib sandwiches, BBQ chicken and more - it's a BBQ lover's paradise all served up just the way you love it.
Middle Waves will Rock Fort Wayne, and the Midwest! The premier music festival for the region will feature local, regional, and national acts and headliners.
June 2021 (Virtual)
Experience the largest music tradeshow open to the general public in the United States featuring gear expo, entertainment events, flea market and more! (This event will be online only in 2021.)
Opa! Come celebrate with us and enjoy a large variety of Greek cuisine and entertainment including live music, dancing, and other activities. (2021's event will be a drive-through food event at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Details are available at the website.)
Join the fun and celebration of the street performer! Enjoy quirky and unexpected live art including staged acts, buskers, mimes, face painters and stilt walkers roaming the crowd.
Three Rivers Festival
Don't miss Fort Wayne's favorite summer party since 1969 complete with family-friendly fun with arts, crafts, amusement rides, food vendors and much more!
St. Joe Pickle Festival
An old time festival that was one of Food Network's All American Festivals. Featuring food, music, a parade, fireworks, pickle factory tours, and more!
Allen County Fair
In addition to 4-H festivities, the fair offers a full food court, carnival rides, and family fun events.
July 23 - 24, 2021
This two day event celebrates diversity in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area. Featuring a vendor market, beer tent, kidspace, tournaments, and live entertainment from local, regional, and national singers and bands. Explore our LGBT Pride Trip Idea.
Fiesta Fort Wayne
August 14, 2021
Experience the best of Latino and Hispanic culture downtown at Headwaters Park.
River, Set, Go & Dragon Boat Races
Teams of 20 paddlers will race 300 meters down the river in these exciting races.
Taste of the Arts
Indulge in Downtown Fort Wayne's premiere arts and food festival held at the Arts United Campus and surrounding four-block area.
Grabill Country Fair
Enjoy Grabill's country-style fair that highlights the area's Amish heritage with food, crafts, kids events, and much more!
Brewed IN the Fort
This festival is dedicated to promoting and celebrating locally crafted products from Indiana beers and ciders, to Fort Wayne food and entertainment.
Johnny Appleseed Festival
Experience the voted #1 Festival that celebrates the life and times of John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed. Food, demonstrations, crafts, antiques, roving entertainment, children's area, military reenactment, farmer's market and more! The Johnny Appleseed festival is fun for the whole family.
Hobnobben Film Festival
You're invited to the Summit City's multi-day, multi-venue film festival, presented by Cinema Center, a nonprofit film organization with 40 years of experience in the community.
For a full list of the performing arts, award-winning festivals, and cultural experiences going on during your visit, search our Calendar of Events. You can even sort by date, interest and location!