Festivals and Events

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.

Fantasy of Lights

Novermber 20 - December 31
Franke Park

Fantasy of Lights is northeast Indiana’s favorite winter holiday event! This drive-through event is situated in Franke Park and transforms the park into a spectacular winter wonderland.

Night of Lights

November 21
Downtown Fort Wayne

The Night of Lights will include holiday lighting ceremonies from great downtown businesses and organizations and the fun doesn’t stop after the lightings as great family events and activities will be happening throughout the evening all around Downtown Fort Wayne.

Festival of Trees

November 21 - 28
The Embassy Theatre

Beginning with the Night of Lights, the Embassy Festival of Trees is a featured stop in the city’s annual downtown lighting ceremony, offering the opening of the Harrison Street animated holiday windows and viewing of the trees.

Festival of Trains

November 23 - 25
Science Central

Climb aboard for holiday fun at the Festival of Trains, featuring an extravaganza of model trains presented by area train enthusiasts.

Festival of Gingerbread

November 23 - December 9
The History Center

The Festival of Gingerbread attracts crowds who come to view the creations of individuals of all ages, families and professionals.

Holly Trolley Shopping

November 24
Downtown Fort Wayne & West Main Street

Holly Trolley makes shopping local easier than ever with free trolley rides throughout Downtown. Hop on the Green Line to experience the eclectic and charming shops of the Wells Corridor or ride the Red Line to shop corner to corner in Downtown Fort Wayne.

Historic Fort Wayne: Joyeux Noel - A Festive French Christmas

November 24
The Old Fort

Jump in your car, hop on the Holly Trolley or hitch up your sleigh and welcome the holidays with fun and festivities at the Old Fort. Les habitants celebrate Christmas in New France.

An Old-Time Country Christmas Festival of Lights at Moose Lake

November 24 - December 22

Enjoy the overall experience and atmosphere of winter in the 1800s village with holiday music, Christmas lights, Santa Claus and the special decorations, and much more.


2018 Visitors GuideClick here to view a copy of our latest Visitors Guide, or request your free copy by mail!