Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Summer Events!


June 2 – 9

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

New Haven Canal Days

June 4 – 8

Canal Days Website

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.


BBQ Ribfest

June 13 – 16

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.

Sweetwater Gearfest Crowd

Sweetwater Gearfest

June 21 – 22

Experience the largest music tradeshow open to the general public in the United States featuring gear expo, entertainment events, flea market and more!

Women Dancing at Greekfest


June 27 – 30

Opa! Come celebrate with us and enjoy a large variety of Greek cuisine and entertainment including live music, dancing, and other activities each day.



June 29

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.

Family in Ferris Wheel at Three Rivers Festival

Three Rivers Festival

July 12 – 20

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

St. Joe Pickle Festival

July 18 – 20

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

Allen County Fair

July 23 – 28

In addition to 4-H festivities, the fair offers a full food court, carnival rides, and family fun events.

Pride Fest

Pride Fest

July 26 – 27

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.

Latino Festival

August 16 – 17

Experience the best of Latino and Hispanic culture downtown at Headwaters Park.

Dragon Boat Races

Dragon Boat Races

August 17

Teams of 20 paddlers will race 300 meters down the river in these exciting races.

Taste of the Arts

Taste of the Arts

August 23 – 24

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

Grabill Country Fair

September 5 – 7

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

Brewed IN the Fort

September 7

This festival is dedicated to promoting and celebrating locally crafted products from Indiana beers and ciders, to Fort Wayne food and entertainment.

The Flaming Lips play Middle Waves in 2016

Middle Waves

September 2020

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.

Medicine Show at Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed Festival

September 21 – 22

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.