Family Fun in the Fort this August

If you have a fun, family-friendly event that you would like to be added, please send the event information, and a link if you have one, to [email protected].

There are a ton of things to do in our city for the whole family.

Check out what’s going on in August!

(Check out ongoing, recurring, and weekly events at the bottom of the page)

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball

Parkview Field

August 2 -7, 2022

Come and cheer on the Caps at Parkview Field Parkview Field which ranked as a top ‘Ballpark Experience.’ Select games feature specials, promotions, and fireworks!

National Night Out 2022

Freimann Square

August 2, 2022

National Night Out is an event for the community to get to know the police in order to partner for a safer community.  There will be safety displays, demonstrations, music, food, drinks and more. 5-8 p.m.

4th Annual Ready to LEARN Backpack Giveaway

New Haven Intermediate School

August 4, 2022

The fourth annual Ready to LEARN Backpack Giveaway will be handing out backpacks filled with school supplies.

Redemption House Ministries 10th Anniversary event

Lutheran Park, 3024 Fairfield Ave

August 6, 2022

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lutheran Park. The Celebration is open to the public, as well as anyone who has been touched by Redemption House and its mission. The event will feature free lunch provided by State Bank, cake provided by Bear & Beak Bakery, and ice cream provided by Prairie Farms. Musical entertainment will be provided by Craig Young, Brent Cooper, Jake Huston, and Aaron Yoder. Guest may also enjoy a splash pad, activities for children, and more. Tours of Redemption House’s newest Alumni Home, located near Lutheran Park, will also be available to give attendees an inside look at the programs available to our program graduates.

Community Summer Celebration

McMillen Park Community Center

August 6, 2022

The event is organized by the Fort Wayne Commission on African American Males. They will welcome R&B icons En Vogue in concert. Organizers say there will be a surprise at the end.

Harvester Homecoming 2022 Festival

Navistar Engineering Complex

August 5, 2022 – August 6, 2022

A show including trucks in testing areas inside the Engineering complex (home of the Fort Wayne Truck Works & Industry Museum) and museum vehicles galore. Tours of the legendary engineering complex by those who worked there and bus tours of the IH campus.

Open Streets 2022

Calhoun Street Corridor (Pontiac St. to Promenade Park)

August 7, 2022

Open Streets turn streets into meeting places, places to socialize and places to play. Open Streets is an event for all ages with over 100 hands-on games Explore Calhoun Betterand activities, live music, dining at local restaurants while sitting at tables in the street, visiting businesses in a unique way and socializing with old and new friends.

Huntertown Heritage Days Festival

Huntertown Family Park

August 11, 2022 – August 13, 2022

Just as Huntertown is expanding and bringing in more families, the event has added attractions! For the first time, we will be welcoming Bluegrass Rides for their rides and carnival games and food!

The fifth annual Bloom Fest (Local Arts & Nature)

Riverside Gardens Park in Leo-Cedarville

August 13th

You’ll find over 120 local arts and nature vendors, live music by local musicians, food trucks, children activities, and so much more.  The park is dog-friendly and the splash pad will be open for your children to play or for you to cool off.

Downtown Sidewalk Sale!

Downtown Fort Wayne

August 12, 2022 – August 13, 2022

Participating retail shops and restaurants will offer discounted specials and bring their products to the sidewalks of Downtown Fort Wayne. “Shop to Win” by scanning the QR code at participating locations to enter for a chance to win a Downtown package valued at over $400! This lively, outdoor experience provides a unique opportunity to meet your local business owners and give back to your community, all in a way that is entertaining for the whole family.

An American Popular Music Revue

Promenade Park

August 14, 2022

Heartland Sings explores this with a musical journey through the decades of the best of American Pop music. Current stars like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift will be featured along with Indiana’s own Cole Porter and Michael Jackson.

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball

Parkview Field

August 16 – 21, 2022

Come and cheer on the Caps at Parkview Field Parkview Field which ranked as a top ‘Ballpark Experience.’ Select games feature specials, promotions, and fireworks!

Kekionga Quick Draw Competition and Sale

Porch Off Calhoun

August 25, 2022

There will be pizza, live music, and a wet paint sale. Quick Draw Competition – canvas stamping at 5:00, painting 5:30 – 7:00, awards immediately following judging.

Post Miami 1755

The Old Fort

August 27, 2022 – August 28, 2022

Witness the 1700s come alive!  During the French and Indian War, the Old Fort was a French outpost known as Post Miami.  This weekend, the French and British forces clash for control of the area.  In addition, fur traders, Native Americans, civilians, and soldiers will demonstrate daily activities.  Experience the battles and infantry drills.  Watch a cannon being fired.  Visit the merchants and talk with historical artisans.  Take a tour of the Old Fort.

Taste of the Arts Festival 2022

Arts Campus Fort Wayne, The Landing, Promenade Park

August 27, 2022

Taste of the Arts Festival celebrates and supports the rich diversity of arts and cultural experiences in our vibrant community. The festival is open to all, providing access to art without cost. Taste of the Arts is an activity of Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. Arts United is a local arts agency serving the 12 counties of Northeast Indiana through fundraising, grantmaking, business services, arts campus coordination, community development, and advocacy.

The Ultimate First Responder Event

Streets of downtown New Haven, IN

August 27, 2022

Taking place in historic downtown New Haven, EMERGENCY!! showcases first responders from Fire, Police, EMS, and Towing.

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball

Parkview Field

August 30 and 31, 2022

Come and cheer on the Caps at Parkview Field Parkview Field which ranked as a top ‘Ballpark Experience.’ Select games feature specials, promotions, and fireworks!

Fort Wayne Splash Pads Open!

Various Fort Wayne Parks

Through September 5, 2022

9 splash pads for your enjoyment:

Memorial

McCormick

Waynedale

Shoaff

Buckner

Robert E. Meyers

Taylor’s Dream Boundless Playground

Franklin Park

Promenade

Castle Gallery: “Joys of Summer”

Castle Gallery

Varying dates through August 27, 2022

The “Joys of Summer” show is hanging now. The walls are packed with beautiful Summer scenes to take home to add some color to your walls. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am – 6pm.

First Friday on The Landing

Monthly through October 2022

Come join us on The Landing for our First Friday event to celebrate businesses and culture. First Fridays will take place on the first Friday of every month from May to October. This event will feature live music, a beer tent provided by Landing Beer Co, and a local vendor market.

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Varying dates through September 11, 2022

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts is an invitation to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historical events and cultural trends. The quilts can be read as extensions of the hands, bodies, minds, and spirits that constructed them—each artwork constituting a unique site of meaning that embodies the artist’s identity, memories, and intentions. Like a roadmap, quilts direct us to their place of origin. To further explore these cartographies, these quilts are exhibited adjacent to Jerry Gretzinger’s visionary mapping project, Jerry’s Map (1963–ongoing). These quilts provide comfort and a sense of safety; they make the unknown known, or the unknown home.

Friday Nites Live Summer Concert Series

Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center

Varying dates through the summer

Grab a blanket or a chair and join us this summer for an exciting concert series lineup!

Next Wave: New Contemporaries of the Abstract Movement

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Varying dates through August 28, 2022

Emerging from New York City’s transit system, the practitioners of the clandestine graffiti movement had the rare freedom to explore new trajectories and take risks in art. Following the explosion of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art in mid-20th century America, these young, brave “Generation X” visionaries set into motion a new global painting revolution, allowing them to escape and transcend cities suffering financial collapse. Over the decades, a select few of these protagonists have pushed the possibilities of the spray paint medium beyond “Style-Writing”, or ornate lettering, to become new leaders in abstraction. In a search for autonomous processes, these virtuosos have somewhat unconsciously embraced art history, from Suprematism, Modernism, Minimalism to Post-conceptual aesthetics, resulting in a language that uses color and energy instead of words. This exhibition explores their new form of communication with work by Augustine Kofie, Boris Tellegen, Carlos Mare, Juice 126, Keith Hopewell, Mad C, NAWER, Steve More, and Remi Rough.

Paris: City of Light & Love

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Through November 13, 2022

Paris, France has long exuded romance through its iconic cityscape, art, architecture and famous riverbanks. Over time, a secluded atmosphere of cafes, lush landscapes and carefree glamour have come to define Parisian style. Catch a glimpse of a day in Paris through familiar scenes and playful hues adorning a public square in the Botanical Conservatory’s summer and fall exhibit bursting with light and love.

Storytime at the Park

Promenade Park

Wednesdays through August 31, 2022

Join the Allen County Public Library and Riverfront Fort Wayne for stories in the park. This 30-minute storytime will be at Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior Street, Wednesdays, June through August. Bring your blankets or chairs as we share the fun and excitement of reading and learning. Please call the ACPL Children’s Services department at 421-1220 for more information.

Riverfront River Rangers

Auer Lawn at Promenade Park

Varying dates through August 25, 2022

The formerly titled Young Naturalist Series (YNS) has incorporated STEM to create the River Rangers.

Sweet Breeze tours

Promenade Park

Varying dates through the summer

Relax and enjoy a guided cruise on the Fort Wayne Rivers. Sweet Breeze, Fort Wayne’s authentic canal boat replica is offering 45 and 90 minute tour lengths. This fully accessible tour will be a fun experience for everyone! Each tour provides an opportunity to learn something new about Fort Wayne through its riverfront.

Sunday Heritage Concert Series

Promenade Park – Auer Lawn

Varying dates through August 14, 2022

‘Always Moving’ is the platform that Riverfront Fort Wayne prides itself on. But when creating the Riverfront Sunday Heritage Concert Series, ‘Always accessible’ was the key. At Promenade Park, we strive to make traditional performing arts easily available to everyone from all walks of life. Bring a chair or blanket and join us for this casual approach to traditional music this summer.

Foellinger Outdoor Theatre FREE Concert Series

Foellinger Outdoor Theater

Varying dates through August 23, 2022

Fun and free shows at the Foellinger Outdoor Theatre.

Ghost Army Exhibit – Bill Blass

Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum

Weekly through September 29, 2022

In honor of his 100th birthday, the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum is proud to present an exhibit about The Ghost Army and Bill Blass’ participation.

Starts June 22, 2022 and runs through September 30, 2022

Mon, Thu, Sat & Sun: 11 am – 4 pm

Broad Spectrum, Clear Vision: The Collection of Carl and Stephanie Beling

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Weekly through October 16, 2022

This stunning exhibition debuts a carefully curated selection of the extensive collection of contemporary glass sculptures that Drs. Carl and Stephanie Beling acquired over the course of a three-decade long adventure in collecting. In addition to collecting glass, Carl, under the tutelage of renowned glass artist Bertil Vallien, became an accomplished glass artist himself. A special selection of this exhibition highlights the work of Carl and Bertil and other prominent Swedish glass artists. In 2021, Stephanie Beling donated their entire collection to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to enhance our efforts to create a world-class center for contemporary glass sculpture.

The Garden’s May Night Market

The Garden Fort Wayne

Varying dates through September 21, 2022

Keep your summer eve nightlife fresh in 2022. Join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month from May through September from 6-9pm for Night Markets at The Garden!

Beat Making For Girls

Sweetwater Academy of Music & Technology

Varying dates through December 27, 2022

Ready to create completely unique beats? This event is open to all kids who want to learn the first steps in beat making using Ableton Live, the industry’s most popular beat-making and production software.

Farmer’s Market at Salomon Farm Park

Salomon Farm Park

Wednesdays through September 7, 2022

Their vendors produce their goods within a 75-mile radius of Salomon Farm Park and are required to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. They strive to find vendors who embrace sustainable and organic growing practices.

Lunch on the Square

Freimann Square

Through August 25, 2022

Take a break from the office or bring the family down to enjoy lunch at Freimann Square every Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., in June, July, and August. Enjoy a variety of unique foods and experience the summer heat with live music during one of Fort Wayne’s favorite lunch and entertainment series.

Downtown Live!

The Landing

Fridays through September 2, 2022

Enjoy live music from talented local musicians and performers every Friday evening on The Landing from 6:00-8:00 p.m., in June, July, and August, in Downtown Fort Wayne. Dine or shop at one of the many surrounding local businesses or enjoy the summer breeze as you stroll through The Landing during this family-friendly event.

Rock the Plaza 2022

Allen County Public Library

Saturdays through August 27, 2022

“It’s been a long time since we’ve Rock N Rolled!”  Rock the Plaza returns to Downtown with our free, family friendly concert series.  We have four great local bands lined up, each to play a set to entertain you.  Bring lawn chairs, or blankets, Pint & Slice will have food & drinks to buy.  Sorry, no pets please.

Outdoor Yoga by the Fountain

Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center

Varying dates through September 4, 2022

Every 1st Sunday of the month starting May 1st through September 4th YogaSix is hosting yoga out by the fountain at 4:30pm.

A-MAZE-D

Science Central

Through September 11, 2022

You will be amazed by the variety of mazes, puzzles, and more.

Allen County Marketplace

Huntertown Family Park

Varying dates through October 8, 2022

Featuring a wide variety of vendors including artisans, crafters, boutiques, farmers market, direct sales, delicious eats, and more!

Yoga on the Riverfront

Promenade Park

Varying dates through August 21, 2022

An all levels class that meets the second Sunday of the month at Promenade Park. Either in the glass recreation room or on the amphitheater depending on the weather.

Bill Blass: Fort Wayne’s Fashion Designer

The History Center

Through September 30, 2022

In honor of his 100th birthday, the Fort Wayne History Center is celebrating Bill Blass, an American fashion icon and WWII Ghost Army soldier.  Born in Fort Wayne on June 22, 1922 and a class of 1940 South Side High School graduate, Blass is best known for being one of the premier American fashion designers of the 20th century. This exhibition illustrates Blass’ multifaceted life, containing sections dedicated to his upbringing in Fort Wayne, role in the Ghost Army, and success as a master of design and marketing.

Chess on the Riverfront

Promenade Park

Varying dates through August 28, 2022

Join local chess clubs Fort Chess and Take a Stan Chess Club for free community opportunities to learn and play chess this summer.

Fort Wayne Hobby and Collectibles Show

Allen County Fairgrounds

Varying dates through November 13, 2022

Shows are 11am – 4pm with Comic Books, super hero collectibles, diecasts, old and new toys, Legos, sport and non sport cards, TV & movie memorabilia, magazines, coins, video games, and more!

Trek the Trails 2022

The City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Trails Inc., The City of New Haven

Weekly on Tuesday and Thursday through October 27, 202

Join the City of Fort Wayne, the City of New Haven, and Fort Wayne Trails on these family-friendly bike rides. Rides begin at 6:00 pm every Tuesday throughout the summer.  Participants are asked to wear helmets and bring water along for the ride. Most rides are 8-9 miles long. The average speed is 10-12 mph. This is a “no one left behind ride” and families are welcome.

Midweek Paranormal Investigation

The Bell Mansion

Each Wednesday

Come not only tour the gorgeous Bell Mansion and learn all things paranormal, use our paranormal equipment or bring your own, to capture your own paranormal activity from 7pm to 11pm.

The Gallery at Jefferson Pointe

Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center

Thursday – Saturday through August 20, 2022

The Fort Wayne Artists Guild in partnership with Jefferson Pointe presents The Gallery at Jefferson Pointe. This pop-up shop features 40 local artists in the Fort Wayne area showcasing their work for purchase, including:

John C Kelty

Alexandra Hall

Samuel Hoffman

Gwen Gutwein

Brenda Stichter

Avon Waters

Located across from GameStop and Marshalls.

Miami Indian Heritage Days

Chief Richardville House – 5705 Bluffton Road

The first Saturday of the month through November 5, 2022

The History Center presents Miami Indian Heritage Days, Saturday, June 5th from 1-4 pm at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. Erik Vosteen will present Cookware from Local Clays: Making and Using Replica Native-Style Pottery. Learn about the lasting heritage of the Miami and other regional Native American groups. Local artists, performers and presenters will be featured the first Saturday of the month, May to November.

YLNI Farmers Summer Market

Corner of Wayne and Barr

Saturdays through September 24, 2022

Featuring select produce, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, honey, and so much more!

Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Outdoor Market

McCulloch Park

Weekly through September 24, 2022

The Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market hosts a constantly changing variety of products, including meat, produce, farm products, baked goods, jewelry, artisan crafts, food trucks, and much more!

Third Thursday Cruise-In

Downtown Auburn

Each month on the third Thursday through September 15, 2022

A FREE, fun-filled, family-friendly event hosted by the ACD Festival.  All cars should enter at the corner of Cedar and 7th Street (main gate), beginning at 5:00 pm.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Cars & Coffee

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Varying dates through September 17, 2022

Cars & Coffee provides auto enthusiasts of all levels an opportunity to show off their cars and talk to other owners on the beautiful campus of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Coffee will be provided for FREE courtesy of 9th street Brew Coffee House in Auburn and our 2022 Sweepstakes car, will be on display.

Monday Blues Jam Sessions with G Money & Special Guests

The Club Room at The Clyde

Weekly

Every Monday, 7-10 PM – $15 All You Can Eat BBQ Specials.

Smooth Tuesdays

The Club Room at the Clyde

Weekly

Every Tuesday, enjoy the best in soft rock and classic hits with a variety of rotating artists.

Wednesday Jazz Sessions at Club Room at the Clyde

The Club Room at the Clyde

Weekly

Each Wednesday with a fantastic performance by featured local, regional, and national jazz artists!

Nashville Thursdays at Club Room at The Clyde

Club Room at the Clyde

Weekly

The best in local and regional artists playing classic country, bluegrass, americana and more! In addition to the regular menu and seasonal features, enjoy Nashville Hot Chicken, Macho Cowboy Nachos and fantastic drink specials!

Friday Night Vibes at Club Room at the Clyde

The Club Room at the Clyde

Weekly

Friday Night Vibes Presented by WBOI’s Meet The Music as WBOI’s Julia Meek hosts the best of local and regional music at The Club Room at The Clyde! Don’t forget to take advantage of our $28 Prime Rib Special (12 oz.) that’s served with your choice of side and baked potato.

I Love Saturdays at Club Room at The Clyde

Club Room at the Clyde

Weekly

Enjoy the best in Pop, Soul R&B and Funk every Saturday! Don’t forget to take advantage of the $28 Prime Rib Special (12 oz.) that’s served with your choice of side and baked potato.

Disabilities Days at Science Central

Science Central

Varying dates through December 10, 2022

Disability Days will feature special demonstrations, hands-on activities, special quiet room will be available with sensory toys and games. An adult changing table is located in our family restroom on the Lower Level. Additional staff