Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

Fat & Skinny Tire Fest

various locations

Bike lovers converge on Winona Lake and Warsaw to take part in three-day festival that includes races, live music, stunt shows, and kids’ activities

free

Bell Bizarre

Bell Mansion 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne (260) 417-1794

Meet the Tony Moran, who portrayed the unmasked Michael Myers in the original Halloween, while also visiting vendors, food trucks, and face painters

$5

Fairy, Gnome and Troll Festival

Downtown Kendallville

Fairy tea party, troll dunking, elf burgers and other treats, plus 75 vendors and entertainers

free
Recurring

Pop Up Market on South Wayne

Pop Up Market on South Wayne 4037 S. Wayne St., Fort Wayne

Clothing, jewelry, shoes, and gardening starts at the corner of West Branning and South Wayne streets

free

Spring Bonsai Show

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne (260) 427-6440

Stroll through miniature forest of familiar trees and meet local bonsai club members

$5 – $7

Urban Farmhouses

The History Center

Karen Richards joins the ARCH Lecture Series to discuss city homes that had been farmhouses at one point

free

Groove & Soothe Drum Circle

Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center 32 E. Franklin St., Huntington (260) 358-0055

People ages 14 years and older welcome to find rhythm with percussion instruments

$10

BuskerFest

Downtown Fort Wayne Fort Wayne (260) 420-3266

Fire dancers, jugglers, musicians, magicians, and more showcase their talents on the streets of downtown Fort Wayne

free

Iris Flower Show

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne (260) 427-6440

Enjoy best of this year's blooms, while meeting with members of Northeast Indiana Iris Society

$5 – $7

WWE Sunday Stunner

Memorial Coliseum 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne (260) 483-1111

Raw women’s championship triple-threat match and a U.S. championship triple-threat match

$17 – $102

Foraging Workshop

Metea County Park 8401 Union Chapel Road, Fort Wayne (260) 449-3777

Bob Dispenza guides 90-minute hike to identify items such as ramps, spring beauties, and spicebrush

free

Get Acquainted with Your Car

TekVenture 1550 Griffin St., Fort Wayne (260) 432-1095

David Griggs will gently introduce you to your car, including changing tires, understanding tire pressure and lubrication, and how engine, brakes and electrical systems work.

$15

Tales & Trails

Merry Lea Sustainable Farm

Hear a tale and hike a trail with your preschooler to discover the natural wonders around you

free

Recurring

Fort Wayne Air Show

Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base 3005 W. Ferguson Road, Fort Wayne (260) 478-3247

The Air Force Thunderbirds, F-100 Super Sabre, and B-25 Mitchell "Show Me" will be among the planes taking to the air, while Blacksnakes Combat Search & Rescue will simulate the rescue of a downed airman using UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

free

Williams-Woodland Park PorchFest

Williams-Woodland Park Neighborhood

Dozen stages of music, artists at work, storytellers, kids’ games, and food trucks

$5 – $10

Healing Hands Night Market

Healing Hands Day Spa 6527 Covington Road, Fort Wayne (260) 459-4325

Along with vendors, the event features live art, henna, live glass blowing, food trucks, fire spinners

free
Recurring

Fort Wayne Air Show

Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base 3005 W. Ferguson Road, Fort Wayne (260) 478-3247

The Air Force Thunderbirds, F-100 Super Sabre, and B-25 Mitchell "Show Me" will be among the planes taking to the air, while Blacksnakes Combat Search & Rescue will simulate the rescue of a downed airman using UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

free

Nature Play Day

Merry Lea Learning Center

Guided and self-guided activities, as well as dipping for tadpoles, nature crafts, hikes, and a scavenger hunt

free
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