LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week!

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar.

If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar!

Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc.

1. Harlan Days

Thursday, August 4 through Saturday, August 6


I love Harlan Days! Rides, food, crafts and fun! Stop by for a good time!

2. Fort Wayne Fringe Festival

Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7


Fort Wayne celebrates cutting edge artists! There’s a full schedule on the event page, check it out!

3. Bark N Brew 

Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m.


Perfect Paws Pet Rescue will be at Trubble to answer questions about their adoption program. If you love dogs and love brew, stop by!

4. JA Wine and Beer Festival

Friday, August 5 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Different wineries and breweries will be coming together for a tasting at Parkview Field to benefit Junior Achievement. There will also be a silent auction!

5. Summer Party

Friday, August 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Food, friends and music at Fort Wayne Museum of Art! Music by Metavari with appetizers and cash bar by CS3.

6. Food N Film

Friday, August 5 at 5 p.m.


Vietnummy and Bravas food trucks will be at Cinema Center for another screening of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople.”

7. Smith Field Vintage Airplane Rides

Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority partnered with Nostalgic Flights and Waldo Wright’s Flying Service so that you can take a flight in a 1929, 4-place-open-cockpit biplane or a 1943 warbird. Don’t miss this great (and unique) opportunity!

8. Brew Haven

Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m.


It’s a craft beer festival on Main Street in New Haven. That’s the only explanation it needs, really.

9. Jim Gaffigan “Fully Dressed” Tour

Tuesday, August 9 at 8 p.m.


Jim Gaffigan is coming to Fort Wayne! Tickets are still available; get yours while you can. It will be a fun time!

10. August Walkable Wednesday: Back to School

Wednesday, August 10 at 5 p.m.


Walk or bike the North Anthony Corridor where local businesses are offering store specials and discounts. This month’s theme: Back to School.

Don’t Forget:

Recurring events, such as the YLNI Farmer’s Market, Summer Nights at the Embassy, Friday Nights Live, and Rock the Plaza are all still happening this summer! For a complete list of events (including the weekly fun) check out our calendar!

Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our city!



Brittany King

Author: Brittany King

Storyteller. Bibliophile. Vegan. Native to Fort Wayne and lover of art. May have a mild obsession with pot-bellied pigs.

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