Things to do in Fort Wayne in April

things to do in fort wayne april 2016

April’s here and it’s to shake off the cabin fever and get out and enjoy some of the great events going on around Fort Wayne this month.

Opening Night at Tincaps Baseball

After a long winter, Fort Wayne Tincaps baseball is back for a highly anticipated Opening Night on April 8th! A night with the Fort Wayne Tincaps will bring you more than just exciting baseball action! You’ll also experience lots of between-innings fun, great food, and not to mention, the beautiful, award-winning Parkview Field. Tickets start at just $5!

Easter Bone Hunt

Grab your favorite pooch and head out to the 9th annual Easter Bone Hunt on Sunday, April 9th at Franke Park to enjoy a fun with your dog. There will dog-friendly games, crafts & even tattoos. Prize baskets will be given away to the lucky pups who find prize eggs! All dogs admitted for a $15 donation & proceeds will go toward FWACC’s Adoption & Volunteer programs. Bring some extra dough and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny!

Spring Haute Gathering Market

April 9 at The Shiloh, come visit the Spring installment of the Haute Gathering Market. You’ll find lots of unique vintage decorations, upcycled antiques, jewelry, barn finds, boutique chic clothing and more!

Fort Wayne Indoor Farmer’s Market

You know the saying – April showers bring May flowers! So, just in case, Fort Wayne has an amazing, weekly farmer’s market, rain or shine! Come on out to get the freshest local produce, most delicious baked goods, and more! The Indoor Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday from 9-1 in the Lincoln Financial Event Center.

Hike the Trails of Fox Island

Spend a couple of hours hiking the trails of Fox Island with Naturalist Jeff Ormiston and the wildlife of the park.

Stargazing at Riverfront Fort Wayne

The third Wednesday of every month, come on out to the Historic Wells Street Bridge for a night walk along the Fort Wayne Riverbanks. On this walk, you’ll also have a chance to see some rare star formations and learn about what’s going on in the universe from some friends from Science Central. This is a great, FREE opportunity for some fun for the whole family!

Record Store Day

Live music from 16 area bands, food trucks, goodie bags, and free coffee and cookies await you at Wooden Nickel’s 10th annual Record Store Day on April 22nd at their North Anthony location.

Little Shop of Horrors

What do you get when you cross a quirky flower shop assistant and a cannibalistic plant? Little Shop of Horrors! For over 30 years, Little Shop of Horrors has been a delight for theater lovers across the country. April 21-29, IPFW is excited to host Little Shop of Horrors live and on stage! Come be a part of the magic and sing along with Seymour, Audrey, and the rest of the gang!

Vera Bradley Annual Sale

April 19-23, come visit the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale for some amazing deals! Vera Bradley is taking over the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for the weekend, offering you up to 60% off retail pricing of Vera Bradley handbags, luggage, totes, and more! Register online at Vera Bradley’s website.

Michiana Wine Festival

Wine lovers rejoice! On April 29, Headwaters Park will be transformed into the Michiana Wine Festival, one of the best wine tasting headquarters in the tri-state area. Enjoy samples from over 150 wines from countless wineries across Indiana and Michigan.

As you can see, there will be more than enough great, entertaining things to do in Fort Wayne this month!

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