10 Great Things to Do in Fort Wayne in May

what to do in fort wayne - may 2017

what to do in fort wayne - may 2017

Happy May! If you’re looking for something fun to do this month, you’ve come to the right place. We have a list of some of the great things to do in Fort Wayne in May.

Cinco de May Margarita Tent

May 5, 2017
Salud Tapas ‘n Tequila will be hosting Cinco de Mayo Margarita Tent. Enjoy tacos, beer, live music, and margaritas.


May 5, 2017
Kick off cycling season at BikeFusion at Turnstone Athletic Center and fellow fitness enthusiasts while enjoying music, festival food, craft beer, a bicycle art show, and other family friendly activities.

Beer & Barre BQ

May 6, 2017
Enjoy Craft beers, BBQ including vegetarian options, live music, and performances by the Fort Wayne Ballet at the University of St. Francis.


May 6-7
SolFest at Fox Island Park is a 2-day celebration of the sun with live music, kids activities, hayrides, food, kayak demonstrations, vendors, and more.

Fort Wayne Music Festival

May 10-14, 2017
Head over to Headwater’s Park for the Fort Wayne Musical Festival which features 4 days of music with a little something for everyone.

Mommie Dearest and Mimosas

May 14, 2017
Celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom at Mommie Dearest and Mimosas at the Cinema Center.

Tears for Fears

May 18, 2017
Tears for Fears, the English alternative rock band from the 80’s will be at the Embassy Theater on May 18th playing some of your favorite tracks such as Shout, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Head Over Heals, Mad World, and more.

Downtown Farmer’s Market

The weather is finally warm enough to take the Farmer’s Market outside. Head out to the YLNI Barr Street Market for fresh produce and more from local farmer’s and crafters.

Pedal for Paws

May 20, 2017
Have fun while supporting H.O.P.E for animals at Pedal for Paws at Pedal City. Enjoy pedal car rides, beer, food, games, music, raffle items and more!

Free Outdoor Movie

May 27, 2017
Enjoy a free outdoor showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Sweets so Geek.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas in Fort Wayne

last minute valentines day gift ideas in fort wayne

last minute valentines day gift ideas in fort wayne

In case you forgot, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. If you’re racking your brain trying to come up with the perfect Valentine’s gift and date ideas for your sweetie, you’re in luck. There’s plenty of great stores right here in Fort Wayne that’s sure to have something perfect for your significant other.


When you think Valentine’s Day what’s the first thing that comes to mind. Chocolates, of course! And, Fort Wayne two great shops with delectable treats.

Debrand’s Fine Chocolates – Pick up a heart-shaped box filled with some of the best chocolates in town.

Sweets so Geek – Chocolates for the geek in your life. Stop in to pick up chocolates in the shape Star Wars characters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Superheroes, and more!


Fort Wayne has so many great boutiques, you’re sure to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

Fancy & Staples – Shop a unique selection of goods including home decor, gift, paper, clothing, accessory, apothecary, and pantry items from handmade crafters/makers, small indie lines, local artisans, and other obscure brands.

The City Exchange – The City Exchange features an eclectic array of shops that are sure to satisfy everyone on your gift list including vintage shirts, beard oils, gourmet popcorn, ties, jewelry, and more.

Saving Grace Vintage – Features restyled vintage furniture and inspired home decor, handcrafted jewelry, natural soaps & lotions, soy candles, decorative pillows, handbags, and so much more.

Creative Women of the World – markets original designs created by women in the third world. Shop handcrafted jewelry, accessories, clothing, home decor items coffee, and bags for women, children, and men.

The Find – offers chic accessories, clothing, home goods and gifts for women, men, and children.

Outer Grace Boutique – Women’s boutique featuring clothing and accessories

Smiley’s Joy – Discover something out of the ordinary from unique home furnishings and home decor to women’s clothing and handbags.


Pick up a beautiful flower arrangement or a rose or two to brighten up the apartment.

Cottage Flowers

Broadview Florist

Last-Minute Date Ideas

Looking for something a little different? These last-minute Valentine’s day date ideas are sure to please.

Go for a Spin

Normally we wouldn’t suggest riding a bike in mid-February, but with 50 degree temps on Valentine’s Day, why not? Rent a bike from the Zagster Bike Share located at the Arts Campus, Citilink Station, Grand Wayne Center, Wayne and Calhoun Streets, and St. Francis’ downtown campus and take a tour of Fort Wayne before stopping to grab dinner at one of the many downtown restaurants.

Walk Through the Garden

Take a walk through tropical gardens and season displays. Check out the Sweetheart Orchid display going on now and take a selfie with your sweetheart under a heart-shaped arbor of red “Valentine” orchids.

Hit the Ice

Lace up your skates and hit the ice hand-in-hand at the Headwater’s Park Ice Arena then warm up with some hot cocoa.

Sing Your Love

Croon your favorite love songs to each other at your favorite hangout. Wrigley Field Bar & Grill, Rack & Helen’s, and the Office Tavern offer Karaoke on Tuesday evenings.

Pamper Yourselves

Schedule a massage, manicure, pedicure, or all three at one of the many spas around Fort Wayne.

A Night In

Who says you have to go out for Valentine’s Day? Celebrate Valentine’s Day by staying in, cooking a meal together, and curling up with a romantic comedy on Netflix.