What to Do in Fort Wayne in April
It’s April and as usual, the Fort Wayne area has some great events going on this month. Here’s hoping for some warm early Spring weather so you can get out and explore!
Get a Breath of Fresh Air
Bike, run or walk The Fort Wayne Trails system, map here or pack a picnic and plan a hike at hike at Fox Island. Your pet will enjoy the exercise and fresh air too. Then, let him/her cool off at the dog beach!
Easter Bone Hunt
More fun for you pooch includes the annual Easter Bone Hunt at Franke Park. With a $15 donation to the Fort Wayne Animal Care and Controle, your pooch (and you) will have access to dog-friendly games, crafts, the bone hunt, and more!
The Botanical Conservatory’s “Beautiful Butterflies” opens April 23rd.
From their website “Our live butterfly enclosure will be home to over one hundred specimens from Asia, South and Central America, and Africa this spring and early summer. At this special learning station, you can learn how butterfly wings get their colors, discover how butterflies see, smell, taste, and breathe, and use pasta to make a chart of the butterfly life cycle.”
Take Me Out to the Ballpark
The TinCaps Opening Day is April 9th! Purchase your tickets today to watch the Tincaps take on the Lake County Captains. Then, stay for everyone’s favorite, post-game fireworks!
Vera Bradley Outlet Sale
Another harbinger of spring: The Annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale is April 13-17th! At The Memorial Coliseum. Purchase your ticket online.
Memorial Coliseum Events
In addition to the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, the Memorial Coliseum has a lot of great events going on in April.
- Barry Manilow, Friday the 22nd
- Tapestry: A Day for You (Vicki Lawrence is the keynote speaker), April 29th
- Derby Girls
Embassy Theater Events
The Embassy Theater has a lot to offer in April, as well, including:
- Jethro Tull, April 7th
- Broadway at the Embassy: Annie, April 8th
- The 2016 All-Star Comedy Jam starring Damon Williams, Nikki Carr, Redbone, Hot Sauce, Jesnaira Baez and hosted by Gary Menke, April 9th
- Experience the Embassy: a Celebration Ball & Concert with the Avett Brothers, April 19th
Celebrate the Earth
Earth Day at Eagle Marsh is April 24. This free event features presentations and activities focused on conservation and the environment. Check out booths from local environmental groups along with interactive wetland/nature education, a farmers market, and special activities for the kids.
Celebrate the Sun
Solfest, Fort Wayne’s celebration of the sun and the environment, returns to Fox Island April 30 and May 1st. Enjoy live music, hikes, children’s activities, local vendors, water activities, and more!
Happy April from all of us at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments.