what to do in fort wayne april 2016

what to do in fort wayne april 2016

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!

Beautiful Butterflies

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.

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.