Family Fun in the Fort this February

There are a ton of things to do in our city for the whole family.

Check out what’s going on in February!

(Check out ongoing, recurring, and weekly events at the bottom of the page)

If you have a fun, family-friendly event that you would like to be added, please send the event information, and a link if you have one, to [email protected].

February Fun:

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Kalamazoo Wings

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

February 3, 2023

Join the jungle! The Komets are back on home ice for another thrilling game.

Indiana Waterways: The Art of Conservation

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Through March 19, 2023 (closed Mondays)

See the works of five artists and their views of Indiana waterways in this exhibition of 60 paintings designed to call attention to the importance of protecting the state’s 62,000 miles of rivers, streams and tributaries in Indiana. The artists are Avon Waters (from Converse, working in pastels), John Kelty (Fort Wayne, watercolors), Curt Stanfield (Rosedale, oils) and brothers Dan and Tom Woodson (Muncie, oils); their subject matter is from all over Indiana.

The Glass Wing at FWMoA

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Through November 5, 2023 (closed Mondays)

Over the past decade, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art has built one of the fastest growing collections of Studio Glass in the Midwest. This new permanent glass wing will showcase a selection of their rapidly expanding collection of almost 400 glass sculptures.

Little Rock Stars

Sweetwater

Select dates February 4 – 25, 2023

Help spark a lifelong love of the magic of music in your little one with four once-weekly learning sessions. Each staff-supervised experience provides fun, hands-on discovery with age-appropriate instruments, songs, and movement sure to delight your child.

Mad Ants vs. Capital City Go-Go

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

February 4, 2023

Come cheer on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and enjoy ANTertainment and more. Check them out for a one-of-a-kind game experience.

Tiny Musicians

Sweetwater

Select dates February 4 – 25, 2023

Enjoy nursery rhymes and songs, rhythm and movement exercises, simple and fun instruments, and plenty of ways to experience the joy of play!

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Iowa Heartlanders

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

February 5, 2023

Join the jungle! The Komets are back on home ice for another thrilling game.

Gene Marcus Piano Competition Finals and Winners Recital

Rhinehart Music Center at Purdue Fort Wayne

February 5, 2023

The annual Gene Marcus Piano Competition celebrates its 12th year and regularly attracts top young pianists, ages 18 and under, from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

Fort Wayne Boat Show & Sale

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Expo I, II, III, and IV

February 9 – 12, 2023

The Boat Show provides a unique space where industry professionals and fans can gather together to share ideas and meet other people who share their passions. You will find more than 52 exhibitors, including Marine Dealers from all over Indiana and Michigan, together in one place.

Love Notes 2023

Fort Wayne Masonic Temple

February 10 – 11, 2023

Love glides across the stage ignited by the yearnings of the soul. Find a special evening with this spectacle of the heart, as Fort Wayne Ballet brings the passion of romance through dance.

Celebrate 130 years of Bell Mansion History!

The Bell Mansion

February 11, 2023

This gorgeous building is so rich in history! Construction began in 1893, 130 years ago!!! We want to celebrate 13 decades of downtown Fort Wayne location and this gorgeous Mansion! There will also be a “Celebrity Ghost Hunt w/ Brian Murray & Richel Stratton”

Do Re Mi

Allen County Courthouse

February 11, 2023

A night of drinks, dinner, music, and fun – all in support of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir.

McMillen Health Family Day

McMillen Health

February 11, 2023

McMillen Health will be open to the public for the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY on a Saturday to allow caregivers and children to attend programs!

Music Therapy Client Recital

Rhinehart Music Center at Purdue Fort Wayne

February 11, 2023

Share the joy of music with practicing music therapists who will assist their client performers in demonstrating skills they developed through participation in music therapy services. The recitals are free and open to the public. Contact Peggy Farlow, Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy, for additional information.

Mad Ants vs. South Bay Lakers

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

February 12, 2023

Come cheer on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and enjoy ANTertainment and more. Check them out for a one-of-a-kind game experience.

Kids Skate Free at the Headwaters Ice Rink

Headwaters Park at Clinton and Superior Streets

February 14, 2023

Free Ice-Skating Day

Come down and enjoy some free ice skating this Valentine’s Day! Skate rental is available as needed for $3 per person. Admission is $6 per person for age 14 and above. Through February 26, 2023, the rink is open Tuesday-Thursday, 3:00-8:00p.m., Friday and Saturday, noon to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8:00 p.m

Concerto, Aria, and Composition Orchestra Concert

Auer Performance Hall at Purdue University Fort Wayne

February 14, 2023

The PFW University and Community Orchestra concert will feature talented School of Music student winners of the annual Concerto, Aria, and Composition Competition. Kevin McMahon, conductor.

Nature Explorers

LC Nature Park

Select dates from February 16 – May 18, 2023

A monthly program for our littlest Nature Rangers (Ages 3-5). Your kids will enjoy a seasonal, nature-themed story, a delicious snack, and a fun craft!

Family Movie Night

New Life Fellowship

February 17, 2023

Drop off your child for an evening watching “Lady and The Tramp”, spaghetti dinner and Valentine craft.

1812 Winter Garrison

The Old Fort

February 18, 2023

Winters are harsh on the frontier. Freezing temperatures and snow make for a difficult life at a winter posting. Chopping wood and preparing meals are carried out daily by the assigned soldiers. Military drills and guard duty are also part of the soldiers’ daily duties. Visit with the soldiers. Witness what it is like to live in a frontier fort during the winter months.

2023 Weather the Fort

The Landing

February 18, 2023

Weather the Fort is an outdoor festival that celebrates interactive art, live music, beer and fun, all while embracing the Indiana winter weather by coming together to experience the energy of Downtown

Dog Sweater Day

Promenade Park

February 18, 2023

All fashion-conscious pet lovers are invited to “unleash” their fur-pal’s sense of style at an informal meet-up celebrating four-legged wintertime fashion. If Sparky loves sporting a cable knit sweater, or has a killer canine overcoat, come show it off.

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Cincinnati Cyclones

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

February 18, 2023

Join the jungle! The Komets are back on home ice for another thrilling game.

Snowy Saturday Sundaes

LC Nature Park

February 18, 2023

Sundaes on a Saturday? Fire and ice cream? Yes! Start with a nice winter hike, then we will gather around the bonfire and drink hot cocoa and eat sundaes from Brooklyn Pints!

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Kalamazoo Wings

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

February 19, 2023

Join the jungle! The Komets are back on home ice for another thrilling game.

Disney on Ice – Into the Magic

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

February 23 – 26, 2023

Discover why no dream is too big at Disney On Ice when your favorite Disney stories come to life through world-class ice skating.

Down the Line 17 – Celebrates Woodstock ’69

Embassy Theatre

February 25, 2023

The Embassy Theatre has selected four local performers/bands for Down the Line 17. This event showcases the breadth of local talent in a one-night tribute to music legends. The signature presenting show for the Embassy Theatre is on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 7 p.m. The title sponsors of this event are Sweetwater and the Surack Family Foundation. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 16, at 10 a.m.

Fort Wayne Ballet Presents: Peter Pan

Auer Center

February 25, 2023

Second star to the right, and straight on till morning! Peter Pan and the Lost Boys are dancing their way across Neverland, with Wendy, Michael, and John in tow. Keep an eye out for Captain Hook and the scallywags of the Jolly Roger, because the Auer Academy Youth Company is here to keep us forever young!

Piano Day

Rhinehart Music Center at Purdue Fort Wayne

February 25, 2023

Piano day is a free event open to all pre-college pianists regardless of age. The day will feature an opening concert, masterclasses, and workshops led by Purdue Fort Wayne faculty artists and will conclude with a participant recital.

Revolutionary War Garrison

The Old Fort

February 25, 2023

Winter in a fort on the Indiana frontier? Harsh temperatures and snow make daily life difficult during the winter months! Continental soldiers and militia will be performing daily duties and work details. Civilian refugees and local inhabitants will be plying their trades, cooking, sewing, and mending.  Military drills and training will take place weather dependent.  Come warm yourself by the fire. Witness how an army survives the winter months on the frontier.

YLNI Winter Farmers Market

The Olde East End Building

Saturdays through April 29, 2023

Located in Fort Wayne, our winter market will be held at The Olde East End Building, also known as the old candy factory, located at 1501 E Berry St. The Winter YLNI Farmers Market provides a comfortable indoor shopping experience during the chilly months of the year and connects the community with local vendors. Customers can find select produce, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, honey, and so much more!

1st Thursday Curator’s Tour

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

First Thursday of each month

During Curator’s Tours, President & CEO and Chief Curator Charles Shepard or other curators take you on a new gallery tour each month. From their specialized and personal points of view, curators offer a unique perspective for all exhibitions at the Museum. Curator’s Tours are on the first Thursday of every month from 12:15 – 1pm. They are free with gallery admission.

Headwaters Park Ice Skating

Headwaters Park

Through February 26, 2023

Headwaters Ice Skating Rink Clinton & Superior

Age 13 and under             $4

Age 14 and over               $6

Skate Rental                     $3

Spectators & Parking      FREE

Gift certificates and skating passes are available at the rink office (422-7625) or the Headwaters Park Alliance office (425-5745).

Ghost Tours

The Bell Mansion 420 W Wayne St 46802

Saturdays through June 2023

Come Check out this gorgeous building and also hear about Ghost stories experienced at the Bell Mansion. Either things our team has experienced, or other paranormal teams during their private investigations!

Midweek Paranormal Investigation

The Bell Mansion

Each Wednesday

Come not only tour the gorgeous Bell Mansion and learn all things paranormal, use our paranormal equipment or bring your own, to capture your own paranormal activity from 7pm to 11pm.

Monday Blues Jam Sessions with G Money & Special Guests

The Club Room at The Clyde

Weekly

Every Monday, 7-10 PM – $15 All You Can Eat BBQ Specials.

Smooth Tuesdays

The Club Room at the Clyde

Weekly

Every Tuesday, enjoy the best in soft rock and classic hits with a variety of rotating artists.

Wednesday Jazz Sessions at Club Room at the Clyde

The Club Room at the Clyde

Weekly

Each Wednesday with a fantastic performance by featured local, regional, and national jazz artists!

Nashville Thursdays at Club Room at The Clyde

Club Room at the Clyde

Weekly

The best in local and regional artists playing classic country, bluegrass, americana and more! In addition to the regular menu and seasonal features, enjoy Nashville Hot Chicken, Macho Cowboy Nachos and fantastic drink specials!

Friday Night Vibes at Club Room at the Clyde

The Club Room at the Clyde

Weekly

Friday Night Vibes Presented by WBOI’s Meet The Music as WBOI’s Julia Meek hosts the best of local and regional music at The Club Room at The Clyde! Don’t forget to take advantage of our $28 Prime Rib Special (12 oz.) that’s served with your choice of side and baked potato.

I Love Saturdays at Club Room at The Clyde

Club Room at the Clyde

Weekly

Enjoy the best in Pop, Soul R&B and Funk every Saturday! Don’t forget to take advantage of the $28 Prime Rib Special (12 oz.) that’s served with your choice of side and baked potato.