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Arab Fest Fort Wayne
A cultural celebration of Arab culture, the festival will feature camel rides, a market, food from local restaurant Famous Falafel and live entertainment.
When: Noon-10 p.m. Saturday, June 2; noon-6 p.m. Sunday, June 3
Where: Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Admission: Free
Website: //www.facebook.com/ArabFestFW/

Germanfest 2018
Come to Headwaters Park for a week-long celebration of “Essen, Trinken, und Gemütlichkeit” (eating, drinking and having a really good time).
When: June 3-10
Where: Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Admission: $2 2-5 p.m.; $5 after 5 p.m. Military personnel with ID admitted free of charge. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. No one under 21 permitted after 9:30 p.m.
Website: //germanfest.org/events/

New Haven Canal Days
A week of camaraderie and family-friendly fun, Canal Days serves as New Haven’s homecoming event.
When: June 5-9
Where: On Broadway in New Haven, at Schnelker Park and in the space between
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Website: //newhavencanaldays.wordpress.com/

Hobnobben Film Festival
The festival celebrates film with screenings of shorts and features from local, regional, national and international filmmakers.
When: June 7-10
Where: Cinema Center, Spectator Lounge and Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Website: //www.hobnobben.org/

Sweet Breeze Fest
Enjoy a day celebrating Friends of the Rivers’ authentic canal boat at Headwaters Park West. The event will feature canal boat rides, live music, balloon art, face painting and food trucks.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 9
Where: Near the terrace gardens at Headwaters Park West
Admission: Canal boat rides are 45 minutes long and tours depart every hour. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. All other activities are free. Tickets available on fwoutfitters.com or purchase at the dock.
Wheel chair accessibility: Yes
Website: RideSweetBreeze.org

Hoagland Days
This year’s hometown celebration will feature a corn hole tournament, selfie station, face painting, balloon artist and more.
When: June 14-16
Where: Hoagland Community Park, 11320 Hoagland Road, Hoagland
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Website: //hoaglandin.com/

BBQ RibFest
The festival will feature blues, brews, bbq’s and fun for the whole family.
When: 11:30-9 p.m. June 15-17
Where: Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Admission: Free Admission until 5:30 p.m.; tickets $6 for adults over 13; $5 seniors; $4 students, military, fire and police $3 all day Sunday
Website: //bbqribfest.com/

Greekfest 2018
The Greek festival will feature Greek cuisine and entertainment including live music, dancing and other activities each day.
When: June 21-24
Where: Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Website: //www.fortwaynegreekfestival.org/

Woodburn Summerfest
The small town festival will offer a full schedule of activities including a chalk walk, trivia night, 5K walk/run, parade and much more packed into two days.
When: June 22-23
Where: Various locations in the town of Woodburn, including Main Street and Woodburn Park
Website: //woodburnsummerfest.com/

Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Races
This family-friendly spectacle offers something for everyone with an Athletes Village for socializing, local food trucks and vendors, children’s activities and, of course, the dragon boat races.
When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 23
Where: Headwaters Park West, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne
Admission: Events free and open to the public. Dragon Boat Teams must pay a registration fee to race.
Website: //riverfrontfw.org/

Covington Art Fair
This two-day event featuring the fine arts is located in Covington Plaza. The shopping plaza features high fashion, specialty large shops, gourmet restaurants, a spa and more.
When: June 23-24
Where: Covington Plaza, 6334 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Website: //www.facebook.com/events/391620657959040/

Arcola National Truck and Tractor Pull
The festival is a major fundraiser for the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department.
When: June 28-30
Where: Branning Park, 11202 Reed St., Arcola
Website: //www.arcolapull.org/

Leo-Cedarville Freedom Festival
The two-day festival offers events for the whole family.
When: June 29-30
Where: Riverside Gardens Park in Leo-Cedarville
Website: //www.facebook.com/events/195920164379959/

Buskerfest 2018
Enjoy quirky and unexpected live art at this celebration of street performers in downtown Fort Wayne.
When: 4-10 p.m. June 30
Where: Corner of Wayne and Calhoun in downtown Fort Wayne
Admission: Free
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Website: //downtownfortwayne.com/buskerfest/

Sip & Savor Wine Festival
The one-day event will feature wine samplings from more than 12 Indiana wineries, food trucks and live music.
When: Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, June 30
Where: Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne
Admission: $25 tickets in advance and $30 at the gate
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Website: //bit.ly/SipSavor2018

Three Rivers Festival
The city-wide festival draws nearly a half million visitors each summer. This marks its 50-year anniversary. Enjoy Food Alley, Art in the Park, the Bed Race, the Three Rivers Festival Parade, Children’s Fest and more.
When: July 13-21
Website: //threeriversfestival.org/

Rolling into Roanoke
The event is a classic car show located in Roanoke and presented by the Roanoke Beautification Foundation.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21
Where: On Main Street in Roanoke
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Website: //rollingintoroanoke.com/

Allen County Fair
The 2018 Allen County Fair is home to Allen County 4-H and features many animal shows, projects and events throughout the week. In addition to 4-H festivities, the fair offers a full food court, carnival rides, and family-fun events.
When: July 24-29
Where: 2726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Admission: $5 gate admission with children 5 and under free; Wednesday seniors 55 and older get in for $3
Parking: Free
Website: //allencountyfairgroundsin.com/allen-county-fair-2/

Fort Wayne Pride
The two-day event includes vendors, live entertainment, beer tent, workshops, food, KidSpace, a march, tournaments and fun. People from all ages, sexualities and backgrounds are welcome to attend. However, children 5 and under are not permitted after 8 p.m.
When: July 27-28
Where: Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Website: //www.fwpride.org/index.html

Harlan Days
This family-friendly country fair features a variety of events, activities and food. Proceeds benefit the park department and its programs.
When: Aug. 2-4
Where: Harlan Community Park
Website: //www.harlandays.com/

Huntertown Heritage Days
The three-day Huntertown festival will welcome Huesman Amusements for their rides and carnival games and food.
When: Aug. 9-11
Where: Huntertown Park on Old Lima Road
Website: //www.huntertownheritagedays.com/

Taste of the Arts
The 10th annual Taste of the Arts Festival returns for a celebration of arts, culture, and food in northeast Indiana.
When: Aug. 24-25
Where: Arts Campus, 300 E. Main St., Fort Wayne
Admission: Free
Website: //artsunited.org/tasteofthearts

Waynedale Community Picnic
The picnic is a family friendly event that has been a long-standing tradition in the Waynedale community, drawing over 2,000 attendees yearly. There will be free lunch and snacks and fun to be had with bingo, kids games, inflatable obstacle course, appearances from our local police, EMT and fire departments, Science Exploration Tent, face painting, vendors and more.
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25
Where: Waynedale Park, Intersection of 2900 Koons and Elzey Street- just off of Lower Huntington Road
Website: //waynedale.com/picnic/

Grabill Country Fair
Grabill, a town of about 1,000 people, just north of Fort Wayne, is nestled in the heart of a large Amish community. The town’s country-style fair highlights the area’s Amish heritage.
When: Sept. 6-8
Where: Various locations through the town’s center, between West and Main streets
Website: //www.grabillcountryfair.org/

Johnny Appleseed Festival
The two-day fall festival celebrates the festival’s namesake John Chapman and everything apple – apple dumplings, caramel apples, apple pie and plenty of cider. More than 200 vendors dressed in 1800s period dress sell products, demonstrate trades, entertain and cook food over an open fire.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16
Where: Johnny Appleseed Park in Fort Wayne. Parking is available at the Memorial Coliseum.
Admission: Free
Website: //www.johnnyappleseedfest.com/

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