2020 Event Calendar

Happenings at the Fort

Here's a look at this season's events! Parking is FREE!

2020 Public Events

May through October - Guided Tours Every Weekend
Saturdays & Sundays 11am and 2pm
Let our historians guide you on a 1.5 hour walking tour through the fort and some of its buildings.
$5/person on site (please arrive 15 minutes prior).
Tour Note: On some weekends, tours will be unavailable while private events (like weddings, corporate team building, etc.) take place within the star fort.

Weekday tours (Mon - Thurs) are available by appointment for groups of 4 to 25 people by contacting us at info@historicfortwaynecoalition.com.

April 4 - National Park Day
10am - 3pm
A special day when everyone is invited to help spruce up the site and learn some preservation skills in the process. Sponsored by the Civil War Trust. Meet and register at the Visitor Center at 10am for orientation. 

April 25 & 26 - HFWC Antiques & Collectibles Market
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm
Thousands of items! Bake sale, food vendors, over 70 tables of antiques and collectible goods for purchase. Partial proceeds support operational efforts of the HFWC to maintain the fort and provide educational programming.

May 2 - Spring "USO" Swing Dance
6:30pm - 11pm
Live band! Free dance instruction. Prize raffles.

May 2 & 3 - Military Living History Weekend
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Sunday 10am - 3pm
Your opportunity to see the real deal as living historians of various eras take over the fort! Authentic camps and battle re-enactments, military vehicles, talks given by veterans.

May 3 - Early Riser BBC Home Game
1pm
Vintage base ball at its best! Our own Early Riser Base Ball Club takes on Brooklyn BBC at the fort. Full schedule here.

June 6 & 7 - Civil War Days
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Sunday 10am - 3pm
Civil War re-enactors both North and South take over the fort and the public is invited! Artillary demonstrations, drills, encampments, and talks. Area premiere of the short film "Hold My Horse," author talks, and historic artifact displays and more.

June 13 - Tours After Dark
6:30pm – 11:30 pm

Join storytellers as they reveal legends and tales you will not hear on our daytime tours. Tickets available online soon by pre-sale only.

June 14 - Early Riser BBC Home Game
1pm
Vintage base ball at its best! Our own Early Riser Base Ball Club takes on Mount Clemens BBC at the fort. Full schedule here.

June 20 & 21- Colonial Days Weekend

Saturday 10am - 4pm

Sunday 10am - 3pm
Re-enactors bring the Revolutionary War period to life as they take over the outer fort grounds and you're invited! Demonstrations, drills, encampments, and talks.

July 12 - Early Riser BBC Home Game
1pm
Vintage base ball at its best! Our own Early Riser Base Ball Club takes on the Detroit BBC at the fort. Full schedule here.

July 11 & 12 - Medieval Days - SCA Tyger Hunt Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Huzzah! Fort grounds are turned into a real-life Game of Thrones as our annual Medieval Days event returns.

July 18 - Tours After Dark

6:30pm – 11:30 pm

Join storytellers as they reveal legends and tales you will not hear on our daytime tours. Tickets available online soon by pre-sale only.

July 19 - Early Riser BBC Home Game
1pm
Vintage base ball at its best! Our own Early Riser Base Ball Club takes on Northville BBC at the fort. Full schedule here.

Aug 2 (tentative) - Vintage Baseball Day
11am - 4:00pm
A full day of vintage base ball at its best! Our own Early Risers host multiple games featuring Detroit Base Ball Club, Flat Rock, Wahoos, Moscow Monarchs,  Richmond, Stockbridge, Highlanders, Ghostriders, Swamp Frogs, Wyandotte, and Dexter baseball clubs. 

Aug 9 - Detroit Firemens' Fund Field Day
11am - 4pm
It's the 97th Annual Detroit Firemen’s Field Day at Fort Wayne! Lots of family fun, including your picture with a firefighter, Detroit Fire Department Honor Guard. 50/50 raffle, food and more. 

August 9 - Sixth Annual Historic Fort Wayne Motor Show
9am - 4pm
One of Detroit's largest outdoor car shows takes place within the walls of our beloved star fort. Participate with your classic ride or just come and view all the great entries!

August 15 - Tours After Dark

6:30pm – 11:30 pm

Join storytellers as they reveal legends and tales you will not hear on our daytime tours. Tickets available online soon by pre-sale only.

September 5 - Tours After Dark

6:30pm – 11:30 pm

Join storytellers as they reveal legends and tales you will not hear on our daytime tours. Tickets available online soon by pre-sale only.

September 19 - Tours After Dark
6:30pm – 11:30 pm

Join storytellers as they reveal legends and tales you will not hear on our daytime tours. Tickets available online soon by pre-sale only.

September 27 - Early Riser BBC Home Games - Double Header
1pm
Vintage base ball at its best! Our own Early Riser Base Ball Club takes on Wyandotte and Franklin BBCs at the fort. Full schedule here.

October 3 - Tours After Dark

6:30pm – 11:30 pm

Join storytellers as they reveal legends and tales you will not hear on our daytime tours. Tickets available online soon by pre-sale only.

October 10 & 11 - HFWC Antiques & Collectibles Market

Saturday 10am - 4pm

Sunday 10am - 3pm

Thousands of items! Bake sale, food vendors, over 70 tables of antiques and collectible goods for purchase. Partial proceeds support operational efforts of the HFWC to maintain the fort and provide educational programming.

October 24 - Tours After Dark

6:30pm – 11:30 pm

Join storytellers as they reveal legends and tales you will not hear on our daytime tours. Tickets available online soon by pre-sale only.

October 31 - Tours After Dark

6:30pm – 11:30 pm

Join storytellers as they reveal legends and tales you will not hear on our daytime tours. Tickets available online soon by pre-sale only.

December 5 - Christmas at the Fort 
Info coming soon.

Dec 12 - Christmas Swing Dance 
Info coming soon.

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