New Resident Guide: Top 5 Things to Do in Fort Wayne

things to do in fort wayne

things to do in fort wayne

When you think of Indiana you probably get an image of farms and snow. When you start to look closer you will be surprised. Fort Wayne, Indiana, near the border of Ohio, is a bustling city with a population of around 270,000 and beautiful summer temps of about 85 degrees.

Looking for some adventure and fun? Read on for our top 5 things to do in Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

For families looking for education and fun look no further than Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Ranked over and over again as one of the best things to do in Fort Wayne, this zoo is awesome! This place has everything; lions, monkeys and even a honey badger! With super affordable ticket prices set at just $14 for adults and $10 for kids, you can bring the whole family.

Parkview Field

Debating about things to do in Fort Wayne? Take me out to a ball game for sure!

When it’s baseball season this is an inexpensive and family friendly day at the park. The Tincaps Stadium, conveniently located right in the middle of the downtown, has lots of shops and restaurants nearby making it your best bet for a fun day of ball.

Allen County Public Library

Most wouldn’t think of the library as a fun place to hang when out and about but this one is something special. With a great children’s section and lots of fun events this library shines.

This isn’t your grandma’s library! The kid’s section has an awesome aquarium, raised reading pods, and even a coding and robotics section. For the low admission price of free, this is a fun and educational stop for any family.

The Embassy Theatre

This legacy theatre is a gem in Fort Wayne. Built in 1928, this theatre seats 2000 people and is like a blast from the past. It’s the 1930’s meets today as the latest Broadway shows tour through.

The action at the Embassy doesn’t stop at Broadway shows there are a ton of events going on there all the time. You can check out a full schedule of their events right on their website. Check out the newly renovated rooftop for breathtaking city views once the sun sets.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Sprawling gorgeous gardens, a talking tree, and even a worm hole make this a must stop in Fort Wayne. The best part? Admission will only set you back $3 and you can spend hours in here looking at the beautiful foliage. With rainforest sections and sneaky treasures like hidden metal sculptures and lots of legends and fun stories, this conservatory is anything but boring. If you come in season (the butterflies are here for a couple months in Spring) you can also check out the butterflies flying through their garden.

Things to Do in Fort Wayne: Now You Know What to Look Out For!

With all this fun and adventure you may want to stay here in Fort Wayne forever and we have the perfect place for you to live! If you are looking for some more advice on the local area or are interested in making Fort Wayne your home, please contact us.

Looking for more to do around the Fort Wayne area? We have a map of the Fort Wayne area with all the attractions listed out for you here.

What to Do in Fort Wayne in April

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Spring, is that really you? Always such a tease! But, maybe, just maybe, Spring really is knocking on our door and we can think about enjoying some time outside once again! Below are some fun and entertaining things to get you and the family outside during the month of April. (Though, she’s fooled us before, so we’ve also put in some suggestions for indoor fun, too — just in case!).

OUTSIDE

Tin Caps Opening Day

April 8th, 6:05pm
Head out to the ballpark for the Tincaps opening day game vs Bowling Green.

Easter Bone Hunt

April 9th
Pack up your pooch and head out to the 9th annual Easter Bone Hunt on Sunday, April 9th at Franke Park to enjoy a fun with your dog. There will dog-friendly games, crafts & even tattoos. Prize baskets will be given away to the lucky pups who find prize eggs! All dogs admitted for a $15 donation & proceeds will go toward FWACC’s Adoption & Volunteer programs. Bring some extra dough and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny!

The Buzz about Bees

April 18th,  9:30-11 am
“If you have a busy little bee at home, bring them down to the Salomon Farms for The Buzz about Bees Spring Programs for Kids (and their grownups!) to learn what all of the buzz is about! Instructor Glenn Hile, local beekeeper, and owner of Glenn’s Natural Honey will teach little ones about the importance of bees using fun hands-on activities. Ages 3- 5.”

Stargazing at Riverfront Fort Wayne

April 19th
The third Wednesday of every month, head out to the Historic Wells Street Bridge for a night walk along the Fort Wayne Riverbanks. On this walk, you’ll also have a chance to see some rare star formations and learn about what’s going on in the universe from some friends from Science Central. This is a great, FREE opportunity for some fun for the whole family!

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Opening Day

April 22nd
Consider becoming a member of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo this year and enjoy the benefits here, and when you travel! Benefits include:

  • free Zoo admission for 1 year
  • 10% discount in the gift shop
  • discounted admission at more than 140 zoos nationwide
  • Zoo to You Magazine

INDOORS (Because April can be fickle, as we all know.)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone concert

April 7th
Love Harry Potter and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic? Then you’re in luck! Join the Fort Wayne Phil at the Memorial Coliseum on April 7 for Harry Potter in Concert.Watch the film on a giant screen as the Fort Wayne Philharmonic performs every note of John Williams’ score from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

The Fort Wayne Farmers Market

Saturday Mornings
Shop locally grown fruit, veggies, and crafts at the Fort Wayne Farmers Market which is still indoors this month at Parkview Field every Saturday morning until May 13. Early Spring veggies and the usual plethora of other treats will be available!

Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale

April 19-23rd
It’ back! Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale April 19-23. Spanning five days, this is a not-to-be-missed event for Vera Bradley fans. “Products available at the sale are primarily retired and overstock items (shop early for best selection). The first three days offer multiple ticketed sessions to shop where shoppers take advantage of great product selection (get your tickets early as sessions do sell out). The last two days are open to the public with no ticket required to enter.”

FWMoA Spring Party

April 21st, 7 pm
Celebrate Spring with a night of art, music, and food at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Spring Party on April 21st $8 Members / $15 Guests. Four times a year, the museum highlights current exhibits with a party that brings together art lovers to enjoy “specially designed decór and seasonal edibles from the area’s top caterers.”

Record Store Day

April 22nd
Enjoy live music from 16 area bands, food trucks, goodie bags, and free coffee and cookies at Wooden Nickel’s 10th annual Record Store Day on April 22nd at their North Anthony location.

Michiana Wine Festival

April 29th
Love wine? Then you won’t want to miss the Michiana Wine Festival on April 29 at Headwaters Park. Enjoy wine samples from over 150 wines from countless wineries across Indiana and Michigan.

 

Things to Do in Fort Wayne in March

things to do in fort wayne march 2017

things to do in fort wayne march 2017

You know what they say about March: “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” Though, in this part of Indiana, it’s sometimes: “In like a lamb, out like a lion.” Although the first day of March did bring a dusting of snow, we could see: “In like a lamb, out like a lamb”… we can only hope, .

With the weather being so Spring-like lately, we’re ready to get out and enjoy some of the great events going on around Fort Wayne this month! To celebrate the arrival of Spring on the 20th, here are a few events to get you in the mood.

Thinking of Spring Events

Hold on to Winter Events

Of course, it doesn’t matter how much we hope — we’ll still have plenty of Winter weather this month. So make the most of it and enjoy these fun Winter activities!
outdoor iceskating at Headwaters Park
indoor iceskating (or bounce houses!) at SportOne Parkview Icehouse
tobogganing at Pokagon State Park
winter hiking or cross-country skiing (we’ll just need a little snow first) at Fox Island Park

Whatever the weather, there are always lots of fun options to explore!

What to do in Fort Wayne in February

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what to do in fort wayne february 2017

Yes, there is that big holiday (that starts with a “V”) coming up…. So, we’re highlighting some of the romantic things the two of you could enjoy together around town this month along with some other great activities going on around Fort Wayne in February. Grab your sweetheart, BFF, best bud, or even the kids and enjoy some fun in February!

Check-out some of the restaurants with live music (call or visit their websites to see who’s playing that night):

Check out some of Fort Wayne’s great museums and galleries:

Or enjoy some outdoor fun Downtown!

Cheer on the local teams!

Show our fine city some love this February and explore some of the fun things it has to offer!

What to Do Around Fort Wayne in January

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what to do in fort wayne january 2017
Oh, the weather outside is frightful! But that doesn’t mean there aren’t loads of fun things to enjoy around Fort Wayne in January. Start the New Year off right and take advantage of the great offerings our fair city has to offer. Don’t let the cold stop you. Whether your thing is arts or sports or food, there’s load to see and do all over town — even in the dead of winter!

Art:

Bring the kids to the “Mary Poppins Garden Parties” at the Botanical Conservatory and explore the new Mary Poppins-themed garden exhibit. January through April.

Spending an afternoon at the Castle Gallery in the historic West Central neighborhood is a great way to get out of the cold. The Gallery’s Holiday Show continues into January. Visit their website for hours and upcoming exhibits.

Music or comedy:

Writer and comedian, Guy Branham, at The Tiger Room at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, & Spirits on January 13th.

A calendar of all of IPFW’s College of Visual and Performing Arts performances can be found here

Sports:

Enjoy some hoops! Check out the Mad Ants schedule for January for great hoop action!

Or some hockey! The Komets games are listed here

And, if the weather isn’t too cold, lace up and head to Headwaters Park Ice Skating Rink.

Food:

Savor Fort Wayne is back January 11 – January 22. Enjoy 12 delicious days of menu deals from over 30 Fort Wayne restaurants.

Saturdays, head down to the Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field from 9-1 to purchase fresh veggies and other local goods. Buy local at the Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market.

Festivals:

Who says festivals are only for Summer? Bundle up and head downtown Saturday, January 28th for Winterval 2017. Enjoy ice carvers, catch a rugby game, warm up by a bonfire while listening to live music, and more!

Best Events Going on Around Fort Wayne in December

what to do in fort wayne December 2016

what to do in fort wayne December 2016

What to Do in The Fort in December

Do you hear what I hear? The thump of a Christmas tree being loaded on top of the family car. The whirring of the mixer and the dinging of the oven timer as holiday treats are whipped up in the kitchen. The rustling of shopping bags and crinkling of wrapping paper as gifts and surprises are prepared for giving. Bing Crosby crooning carols at the coffee shop. The pop and fizz of champagne. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

We wish you a wonderful holiday season, full of friends and family and fun and here are some ways to enjoy the holiday all month long and all over Fort Wayne.

Christmas on the Farm

Saloman Farm Park’s 8th annual Christmas on the Farm on Saturday, December 3rd from 1-5pm is a day filled with holiday vendors and a visit from Father Christmas.

Christmas at Brookside

Spend Christmas at Brookside – the beautiful and historic mansion on the St. Francis University campus is decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers. Visit their website for hours and ticket information .

Breakfast with Santa

St. Francis also hosts Breakfast with St. Nicholas on Saturday, December 3rd at USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center.

It’s a Wonderful Life

First Presbyterian Church Theater presents the classic It’s a Wonderful Life “recreated as a 1940’s radio drama, this Frank Capra holiday classic brings to life the town of Bedford Falls with live sound effects and holiday carols.” December 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2016.

Twelve Days of Christmas

See the Twelve Days of Christmas displays at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory “Elements of a familiar Christmas carol are sprinkled throughout the Conservatory, from the Atrium to the Desert. Following a whimsical twist, you can explore the facility and discover each part of the song. Along the way, you will enjoy the lights, rich color, and festive décor of our gardens in holiday dress. Kids can climb in the nest with the goose eggs, “milk” the cow, or share a croissant with a French hen. Mom and Dad can enjoy a scenic moment in a swan boat surrounded by lovely holiday poinsettias. Will you find all twelve special ornaments listed on the scavenger hunt? Take family photos or just stroll the gardens as you revive your holiday spirit.”

Fantasy of Lights

The drivable Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park is an annual tradition for many families. November 22-December 31, 2016; 6 pm-9 pm Sunday-Thursday; 6 pm-10 pm Friday & Saturday.

Festival of Gingerbread

The History Center hosts its annual Festival of Gingerbread November 25-December 11, 2016. Creatively decorated houses, crafted by creative people of all ages from all walks of life, are on display.

Mannheim Steamroller

Listen to the sounds of the season with Mannheim Steamroller performing at the Embassy Theatre on December 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

Holiday Pops

Also at the Embassy, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic (along with its Chorus and special guests) present the annual Holiday Pops Concert “a program of the traditional and contemporary holiday favorites you know and love. The Hallelujah Chorus, a Christmas carol sing-a-long, and dancing Santas will sparkle in the majestic Embassy Theatre, decorated in holiday splendor especially for the occasion. Get into the holiday spirit and deliver fun for your entire family.”

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

New to Fort Wayne this year is the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on December 31st at the Barrett McNagny Parking Lot. Countdown to the New Year with an LED Tower while enjoying music, fireworks, and entertainment.

Wishing you the happiest of holidays!

What to Do in Fort Wayne in November

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things to do in fort wayne - november 2016

November is here and it’s time to kick off the Holiday Season with a host of great events that will get you in the Holiday spirit!

Christmas on Broadway

Get into the Holiday spirit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live reindeer, snacks, holiday music, and the Polar Express Train ride on November 18th. The Broadway tree will be lit and fireworks will start at 6pm.

Headwater’s Park Ice Skating

The Headwater’s Park Ice Skating rink opens for the season on November 19. Lace up your skates and enjoy some time on the ice.

Night of Lights 2016

The Night of Lights, party of HolidayFest, is one of Fort Wayne’s favorite Winter festivals as visitors flock downtown on November 23 to kick off the Holiday season. Watch the lighting of the holiday displays including The History Center Turret, The Christ Child Nativity, Aunt Millie’s Northern Lights, and Santa and his Reindeer. There will also be plenty of free entertainment for the whole family including Fireworks at Parkview Field!

Festival of Trees

If you love beautifully decorated Christmas trees, then the Embassy is the place to be November 23-30 for the 32nd annual Festival of Trees.

Festival of Gingerbread

Join the History Center for their annual Festival of Gingerbread  November 25-December 11 and view 100’s of tasty creations from elementary school classes to professional culinary artists.

Volunteer

Heading into Winter and the Holiday Season — it’s a good time to give back to and support our community, appreciate the gifts and bounty of nature, and have fun, too, of course!

Area food banks need help year-round, but the holidays are a particularly hectic time. Follow the links for information on how to volunteer at two of the area’s largest charities: Community Harvest Food Bank and The Associated Churches “emergency food bank”

Go for a Hike

Eagle Marsh, the “largest inland urban wetland restoration in the country” has just opened it’s new “Continental Divide Trail”. Directions, hours, and trail maps can be found on their website.

The Fort Wayne Farmers Market

The Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market has moved inside for the Winter (to Parkview Field) and, starting this year, is now open 9-1 every Saturday! “Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market (FWFM) is a year round, producer-only market that offers a variety of products from up to 40 vendors.  You will find products ranging from farm and garden, home-based foods, natural products, and local artisans”. See the website for directions and parking information.

Arts United Events

Arts United coordinates a plethora of Fort Wayne arts-related institutions: Fort Wayne Ballet, Youtheatre, The Civic Theatre, Cinema Center, Artlink, and more. November highlights include the Youtheatre’s production of A Christmas Carol and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir’s Harvest Concert. Check the November calendar for events and dates.

Basketball

Fort Wayne’s own Mad Ants — the Pacers’ NBA D-League team — are back on the court with 6 exciting games this month! Visit their website for the schedule and to purchase tickets.

Pictures with Pets Wrap-up

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Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our Pictures with Pets events. We had a great time seeing our residents, their family, and their pets!

4Ever Photography and Design

Cory with 4Ever Photography and Design did such a wonderful job setting up our background and taking photos of our pets. We loved the sneak preview he posted and can’t wait to see the rest! For those of you that donated to the Pet Food Pantry, you will receive a free 4×6 photo of you and your pet. If you would like to purchase additional photos, you can do so by contacting Cory of 4Ever Photography and Design. Or give them a call if you’re looking for a photographer for a wedding, family photos, or special event!

Event Photos

We’re excited to get the photos back from Cory, but until then, enjoy these photos that we took yesterday (a few of Cory’s photos are mixed in as well, just look for his logo!)

Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry

Also, a BIG thank you for helping us collect over 100 pounds of pet food and supplies to the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry.  If you haven’t heard of the Pet Food Pantry, they are a wonderful, local non-profit that provides pet food at no cost to those in the Fort Wayne area who are struggling and can’t afford to feed their pets allowing the pets. This allows the pets to be able to stay home with their families instead of being surrendered to local shelters. As we all know, pets are family, and no one should have to give up their pet because they are going through a hardship.

The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry has many locations around town. Visit their website to check out their wishlist and view donation sites. Soon, Willow Creek Crossing Apartments will be joining the list of donation locations! They really are a wonderful organization and we hope you will help them by donating pet food and supplies. Pick up an extra bag of treat or bag of dog food when you visit the pet food store and drop it off at our leasing office or one of the other drop-off locations.

Halloween

Residents, be sure to stop by the leasing office October 28-October 31 during regular business hours for some “tricks and treats” from the office staff! Fort Wayne trick or treat hours will be from 5:00-7:00pm on Halloween night.

Make sure to keep an eye on your newsletter, this blog, or our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on other news and events including our Christmas Party!

What to Do in Fort Wayne in October

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halloween fort wayne

Can you believe that October is already here and we’re only a couple of more months away from the end of the year? But, just because the weather is cooling down, doesn’t mean that Fort Wayne is. There’s still plenty of fun activities going on in and around Fort Wayne including lots of spooky and not-so-spooky Halloween fun to be had! Be sure to check out Fort Wayne’s Trick or Treat hours at the end of the article!

Foodstock 2016

Grab your eatin’ pants and head over to Headwater’s Park on Saturday, October 8th for Foodstock 2016. Enjoy live music, a craft beer tent and some of Fort Wayne’s favorite food trucks!

Lions, Tigers, & Beer

Head out to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary’s on Saturday, October 8th for Lions, Tigers, and Beers. This annual adult event includes beer tasting, dinner, sanctuary tours, a silent auction, and music among the animals. Proceeds benefit Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion, IN.

West Main Street Antique & Vintage Market

Browse antique’s, vintage items, and repurposed crafts along west Main Street during the West Main Antique and Vintage Market on Saturday, October 15th from 9am-5pm. Plus, grab food from King Arthur’s Trolly and enjoy music by Fort Wayne’s Kitchen Table Players.

Growl at the Moon

The Allen County SPCA invites you to karaoke for a cause during the Growl at the Moon on October 15th at the Grand Wayne Center. Enjoy multiple food buffets, live and silent auctions, a DJ, and karaoke to benefit the ACSPCA

Fright Night

You can’t think of October without thinking Halloween and Fort Wayne’s annual Fright Night on Saturday, October 15th has a plethora of freaky and fun activities all over Downtown.

One of the most famous is the Zombie Walk at the Allen County Public Library Plaza, 2:00pm – 5:30pm; FREE

T.A.G. art will be onsite at the At the ACPL Plaza with their Zombie Machine to help you with your makeover. Food trucks will also be on hand as well as live entertainment. Zombies will begin their undead parade through the streets of Fort Wayne starting at 5:30.

There’s also Fright Night Lantern Tours at Historic Fort Wayne from 6:00pm–10:00pm, $3.00, under 12 free

Check out the full list of activities that afternoon and evening.

WCC Pictures With Pets

Willow Creek Crossing Apartments is hosting a “Picture Your Pet Day” for all residents, their friends, and their family members to get their photos taken with their pets by a professional photographer from 4Ever Photography. The pictures will be taken outside of our Clubhouse, weather-permitting on Wednesday, October 19 from 2:30-6:30pm.

A free 4×6 print will be provided to every resident in exchange for a donation to the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry. You will have the opportunity to purchase more sizes from the photographer if you choose.

Halloween Pet Parade

Bring your pets out to the Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control’s 7th annual Pet Parade at Franke Park on Saturday, October 22nd from 11am-2pm for a pet costume contest, parade, and family fall festival.

Family Haunted Overnight

Grab your pillow and sleeping bag and bring your 6-year or older kids to explore the eerie side of Science Central! Strange noises and occurrences have been reported for years by different employees at Science Central… could the museum be haunted? Spend the evening taking part in hands-on experiments, try to sleep among the exhibits, and then wake up to a light breakfast. It’ll be a spooky good time!

Free Outdoor Movie

Join Sweet’s So Geek for a free outdoor showing of Young Frankenstein starring Gene Wilder on Saturday, October 22nd from 6-10pm. Vietnummy’s food truck will be there as well as photo booths and more!

Family History Month

It’s Family History Month all of October at the Allen County Public Library’s Genealogy Center.
“There are thirty-one days of events to inform, educate, and entertain. Don’t miss events like: Tips & Strategies for Finding Relatives, Living & Dead; DNA Classes; Family History Day for Homeschoolers; Using Technology in Family History; Beginning Classes & One-on-One Consultations; Midnight Madness: Extended Research Hours on October 28; and Workshops featuring Jessica Trotter and Juliana Szucs on October 13 & 22. To register for these programs, please call (260) 421–1225 or email Geneology@ACPL.info”

Our Japanese Sister

The Botanical Garden’s Our Japanese Sister exhibit runs through November 13, 2016. Celebrating Fort Wayne’s sister city of Takoaka, Japan.  As the Garden says, “We honor our friendly relations with our Japanese Sister in this lovely garden with a distinctly Japanese flavor.“

Embassy Theater

The Historic Embassy Theater has a plethora of musical events ranging from Mummies to Bugs Bunny to Johnny Mathis.
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Fantasticon

And check out Fort Wayne’s New Comic Con at the Grand Wayne Center. Fantasticon, “The Ultimate Comic Book and Pop Culture Experience” is Saturday, October 29 – 10am-6pm and Sunday, October 30 – 10am – 5pm.

Halloween

Fort Wayne’s Trick or Treat hours will be from 5-7pm on Monday, October 31st. Make sure porch lights are on indicating that trick-or-treaters are welcome!

What to Do in Fort Wayne in September

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what to do in fort wayne september 2016

Can you believe that September is here? Although we’ll miss Summer, the weather today has us pretty excited about the arrival of Fall and some of our favorite Fort Wayne area festivals.

Lynard Skynard

Lynard Skynard will be at the outdoor Foellinger Theatre on Friday, September 2, 8:00 p.m. Finally, when someone yells “Free Bird” the band will play it!

Fort Wayne Air Show

Mark your calendars for an action-packed weekend September 9-10. The Fort Wayne Air Show will feature aerial performances by the U.S. Air Force, KP Stunt Comedy Flight,
Doolittle Raid by DAV B25, P51 Acro, Olivers Flying Circus, Billy Werth Aerobatics, and more along with a Kids Zone and concessions.

Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown

The annual Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown is Sunday, September 11, 2016. From noon to 5pm, visit 16 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for FREE on Sunday from NOON until 5pm, including the Allen Country Courthouse, the Embassy Theater, The Old Fort, and many more!

Our Japanese Sister

The Botanical Garden’s “Our Japanese Sister” exhibit runs July 23-November 13, 2016. Celebrating Fort Wayne’s sister city of Takoaka, Japan.  As the Garden says, “We honor our friendly relations with our Japanese Sister in this lovely garden with a distinctly Japanese flavor.“

While you are there, check out the Garden’s new Empyrean Cafe; open every day except Mondays for breakfast and lunch and coffee drinks.

Middle Waves Music Festival

Fort Wayne finally has its very own festival for music lovers. The Middle Waves Music Festival at Headwater’s Park September 16-17 features great local and national bands including the Flaming Lips, Best Coast,  the B-45s, Oddisee, Heaven’s Gateway Drugs, James & the Drifters, and more!

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Everyone’s favorite Fall festival, The Johnny Appleseed Festival, is back for its 42nd year September 17-18! Enjoy the crafts, food booths, traders, tinsmiths, and blacksmiths galore!

Doggone Best Chili Challenge

What’s better than chili in the Fall? The Doggone Best Chili Challenge supporting the Allen County SPCA at Harley Davidson of Fort Wayne on September 24th. Come out, sample some chili, and meet some of the animals that are available for adoption from the ACSPCA.