What to Do in Fort Wayne This Labor Day Weekend

labor day in fort wayne

labor day in fort wayne

Labor Day Weekend Fun

This year Labor Day is Monday, September 7th. Hard to believe it’s almost here isn’t it? It doesn’t have to mean the end of summer-type fun, though. There are lots of fun things going on over the weekend, so get out and about and enjoying that extra day off of work or school!


Singer/songwriter Don McLean will perform at the outdoor Foellinger Theatre at 7:30 pm on Friday the 4th. In case you didn’t know, his 1971 hit “American Pie” “is one of the top selling singles in the history of American music”.

Also on Friday, the Botanical Roots concert series at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory ends the summer series with feature act, John Nemeth (Memphis Blues) and local opener The Todd Harrold Band. Admission: $6/13 years and older, age 12 and under free. Doors open 7:30 p.m. for members; 7:45 for the public; Opening act at 8:30 p.m.


Pick up goods for your weekend BBQ, and enjoy live music, at the Barr Street Market.

Or take the short drive over to the Roanoke Farmers Market. It’s always fun for food, crafts, and music — plus shop the boutiques, go antiquing, and eat well at any of the town’s restaurants.


Trailblazers Kickoff! at Metea County Park, Sunday, September 6, 2:00 p.m. From the Allen Country Trailblazers Website: “Allen County has some incredible natural areas, parks and nature preserves perfect for hiking. All provide opportunities to enjoy the beauty of our natural environment, for  family fun and exercise, and to increase physical fitness. Cooperating agencies have assembled a list of 15 trails at various natural areas. Each trail is about 1 mile in length. Hikers who complete 10 of the listed trails receive a Trailblazers medallion.”

All Weekend

The TinCaps are in town! They’ll be playing the Bowling Green Hotrods on the 5th, 6th and 7th.

The Auburn-Cord Dusenburg Festival will be in full swing, with events for the whole family.

Cool down this weekend in one of Willow Creek Crossing Apartments swimming pools.

However you choose to spend it, we hope you have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend!

All Fun and No Labor for This Upcoming Holiday

One of the great things about living in an apartment community, like Willow Creek Crossing Apartments in Fort Wayne, IN, is that when three day weekends come along, you’re not stuck at home mowing the lawn, cutting back the shrubbery, or doing all those other household projects that keep you from enjoying life with your family.

There are a lot of great things you can do this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, but make plans in advance, or the holiday will pass you by quickly.  Remember that Labor Day is sort of the un-official end of summer, and a lot of the activities listed below will be over shortly, and won’t come back until next summer.

So here are a few events happening over Labor Day Weekend that you might find fun.

First, one of the largest events of the entire year takes place just up the road in Auburn, Indiana, the world famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival.  The multi day event starts on Thursday, and runs through Monday.  Click here to go to their website.  Many events, like the parade, are free, while others may cost a few bucks.

And the season is just about over for Fort Wayne’s minor league baseball team, the Tin Caps.  Catch a game Labor Day Weekend, as the Caps host the Great Lake Loons on Saturday (with Fireworks), and Sunday at 7:05pm, and Monday afternoon at 1:05pm. After that, only a couple more home games until next April.  Learn more here.

Another summer event, the Farmer’s Market, will be ending soon as well.  Just a couple more Saturdays left at their downtown venue, the Barr Street Market.

And there are just two more free Friday night free music concerts at Jefferson Pointe.  Labor Day weekend features Rosemary Gates, and the last concert on September 6 ends with Goodnight Gracie.

Of course, you can enjoy the three day holiday weekend by just doing nothing.    Remember, with fall weather on the way, our two pools won’t be open a whole lot longer either, so enjoy them while you can.  Whatever you do, be safe, and please be courteous to your neighbors.