Family Fun in the Fort this September

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

Check out what’s going on in September!

(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 to [email protected].

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball

Parkview Field

August 30 – September 4, 2022

The final Homestand of the year!

Come and cheer on the Caps at Parkview Field Parkview Field which ranked as a top ‘Ballpark Experience.’ Select games feature specials, promotions, and fireworks!

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!

Napoleonic Days 1804-1815

The Old Fort

September 3 – 2, 2022

The Napoleonic age was a time of epic land battles, naval engagements, political unrest, and widespread revolution. It was an era defined by one legendary general, Napoleon Bonaparte. Now you can experience the battles that shaped the course of history. See the French and Coalition armies meet on the fields of glory outside the historic Old Fort. Come and experience this dramatic military period! Observe both military and civilian reenactors engage in daily life, unit displays, and drills.

ACRES Grand Reopening

ACRES Land Trust

September 10, 2022

After over a year of work to improve headquarters, they are finally finished and ready to celebrate! They will have something fun for all ages — face painting, a scavenger hunt and the opportunity to meet birds from Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation! Come explore the campus improvements, hike the trails and learn how you can get involved in their mission to protect local land.

Dino Days

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

September 10 – 18, 2022

Weekends are filled with the scientific study of animals, an archeological dig, wild Dinosaur Encounters, and more! This event is free with Zoo admission.

Autism Acceptance Walk

Allen County Fairgrounds

September 11, 2022

The event is free to attend as well as free PARKING. It is the largest autism event in northern Indiana with an afternoon of activities and resources for the whole family- including food trucks, indoor vendor fair,

crafts, games, music, pony rides, sensory exploration, cosplay- princess and superheroes, local team mascots, touch a truck – including first responder vehicles and a petting zoo from Scheumann Farms.

Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown

Downtown Fort Wayne

September 11, 2022

Check out all that downtown has to offer with this popular event!

Meet Your Mishpocha

Rifkin Campus

September 11, 2022

The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society will be hosting its 4th annual open house, “Meet Your Mishpocha,” on Sunday, September 11th from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Rifkin Campus, 5200 Old Mill Road, in Fort Wayne. Designed to help people connect with their Jewish roots, this event will be held in-person with an option for guests to attend three presentations virtually.

Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival

Kuehnert Dairy Farm & Fall Festival

Varying dates through October 30, 2022

Ten years ago, they opened the gates and welcomed families to our farm. It’s been a wild ten years and they wouldn’t have it any other way! Join us for the tenth anniversary of corn mazes, pumpkins, ice cream and, of course, baby calves.

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Johnny Appleseed Park & Municipal Campground

September 17 -18, 2022

To educate and stimulate historical interest among the general public in order to promote a better understanding of Johnny Appleseed, his life and times. The 2-Day event offers a wide variety of family friendly shopping, music, food and more:

Handmade Crafts

1800 Period Demonstrations

Children’s Games, Mazes & Animals

Antiques & Collectibles

Trappers & Traders Living On-Site

Farmers Market

Food, Food & More Food!

Jurassic Park in Concert

Foellinger Outdoor Theatre

September 17, 2022

This action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making.

The Roaring 20s Schnelker Park Centennial Bash

Schnelker Park

September 17, 2022

Come join the City of of New Haven in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Schnelker Park, the oldest park in the city! They will have a Roaring 20s theme with old time dances, food, and music.

2nd Annual Golf for the Warrior

Brookwood Golf Club

September 23, 2022

Join the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council on Friday, September 23, 2022 for a day on the links at Brookwood Golf Club for the 2nd Annual Golf for the Warrior! Let us show you how we turn a golf outing into an event celebrating our local military families and their bases. The event will raise funds for the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council’s Military Support Fund (no refunds will be issued).

Brett Eldredge – Songs About You Tour

Foellinger Outdoor Theatre

September 23, 2022

Foellinger Theatre will host Brett Eldredge and feature his new Songs About You album on September 23, 2022. Lauren Alaina will play as the opening act. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m.

Fall Harvest Festival

Salomon Farm Park

September 23, 2022

To celebrate the history and culture of the American farm on Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22, 10 am–5 pm.  Activities include:

Friday & Saturday

Corn Husking & Shredding

Live Animals

Oat/Wheat Threshing

Food Concessions

Hay Rides

Antique Farm Equipment Displays

Saturday Only

Antique Tractor Parade

Farmers’ Market

Butter Making

Cow Milking

Musical Entertainment

2022 World Rivers Day—Clean Drains Fort Wayne: Be River SmART

Promenade Park

September 24 – 25, 2022

Celebrating Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers and our connection to waterways around the globe.

Canal boat rides aboard Sweet Breeze, at Sweet Breeze Fest, sponsored by SDI.

Art mural storm drain tours

Family-friendly activities

Art projects

Children’s obstacle course

Test your River SmARTs

Live musical and dance performances

Food trucks

Boogie Down Bazaar

The Landing

September 25, 2022

Event organizers, Brooke and Heather Klejnot (Fort Yay) and Sachi Jordan (Sachi Sometimes), have curated a very special event for the northeast Indiana region with Boogie Down Bazaar. The event, scheduled for Sunday, September 25 from noon to 6:00 PM, features 20 of the finest vintage vendors the Midwest has to offer, awesome local food trucks, and local Fort Wayne talent, DJ J. Tubbs.

Fort Wayne Splash Pads Open!

Various Fort Wayne Parks

Through September 5, 2022

9 splash pads for your enjoyment:

Memorial

McCormick

Waynedale

Shoaff

Buckner

Robert E. Meyers

Taylor’s Dream Boundless Playground

Franklin Park

Promenade

First Friday on The Landing

The Landing

Monthly through October 2022

Come join us on The Landing for our First Friday event to celebrate businesses and culture. First Fridays will take place on the first Friday of every month from May to October. This event will feature live music, a beer tent provided by Landing Beer Co, and a local vendor market.

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Varying dates through September 11, 2022

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts is an invitation to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historical events and cultural trends. The quilts can be read as extensions of the hands, bodies, minds, and spirits that constructed them—each artwork constituting a unique site of meaning that embodies the artist’s identity, memories, and intentions. Like a roadmap, quilts direct us to their place of origin. To further explore these cartographies, these quilts are exhibited adjacent to Jerry Gretzinger’s visionary mapping project, Jerry’s Map (1963–ongoing). These quilts provide comfort and a sense of safety; they make the unknown known, or the unknown home.

Paris: City of Light & Love

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Through November 13, 2022

Paris, France has long exuded romance through its iconic cityscape, art, architecture and famous riverbanks. Over time, a secluded atmosphere of cafes, lush landscapes and carefree glamour have come to define Parisian style. Catch a glimpse of a day in Paris through familiar scenes and playful hues adorning a public square in the Botanical Conservatory’s summer and fall exhibit bursting with light and love.

Sweet Breeze tours

Promenade Park

Varying dates through October 9, 2022

Relax and enjoy a guided cruise on the Fort Wayne Rivers. Sweet Breeze, Fort Wayne’s authentic canal boat replica is offering 45 and 90 minute tour lengths. This fully accessible tour will be a fun experience for everyone! Each tour provides an opportunity to learn something new about Fort Wayne through its riverfront.

Ghost Army Exhibit – Bill Blass

Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum

Weekly through September 29, 2022

In honor of his 100th birthday, the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum is proud to present an exhibit about The Ghost Army and Bill Blass’ participation.

Starts June 22, 2022 and runs through September 30, 2022

Mon, Thu, Sat & Sun: 11 am – 4 pm

Broad Spectrum, Clear Vision: The Collection of Carl and Stephanie Beling

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Weekly through October 16, 2022

This stunning exhibition debuts a carefully curated selection of the extensive collection of contemporary glass sculptures that Drs. Carl and Stephanie Beling acquired over the course of a three-decade long adventure in collecting. In addition to collecting glass, Carl, under the tutelage of renowned glass artist Bertil Vallien, became an accomplished glass artist himself. A special selection of this exhibition highlights the work of Carl and Bertil and other prominent Swedish glass artists. In 2021, Stephanie Beling donated their entire collection to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to enhance our efforts to create a world-class center for contemporary glass sculpture.

The Garden’s May Night Market

The Garden Fort Wayne

Varying dates through September 21, 2022

Keep your summer eve nightlife fresh in 2022. Join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month from May through September from 6-9pm for Night Markets at The Garden!

Beat Making For Girls

Sweetwater Academy of Music & Technology

Varying dates through December 27, 2022

Ready to create completely unique beats? This event is open to all kids who want to learn the first steps in beat making using Ableton Live, the industry’s most popular beat-making and production software.

Farmer’s Market at Salomon Farm Park

Salomon Farm Park

Wednesdays through September 7, 2022

Their vendors produce their goods within a 75-mile radius of Salomon Farm Park and are required to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. They strive to find vendors who embrace sustainable and organic growing practices.

Downtown Live!

The Landing

Fridays through September 2, 2022

Enjoy live music from talented local musicians and performers every Friday evening on The Landing from 6:00-8:00 p.m., in June, July, and August, in Downtown Fort Wayne. Dine or shop at one of the many surrounding local businesses or enjoy the summer breeze as you stroll through The Landing during this family-friendly event.

Outdoor Yoga by the Fountain

Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center

Varying dates through September 4, 2022

Every 1st Sunday of the month starting May 1st through September 4th YogaSix is hosting yoga out by the fountain at 4:30pm.

A-MAZE-D

Science Central

Through September 11, 2022

You will be amazed by the variety of mazes, puzzles, and more.

Allen County Marketplace

Huntertown Family Park

Varying dates through October 8, 2022

Featuring a wide variety of vendors including artisans, crafters, boutiques, farmers market, direct sales, delicious eats, and more!

Bill Blass: Fort Wayne’s Fashion Designer

The History Center

Through September 30, 2022

In honor of his 100th birthday, the Fort Wayne History Center is celebrating Bill Blass, an American fashion icon and WWII Ghost Army soldier.  Born in Fort Wayne on June 22, 1922 and a class of 1940 South Side High School graduate, Blass is best known for being one of the premier American fashion designers of the 20th century. This exhibition illustrates Blass’ multifaceted life, containing sections dedicated to his upbringing in Fort Wayne, role in the Ghost Army, and success as a master of design and marketing.

Fort Wayne Hobby and Collectibles Show

Allen County Fairgrounds

Varying dates through November 13, 2022

Shows are 11am – 4pm with Comic Books, super hero collectibles, diecasts, old and new toys, Legos, sport and non sport cards, TV & movie memorabilia, magazines, coins, video games, and more!

Trek the Trails 2022

The City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Trails Inc., The City of New Haven

Weekly on Tuesday and Thursday through October 27, 2022

Join the City of Fort Wayne, the City of New Haven, and Fort Wayne Trails on these family-friendly bike rides. Rides begin at 6:00 pm every Tuesday throughout the summer.  Participants are asked to wear helmets and bring water along for the ride. Most rides are 8-9 miles long. The average speed is 10-12 mph. This is a “no one left behind ride” and families are welcome.

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.

Miami Indian Heritage Days

Chief Richardville House – 5705 Bluffton Road

The first Saturday of the month through November 5, 2022

The History Center presents Miami Indian Heritage Days, Saturday, June 5th from 1-4 pm at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. Erik Vosteen will present Cookware from Local Clays: Making and Using Replica Native-Style Pottery. Learn about the lasting heritage of the Miami and other regional Native American groups. Local artists, performers and presenters will be featured the first Saturday of the month, May to November.

YLNI Farmers Summer Market

Corner of Wayne and Barr

Saturdays through September 24, 2022

Featuring select produce, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, honey, and so much more!

Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Outdoor Market

McCulloch Park

Weekly through September 24, 2022

The Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market hosts a constantly changing variety of products, including meat, produce, farm products, baked goods, jewelry, artisan crafts, food trucks, and much more!

Third Thursday Cruise-In

Downtown Auburn

Each month on the third Thursday through September 15, 2022

A FREE, fun-filled, family-friendly event hosted by the ACD Festival.  All cars should enter at the corner of Cedar and 7th Street (main gate), beginning at 5:00 pm.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Cars & Coffee

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Varying dates through September 17, 2022

Cars & Coffee provides auto enthusiasts of all levels an opportunity to show off their cars and talk to other owners on the beautiful campus of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Coffee will be provided for FREE courtesy of 9th street Brew Coffee House in Auburn and our 2022 Sweepstakes car, will be on display.

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.

Disabilities Days at Science Central

Science Central

Varying dates through December 10, 2022

Disability Days will feature special demonstrations, hands-on activities, special quiet room will be available with sensory toys and games.