We brag about our low cost of living in Fort Wayne, but how about our low cost of FUN?! Check out just a few of the countless activities that you and your family can enjoy in our city for free – or almost free!
 
 
 Enjoy free outdoor concerts all summer long.
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Support and hear great street performers at BuskerFest.              
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Catch a free family-friendly film on Wednesday nights all summer long at the Foellinger Theatre Summer Movie Series. Learn More
Be a part of a Fort Wayne tradition at the Three Rivers Festival. Learn More
Bike, walk, or run on Fort Wayne trails. Learn More
Listen to great local music at a Friday Nites Live concert – every Friday of the summer at Jefferson Pointe.
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View the beautiful flowers at Foster Park. Learn More
Learn from an educated public figure at IPFW’s Omnibus Lecture Series.   Learn More
RibFest is a local festival celebrating all things BBQ (including great performers,) is free before 5:30 p.m. and all day Sunday.
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Hear a free concert at Rock the Plaza at the Downtown Library, all summer long. Learn More
Uncover local food at Farmers Markets downtown and around the city.
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Browse genealogy collections (and the amazing Children's Department) at the downtown Allen County Public Library.
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Participate in Fright Night in Downtown Fort Wayne. Many events are free, and others are only a small fee.
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Explore Kids Crossing, Three Rivers Junction, and other playgrounds.
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Play in Splash pads, open every day starting at 9 a.m.
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Join in the summer reading program at the Allen County Public Library.
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Enjoy Last Saturdays (by the Downtown Improvement District) and participate in free or half-priced events all over downtown.
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Take a trip back to the 1800s at the Johnny Appleseed Festival.
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Spend time outdoors at Salomon Farm's Fall Harvest Festival.
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Examine historical documents at the Karpeles Museum.
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Search for new attractions you haven't seen as part of Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown.
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Pack - or grab - a meal for Lunch on the Square during the summer in downtown Fort Wayne.
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Discover Japanese Culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival.
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Attend New Haven Canal Days.
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Support Swiss culture in the area by attending Swiss Days in Berne.
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Appreciate the pickle at the St. Joe Pickle Festival.
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Sample great Fort Wayne culinary and artistic fare at Taste of the Arts.
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Love classic cars? Check out Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival with some free and other low cost events.
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Connect to the country at the Grabill Country Fair.
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Tour Little River Wetlands and see animals and plants of Fort Wayne.
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And very cheap...


Gather your friends for Germanfest. Admission is $2 before 5 p.m. or $5 after.
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Plan a trip to USF Edwin Clark Schouweiler Memorial Planetarium. Shows are $4/adults and $3/children under 18 and seniors. 
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Go crazy for bowling, Mini-golf, Bumper Cards, Ball-o-city, or bowling on weekdays for $5 each at Crazy Pinz.
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Find out DeBrands secrets on a behind-the-scenes tour.
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Spend a day outdoors at Hurshtown Reservoir. Admission is $4 for a car or $.50 per person entering on foot
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Meander through Fox Island’s trails and museum. Admission is $2 per person and children under 7 are free.  Learn More
Watch a $5 midnight movie the last Saturday of each month at Cinema Center.
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