The Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale will be here before you know it! Starting February 2, you can grab your tickets for your friends and start planning a girlfriends’ getaway to Fort Wayne.
Once you cross the sale off your bucket list, you'll want to check out the many other fun activities happening around Fort Wayne that week!
Plan your ultimate shopping getaway to Fort Wayne, and add these fun activities to your itinerary.
Continue Your Shopping Fun
Vera Bradley – Jefferson Pointe Store Discount
After scouring the tables full of discounted items at the sale, head over Jefferson Pointe on the free shuttle to shop at the Vera Bradley store and enjoy 25% off your entire full-price purchase. To enjoy this offer just bring proof of attendance (ticket stub, registration, receipt, etc.)
This offer is valid April 19 – April 23, and excludes the Collegiate collection.
Shop till you Drop at Jefferson Pointe
Before you head back to the Memorial Coliseum area on the free shuttle, shop at all of the other Jefferson Pointe shopping destinations like J. Jill, White House Black Market, Von Maur, Barnes and Noble, and more. Plus, make sure you grab a savings book full of offers to Jefferson Pointe merchants. Pick your savings book up at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center, on the shuttle, or at the Jefferson Pointe office.
4130 W. Jefferson Blvd. / 260.459.1160
Discount Shop at the Peg Perego Sale
If you have little ones, consider discovering the great deals at the Peg Perego sale Thursday, April 20 – Saturday, April 22. Enjoy discounts on baby strollers, car seats, high chairs and kid-sized riding toys for children and babies!
Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 22: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
3625 Independence Drive / 800.671.1701
Shop for the unique at some of Fort Wayne’s great local specialty shops. There are great boutiques in downtown, outside of downtown, Covington plaza, and more!
Fort Wayne Boutique Shopping List – VisitFortWayne.com/Boutiques
Or, check out the Gypsy Soul Vintage Market Friday, April 21 through Saturday, April 22. Expect to find vintage-inspired, upscale shopping!
Take a Tour!
DeBrand Fine Chocolates Open Tours
DeBrand Fine Chocolates will be offering tours every half-hour, on the hour from Tuesday, April 18 through Saturday, April 22. The cost is $5 per person with each guest receiving a rebate of $5 off a purchase of $10 or more. Come view their chocolate making kitchens and see the artisan process involved in creating their coveted chocolates. You will also enjoy several gourmet samples along the way!
10105 Auburn Park Drive / 10:00 am - 6:00 pm / 260.969.8343
Country Heritage Winery
Enjoy wine? Then take a visit just north of Fort Wayne to Country Heritage Winery, where you can savor free wine tastings. Plus, Country Heritage will be offering winery tours the week of the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale, not just on Saturday!
185 Co Road 68, LaOtto, IN 46763 / 260.637.2980
Discover Art and a Natural Oasis
The Botanical Conservatory is the perfect spot to relax and escape during your fun shopping trip. Keep an eye out for their annual Butterfly exhibit, where you can view these winged beauties up close and personal.
1100 S. Calhoun St. / 260.427.6440
Tea n’ Crafts
The Botanical Conservatory is also celebrating spring with Tea n’ Crafts! Pot up a chamomile plant to take home, purchase a butterfly hatching kit, enjoy a simple massage, or try various hands-on crafts and projects. At the same time, enjoy light refreshments including tea and sweets.
Each station is ticketed, just purchase your tickets for $1 each at the front desk and use them as you please. No registration or RSVP required.
Regular Conservatory admission applies, in addition to the price of activity tickets.
Saturday, April 22, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
1100 S. Calhoun St. / 260.427.6440
Visit the Many Other Attractions in Fort Wayne
Make it a Night Out!
Great Fort Wayne Events
Broadway at the Embassy: Pippin – April 18
TinCaps Baseball Game – April 19
Civic Theatre Presents the Little Mermaid – April 22 – May 7
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Opening Day – April 22
Taste of Fort Wayne
Savor the flavors of Fort Wayne! Try some of our local favorites including the Golden, Tolon, the Dash-In, Cindy's Diner, JK O'Donnell's, Asakusa, Bravas Burgers, Wine Down and more. Whatever your taste buds prefer, Fort Wayne is bound to have something that suits!
Do you want to make it an extraordinary shopping event with friends? Register to win a Girlfriends Getaway at visitfortwayne.com/veragetaway!
Need help finding more things to do? Visit our Calendar of Events or stop by the Visitors Center, located at 927 S. Harrison Street! You can also call one of our Visitor Information Specialists at 260-424-3700.