Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown
Join us at the 22nd annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown—one of Fort Wayne's favorite events—on Sunday, September 12th from 12pm–5pm.
Residents and visitors are invited to explore 19 of Fort Wayne's museums and attractions for FREE, and enjoy the incredible architecture, welcoming venues, and visitor industry that makes Fort Wayne a popular Midwest destination.
You can pick up your free passport at any Kroger or Old National Bank location or print your own at VisitFortWayne.com/BeATourist.
A few attractions are offering timed tickets and special hours so be sure to plan your trip and learn more here.
Fort Wayne Public Art Trail
Discover Fort Wayne's vibrant public art scene with the new Fort Wayne Public Art Trail! Fort Wayne is a creative canvas for larger-than-life murals, functional (and fun!) sculptures, and many pieces of public art that our city is proud to display.
Visit Fort Wayne created this digital pass with the help of many local art organizations to help visitors and residents explore more than 150 photo-worthy locations in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne and throughout Allen County. Users can learn about the artists and check in at each art piece’s designated location to redeem prizes.
You can access the digital pass for free at VisitFortWayne.com/PublicArtTrail and easily put a shortcut button on your phone to access the pass at any time!
Fort Wayne in the Media
Visit Fort Wayne works with travel media by hosting them on visits to our destination, sharing unique story ideas with them, and assisting with information and photo requests for the purpose of building national awareness of Fort Wayne as a visitor destination.
In August, Visit Fort Wayne secured articles in prestigious publications such as Chicago Tribune and USA Today!
Take a look at the Fort Wayne highlights and full list of articles here.
IDDC Statewide Meetings - Fort Wayne Session
The Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC), which includes the office of Visit Indiana, invites you to hear the accomplishments from their first year in commission concerning talent attraction and retention, students, business, and visitors and to look at where they are heading with partners and stakeholders in their second year.
Hear from Elaine Bedel, CEO of IDDC, and other local stakeholders at the Promenade Park Pavilion on Thursday, September 16th from 3:00 - 4:30PM to learn about the exciting progress being made and the opportunities available for you to share Indiana’s great story regarding our quality of place, life, and opportunity. Register
Shop local brands, artisans, and Fort Wayne merchandise at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center's online store!