Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Posts from June 2012

Just so you know: Fort Wayne’s residents will be under siege on September 8-9, 2012. Don't panic. It is a re-enactment of the summer of 1812 when America, a fledgling nation, declared war on Great Britain. Native Americans fought with the British to take over Fort Wayne and other forts in ... More ›

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 5:44:49 am by Carrie M.

Video: Franke Park Mountain Bike Trails

I wouldn’t consider myself or my husband to be avid mountain bikers, but we do enjoy getting out on the trails as much as possible. We have been to a few outside the Fort Wayne area but never to the Franke Park trails located near the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. So one Wednesday afternoon we ... More ›

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 5:13:39 am by Renee M.

Find Kids Activities in Fort Wayne this Summer!

There are so many great family attractions in Fort Wayne, such as the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Science Central and the TinCaps; but what else is there to do? There are plenty of free or low cost options to keep the kids entertained (and hopefully give you a few minutes to relax and ... More ›

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 5:00:00 am by Ali D.

Take it to the Streets at the Third Annual BuskerFest!

Update: For information on this year's event, visit our Festivals page.

What is a Busker and why is there a festival devoted to them?

A Busker is another name for a street performer, and there's no better place to enjoy these talents than at a downtown festival! There are so many different

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“So I took myself down to the fair in town/ On Independence Day.” Independence Day by Martina McBride.

If you would like to celebrate the Fourth of July by going to the “fair in town” and watching some great fireworks displays, Fort Wayne is the place to be. You can celebrate our

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Posted on June 27, 2012 at 10:00:00 am by Kayleen R.

Covington Plaza Takes Shopping to New Heights!

It had been a while since I had driven through Covington Plaza on West Jefferson Blvd. to peruse its shops. I was pleasantly surprised to notice the numerous high-quality shops and cafes and stores located within it. While space does not permit me to mention each place in detail, I wanted to

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Posted on June 27, 2012 at 5:34:52 am by Kayleen R.

BritBeat is coming!

Quiz: What American music group did The Beatles borrow from as the model for their name? Answer will be provided at the end of this post. Keep reading! ** The Brits are coming! It's a British invasion! OK, it’s not British soldiers. It’s BritBeat, a Beatles musical tribute band! Just in case ... More ›
The Summit City is home to many historic buildings and landmarks. Here is a guide to some of the most well-known and impressive:
  • The History Center: The History Center, located in the former Fort Wayne Old City Hall Building, has served as headquarters for the Allen County-Fort Wayne
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