Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Posts from June 2016

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Lauren C.

Make the most of a Sunday in Fort Wayne

If you're in Fort Wayne for the weekend, you might find yourself with some time on your hands Sunday. You might think that Fort Wayne is dead on a Sunday, but you couldn't be more wrong. Here are a few ways to take in the Fort on a Sunday:

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Planning a meeting or convention can be a stressful experience for any meeting planner. From coordinating schedules and booking speakers, to planning social activities and exciting your attendees– and everything in between – there is a lot that goes into making your meeting run successfully. This is why Visit Fort Wayne has a dedicated Group Sales Department

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Posted on June 24, 2016 at 3:00:00 pm by Jodi D.

Allen County, Motorsports Country

Motorsports are an Indiana tradition. From the Indianapolis 500 to tractor and truck pulls, the Hoosier state shows its pride in the automobile. When Henry Ford crafted the first vehicle, he didn’t design them to race against each other, crash them up, or use them to pull heavy objects. Other visionaries crafted such competitions, as modern machinery allowed for idle time. It didn’t take long for those in Allen County to catch on, and the area has a list of Motorsports all summer long.

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Posted on June 22, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Barb S.

Osmond Brothers in Concert

If you remember the start of Donnie and Marie Osmond as teen idols and the rest of the supremely talented musical family, you'll want to catch three of the Osmond Brothers - Merrill, Jay and Jimmy - on Saturday, July 9 at the Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, from 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Posted on June 21, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Tom B.

Fort Wayne Dreams Big and Achieves Bigger

For my whole life, I've called Fort Wayne home. I've also traveled a lot, visiting friends on both coasts, the South and Southwest. When visiting other places, you invariably compare them to home. For me, Fort Wayne always comes out ahead. 

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Posted on June 20, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Amber F.

Top Five Three Rivers Festival Events

Summertime in Fort Wayne means festival after festival, from Kickstart kicking us off in May through Johnny Appleseed Festival wrapping it up in the fall. Right smack dab in the middle of summer is our city’s largest festival, The Three Rivers Festival. Now in its 48th season, this year’s Festival theme is Indiana’s Bicentennial: Celebrate History- Ignite the Future. There are so many exciting events planned, from the parade on Saturday morning to the fireworks to cap it all off, it can be hard to decide what to do. To help you, here are my top five Festival events.

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Posted on June 15, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Louisa D.

Patriotic Pops: Celebrating the Best of America

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will be giving a series of Patriotic Pops concerts, including a special event here in Fort Wayne, at Parkview Field.

The Fort Wayne Patriotic Pops will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, and will conclude with fireworks. Selections on the concert range from standard classics, like “Stars and Stripes Forever,” to newer works, such as “Gardens of Stone” by Indianapolis-based composer James Beckel.

The concert is free and open to the public. Gates (and concessions) open at 5 p.m., and the best seats are around home plate. Last year’s concert had more than 8,000 attendees, so you’ll definitely want to stake your claim to a seat early!

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Posted on June 14, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm by John F.

#MyFortWayne: Fantastic Fort Wayne Instagrammers

In recent years, Visit Fort Wayne, along with CVBs from across the country, have used Instagram as a way to inspire travel by capturing local scenery, culture and people. Our Social Media team firmly believes in the marketing strategy: Don’t just tell me, show me, too.

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Posted on June 13, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Amber F.

Riverfront Fort Wayne Events

It’s no secret that Fort Wayne has turned its attention and affection to its three rivers. City officials and community organizations have been working to revitalize downtown for years, and at long last, there’s increased focus on our waterways. 

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