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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Posted on June 28, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

12 Things to Know About Heartland Sings

If you're visiting Fort Wayne and you appreciate music, you should know about Heartland Sings, Fort Wayne's professional vocal group. I may be biased (I'm the group's full-time soprano), but Heartland Sings truly has a lot to offer and will likely be performing during your visit. Here are 12 things you should know about this very special organization.

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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 24, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

Three Rivers Festival Music: A Local Perspective

The Three Rivers Festival is a nine-day bonanza that has been taking over Fort Wayne every summer for the past 47 years. This year it will be taking place July 8-16, primarily in Headwaters Park (located right downtown at 303 S. Clinton Street).

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Posted on June 23, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

Discover Charm just Down the Road - in Grabill, Indiana

Located just northeast of Fort Wayne, and a bit off the beaten path, you’ll find the quaint Amish town of Grabill, Indiana. Scenic farms and horse-drawn buggies lead the way to this appealing village that boasts unique shops, antique stores, and an afternoon of adventure.

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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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