Family exploring the murals in Downtown Fort Wayne

Summer in Fort Wayne

Deb
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Deb G.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, almost nothing could move this downtown girl from her native Circle City—except true love. Deb now calls Fort Wayne home, and lives with her husband and their three amazing children in a cozy north side neighborhood. Armed with a Master’s in English, Deb was an editor for Northern Indiana LAKES Magazine, and a copywriter and proofreader for a local marketing and design firm. An avid reader, nature enthusiast, and amateur gourmet, she also loves to take walks and hikes with her family.

Fall into the Winter Trails of Fort Wayne, Indiana!

As the crisp, late autumn air blows colorful leaves to the ground, get out and enjoy nature the best way our family knows how—hiking local trails. Whether you’re looking for rugged, hilly climbs or easy ambles through the meadows, Fort Wayne has plenty of good options for family-friendly…

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Piñata Paradise at the Botanical Conservatory

Piñatas are a traditional feature in Mexican birthdays and Christmas parties. They are also a creative outlet for families, scout troops, and after-school programs to make together. All entries for the Pinata Paradise have been designed and decorated by area children, community groups, and…

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Bring the Kids to the Wild Zoo Halloween!

A spooky night of trick-or-treating might not be the best thing for everyone in the family... So bring the little ones to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo for a "merry-not-scary” time at the Wild Zoo Halloween! Explore the Treat Trails, check out other pint-sized Halloween costumes, pick your…

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Try Local Brews at OktoBEERfest

Do you love beer and feeling festive? Then look no further than Mad Anthony's annual Oktobeerfest! Taste over 100 Indiana beers poured by the brewers that crafted them during this 4-day event, culminating in the main OktoBEERfest at Headwaters Park West. Spend an afternoon with over 30…

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Support Local Farmers at the Salomon Farm Park Farmers Market

With the bountiful harvests in full bloom this summer, there's no better place to find fresh produce than local farmers markets. There are so many reasons to shop farmers markets; you'll be supporting our local economy, meeting the actual growers, and learning new things about fresh produce…

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Chihuly at FWMoA

Working at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis holds many memories and unforgettable experiences for me. One of the most exciting was when the massive display of blown glass by artist Dale Chihuly was assembled in 2005. It is now a colorful, central piece of the museum itself, beginning on…

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Wild Minds at Science Central

Ever wonder what your pet is thinking when he looks at you? Does it seem like he really understands what’s going on? Chances are, it’s more than just a coincidence you’re feeling this way. Animals are so much smarter than we give them credit for! Take the kids to Science Central for the Wild…

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Join us at the river - for IPFW RiverFest 2013!

Join your fellow water enthusiasts for an all-day festival celebrating one of our most precious natural resources. On June 22 at the IPFW campus, you can enjoy art, music, family and friends, food and fun in and along the St. Joseph River. By participating in RiverFest, you will be helping…

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Where to Hike This Summer

Take a deep breath… and inhale the sweet freshness that is summer! The long, cold winter has finally loosened its grip on us, allowing the gentle breezes to take over. What better way to enjoy the lovely weather than by taking the family for a hike? Fort Wayne has plenty of good options for…

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