The month of February promises special opportunities for you and a loved one to have a romantic getaway to Fort Wayne, Indiana.

There's a diverse lineup this year — from ballet and theatre performances to exhibits and more. Fort Wayne's bound to have something that will suit your fancy!

Plan your weekend getaway in six easy steps!

6 Steps to a Romantic Valentine's Getaway in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Step 1

Check out to get a full list of attractions and special events!

Step 2 – Get a Taste of Fort Wayne

Scope out your favorite Fort Wayne eateries or try something new! Here in the City of Restaurants, you're bound to find some delicious options in whatever niche you like. From fine dining to more affordable options, make sure you book your reservation ahead of time.

Include some great brews, wine, and spirits in your weekend plans! Check out Fort Wayne's breweries or visit one of the wineries in the area. For a handcrafted cocktail, consider locally-distilled spirits at Three Rivers Distilling Co., or experience the award-winning bar program at Copper Spoon

You can't forget about dessert. If you don't end up ordering dessert from the restaurant, Fort Wayne has lots of delicious options for you. Make a stop at one of the 4 DeBrand Fine Chocolates locations to share a sundae or grab some truffles to go, or swing by Kilwins for an ice cream cone or chocolate creation. Or enjoy ice cream from some local favorites, including Sweets on Main or Brooklyn Pints Microcreamery.

DeBrand Fine Chocolates - Downtown Fort Wayne - Ash Skyline Building Location

Step 3 – Events

Choose a special event that your sweetheart will never forget. Here's what's going on in Fort Wayne around Valentine's Day!

Love Notes

Thursday, February 10 – Saturday, February 12
Celebrate with an evening of romance and passion during this annual fan-favorite event from the Fort Wayne Ballet! Get your tickets now, as this event sells out quickly.
Tickets start at $35.

Fort Wayne Komet Hockey

Friday, February 11
Grab your tickets for one of Fort Wayne's great minor league sports teams, the Fort Wayne Komets. Celebrating their 70th anniversary season!
Tickets start at $14 for adults.

Fort Wayne Boat Show

Thursday, February 10 - Sunday, February 13
Browse more than 52 exhibitors including marine dealers from Indiana and Michigan all in one place.
Admission is $10 for adults, Kids 12 and under are free.


Saturdays and Sundays | February 12 – 27
The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents a whimsical musical extravaganza! This story follows Horton the elephant, narrated by the Cat in the Hat!
Tickets are $22 for kids and $35 for adults.

Sweetheart Orchid Display

Visit the Botanical Conservatory's Tropical Garden to see a beautiful display of orchids in bloom and take a photo against the floral backdrop
Admission is $7 for adults.

Saints and Shepherds: New Work by Hebru Brantley

Open through March 13
Explore the Fort Wayne Museum of Art's current exhibit, in which artist Hebru Brantley examines modern-day mythology through a contemporary Afro-Futuristic lens.
Admission is $8 for adults.

The indoor Tropical Gardens at the Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne

Step 4 – Additional Activities

Find some additional activities to fill your time while here! Choose from some great winter activities—like outdoor ice skating at Headwaters Park—or consider one of our many great museums and attractions.

Add some shopping to your special weekend, too! Check out these boutique shops around Fort Wayne.

Don't forget to end your evening with a carriage ride to complete your magical downtown experience.

Step 5 – Book a Room

Now that you have your date all planned out, why not book a room online?

Fort Wayne offers countless options to suit every style and budget—including romantic Valentine's Getaway Packages!

Step 6 – Once You're Here

Get in your car and drive to Fort Wayne.

Once you've made it, stop in at our Visitors Center to say hi and request any additional information you need for your trip! We're located at 927 S. Harrison St. 

See you soon! 

*This post was originally published in January 2018 and has been updated. Last Updated: February 2022