As we continue to move through Indiana's 5-phase Back On Track plan, our goal is to provide Fort Wayne residents and visitors with helpful information on our attractions and venues. 

Read on to find the current status and planned reopening dates for your favorite Fort Wayne attractions, sports, music venues, shopping centers, and public services. Take a look at our calendar of events page to check for any rescheduled dates of your favorite festivals and events. 

*NOTE: We will update this list on a regular basis. Please check back frequently for updates as more information is available. 

Jump to a specific section on the list: Attractions | Venues | Public Services | Sports | Shopping | Dining | Additional Information

Kayaking Fort Wayne's rivers with a view of the skyline.

Reopening Attractions and Venues in Fort Wayne

ATTRACTIONS

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum | OPEN

Botanical Conservatory | OPEN
Open at 50% capacity. Conjure Coffee inside the Botanical Conservatory is also open.

Castle Gallery | Closed

Chief Richardville House | OPEN
Open at 50% capacity.

Combat Ops Entertainment | OPEN

Country Heritage Winery | OPEN
(max. 250 people)
Seating will be limited to outdoor areas: amphitheater, lawn, terraces, awning, and gazebo. Limit of 6 guests to a table.
See Details

Firefighters Museum | OPEN

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo | OPEN*
*Reopening Dates:​

  • June 14 – July 3: Members Only | The Zoo will open at 50% capacity. Members will need a free, timed ticket available here.
  • Starting July 4: Open to the public Noon-7pm
    • 9–11:30am — Members Only with a free, timed ticket
    • Noon–7pm — Open to the public. (No timed tickets needed. General admission rates apply to non-members.)

The Zoo will extend its 2020 season through October 31. 

Fort Wayne Museum of Art | OPEN
Masks are strongly encouraged. Guests will enjoy a hands-free entrance to the museum and all galleries.
See Details and Precautions

Fort Wayne Outfitters | OPEN
In-store service limited. Reserve all rentals online and call when you arrive. Staff will meet you at the water and put your kayak or other rental in the water to prevent contact. Learn more about reserving rentals.

Hartland Winery | OPEN
At 75% capacity | July 4 at 100% capacity
See Details

Historic Old Fort | OPEN
The Old Fort is currently open for guests to walk through. Buildings will reopen July 4.

Lazer X | OPEN
Open at 50% capacity through the end of June.
See Details and Precautions

Pro Bowl West | OPEN

Science Central | OPEN
Science Central will close from 1-2pm for cleaning daily, except for Sunday. During this hour each day, guests must exit the building. Effective July 22, masks are required for all guests ages 3 and older.
See Details and Precautions

Spectrum Virtual Reality Arcade | OPEN
No walk-ins accepted at this time; MUST call to book in advance. Face masks required for entry, and no groups larger than 6 people at a time. 
Reservations, Details, and Precautions

The History Center | OPEN
See Details

Tokens-N-Tickets | OPEN

Two EE's Winery | OPEN
At 75% capacity with social distancing
On July 4, there will be a ticketed fireworks show. Beginning July 5, open at 100% capacity.
See Details

Visitors Center | OPEN
Max. of 6 guests in the Visitors Center at a time. Masks and social distancing strongly encouraged.

 

Aerial View of Arts United Campus

VENUES

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum | OPEN*
*Box office is open. Concerts and events have been cancelled or postponed for the time being.

Arena Dinner Theatre | Closed
Date to Reopen: August 7

Arts United | Closed
See Details

Club Room at The Clyde | OPEN
Shows at the Club Room are cancelled for the time being. Parties will be limited to 6 people. Reservations recommended. Call (260) 407-8530 to reserve a table.
See Details and Precautions

The Clyde Theatre | Closed
Concerts have been postponed or cancelled through the end of August. The box office remains closed until further notice.
See Details

Embassy Theatre | OPEN*
*Box office is open. You can reach the box office at (260) 424-6287 or by email at kevin@fwembassytheatre.org. See event information and show dates at fwembassytheatre.org.
See Details

Foellinger Outdoor Theatre | Closed
Many of the concerts from the 2020 season have been postponed until 2021. Check back to FoellingerTheatre.org to see new dates for shows that have been rescheduled.

Fort Wayne Comedy Club | Closed
Date to Reopen: July 11

Fort Wayne Dance Collective | OPEN*
See details here on upcoming events that have been postponed or cancelled. You'll also find Zoom classes offered and other ways to interact.

Grand Wayne Convention Center | Closed
See Details

Sweetwater Performance Pavilion | Closed
The 2020 season has been delayed until late July. Find additional details here.

 

View of the Wells Street Bridge at Promenade Park in Downtown Fort Wayne

PUBLIC SERVICES

Allen County Courthouse | Closed

Allen County Parks | OPEN*
Parks open. Programs and rental facilities closed.

Allen County Public Library | Open
Services including curbside pickup and the virtual library will remain available even after opening on July 6. Masks are required for all staff and guests.
See Details, Precautions, and Branch Hours

Fort Wayne Parks | OPEN*

  • OPEN: Parks, park playgrounds, splash pads, spraygrounds, golf courses, Lawton Skate Park, Hurshtown Reservoir, all park restrooms, athletic courts (tennis, basketball, futsal, and pickleball), Johnny Appleseed Campground, and athletic fields open for practice.
  • Dog Parks are open to residents with memberships. Details and Membership
  • City Pavilions currently open to limited capacity. Open to full capacity starting July 4.
  • Supervised public playground program closed all summer.
  • Fort Wayne city pools closed all summer.
  • Lifetime Sports Academy, Franke Park Day Camp, Salomon Farm Camp, and Conservatory Day Camp cancelled.

Find more information here. See Fort Wayne Parks & Rec COVID-19 FAQs.

Parks and Recreation Community Centers | OPEN
The downtown Community Center is now open at 50% capacity, with limited program offerings.
See Details

Riverfront Fort Wayne Programs | OPEN
Riverfront Fort Wayne's Chalk It Up program opens daily from 2–8 pm beginning June 15.
Find more information here.

YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne | OPEN
Restrictions:

  • No guests
  • No contact sports
  • Limited pool capacity
  • Childcare available with limited capacity

See Details and Branch Hours

Citizens Square and Rousseau Centre | OPEN
Guests and employees are encouraged to use the hand sanitizing stations in the building, follow social distancing markers, and maintain a limit of two people at a time on each elevator. Learn more.

 

The Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone

SPORTS

ASH Centre | OPEN
Opening in stages beginning May 24.
See Details and Precautions

Empowered Sports Club | OPEN
See Details and Precautions

Fort Wayne Curling Club | Closed
Date to Reopen: September 2020

Fort Wayne Komets | Closed

Fort Wayne Mad Ants | Closed

Fort Wayne Sport Club | OPEN
Fields now open for team practices. Adult recreational leagues began June 15.

Fort Wayne TinCaps | Closed

Spiece Fieldhouse | OPEN
See Details and Precautions

SportONE/Parkview Fieldhouse | OPEN
Golf House is OPEN by appointment only — no walk-ins at this time. Email fwgolfhouse@gmail.com to reserve a tee time.
See Details 

SportONE/Parkview Icehouse | OPEN*
Reopened for Roller and Ice Programs
See Details and Precautions

The Plex Facilities | OPEN*
*Check here to see the reopening phases for The Plex facilities.

Turnstone | Closed*
*As of June 1, Turnstone's Health & Wellness Center is open by appointment only to members.

 

Spring flowers at Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center in Fort Wayne

SHOPPING

Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market | OPEN
Will remain at the Parkview Field concourse until further notice. Saturdays 9am–1pm.
See Details and Precautions

Glenbrook Square Mall | OPEN*
*Check here for individual store status before visiting.
See Details and Precautions

Jefferson Pointe | OPEN*
*Check here for individual store and restaurant status before visiting.
See Details and Precautions

Salomon Farmers' Market | OPEN
Vendors at Salomon Farm Park. Wednesdays 4–7pm.
NOTE: 4–4:30pm is reserved for seniors and at-risk individuals.
See Details and Precautions

Sweetwater Retail Store | OPEN
See Details and Precautions

YLNI Farmers Market | OPEN
Located at the corner of Wayne and Barr Streets in downtown Fort Wayne. Saturdays 9am–1pm.
See Details and Precautions

Please visit our Boutiques page and check with individual stores before visiting.

 

Trubble Brewing Interior - Fort Wayne, Indiana

DINING

According to Indiana Governor Holcomb's Back-on-Track guidelines, restaurants were permitted to open for dine-in at 50% capacity beginning May 11. The guidelines include the following phases for restaurants:

  • Beginning May 11 | Dine-in at 50% capacity
  • Beginning June 13 | Dine-in at 75% capacity
  • Beginning July 4 | Dine-in at 100% capacity

Restaurants may choose to reopen at a slower pace, and some are continuing with just carryout during this time. Before visiting a restaurant, we recommend calling or visiting their website or social media pages to see what precautions and restrictions they have in place.

 

Promenade Park Aerial

MORE

Please visit our Visitor Information page to see Indiana's Back On Track guidelines for restaurants, retail, and more. We encourage you to call or go online before visiting attractions, venues, restaurants, stores, and other locations for the latest information and precautions.

Want to be included in this list? If your attraction or venue is not included in this list and would like to be—or to update your information currently listed above—please email emilyh@visitfortwayne.com.

This post was originally published on 5/12/2020. Last updated: 6/30/2020