Fall is just around the corner, and Fort Wayne is getting into the spirit with great events and festivals! These are just a few of the festivities happening in Fort Wayne in September. For a complete list of events, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events.
Enjoy the Best Events in Fort Wayne This September
Fort Wayne TinCaps
September 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 / Parkview Field
Cheer on the Fort Wayne TinCaps in their final games of the regular season! Grab your tickets—starting at just $6—and enjoy one of the best Minor League Baseball Experiences in the country.
Grabill Country Fair
September 9 - 11 / Downtown Grabill
Let the fall festivities begin at the Grabill Country Fair! This country-style fair highlights the area’s Amish heritage, and features amazing food, all-ages activities, and shopping in the heart of Grabill.
Fort Wayne Arts Festival
September 11 - 12 / Jefferson Pointe
Browse the juried, outdoor show at Jefferson Pointe Arts Festival! The show features more than 40 local and regional fine artists specializing in mediums including wood, glass, clay, fiber, oil/acrylic, watercolor, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, assemblage, encaustic, photography/digital, drawing, and mixed media.
Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Fest
September 11 / Headwaters Park
Adults 21+ are invited to the annual Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Festival, celebrating locally crafted beers, ciders, food, and entertainment!
West Central Home & Garden Tour and ArtsFest
September 11 - 12 / West Central Neighborhood
Purchase a ticket to tour 10 gorgeous, historic homes and other buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries, or you can download the PocketSights app on your phone to take a free walking tour of the neighborhood. ArtsFest, happening in conjunction with the Home & Garden Tour, is free to the public, featuring artists and exhibitors, live music Saturday evening, and food trucks all weekend long.
Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown
September 8 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Celebrate Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown! Visit 19 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for FREE on Sunday, September 12 from Noon–5 pm. Pick up a free passport at Fort Wayne Kroger and Old National Bank locations. Print your own passport and find each location's details and schedules at VisitFortWayne.com/BeATourist.
Move to the Rhythm
This September, enjoy the rush of incredible music performances around the city!
- K. Flay / September 10, The Clyde Theatre
- Toad the Wet Sprocket / September 12, The Clyde Theatre
- Hairball / September 17, The Clyde Theatre
- Pure Prairie League / September 18, Sweetwater Performance Pavilion
- Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers / September 19, The Clyde Theatre
- Tower of Power / September 19, Sweetwater Performance Pavilion
- Candlebox / September 22, The Clyde Theatre
- Paul Childers / September 22, Sweetwater
- Lauren Daigle World Tour w/ Special Guest JOHNNYSWIM / September 24, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
- Magnificent Melodies with Ken Double / September 25, Embassy Theatre
- Pink Droyd / September 25, Sweetwater Performance Pavilion
- Blue October / September 26, The Clyde Theatre
- Muddy River Concert Series / September 1, 15, 23, Promenade Park
Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival
September 17 - October 31 / Kuehnert Dairy Farm
All ages are invited to experience farm life every weekend this fall at the Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival. Wind your way through the 5-acre corn maze, roast marshmallows ‘round the fire, and meet the farm animals!
Art This Way Art Crawl
September 17 / Downtown Fort Wayne
During the Art This Way Art Crawl, explore, support, and learn about public art in downtown Fort Wayne! Travel through alleys filled with murals and lights, and discover artists at work and live music at venues around the city.
Local Food Week 2021
September 17 - 26 / Northeast Indiana
Enjoy tours and events during Northeast Indiana’s Local Food Week! Be sure to pre-register to visit farms, markets, and restaurants across the region.
Johnny Appleseed Festival
September 18 - 19 / Johnny Appleseed Park
The famous Johnny Appleseed Festival returns! Satisfy your sweet tooth with a caramel apple, purchase handmade goods, and enjoy demonstrations from the pioneer days. Free admission!
Fort4Fitness Fall Festival
September 18 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Participants of all ages and fitness levels can join the fun with six different walk/run events at the Fort4Fitness Fall Festival. Don’t forget to enjoy the free expo at Parkview Field, including demonstrations and giveaways!
Family Free Fishing Day
September 25 / Statewide
Don't miss Indiana's Free Fishing Day! Try out fishing, license-free, at any of the state's public waters, or come to Promenade Park to fish in the river with provided poles, bait, Riverfront swag, and fishing lessons for the whole family.
Be River SmART: Clean Drains Fort Wayne Fest
September 26 / Promenade park
See the new, unique mural art on Fort Wayne storm drains, completed to bring awareness to the health of our rivers. Enjoy festive music, dance performances, local food, and family-friendly activities at the 2021 Friends of the Rivers World Rivers Day celebration, and take a ride aboard Sweet Breeze!
Outdoor Farmers Markets
Browse Fort Wayne's favorite outdoor farmers markets before they head inside for the winter! Stock up on locally-sourced produce and handmade goods.