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.
Fort Wayne TinCaps
September 1 – 4 / Parkview Field
Cheer on the Fort Wayne TinCaps in their final games of the regular season! Grab your tickets—starting at just $7—and enjoy one of the best Minor League Baseball Experiences in the country.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival
August 27 - September 3
Join classic car enthusiasts from around the world in Auburn, Indiana! This annual festival features the Parade of Classics, the Auburn Auctions, and events for the whole family.
Grabill Country Fair
September 8 - 10 / 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 10 - 11 / Jefferson Pointe
Browse the juried, outdoor show at Jefferson Pointe Arts Festival! The show features more than 40 local and regional fine artists on the beautiful Jefferson Pointe campus.
Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Fest
September 10 / Headwaters Park Pavilions
Adults 21+ are invited to the annual Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Festival, celebrating locally crafted beers, ciders, food, and entertainment!
Dino Days at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
September 10 - 18 / Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Come to the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th for weekends filled with the scientific study of animals, an archeological dig, wild Dinosaur Encounters, and more!
West Central Home & Garden Tour
September 10 - 11 / West Central Neighborhood
Tour an eclectic variety of historic homes in the West Central Neighborhood! You’ll also want to stroll the ArtsFest and shop for goods from local arts and craft vendors. Or grab a bite to eat and enjoy the music! Don't miss the two-day West Central Home & Garden Tour.
Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown
September 11 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Celebrate Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown! Visit 23 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for FREE on Sunday, September 11 from Noon–5 pm. Pick up a free passport at Fort Wayne Kroger and Old National Bank locations, or print your own at VisitFortWayne.com/BeATourist.
Move to the Rhythm
This September, enjoy the rush of incredible music performances around the city!
- Trinity of Terror | Memorial Coliseum | September 6
- Motion City Soundtrack | Clyde Theatre | September 9
- The Music of the Rolling stones with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic | Sweetwater Performance Pavilion | September 10
- 311 with Special Guest Tropidelic | Clyde Theatre | September 11
- Blues Traveler | Clyde Theatre | September 17
- FETTY WAP with Bubba Sparxxx & Murphy Lee | Headwaters Park | September 17
- Jurassic Park in Concert with the Philharmonic | Foellinger Outdoor Theatre | September 17
- Greta Van Fleet | Memorial Coliseum | September 20
- Watkins Family Hour| Clyde Theatre | September 22
- Brett Eldredge | Foellinger Outdoor Theatre | September 23
- Chayce Beckham | Piere's Entertainment Center | September 23
- Pink Droyd | Sweetwater Performance Pavilion | September 23
- Rickey Smiley and Friends | Embassy Theatre | September 23
- Rick Braun | Sweetwater Performance Pavilion | September 24
- Little Feat with Special Guest Miko Marks | Clyde Theatre | September 30
Zoobilee 2022 - Adventure Awaits
September 16 / Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
The Zoo's signature gala featuring fabulous food, drinks, and entertainment, at this annual fundraiser.
Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival
September 16 – October 30 / 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!
Vera Bradley Classic 2022
September 16 - 19 / Fort Wayne Country Club
The 28th annual Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic in Fort Wayne will gather more than 2,500 guests, players, and volunteers for sporting events to raise funds for breast cancer research.
Art This Way Art Crawl
September 23 / 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.
Johnny Appleseed Festival
September 17 - 18 / 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!
Live Theater and Shows
- The Little Prince | Arts United - Parkview Physicians Group Artslab | September 9 - 18
- Steel Magnolias | Arts United Center | September 17
- Lewis Black | Embassy Theatre | September 25
- Robyn Hood: Heroine of Sherwood Forest | First Presbyterian Theater | September 30 - October 2
September 22 / Embassy Theatre
Jeff Dunham and his characters are heading to Fort Wayne on his Seriously!? comedy tour! Grab your tickets soon for a night of laughter.
Fall Harvest Festival
September 23 / Salomon Farm Park
This two day festival celebrates the history and culture of the American Farm. It's fun for all ages and the event is free so bring the whole family and spend the day at the farm! Hands-On Activities, Oat/Wheat Threshing, Concessions, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Corn Husking, Antique Farm Equipment, Live Animals, Historic Salomon Family Homestead, and Farmer's Market.
World Rivers Day - Clean Drains Fort Wayne
September 24 - 25 / Promenade Park & around Fort Wayne
Celebrate Fort Wayne's three rivers with canal boat rides aboard Sweet Breeze, art mural storm drain tours, art projects, live music, food trucks, family activities, and more!
Lions, Tigers, and Beers
September 24 / Black Pine Animal Sanctuary
This 21+ event invites you to tour the sanctuary, drink beer from local breweries, share a meal with the community, and participate in the silent auction at this annual fundraiser.
Boogie Down Bazaar
September 25 / The Landing
Fort Wayne's first vintage and van show! Boogie Down Bazaar will feature 20 of the finest Vintage Vendors in the Midwest as well as vintage, custom Boogie Vans, and of course great food. Music by DJ, J. Tubbs!
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.
- Ft. Wayne's Farmers Outdoor Market Saturdays until September 23
- YLNI Farmers Outdoor Market Saturdays until October 29
- Farmer's Market at Salomon Farm Park Wednesdays until September 7
Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
September 24 - November 13
This community-centered altar exhibit features traditional Mexican altars with sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts, and photos or personal items of deceased relatives to honor the souls of the departed.
Lucky Duck Consignment Sale
September 29 - October 2
At this 4-day, bi-annual event, you will find 35,000 sq. feet packed with Newborn-Junior sized clothing for boys and girls, plus shoes, toys, movies, décor, bikes, books, and everything in between! We also have a maternity and a women’s clothing section!