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 – 2 / 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 5 – 7 / 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 7 – 8 / Jefferson Pointe
Browse the juried, outdoor show at Jefferson Pointe Arts Festival! The show features more than 40 local and regional fine artists, plus live music on Saturday evening.

Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Festival 2017

Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Fest

September 7 / 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

September 7 – 8 / 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 8 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Celebrate Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown! Visit 16 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for FREE on Sunday, September 8 from Noon–5 pm. Pick up a free passport at Fort Wayne Kroger and Old National Bank locations, or print your own at

Move to the Rhythm

This September, enjoy the rush of incredible music performances around the city!

  • Dave Koz and Friends: Summer Horns / September 5
  • Jefferson Starship / September 6
  • Hairball / September 13
  • Larry, Steve & Rude: The Gatlin Brothers / September 20
  • Pink Droyd / September 21
  • The Chi-Lites / September 21
  • Chase Rice / September 26
  • NF / September 27

Sweeney Todd

September 13 – 15, 20 – 22 / Arts United Center
Join the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre for a thrilling production of one of Sondheim’s musical masterpieces: Sweeney Todd. A thirst for blood and revenge leads Sweeney Todd to open his barber shop and begin an unlikely partnership with the pie shop owner, Mrs. Lovett.

Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival

September 13 – 20 / 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 20 / 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

Johnny Appleseed Festival

September 21 – 22 / Johnny Appleseed Park
The famous Johnny Appleseed Festival returns for its 45th year! Satisfy your sweet tooth with a caramel apple, purchase handmade goods, and enjoy demonstrations from the pioneer days. Free admission!


September 21 / Headwaters Park
Gather your friends; it's time for Oktoberfest! Come celebrate Fort Wayne’s German heritage and culture with food, music, entertainment, and beer, of course!

Bill Engvall

September 23 / Embassy Theatre
Comedian and actor, Bill Engvall, is heading to Fort Wayne on his Just Sell Him for Parts comedy tour! Grab your tickets soon for a night of laughter.

Fort4Fitness Marathon Start

Fort4Fitness Fall Festival

September 27 – 28 / 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!

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 Market
  • YLNI Farmers Market
  • Historic Southside Farmers Market
  • Historic West Main Street Farmers Market

Riverfront Film Series: Troop Beverly Hills

September 28 / Promenade Park
Join the Beverly Hills and wilderness-themed activities before gathering ‘round the outdoor big screen for Troop Beverly Hills, starring Fort Wayne’s own Shelley Long! Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a snack to munch on. FREE activities start at 6:45PM. Movie at 7:30PM

Art at the Riverside

September 28 / Riverside Gardens (Leo, IN)
Head to the Riverside Gardens in Leo and browse the Art at the Riverside juried art show, highlighting many area artists! Don’t miss the food trucks and live music during the event.


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