If you're like me, you can't pass up a bargain. After all, money doesn't grow on trees! Fortunately for all you thrifty types, Fort Wayne has plenty of no or low-cost activities. 

Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Fort Wayne Boutique Shopping: Grab your friends and hit the stores to discover some vintage finds or great boutique gifts. By shopping locally you can save some money and still enjoy the finer things! Or check out the $1 Salvation Army store! This place is a diamond in the rough. Yes, everything is a $1! I've found everything from jeans to housewares here. You can find it at 1818 Bluffton Road, not far from Foster Park. Hours are Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 8 pm.
  • Asakusa Sushi Happy Hour: Sushi can be pricey, but that
  • doesn't mean you can't enjoy it on the cheap. Check out the Sushi Happy Hour Menu offered at Asakusa's Jefferson location, Monday-Friday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.Emiley's Haute Cottage - Fort Wayne, IN
  • TinCaps Thirsty Thursdays: Do you love beer? Then you'll love $1 domestic beer night at the TinCaps! Just show your ID and you're good to go!
  • Free admission at Fort Wayne Museum of Art: Art inspires and you'll find plenty of beauty at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St. Get free admission Thursdays from 5-8 pm. They are also open during the week: Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 pm; Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm. Regular admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students high school age or younger.
  • Cool off at a splash pad: The summer is winding down, but there are a few hot days ahead of us. Take your kids to one of Fort Wayne’s splash pads for some water fun.

These options show that you don't have to spend a lot of money to have some fun!