The Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale will be here before you know it! Starting February 2, you can grab your tickets for your friends and start planning a girlfriends’ getaway to Fort Wayne.

Once you cross the sale off your bucket list, you'll want to check out the many other fun activities happening around Fort Wayne that week!

Plan your ultimate shopping getaway to Fort Wayne, and add these fun activities to your itinerary.

Continue Your Shopping Fun

Vera Bradley – Jefferson Pointe Store Discount

After scouring the tables full of discounted items at the sale, head over Jefferson Pointe on the free shuttle to shop at the Vera Bradley store and enjoy 25% off your entire full-price purchase. To enjoy this offer just bring proof of attendance (ticket stub, registration, receipt, etc.)

This offer is valid April 19 – April 23, and excludes the Collegiate collection.

Vera Bradley Annual Sale

Shop till you Drop at Jefferson Pointe

Before you head back to the Memorial Coliseum area on the free shuttle, shop at all of the other Jefferson Pointe shopping destinations like J. Jill, White House Black Market, Von Maur, Barnes and Noble, and more. Plus, make sure you grab a savings book full of offers to Jefferson Pointe merchants. Pick your savings book up at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center, on the shuttle, or at the Jefferson Pointe office.

4130 W. Jefferson Blvd. / 260.459.1160

Discount Shop at the Peg Perego Sale

If you have little ones, consider discovering the great deals at the Peg Perego sale Thursday, April 20 – Saturday, April 22. Enjoy discounts on baby strollers, car seats, high chairs and kid-sized riding toys for children and babies!

Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 22: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

3625 Independence Drive / 800.671.1701

Boutique Shopping

Shop for the unique at some of Fort Wayne’s great local specialty shops. There are great boutiques in downtown, outside of downtown, Covington plaza, and more!

Fort Wayne Boutique Shopping List –

Or, check out the Gypsy Soul Vintage Market Friday, April 21 through Saturday, April 22. Expect to find vintage-inspired, upscale shopping!

Debrand tour

Take a Tour!

DeBrand Fine Chocolates Open Tours

DeBrand Fine Chocolates will be offering tours every half-hour, on the hour from Tuesday, April 18 through Saturday, April 22. The cost is $5 per person with each guest receiving a rebate of $5 off a purchase of $10 or more. Come view their chocolate making kitchens and see the artisan process involved in creating their coveted chocolates. You will also enjoy several gourmet samples along the way!

10105 Auburn Park Drive / 10:00 am - 6:00 pm / 260.969.8343

Country Heritage Winery

Enjoy wine? Then take a visit just north of Fort Wayne to Country Heritage Winery, where you can savor free wine tastings. Plus, Country Heritage will be offering winery tours the week of the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale, not just on Saturday!

185 Co Road 68, LaOtto, IN 46763 / 260.637.2980

Discover Art and a Natural Oasis

Botanical Conservatory

The Botanical Conservatory is the perfect spot to relax and escape during your fun shopping trip. Keep an eye out for their annual Butterfly exhibit, where you can view these winged beauties up close and personal.

1100 S. Calhoun St. / 260.427.6440

Tea n’ Crafts

The Botanical Conservatory is also celebrating spring with Tea n’ Crafts! Pot up a chamomile plant to take home, purchase a butterfly hatching kit, enjoy a simple massage, or try various hands-on crafts and projects. At the same time, enjoy light refreshments including tea and sweets.

Each station is ticketed, just purchase your tickets for $1 each at the front desk and use them as you please. No registration or RSVP required.

Regular Conservatory admission applies, in addition to the price of activity tickets.

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

1100 S. Calhoun St. / 260.427.6440

Visit the Many Other Attractions in Fort Wayne

Enjoy museums and attractions including Artlink, the Fort Wayne Museum of Artthe History CenterScience Central, and more. There are plenty of things to do and see in Fort Wayne!

Down the Line Concert at the Embassy Theatre

Make it a Night Out!

Great Fort Wayne Events

Broadway at the Embassy: Pippin – April 18

TinCaps Baseball Game – April 19

Civic Theatre Presents the Little Mermaid – April 22 – May 7

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Opening Day – April 22

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Masterworks: Orchestral Favorites – April 22

Sandwich and Fries from Tolon

Taste of Fort Wayne          

Savor the flavors of Fort Wayne! Try some of our local favorites including the Golden, Tolon, the Dash-InCindy's DinerJK O'Donnell'sAsakusaBravas BurgersWine Down and more. Whatever your taste buds prefer, Fort Wayne is bound to have something that suits!

Do you want to make it an extraordinary shopping event with friends? Register to win a Girlfriends Getaway at!

Need help finding more things to do? Visit our Calendar of Events or stop by the Visitors Center, located at 927 S. Harrison Street! You can also call one of our Visitor Information Specialists at 260-424-3700.