UPDATE—Due to COVID-19 prevention measures, the 2021 Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale has been canceled. The sale will return May 4-8, 2022.
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 to shop at the Vera Bradley store (4120 W Jefferson Blvd., Suite H-3) and enjoy 25% off your entire full-price purchase. To enjoy this offer, just bring proof of shopping (receipt or the bag stuffer).
This offer is valid April 15 – April 19, and excludes the Collegiate collection.
Shop 'til you Drop at Jefferson Pointe
Before you head back to the Memorial Coliseum area, shop at all of the other Jefferson Pointe shopping destinations like J. Jill, White House Black Market, Loft, 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, 2020 dates to be announced. Enjoy discounts on baby strollers, car seats, high chairs and kid-sized riding toys for children and babies!
3625 Independence Drive / (800) 671-1701
Shop for the unique at some of Fort Wayne’s great local specialty shops. There are great boutiques downtown, outside of downtown, at Covington Plaza, and more!
Fort Wayne Boutique Shopping List – VisitFortWayne.com/Boutiques
Take a Tour!
DeBrand Fine Chocolates Open Tours
DeBrand Fine Chocolates will be offering tours every half-hour, on the hour from 10am – 5pm, Wednesday, April 15 through Saturday, April 18. 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 the coveted DeBrand Fine Chocolates. You will also enjoy several gourmet samples along the way!
10105 Auburn Park Drive / 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / (260) 969-8343
Country Heritage Winery
Enjoy wine? Then take a drive just north of Fort Wayne to Country Heritage Winery, where you can savor free wine tastings.
185 Co Road 68, LaOtto, IN 46763 / (260) 637-2980
Three Rivers Distilling Co. Tours
Learn about the distilling process during a free, guided distillery tour through Three Rivers Distilling Co.—Northeast Indiana's first craft distillery. After the tour, stay awhile and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in the tasting room. You must register for a tour in advance.
Discover Art and a Natural Oasis
The Botanical Conservatory is the perfect spot to relax and escape during your fun shopping trip. Be sure to explore the Live Butterfly Exhibit, opening April 18. This annual spring exhibit is a favorite for locals and visitors, one of our can't-miss things to do every year. Tip: If you wear bright colors, the butterflies are more likely to land on you!
Whether or not you catch this exhibit, the Botanical Conservatory always offers interactive fun for all ages.
1100 S. Calhoun St. / (260) 427-6440
Visit the Many Other Attractions in Fort Wayne
Make it a Night Out!
Great Fort Wayne Events
Broadway at the Embassy: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical — April 15
TinCaps Baseball Game — April 13-19
Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers — April 16
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Opening Day — April 18
Ft. Wayne's Farmers Indoor Market — April 18
Taste of Fort Wayne
Savor the flavors of Fort Wayne! Try some of our local favorites including Tolon, the Dash-In, Cindy's Diner, JK O'Donnell's, Asakusa, Copper Spoon, and more. Whatever your taste buds prefer, Fort Wayne is bound to have something that suits! Discover the best dining in Fort Wayne.
Do you want to make it an extraordinary shopping event with friends? Register to win a Girlfriends Getaway beginning in late February 2020! (Check back for more information.) NOTE: We still suggest purchasing your tickets ahead of time as the package will just enhance your Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale experience. If you win, you will be reimbursed for the cost of your tickets.
Need help finding more things to do? Visit our Calendar of Events or stop by the Visitors Center, located at 927 S. Harrison St. downtown! You can also call one of our Visitor Information Specialists at (260) 424-3700.
This post was originally published in February 2017 and has been updated. Last Update: January 2021