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September 11 from Noon – 5 pm / Downtown Fort Wayne

Take a tour of 16 museums and attractions in Fort Wayne for Free! Celebrated every year on the Sunday after Labor Day, everyone, including visitors and Fort Wayne residents, can enjoy free admission to a variety of attractions and events. This year expect 5 new attractions/events! Pick up your Passport at any Kroger or Old National Bank in Fort Wayne or print a handy PDF.

Johnny Appleseed Festival

September 17-18 / Johnny Appleseed Memorial Park

A signature Fort Wayne festival is back! From corn on the cob and chicken and dumplings, to reenactments, markets, and roving entertainment, Johnny Appleseed is one big kick off to Fall and a celebration of John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed). Plus, did you know you can visit Johnny Appleseed’s gravesite while enjoying the festival? This festival is fun for the whole family and admission is free.

Johnny Appleseed Festival - Fort Wayne, IN

Middle Waves Music Festival

September 16 – 17 / Headwaters Park

Middle Waves is a two-day destination music festival on the riverfront in Fort Wayne’s beautiful Headwaters Park. With three stages and 20+ performances from national and local musicians, along with local food, artists, vendors and beverages, Middle Waves promises an experience like no other! Tickets and more information are available at

Flaming Lips - Middle Waves - Fort Wayne, IN

Charlie Daniels Band

September 1 / Foellinger Outdoor Theatre

Enjoy a concert under the stars at the beautiful Foellinger Outdoor Theatre. During Charlie Daniels 50- year career, he has scored hits on the rock, country, pop and Christian charts. Get your tickets, get your dancing shoes, and get ready to party!

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball

September 1 & September 2 / Parkview Field

For the last time this year, come out to Parkview Field to enjoy one of the TinCaps home stand games! TinCaps games are a great experience for the true baseball fan, and the perfect choice for fun family entertainment.

Parkview Field Aerial Night

Botanical Roots & Summer Nights at the Embassy

Botanical Roots – September 2 / Botanical Conservatory

Summer Nights at the Embassy – September 7 / Embassy Theatre

There’s still time for you to enjoy a fun summer night at one of Fort Wayne’s concert series. Enjoy music from Zion Lion band under a starry night at the last Botanical Roots concert of the season, or enjoy the last Summer Nights at the Embassy concerts on September 7 featuring Fernando Tarango!

Grabill Country Fair

September 8 – September 10 / Grabill, IN

Take part in the Amish community of Grabill’s annual fair. One of the largest craft shows in the area, visit the Grabill Country Fair to peruse handmade crafts of wood, needlepoint, dolls, glass and more. Kids will have fun at the fair too, where they can enter old-fashioned contests like jump roping, apple peeling, and watermelon eating.


The Rocky Horror Show

September 9, 10, 16 / Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

A humorous tribute to the science fiction and "B" horror films, this musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist. Dr. Frank N Furter unveils his new creation, an artificially made, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror. Join the fun and do the Time Warp!

Miranda Sings

September 15 / Embassy Theatre

The YouTube sensation and hilarious alter ego of Colleen Ballinger-Evans, Miranda Sings will be at the Embassy Theatre this September, continuing to prove her eccentric brand of comedy is prolific in the tangible world as well as the digital.

New Exhibits

Fort Wayne Museum of Art – Picasso, Braque and Leger / September 24 – November 27
Science Central – Bones Carnival / September 17 – January 17

If you’re making a visit to Fort Wayne, make a stop at some of the new awesome exhibits like the Picasso, Braque and Leger or Science Central’s Bones Carnival exhibit. Plus, you may even get the first look at the new Chihuly sculpture being installed as a permanent exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art soon!


September 30 & October 1 / Parkview Field

To round out the month, get your fitness on at the annual Fort4Fitness event on September 30 and October 1! From mini-marathons, 5Ks, and 10Ks, there is a race and event for everyone to enjoy. If you participate, you can relish in the experience of finishing your race in the beautiful Parkview Stadium, near home plate!

Fort4Fitness 2015 - Fort Wayne, IN

Brewed "IN" the Fort

September 10 / Headwaters Park

Enjoy craft beer offered by 45 different Indiana breweries, plus live music, beloved Fort Wayne food trucks and much more in the perfect downtown location, Headwaters Park!

Fort Wayne Air Show

September 10 - 11 / 122nd Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base

Watch beautiful military jets swoop, soar, and spiral at the 2016 Fort Wayne Air Show! From supersonic-speed military jets to gravity-defying aerobatic acts to rocket-propelled busses, parachutists, and a host of other displays and activities there will be a lot for everyone to enjoy. Parking information can be found at

Children's Pioneer Day

September 24 / Moose Lake Christian Craft Village

Experience pioneer life in a one-room school house at the Moose Lake Christian Craft Village. There will be special crafts and games as well as horse rides, the Moose Trax playground and Moose Trax Express train. Bring the whole family to enjoy these fun activities.

West Central Home and Garden Tour & Artfest

September 10 & 11 / West Central Neighborhood

Tour 11 homes in the beautiful and historic West Central Neighborhood. Besides enjoying the beautiful architecture, the neighborhood is also hosting an ArtFest on Saturday where visitors can enjoy local artists works and local musician performances throughout the day!

For more information on these events and others, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events!