The month of February promises special opportunities for you and a loved one to have a romantic getaway to Fort Wayne, Indiana.

There's a diverse lineup this year — from ballet and theatre performances to exhibits and more. Fort Wayne's bound to have something that will suit your fancy!

Plan your weekend getaway in six easy steps!

6 Steps to a Romantic Valentine's Getaway in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Step 1

Check out to get a full list of attractions and special events!

Step 2 – Get a Taste of Fort Wayne

Scope out your favorite Fort Wayne eateries or try something new! Here in the City of Restaurants, you're bound to find some delicious options in whatever niche you like. From fine dining to more affordable options, make sure you book your reservation ahead of time.

If you prefer to try multiple options, check out the newly opened Union Street Market food hall at Electric Works - formerly a GE campus. Visit Union Street Market to find dozens of vendors offering pizza, BBQ, boozy ice cream, burritos, cocktails, and so much more!

Include some great brews, wine, and spirits in your weekend plans! Check out Fort Wayne's breweries or visit one of the wineries in the area. For a handcrafted cocktail, experience the award-winning bar program at Copper Spoon or raise a glass at recently opened Penny Drip.

You can't forget about dessert. If you don't end up ordering dessert from the restaurant, Fort Wayne has lots of delicious options for you. Make a stop at one of the two DeBrand Fine Chocolates locations to share a sundae or grab some truffles to go, or swing by Kilwins for an ice cream cone or chocolate creation. Or enjoy ice cream from some local favorites, including Sweets on Main, Brooklyn Pints Microcreamery, or Oh Five Scoop Shop!

S'mores at Hoppy Gnome
Pictured: Roasting s'mores for dessert at the Hoppy Gnome!

Step 3 – Events

Choose a special event that your sweetheart will never forget. Here's what's going on in Fort Wayne around Valentine's Day!

Love Notes

Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 11
Celebrate with an evening of romance and passion during this annual fan-favorite event from the Fort Wayne Ballet! Get your tickets now, as this event sells out quickly.
Tickets start at $20. Upgrade your ticket to a VIP table for two, with complimentary wine, chocolate, and appetizers. Details

Fort Wayne Komet Hockey

Saturday, February 17 & Sunday, February 18
Grab your tickets for one of Fort Wayne's great minor league sports teams, the Fort Wayne Komets. Join the Jungle and experience the energy and atmosphere of Komet Hockey in Fort Wayne!
Tickets start at $14 for adults. Details

Fort Wayne Boat Show & Sale

Thursday, February 8 - Sunday, February 11
Browse more than 52 exhibitors including marine dealers from Indiana and Michigan all in one place. Find amazing deals on boats, personal watercraft, golf carts, and more.
Admission is $10 for adults, Kids 12 and under are free. Details

The Color Purple

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays | February 9 –18
The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents The Color Purple! This performance is an inspiring story of a woman who through love, overcomes adversity and powerfully discovers her voice like no other. This musical includes fun different types of music! Definitely a show you would not want to miss!
Tickets are $22 for kids and $35 for adults. Details

Sweetheart Orchid Display

Visit the Botanical Conservatory's Tropical Garden to see a beautiful display of orchids in bloom and take a photo against the floral backdrop
Admission is $7 for adults. Details

Weather the Fort

Saturday, February 17

Get cozy and celebrate winter at this outdoor festival on The Landing in downtown Fort Wayne! Enjoy outdoor games, see ice carving, groove along to live tunes, and be amazed by the live fire dancers. This year even features timed keg tappings of local and regional beer throughout the day. The event is FREE for all ages! Details

sweetheart orchid display of flowers inside the botanical gardens
Pictured: Sweetheart Orchid Display at the Botanical Conservatory

Step 4 – Additional Activities

Find some additional activities to fill your time while here! Choose from some great winter activities—like outdoor ice skating at Headwaters Park—or consider one of our many great museums and attractions.

Add some shopping to your special weekend, too! Check out these boutique shops around Fort Wayne.

Don't forget to end your evening with a carriage ride to complete your magical downtown experience.

Step 5 – Book a Room

Now that you have your date all planned out, why not book a room online? Explore hotel packages to help you bundle and save on a great weekend in Fort Wayne.

Step 6 – Once You're Here

Hop in your car and drive to Fort Wayne.

Once you've made it, stop in at our Visitors Center to say hi and request any additional information you need for your trip! We're located at 927 S. Harrison St. 

See you soon!

*This post was originally published in January 2018 and has been updated. Last Updated: February 2024