Fall is just around the corner, and Fort Wayne is getting into the spirit with great events and festivals! These are just a few of the festivities happening in Fort Wayne in September. For a complete list of events, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events.
Enjoy the Best Events in Fort Wayne This September
Fort Wayne TinCaps
September 1, 2 and 3 / Parkview Field
Cheer on the Fort Wayne TinCaps in their final games of the regular season! Grab your tickets—starting at just $6—and enjoy one of the best Minor League Baseball Experiences in the country.
Grabill Country Fair
September 7 - 9 / Downtown Grabill
Let the fall festivities begin at the Grabill Country Fair! This country-style fair highlights the area’s Amish heritage, and features amazing food, all-ages activities, and shopping in the heart of Grabill.
Fort Wayne Arts Festival
September 9 - 10 / Jefferson Pointe
Browse the juried, outdoor show at Jefferson Pointe Arts Festival! The show features more than 40 local and regional fine artists specializing in mediums including wood, glass, clay, fiber, oil/acrylic, watercolor, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, assemblage, encaustic, photography/digital, drawing, and mixed media.
Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Fest
September 9 / Headwaters Park
Adults 21+ are invited to the annual Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Festival, celebrating locally crafted beers, ciders, food, and entertainment!
West Central Home & Garden Tour and ArtsFest
September 9 - 10 / West Central Neighborhood
Purchase a ticket here to tour 10 gorgeous, historic homes and other buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries. ArtsFest, is happening in conjunction with the Home & Garden Tour, is free to the public, featuring artists and exhibitors, live music Saturday evening, and food trucks all weekend long.
Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown
September 10 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Celebrate Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown! Visit 21 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for FREE on Sunday, September 10 from Noon–5 pm. Starting August 14, pick up a free passport at the Visit Fort Wayne Visit Center, Fort Wayne Kroger and Old National Bank locations. Print your own passport and find each location's details and schedules at VisitFortWayne.com/BeATourist.
Move to the Rhythm
This September, enjoy the rush of incredible music performances around the city!
- James Sanders & Conjunto / September 9, The Embassy Theatre
- Brass Metropolis / September 16, Baker Street Centre
- He Said She Said / September 16, Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard
- Atreyu and Memphis / September 16, Clyde Theatre
- Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers / September 17, Clyde Theatre
- Michael Glabicki & Dirk Miller / September 21, Embassy Theatre
- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy / September 22, Clyde Theatre
- Lakeside Fall Concert / Septmeber 24, Lakeside Park and Rose Garden
- Addison Agen and opener Max Lockwood / September 29, Baker Street Centre
- Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert / September 30, Embassy Theatre
- Brian Culbertson / September 30, Clyde Theatre
Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival
September 15 - October 29 / Kuehnert Dairy Farm
All ages are invited to experience farm life every weekend this fall at the Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival. Wind your way through the 5-acre corn maze, roast marshmallows ‘round the fire, pick pumpkins, eat ice cream, and meet the farm animals!
Johnny Appleseed Festival
September 16 - 17 / Johnny Appleseed Park
The famous Johnny Appleseed Festival returns! Satisfy your sweet tooth with a caramel apple, purchase handmade goods, and enjoy demonstrations from the pioneer days. Free admission!
Art This Way Art Crawl
September 22 / Downtown Fort Wayne
During the Art This Way Art Crawl, explore, support, and learn about public art in downtown Fort Wayne! Travel through alleys filled with murals and lights, and discover artists at work and live music at venues around the city. There will even be a silent disco! Cash bars will also be provided by The Dash In and JK O'Donnell's.
Family Free Fishing Day
September 23 / Statewide
Don't miss Indiana's Free Fishing Day! Try out fishing, license-free, at any of the state's public waters, or come to Promenade Park to fish in the river with provided poles, bait, Riverfront swag, and fishing lessons for the whole family.
Be River SmART: Clean Drains Fort Wayne Fest
September 23 / Promenade Park
See the new, unique mural art on Fort Wayne storm drains, completed to bring awareness to the health of our rivers. Enjoy festive music, drummer performances, food trucks, and family-friendly activities at the 2023 Friends of the Rivers World Rivers Day celebration. From noon - 1, there is even free pizza for teams who mark 12 or more drains!
Fort4Fitness Fall Festival
September 30 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Participants of all ages and fitness levels can join the fun with four different walk/run events at the Fort4Fitness Fall Festival. Don’t forget to enjoy the free expo at Parkview Field, including demonstrations and giveaways!
Outdoor Farmers Markets
Browse Fort Wayne's favorite outdoor farmers markets before they head inside for the winter! Stock up on locally-sourced produce and handmade goods.