As summer is coming to an end, there is still plenty of time to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and some of Fort Wayne’s greatest end-of-summer fun!

Taste of the Arts 2016 Mime

Late Summer Activities in Fort Wayne

Taste of the Arts

Discover a taste of Fort Wayne's culinary and arts community at Taste of the Arts, Fort Wayne’s premier arts and food festival held at the Downtown Arts Campus, The Landing, and Promenade Park! Enjoy performances on multiple stages, food and drink tastings, the art market, and much more!

Kids cooling off in a splash pad at Buckner Parl

Splash Pads

Take advantage of the late summer weather with a trip to one of Fort Wayne’s splash pads. Now through Labor Day, the splash pads will be open for you to enjoy after a bike trail ride!

Canal Boat docked at Promenade Park

Fort Wayne's Three Rivers

Fort Wayne’s three rivers, the St. Marys, the St. Joseph, and the Maumee are an intrinsic part of the city. Get out on the water, to enjoy the beautiful later summer weather with a trip down the rivers via a kayak, or river cruise! Or, explore Promenade Park and the trails along the river banks.

Accessible attractions at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

As the summer wanes, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo comes along. With the cooling temperatures and fewer crowds, the late summer is a great time to enjoy the zoo. The animals are more active in cooler temperature, and you will have plenty of space and time to explore your favorite exhibit. Plus, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo will stay open until October 29!

Tincaps Stadium

Fort Wayne TinCaps

Take advantage of the last regular-season games of the Fort Wayne TinCaps. August is the perfect time to enjoy an evening at the ballpark, the temperatures are not too hot and there are still some fun special promotions planned! On September 3, help celebrate the end of summer with a night of baseball and fireworks.

Food trucks in Freimann Square in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lunch on the Square

If you’re in downtown Fort Wayne on a Thursday in August, enjoy Lunch on the Square! With late summer comes small crowds at Lunch on the Square, with most of the local schools back in session, you can enjoy a more relaxed lunch and some entertainment.

Lunch on the Square will end on August 31.

Mural at Wells and Fourth Streets, but Jerrod Tobias Studios

Fort Wayne Art Murals

Although you can enjoy Fort Wayne’s public art throughout the year, the beautiful weather makes discovering Fort Wayne murals that much better because you can enjoy on foot or bike! With the beautiful golden colors of late summer, Fort Wayne’s murals come alive and provide you a glimpse into Fort Wayne’s history and culture.

No matter what your plans are, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a late summer getaway to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Start planning your trip today, with these convenient trip ideas!

*This post was originally published August 2017 and has been updated and reformated. Last Updated: August 2023