Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Tag - Family Fun

The merry month of May was made for families—and Fort Wayne offers many pleasant family-friendly activities all month long.  Many of these activities are budget-friendly as well, which makes Fort Wayne, Indiana an ideal spot for a fun family getaway.  Each day brings a new adventure, and this guide can help you make your day-to-day plans.

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Posted on April 20, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Susan B.

What's New at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo for 2018?

Although it may be hard to believe, given this year's extended winter weather, the renowned Fort Wayne Children's Zoo opens on Saturday, April 21. This is one of the most-anticipated spring events in the Fort, so let's take a look at what's new at the zoo for 2018.

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Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Lauren C.

Get an Insider's View of Fort Wayne on a Tour

Tours are a good way to get a different perspective of a local attraction. From chocolate to airplanes, there are several ways to get an insider's view of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Posted on March 23, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Cassandra G.

Fort Wayne, Indiana Spring Bucket List

As we near the close of the seemingly never-ending Indiana winter, it’s time to start planning your spring getaway! Flowers and trees are beginning to spring back to life, so there is no better time to visit Fort Wayne, Indiana!

From outdoor festivals and hiking spots to indoor pop-up markets on rainy spring days, this guide has something for the entire family!

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Posted on April 20, 2017 at 12:00:00 pm by Susan B.

What's New at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo for 2017?

When my girls were little, there were few more anticipated days than the opening of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo each year. Actually though, even now with teenagers, the zoo's opening day still sparks excitement. 

It's springtime: a beautiful season in Fort Wayne. Trees, flowers, and bulbs are blooming. There's a fresh smell in the air, and you can finally leave your winter coat at home. Whether you have toddlers, teens, or are enjoying your golden years -- or none of the above --  there's no better place to spend a spring day than at our zoo. 

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Posted on December 20, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Amber F.

10 Winter Activities Under $5 in Fort Wayne

*This post was updated January 3, 2019*

Visitors and residents alike will enjoy these affordable activities for under $5. Don’t hibernate this winter—enjoy what Fort Wayne has to offer.

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Posted on May 17, 2016 at 11:00:00 am by Kayleen R.

Celebrate Memorial Day in Fort Wayne!

Enjoy Memorial Day in Fort Wayne with some of these fun activities. Plan an afternoon out or make it a full day of fun with the family. Plan your weekend by browsing the Visit Fort Wayne Trip Ideas!

Saturday, May 28

Farmers Market


YLNI Farmers Market - Previously called the Barr Street Market. This

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Posted on May 11, 2016 at 11:00:00 am by Louisa D.

Family Fun in Fort Wayne

So you're coming to Fort Wayne for a visit - any ideas on what you'll do for fun? Whether you're taking a break from visiting relatives or packing something in for the kids between business trips, Fort Wayne has something for every family need. Come check us out!

Maybe you're just interested

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Posted on May 10, 2016 at 11:00:00 am by Molly M.

Rainy Day Checklist

The weather in Fort Wayne is one thing that you, unfortunately, can't count on. We all hope for those perfect spring days, but we do need those gloomy rainy days to bring in the beauty of our area (isn't there a saying about that?)

If the weather isn't on our side, there is no reason to stay home; there are many things in Fort Wayne to do on rainy days. Here is a rainy day checklist you can use for all ages on those showery days.​

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Posted on May 03, 2016 at 4:00:00 am by Louisa D.

New at the Zoo: We Have Some New Members!

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is always developing new attractions and new features for guests to enjoy, but they also have some great new friends! Have you been keeping track of which new little animals you'll be seeing at the zoo? Warning: some are pretty small, while others are already over six feet tall!

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