Date Night

Are you planning an evening with your partner? Or have a couple of minutes (or days) to have some time to yourselves? Celebrate with some of our favorite things to do in Fort Wayne, Indiana perfect for date night or maybe even a double date, including special events, outdoors activities, or some friendly competition!

Fort Wayne, Indiana Date Night Suggestions:
  1. Explore Fort Wayne’s vibrant arts scene including Indiana’s first professional ballet company, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Youtheatre, Civic Theatre, Cinema Center, and more. Search our performance schedule to find a special event taking place during your visit. And, be sure to include a trip to one of our many art galleries and museums.
  2. Check out the live music filling Fort Wayne! There’s a reason why they call Fort Wayne (home of Sweetwater Sound) a Midwest Music City. Our outstanding concert venues offer live music opportunities from stadium concerts to cool club shows.

    Filming a performer at Sweetwater Pavilion Concert
  3. Hit up the many local breweries and wineries, many of whom offer trivia nights and other fun things to do! (Psst - if you're into Trivia Nights, check out Union Street Market's event every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month for trivia at the only food hall in Northeast Indiana.)
  4. During the summer, our outdoor music scene comes alive with free and low-cost concerts including Rock the Plaza, the Botanical Roots series, Friday Nites Live, and more. Learn more about our outdoor concert series!
  5. Most of our festivals offer free admission and a great place to kick back and relax together. Check out our schedule of special events taking place during your visit.
  6. Want to catch a game together? Grab some stadium food, and join the fans at a TinCaps Baseball, Komet Hockey, or a Fort Wayne FC game - perfect for a fun night out.
  7. With 86 parks and over 120 miles of trails, we’ve got a lot to explore. Check out our bike ride suggestions to plot an easy-to-follow course or sign up for the free Hikes, Bikes, and Paddles Outdoor Pass to get mobile friendly itineraries and even earn prizes as you check in at the trails. Rent a bike or bring your own.

    Dad and daughter kayaking on the St. Marys River at Promenade Park in Fort Wayne
  8. Explore nature in the heart of our city alongside Fort Wayne’s three rivers and riverfront entertainment. At Promenade Park, enjoy a relaxing moment on a porch swing, grab a snack, a boozie snow cone (or a regular one), or a beer from Teds Snack + Bar, or get active and explore Fort Wayne’s riverfront by kayak, canoe, or paddleboard.
  9. Looking for a little friendly competition? Fort Wayne offers dozens of active entertainment options to enjoy together.
  10. From Olive Twist cooking classes to pottery painting and more, make memories learning something new with your partner!


Perfect Pairings

If you’re looking for a classic night out for dinner, then you’re in the right place. From classics like Oyster Bar, Paula’s, and Club Soda to new favorites like Copper Spoon, Tolon, Hideout 125, and BakerStreet, Fort Wayne is home to hundreds of restaurants to explore with your favorite person.

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