10 Summer Family Adventures to Love in Fort Wayne

NEW This Summer

1) Fort Wayne's three rivers meet at Promenade Park, where families can enjoy river access, a Treetop Canopy Trail, food, and fun! Learn more.

Sweet Breeze canal boat in Downtown Fort Wayne

Have a Wild Time

2) The award-winning Fort Wayne Children's Zoo offers two new exhibits in 2019, in addition to their rides and activities in every part of the zoo. It's no wonder they’ve been named "One of the Top Ten Zoos for Kids!"

Girl with sea lion at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Nature at Your Fingertips

3) Our butterfly exhibit is back! Walk among these beauties (and maybe even let one land on your finger!) as butterflies invade our Botanical Conservatory.

Butterfly at the Botanical on a boy's finger

Amazing Outdoor Fun

4) Discover the great outdoors along Fort Wayne's more than 100 miles of trails, kayak and canoe trails, or Fort Wayne's 86 parks.

Kayaking in Fort Wayne

Baseball's Best Ballpark

5) TinCaps Baseball has been named the "#1 Fan Experience in Minor League Sports," and features an awesome downtown ballpark, great family fun, food, and tickets starting at $6!

TinCaps Baseball at Parkview Field

Spark Your Imagination

6) Science Central is home to Science on a Sphere - a three-dimensional globe that teaches earth and space systems in a whole new dimension! It's just one of the amazing exhibits at our hands-on science center.

Science on a Sphere

Festival Central

7) From June through October, spend a weekend during one of Fort Wayne’s many festivals at Headwaters Park. From ethnic festivals and celebrations of the arts to food festivals and unique community celebrations there is something for everyone.. Find your favorite Festival.

Headwaters Park

Art for Everyone

8) Search downtown to find the 50 unique pieces of public art and more than a dozen amazing murals - be sure to take a picture with your favorite! Learn more.

Panda Mural STAR Bank by Tammy Davis

Fort Wayne is for Foodies

9) There's a reason they call us the City of Restaurants! From local favorites, to your favorite national chain, we've got hundreds of great options that your family will love! Explore recommendations.

Seafood at Tolon

Summer Nights

10) Summer evenings are delightful in Fort Wayne! From fireworks at the TinCaps Baseball games – to free outdoor movies at Foellinger Theatre – to free live music at Jefferson Pointe's Friday Nites Live concert series – we make evenings magical!

Concert at Headwaters Park

Take It With You

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