Things To Do: Three events kick off fall in Fort Wayne


The end of the first week of September will be a busy one in Fort Wayne, Indiana. While some people hesitate to celebrate fall before Halloween, with school in session and evening temperatures getting cooler, fall is in the air. Three events that highlight Fort Wayne’s history and culture will be held Sept. 7 and Sept. 8. Be A Tourist in Your Home Town, West Central Home and Garden Tour and Fort Wayne Arts Festival at Jefferson Pointe, all offer attendees a perspective on Fort Wayne culture.

Be A Tourist in Your Home Town: a Fort Wayne favorite

It is no secret that sometimes when people live in a city, they get caught up in the rush of everyday activities that they have no time to partake of cultural and other events that their home town has to offer.

Residents of Fort Wayne who might have overlooked some of the quirks and happenings in the Summit City should take part in Be A Tourist in Your Home Town.

The event, from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, is free and open to the public. A host of participating organizations will open their doors to participants to show what they have to offer. Among the organizations and buildings that home town tourists can explore are: Allen County Courthouse, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums, Artlink, Embassy Theatre, Little River Wetlands Project and several others.

Potential participants are encouraged to pick up a “passport,” or print one out from Be A Tourist in Your Home Town’s website. Attendees are also asked to take pictures and post them to Instagram with the hashtag “BAT2019.”

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West Central Home and Garden Tour

For those who have not explored the rich history of West Central Fort Wayne, the West Central Home and Garden Tour will help inform them. The tour is scheduled for Sept. 7-8, with home tours held between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Included in the tour are businesses, homes and churches from yesteryear that define the West Central portion of downtown with their stately architecture. There is no mistaking the area when driving west on Washington Boulevard. But merely driving through will allow people to miss structures.

Pedicabs and free carriage rides are available. Children under 12 are free. For more information about pricing and more, visit:

Fort Wayne Arts Festival at Jefferson Pointe

For two days, Fort Wayne’s premier shopping destination turns into an art market. Sept. 7-8 will find Fort Wayne Arts Festival taking place at Jefferson Pointe. The festival is free to attend. At the end of the day Sept. 7, a concert will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festival will run from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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