with COVID-19 cases on the decline in Indiana and the arrival of summer, you may be ready to start getting out again.
After being cooped up for so long, it may be hard to remember how to enjoy life outside your apartment. Luckily, Fort Wayne is full of exciting activities for you to choose from to help get you back in the swing of things.
Your summer will be sensational after you find out about everything there is to do in Fort Wayne this summer.
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is a top ten nationally ranked zoo in the United States. It stretches 38 acres and has over 1,000 animals to observe. Attractions also include animal encounters, rides, and zookeeper chats.
The African Journey, Australian Adventure, Central Zoo, and Indonesian Rain Forest are the four main sections of the zoo. You’ll find animals such as African lions, kangaroos, river otters, and orangutans respectively.
The summer hours are 9 am to 7 pm with free parking. Adult tickets cost $15, children are $11, and seniors are $13.
The Embassy Theater
Built in 1928, The Embassy Theater was predominately a movie theater. It seats 2,471 people and is now home to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.
It is notable for maintaining its historical integrity through the National Register of Historic Places. Its renovations have been done to preserve the nostalgia of vibrant lights and a 1930s feel.
Catch an event like concerts, movies, Broadway shows, and symphonies here. Prices depend on events.
Fort Wayne Pride Fest
Fort Wayne Pride Fest is back this year and bigger and better than ever! This year Fort Wayne Pride will be held on both the east and west end of Headwaters Park to give attendees room to spread out plus more room for a second entertainment stage, workshops, a kids area, vendors, food and beer, and more. Mark your calendars for July 23rd and 24th.
Take a Tour of the Rivers
Take a guided tour of Fort Wayne’s rivers on the Sweet Breeze — an authentic 1840 canal boat replica. View the riverfront like never before. These 45-minute or 90-minute tours will help you learn a little more about Fort Wayne’s riverfront while providing a fun trip down the river. Check tour dates and times on their website.
Three Rivers Festival
Another festival that’s back this year is one of Fort Wayne’s oldest festivals, the Three Rivers Festival! All of your favorite festival events including Art in the Park, the Bed Race, the Midway, Junk Food Alley, the firework finale, and so much more are back July 9-17.
Enjoy Live Music
Experience live music all summer long with Downtown Live — a series of free performances throughout the summer from some of your favorite local artists. Friday evening will bring live music to The Landing and Saturdays enjoy live music throughout Downtown. Visit the Downtown Live website for artist dates and locations.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Located downtown amongst many other activities, is the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. It is an American art museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
It has a rotating art gallery that makes each visit unique. Featured exhibitions currently include Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau, FWMoA Permanent Glass Displays, and A Century of Making Meaning: 100 Years of Collecting.
It is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Adult tickets cost $8, students and seniors are $6, or pay a family price of $20.
Historic Fort Wayne
Located in Fort Wayne, this is a recreation of the 1815 fort that once stood. History comes alive at The Old Fort by taking you back in time to historical events and eras.
Reenactments of historical events offered here include the Revolutionary War of the Frontier, the Siege of Ft. Wayne, and the Civil War Garrison.
Summer hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. By being 100% volunteer-run, this is the perfect free thing to do in Fort Wayne.
Experience Things to Do in Fort Wayne Today
Your search for things to do after the Coronavirus just got a little bit easier! This list of activities will be sure to get you started on an amazing summer.
Keep in mind, this area is rich in activities for kids and families. So you’ll always have family things to do in Fort Wayne.