LFW Weekly Fun File

It’s Labor Day Weekend!

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne (besides heading off to the lake or having a picnic)? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week!

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar.

If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar!

Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc.

1. Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

Wednesday, August 31 through Monday, September 5



Do you love cars? There are events for the entire family!

2. Big Kid Coloring Contest

Thursday, September 1 at 6 p.m.


Drink beer and color at Trubble. First place gets a $20 gift card.

3. LET’S Comedy Presents: Swipeout

Friday, September 2 at 9 p.m.


What’s this all about, you say?

“We ask a couple of our friends to get on Tinder and invite three of their matches on a date, once those dates arrive we throw them on stage for a dating game. Your host Corey Courrielche will be the man surprising these dates, so come watch him as he tries to avoid getting punched.” … Don’t miss it.

4. 2016 Botanical Roots Concert Series: Zion Lion (Reggae)

Friday, September 2 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
It’s the last Botanical Roots concert! Come enjoy local bands and great food in a beautiful setting.

5. Food n’ Film – Morris From America Premiere

Friday, September 2 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Vietnummy is serving food from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., “Morris from America” is screening at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and there’s an open mic from from freestyle … yea, freestyle.

6. Artisan Fair

Saturday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Harness your inner Ron Swanson and attend some woodworking training and demonstrations, grab some grub from Affine and some dessert from Kona Ice, and have a good time!

7. Oktoberfest Tapping Party!

Sunday, September 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
There’s appetizers and a German Polka Band. I mean, come on …

8. An Evening of Music & Laughter for the Soul II

Sunday, September 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Comedian Ralphie Roberts and smooth Jazz from Soul35. Tickets get you some food and wine. Check out this off-beat, amazing venue.

9. Get on Board: Get Connected

Wednesday, September 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Are you interested in nonprofit board service? Meet nonprofit representatives as well as nonprofit professionals and chat with community leaders at this networking event.

10. FWMoA: Sound Series

Wednesday, September 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Experimental sound performances featuring Samantha Glass, @Troller, and Metavari.

Don’t Forget:

Recurring events, such as the YLNI Farmer’s Market, Summer Nights at the Embassy, Friday Nights Live, and Rock the Plaza are all still happening this summer! For a complete list of events (including the weekly fun) check out our calendar!

Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our city!

Brittany King

Author: Brittany King

Storyteller. Bibliophile. Vegan. Native to Fort Wayne and lover of art. May have a mild obsession with pot-bellied pigs.

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