Discover Northeast Indiana This Summer

It’s finally starting to get warm in northeast Indiana after the first “real” winter we’ve had in the past few years. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding and new businesses are opening all around the area. And even though it’s only May, it’s close enough to summer to get out and enjoy the area.

Grab your camera (or your darn smart phone) and take in all this region has to offer! Our Living Fort Wayne team will be right there you documenting what’s great about living, working and playing in Fort Wayne (and the surrounding area, too)! If you have great photos to share about your life in northeast Indiana this spring and summer, tag us on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #LivingFortWayne.

Here’s some of what we’ll be documenting this year:

Your Favorite Familiar Sites

PNC Bank Building (left) and the Allen County Courthouse (right). (Photo – Tim Zink)

How many different ways can a community photograph the Allen County Courthouse? It seems like every year photographers from the area put their own twist on capturing one of Fort Wayne’s most beautiful buildings. I’m sure we’ll have our own spin on this community landmark again this year!

New Places, Too!

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, opening soon in the new Skyline Tower in downtown Fort Wayne. (Photo/Tim Zink)

The new Lindi’s Eatery West Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne. (Photos – Tim Zink)

From new places to grab a quick lunch to fine dining establishments in the heart of the city, Fort Wayne is seeing its share of new food and drink options all around town.

Neighborhood Character

South Calhoun Street near Creighton Avenue looking north towards downtown Fort Wayne. (Photo – Tim Zink)

We love downtown, and we love our neighborhoods, too. Fort Wayne has more than 110 square miles of land. Let’s see how much of it we can see!

The Area’s Many Festivals

2017 Middle Waves Music Festival. (Photo – Tim Zink)

It’s great to follow along online with all of the happenings going on in our city, but it’s even better to get out with the community to experience everything our city has to offer. From old family favorites like the Three Rivers Festival and Johnny Appleseed Festival to newer features like Middle Waves Music Festival and Hobnobben Film Festival, northeast Indiana seems like it has a festival going on almost every weekend.

Country Life

Bostick Road Bridge, Marion Township, Allen County, Indiana. (Photo – Tim Zink)

Don’t forget to leave the city limits! As the old familiar Indiana Beach commercial says, “there’s more than corn in Indiana.” Go out and take a look for yourself! Enjoy the farmland or take in one of the area’s county and state parks and land trusts.

And Our Surrounding Communities

H. Souder and Sons General Store, Grabill, Indiana. (Photo – Tim Zink)

Historic Auburn Hotel in Auburn, Indiana. (Photo – Tim Zink)

Northeast Indiana wouldn’t be northeast Indiana without all of the small-to-mid-size communities located across our region. Head out to Huntington or Garrett for a drive-in movie or visit one of the automobile museums just up the road in Auburn. There’s plenty to do in an hour’s drive right here in northeast Indiana.

Stay in touch for more from Living Fort Wayne throughout the summer and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There is way more than what we have listed here going on in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana. From concerts in Headwaters Park to farmer’s markets in the city, there’s always something going on in our area. To see what’s happening soon, go to the Current Fort Wayne calendar.

Tim Zink

Author: Tim Zink

Director-at-Large of Communications for Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. Adviser to current Living Fort Wayne leadership team. Contributor to Living Fort Wayne since April 2014.

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