Fort Wayne weekend events, September 7 – 9

(Photo Supplied/Downtown Fort Wayne)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) –

Grabill County Fair – Friday, Sept. 7 @ 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 8 @ 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Enjoy Grabill’s country-style fair that highlights the area’s Amish heritage. Food, crafts, kids activities and more. Gospel music is performed on Saturday evening, and country/bluegrass is played at other times. Country fare, such as apple dumplings and corn on the cob will be available for purchase.
Admission: Free
Location: Downtown Grabill, 13717 First Street

Indiana State Rabbit Breeders Association State Convention – Friday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 9 @ 7 a.m. 
The following breed specialties will be hosted by Indiana breed clubs: Cinnamon (Saturday & Sunday), Dutch (Saturday & Sunday), Mini Lop (Saturday), Mini Rex (Saturday & Sunday), New Zealand (Sunday), Tan (Saturday & Sunday). Specialty shows will be day-of-show entry.
Admission: N/A
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue

Concert in the Park – Friday, Sept. 7 @ 6-8:30 p.m. 
Come and enjoy the free annual concert in the park this Friday as The Junk Yard Band takes the stage. Food trucks will be on-site, and blankets/chairs are recommended! Pets, alcohol and smoking are prohibited.
Admission: Free
Location: St. Joseph Township Park, 6033 Maplecrest Road

Bruce in the USA – Friday, Sept. 7 @ 7-11 p.m.
This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E St. Band show. Matt Ryan, from the world famous “Legends in Concert” cast, began playing Springsteen in 2000. The great success in the famous Las Vegas show brought him to performances across the world, eventually evolving his character into the Bruce in the USA show.
Admission: $19.50-$39.50
Location: Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road

Fridays @ 2104 Fort Wayne with Ty Causey – Friday, Sept. 7 @ 8-11 p.m. 
The music style of Causey is described as a combination of Smooth Jazz, Sensual Classic Soul and R&B. Event includes a fish fry.
Admission: Free
Location: Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun Street

Fort Wayne Arts Festival at Jefferson Pointe – Saturday, Sept. 8 @ 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 9 @ 12-5 p.m.
The outdoor festival features over 40 local and regional artists. Browse and purchase works of fine at in these mediums: wood, glass, drawing, oil/acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, photography, assemblage, sculpture, jewelry, fiber and clay. Performances by local musicians will be held Saturday evening near the center courtyard fountain.
Admission: Free
Location: Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4130 W. Jefferson Boulevard

West Central Home & Garden Tour and ArtsFest – Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 @ 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visit the historic West Central Neighborhood for its 36th annual Home and Garden Tour. Tour and eclectic variety of architecturally and historically significant homes, churches and businesses. Enjoy free carriage and pedicab rides between stops. Also, stop at the one-of-a-kind ArtsFest to enjoy over 40 arts and craft vendors, local food vendors, and performances by local musicians. The festival is held at the intersection of Wayne and Union streets, just west of downtown.
Admission: Tours are $13 in advance, $15 day-of; ArtsFest is free
Location: West Central Neighborhood, 1241 W. Berry Street

Korea Festival – Saturday, Sept. 8 @ 12-5 p.m.
This cultural festival is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusiveness through exchange of Korean arts, culture, food and history in Fort Wayne. Look forward to games, delicious food, and a variety of performances.
Admission: Free
Location: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza

Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Fest 2018 – Saturday, Sept. 8 @ 2-6 p.m.
This festival is dedicated to promoting and celebrating locally crafted products from Indiana beers and ciders, to Fort Wayne food and entertainment. A limited number of Rock Star passes will be available for purchase on-site for $100. Each pass includes: exclusive hour of tasting beginning at 1 p.m., sample 50 Indiana craft breweries, special Rock Star tent with food and hospitality, hearty appetizers, a special Fort Wayne Trails gift, live music and a silent auction.
Admission: GA $35 (pre-fest), $45 (day of); VIP $60; $100 Trails Rock Star
Location: Headwaters Park Pavilions, 333 S. Clinton Street

Artlink: 40 Amazing Years, 1 Big Party – Saturday, Sept. 8 @ 7-10 p.m.
Celebrate four decades of Artlink supporting emerging artists and art forms in Fort Wayne. Enjoy free desserts from local favorites, a cash bar, make and experience art, dance the night away to the Legendary Trainhoppers, all under a sea of balloons!
Admission: Free
Location: Artlink Gallery, 300 E. Main Street

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown – Sunday, Sept. 9 @ 12-5 p.m.
Visit 16 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for free, including: African/African-American Historical Museum, Allen County Courthouse, Allen County Public Library, Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Cathedral Museum, Embassy Theatre, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, The History Center, Karpeles Manuscrip Museum – Fairfield Hall, The Landing, Lincoln Tower, The Old Fort, Parkview Field, Riverfront Fort Wayne, Science Central and Vistors Center. Click here to download the printable one-sheet passport.
Admission: Free
Location: Downtown Fort Wayne

Letterboxing at the Allen County Public Library – Sunday, Sept. 9 @ 12-5 p.m.
Kids of all ages and their families are invited to participate in Letterboxing as they explore the Children’s Services department of the Main Library. Not sure what letterboxing is? It’s similar to a treasure hunt in which you follow clues to find a hidden box.
Admission: Free
Location: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza

Monarch Festival – Sunday, Sept. 9 @ 1-5 p.m.
Highlighting monarchs’ life cycle and their incredible transformation, the Monarch Festival includes a variety of programs and activities: displays of live monarchs at different stages of their life cycle, monarch butterfly tagging prior to release, educational presentations, hikes on interpretive trails, plant giveaways, a farmer’s market and more.
Admission: Free
Location: Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road

Riverfront Citizens Square: Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers – Sunday, Sept. 9 @ 2-4:30 p.m.
Collect data to help track urban birds this Sunday with Riverfront Fort Wayne. The first 10 minutes of each program will be spent learning some basics about birdwatching and how to use binoculars. Bike riders should arrive a few minutes early, and be ready to ride at 3 p.m. to ensure timeliness. This guided urban hike is open to all ages and experience levels. Walking tours: 2-3 p.m. Biking tours: 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Location: Lawton Park, 1900 N. Clinton Street

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