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What’s Happening in the Parks

Week of September 9, 2019


Fort Wayne, Ind. – The following events and programs are happening the week of September 9, 2019:

Fall Harvest Festival

Friday, Sept. 13 (10 am – 3 pm) and Saturday, Sept. 14 (10 am – 5 pm)

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

This two-day celebration of the history and culture of the American Farm is fun for all ages and the event is FREE. Visitors can see live animals, hands-on activities, oat/wheat threshing, concessions, corn husking/shredding, wagon rides, antique farm equipment, and take tours of the Historic Salomon Family Homestead! Sponsored by PBS39.

Heroes and Hoops

Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 am

Jennings Recreation Center, 1330 McCulloch St.

This free event is a special day filled with fun learning activities, a youth basketball tourney, games, prizes and food for the whole family. The event is open to the public and honors Jennings Center alumnus and donor hero Jeron Lewis.

Riverfront Boat Tours

Promenade Park, 202 W Superior St.

Learn more about our city through its riverfront. Relax and enjoy the scenery on one of Riverfront Fort Wayne’s themed boat tours. Tours depart from the south boat dock at Promenade Park. No food or beverages are permitted on the tours. Make your reservations at or by calling (260) 427-6000 at least one week in advance. Passengers must be at least 10 years of age, and reservations are $12 per person. For more information, contact Megan Butler at (260) 427-6248.


Botanica Jones: “Botanica Jones: Scientist, Merchant or Thief?”

Open through November 17

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

At this garden exhibit in the Botanical Conservatory, guests can visit a wealthy Englishman’s garden, showcasing plants brought back by “Botanica Jones,” a plant explorer of the late 1800s through early 1900s. Visitors can decide whether they have the passion to join these botanical elite. The “Botanica Jones” exhibit is sponsored by the English Bonter Mitchell Foundation, the Flora Dale Krouse Foundation, the M. E. Raker Foundation, WAJI Majic 95.1 and PBS 39.

For full details on all events and programs happening at Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, go to



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