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2017 Event Calendar

Happenings at the Fort

There's always something of historic proportions going on around here!

2017 Public Events

May through October - Guided Tours Every Weekend
Saturdays & Sundays 11am and 2pm
Let our historians guide you on a 1.5 hour walking tour through the fort and some of its buildings.
$5/person on site (please arrive 15 minutes prior).
Weekday tours (Mon - Thurs) are available by appointment for groups of 4 to 25 people by contacting Jim Conway at 313-628-0796.

April 1 - National Park Day
9:00 - 3:00
A special day when everyone is invited to help clean up the site to get ready for the new visitor season. No parking fee.

April 29 and 30 - Spring Flea Market
Saturday 10:00 to 4:00, 
Sunday 10:00 to 3:00
Thousands of items! More details here for visitors and vendors.

May 6 - WWII and Vietnam Era Re-enactments
9:00 to 5:00
Your opportunity to see the real deal as living historians take over the fort.

May 6 - Swing Dance
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Live band! Free dance instruction. Prize raffles. More info here.

May 7 - WWII Living History
9:00 to 3:00
Your opportunity to see the real deal as living historians take over the fort.

June 3 and 4 - SCA Saxons Weekend
More info coming soon.

June 10 and 11 - Civil War Days
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00,  Sunday
 9:00 - 4:00
Your opportunity to see the real deal as living historians take over the fort. More info here.

June 16 – Tours After Dark
6:30 – 11:30
Expert paranormal storytellers reveal the legends and tales you won't hear on our regular tours. Must pre-register. More info...

June 24 and 25 - Colonial Days
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00,  Sunday 10:00 - 4:00
Your opportunity to see the real deal as living historians take over the fort. More info here.

July 7 - Tours After Dark
6:30 – 11:30
Expert paranormal storytellers reveal the legends and tales you won't hear on our regular tours. Must pre-register. More info...

July 8 - HOME Vintage Base Ball Day! 
11 am
Historic Fort Wayne and the Early Risers host an all day exposition featuring the following vintage teams - Lapeer, Dexter, Wyandotte, Hill Toppers, and Fallsburg Flats.  Come on down and root for your favorite! Full base ball schedule and info here.

July 15 and 16 - Medieval Days - Tyger Hunt Weekend
Saturday 9:00 - 4:00,  Sunday 11:00 - 4:00
Huzzah! Fort grounds are turned into a real-life Game of Thrones as our annual Medieval Days event returns. More info here...

July 29 - Star fort closed to the public for private event

August 6 - Star fort closed to the public for private event 

August 12 - Tours After Dark
6:30 – 11:30
Expert paranormal storytellers reveal the legends and tales you won't hear on our regular tours. Must pre-register. More info...

August 13 - Motor Show and Detroit Firemen's Fund Field Day
9am - 4pm
Classic cars and classic fun in our classic fort. Firemen's Field Day on the parade grounds. More info...

August 19 - 20 - Star fort closed to the public for private event 

August 27 - Detroit Early Risers HOME GAME vs. La De Dahs
1 pm
Come on down and root for our vintage base ball team. Full schedule and info here.

September 9 - Tours After Dark
6:30 – 11:30
Expert paranormal storytellers reveal the legends and tales you won't hear on our regular tours. Must pre-register. More info...

September 10 - Fort Wayne Community Day  
8am - 4pm
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is hosting a day for volunteers to help preserve the fort! All skill levels welcome. Teams will be led by experts from HOPE (Hands On Preservation Experience). Food and beverages served later. Free! Register here.

September 16 and 17 - Bring Back the (Medieval) Knight 

Reenactors club weekend encampment. All fort facilities remain open for visitors.

September 17 - Detroit Early Risers HOME GAME
vs. Brooklyn
1 pm
Come on down and root for our vintage base ball team. Full schedule and info here.

September 23 - Tours After Dark  <<< SOLD OUT >>>
6:30 – 11:30
Expert paranormal storytellers reveal the legends and tales you won't hear on our regular tours. Must pre-register. More info... 

October 1 - Civil War Conference 
CANCELLED

October 7 - Tours After Dark <<< SOLD OUT >>>
6:30 – 11:30
Expert paranormal storytellers reveal the legends and tales you won't hear on our regular tours. Must pre-register. More info...

Oct 14 and 15 - Fall Flea Market 
Saturday 10:00 - 4:00,  Sunday 10:00 - 3:00
Thousands of items!  More info here.

October 21 - Tours After Dark  <<< SOLD OUT >>>
6:30 – 11:30
Expert paranormal storytellers reveal the legends and tales you won't hear on our regular tours. Must pre-register. More info... 

October 28 - Tours After Dark <<< SOLD OUT >>>
6:30 – 11:30
Expert paranormal storytellers reveal the legends and tales you won't hear on our regular tours. Must pre-register. More info... 

November 11 - Mad Anthony Bike Race
USA Cycling sanctioned event open to the public. More info soon.

Dec. 2 - Christmas Through the Years 
Times TBD

Dec. 9 - Christmas Swing Dance
Time TBD

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