Here are some fun area events to consider now that the leaves are changing colors.

By Laura Caicedo, Staff Writer

Sad because summer is over and done with? Bored a weekend night? No homework to do or just don’t feel like it? Here are some things that you can do with friends/family/significant other during autumn! Don’t let the weather determine your plans!

Fight Night in Downtown Fort Wayne – Oct. 19.
Dress up in your best zombie attire and go to the Zombie Walk. Events like a scavenger hunt, a lantern tour, a ghostly gala, and a spooky concert are available during that weekend! Go to for more info.

Wild Zoo Halloween
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opens its gates during the weekends and invites guests to participate in trick-or-treating, a mini-maze, and other fall-related games that people can enjoy throughout the month of October.

Haunted Houses
Ready to scream at the top of your longs or getting your arm pulled by that scaredy-cat of a friend? Here are some Haunted Houses you can all visit: Haunted Castle Black Forest – 1720 E Wallen Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Haunted Hotel – 511 N Jefferson St, Huntington, IN 46750
The Haunted Jail – 116 E Market St, Columbia City, IN 46725

Fall Foliage
Enjoy the magical view of green, auburn, and yellow trees around Fort Wayne at Fox Island or Lindenwood Nature Preserves. Parks like Lakeside also serve as places for picnics, photoshoot sessions, or to be surrounded by autumn beauty.