LFW Fun File

Welcome back Fun Filers!

Here is this week’s Top Ten presented by yours truly.
We hope you enjoy our must-do picks this week.


Friday, July 31st

1. FW Children’s Choir Choralfast
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Foellinger Theatre
3411 Sherman Blvd
All of the choral ensembles that make up the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will be performing. This is a FREE Family Concert with ASL Interpretation.

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2. I Will Wait – The Veteran’s Spouse Project
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Parkview Physicians Group Arts Lab
300 E. Main Street
Tickets: $20
I Will Wait The Veteran’s Spouse Project is about sending a loved one to war. Using actual spouses’ experiences, they have woven a story told through music, dance, and drama to show the vast range of emotions it takes to bid goodbye and welcome service members home.

The first image is Bridget Pearson, who is playing the WWII spouse in the show. The second image is Amy Ball-Uptgraft, who dreamed up the project and is co-writer. She is also acting as Operation Enduring Freedom spouse in the show. She’s a real life military wife.

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3. Botanical Roots – Wayne Baker Brooks with Swick & Jones
8:30 – 11:00 pm
Botanical Conservatory
1100 S. Calhoun St.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Opening acts will begin at 8:30 p.m.
Headliners will perform approximately 9:15-11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6; children age 12 and under will be admitted free with a parent or guardian.

The Botanical Roots concert series is open to all ages. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Mad Anthony Brewing offers food and full bar service. Bringing cash is recommended. Please, no outside food or beverage. The main terrace is a non-smoking area while the area to the south, the Exploration Garden, is designated for smoking. Photo Courtesy of Greg Hughes.

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Saturday, August 1st

4. FW Adventure Games
6:00 am – 12:00 pm
Headwaters Park
330 South Clinton Street

Late Registration*: July 5 – July 31

Online registration closes Friday, July 31 at 11:59pm.

Details on this event can be found in Leslie Snare’s recent post on LivingFortWayne.com.

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5. BAALS Music Festival
8:00 am – 1:00 am
Headwaters Park
330 South Clinton Street
General Admission: $15

Tickets can be bought online. Check out their website and look at that URL name!

Tim Zink gave us all the details last week about the festival, get the details here!

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6. West Main Street Antique Market MAKEUP DAY
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Power Components Corporation parking lot
1936 W. Main St.

Fort Wayne experienced some pretty severe weather on the original date they planned to have their antique market, so it’s only fair that they get a re-do! Stop by for a day of vintage, antique, up-cycled, handmade and shabby chic goods, as well as food and music on Saturday.


7. FWMoA
10:00 – 11:00 am
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E. Main St.
Admission: FREE

An engaging program for recently diagnosed individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Enjoy FWMoA and learn how we can impact your life with the visual arts! Learn more about dementia, life after your diagnosis, and resources for enjoying your life. Guided tours for diagnosed individuals and their caregivers will give participants a chance learn how to enjoy works of art in the museum. Graphic courtesy of FWMoA’s website.

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8. Katrina Mitten-Miami Beadwork
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chief Richardville House
5705 Bluffton Road
Admission: $7 adults; $5 seniors (65+) & youth (3-17);
History Center members & ages 2 and under free

Miami Indian Heritage Days at the Chief Richardville House is every First Saturday from May to November. Each visit lasts 1 to 4pm. A guided tour of the house is also included!


Sunday, August 2nd

9. FW Fringe Festival
Opening festival day (2nd) 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wunderkammer Company
3402 Fairfield Avenue
Tickets: online

Fort Wayne Fringe Festival seeks to give cutting edge artists a venue in which to perform and provide larger groups with an opportunity to throw caution to the westerly winds, taking risks with productions that might otherwise be out of the scope of their standard subscription fare.

For performer descriptions, visit bit.ly/fringeperformers!

W<SHOP 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
All-IN Block Party 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fringe K 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Acid Pizza: An Exhibition by Adam Meyer and Michael Vaughn Green 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This festival promises multiple awesome events throughout the entire week! For the full list of events check out FWFringe or the LFW events Calendar!


Wednesday, August 5th

10. LFW Concert Series –  Farmland Jazz Band (Opening) & Freak Brothers
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Headwaters Park
330 South Clinton Street
Admission: FREE

The Living Fort Wayne Concert Series is open to people of all ages. We will showcase and celebrate local musicians, local food trucks, and our downtown rivers. Bring the kids for a family fun event, take a free pontoon ride, or come with friends and enjoy a nice cold beer from JK O’Donnell’s (must be 21+ to purchase).

Join us!




Remember all of these events are on our calendar!
If you would like to see your event here, please email us at Info@livingfortwayne.com!

Jade Haag

Author: Jade Haag

Dancing Queen. Foodie Freshman. Elohim Believer. Always willing to make strangers into friends.

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