LFW Weekend Fun File

Here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar.

If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com.


1. YLNI Hot Spot

Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m.







This month YLNI is celebrating the leadership institute class of 2016. John Sampson from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership will be the keynote speaker and will discuss what leadership means to him and how young leaders can help impact change in Fort Wayne.

2. Pique: Issue Two Release Party

Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. (Hope Arthur at 8 p.m.)







After the hot spot, head over to Club Soda for some food, drinks, music and celebration of the release of Pique Issue Two! Hope Arthur plays at 8 p.m.

3. Unwanted Medication Collection

Friday, April 22 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.








TRIAD and a few local volunteers are hosting medication collections at various Walgreens around town. Bring in your old medication so that it can be properly disposed of!

4. Design Week Closing Party

Friday, April 22 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.






Send Design Week Fort Wayne out with a bang! Ticket holders receive one free drink ticket and appetizers by Club Soda. Attendees can hang out in a gallery-type atmosphere and enjoy the live performances of a variety of artists! It’s free for DWFW passport holders or $20 (plus fees) for non-passport holders.

5. The Color Run

Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m.






Get your colorful running on! It should be a beautiful day for this super fun 5K!

6. Touch-a-Truck

Saturday, April 23 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.









Free event for the kiddos! Explore a variety of vehicles and chat with their drivers!

7. ZOO Opening Day!!

Saturday, April 23 All Day










I could not be more excited! The Zoo is opening for the season! There’s new animals, baby animals (have you seen the pictures of the baby penguins?) the Australian Outback has undergone more renovations, and it will be awesome!

8. Autism Awareness Event

Saturday, April 23 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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It’s Autism Awareness Month! There will be a variety of sensory activities for the kiddos, as well as experts in the field available to talk to parents.

8. Earth Day Fort Wayne at Eagle Marsh

Sunday, April 24 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.






A fun event for families celebrating Earth Day! Activities for kids, educational presentations, and free t-shirts! What more could you want?

9. Tapped INto the Fort

Monday April 25th at 5:30 p.m.










Stop by Dash-In after a long day of work Monday and support our local breweries!

Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Check out our events calendar, and get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our city!

Brittany King

Author: Brittany King

Storyteller. Bibliophile. Vegan. Native to Fort Wayne and lover of art. May have a mild obsession with pot-bellied pigs.

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