LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week!

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 Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar!

Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc.


1. YLNI August Hot Spot

Thursday, August 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Join us at The Golden this month for the August Hot Spot!

2. Shindigz National Soccer Festival

Thursday, August 18 to Saturday, August 20

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It’s that time again! High school and collegiate soccer, food and activities.

3. Zoo Brew and Wine Too

Friday, August 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Aaaaah … I love Zoo Brew! It’s so much fun. Walk around the zoo while local food and drink vendors offer samplings of some of your favorites! Local bands perform throughout the night, and all proceeds go to help the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo!

4. Fort Wayne Railroad Open House

Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21

Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Free admission and $4 train rides. History buffs and train lovers alike will have a great time at this event!

5. Summer Festival

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WGBJ 102.3FM La Unica, the local Spanish radio station, is hosting a Hispanic festival! They’re boasting the best authentic Mexican and multi-cultural food and a wide variety of entertainment options … all in the hopes of helping our community embrace diversity. Check it out!

6. All IN Block Party

Saturday, August 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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The second All IN Block Party is happening prior to the free outdoor showing of “Gremlins” by Sweets so Geek (see number 7 ). ALL IN is an Indiana Humanities Program that “encourages Hoosiers to think, read and talk.” The block party will promote civic engagement and build community through fun!

7. Free Outdoor Showing of Gremlins

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After the block party, stick around for a free outdoor showing of “Gremlins!”

8. 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, August 20 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Run (or walk) for a cause! It’s a 5K to raise funds and awareness for Polio, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Rotary.

9. VFW End of Summer Party

Saturday, August 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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An end of summer party with food and activities, a portion of the proceeds will go to help homeless veterans. Tickets are $5. There’s food available for purchase, an all-day cash bar, and fun raffles!

10. Concert on the Farm

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Sunday, August 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Adam Strack will be opening for the Hubie Ashcraft Band, and there will be food and drinks from Shigs in Pit and Mad Anthony Brewery. Bring a blanket (or a lawn chair) and $5 gets you in!

Don’t Forget:

Recurring events, such as the YLNI Farmer’s Market, Summer Nights at the Embassy, Friday Nights Live, and Rock the Plaza are all still happening this summer! For a complete list of events (including the weekly fun) check out our calendar!


Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. 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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