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 September Hot Spot

Thursday, September 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


This month’s hot spot is at Club Soda. Grab some Gouda Dip and meet some new friends!

2. Middle Waves Pre-Party & Poster Show

Thursday, September 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Want to see some killer designs from local, regional, and national artists? Stop by the Poster Show! There will be music (of course) and free food and a cash bar sponsored by Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits!

3. Middle Waves Music Festival

Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17

Middle Waves

It’s here! A couple dozen musical performances by national and local musicians, local food trucks and vendors, drinks, and lots of fun! You can check out the Middle Waves Pop Up Workshop while your there or do some Yoga at Middle Waves. It’s a weekend of good times!

4. Freud’s Last Session

Septemer 16 through September 25

Friday/Saturday Curtain 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinee Curtain 2:30 PM


An intellectual show, it places Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis in a room together. “The conversation and debate sparkles with wit, articulate argument, and some pathos—as well as with surprising civility.” It should captivate audiences!



Yay! Yay! Johnny Appleseed! Food, fun, crafts, and more! I feel like it doesn’t even need explaining.

6. Muddy Trail Run & Adventure Walk

Saturday, September 17 at 8 a.m.


This is all about fun! There’s a mud pit, hay bale climb, river run, and sand dune climb, all spaced out on a 5K course. It’s basically a tough mudder that you can do with your kids!

7. Pits in the Park 2016

Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


It’s a pup-filled, fantastic time! There will be food and vendors, a costume contest for your pets, and more! Go out and support this great cause.

8. Strides Of Hope

Saturday, September 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


It’s the annual walkathon for A Hope Center. A Hope Center does great things for women in our community, and it’s a great cause to support. Even if you can’t walk, check them out and consider donating!

9. Walk for Animals 2016

Sunday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


It’s the 29th annual Walk For Animals. Help stomp out animal cruelty and neglect!

10. Free Teen Art Workshops

Sunday, September 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Classes are recommended for ages 15 through 20. This month’s workshop focuses on Lino Cutting.

Don’t Forget:

Recurring events, such as the YLNI Farmer’s Market are still happening this summer! For a complete list of events (including the weekly fun) check out our calendar!

Related  Build the Fort at the YLNI My City Summit!

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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