LFW Weekly Fun File

October is here!

We’ve got a list of the festive fun happening in our city … stay with us this month as things to do get spookier!

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. Wells Street Bridge Party

Thursday, October 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Celebrate the positive impact Lutheran Social Services is having on our community! There will be local food, local music, and local brews!

2 .Soulless Science: Ghostly Observations

Friday, October 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Ghost hunting, food and drinks for the over 21 crowd! It’s such a fun night at Science Central!

3. FoodStock 2016

Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Music and our favorite food trucks!

4. La Chic Market

Friday, October 7, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


It’s a home decor market. There’s something for everyone, and some really unique pieces will be featured!

 5. Arena Dinner Theatre: Wait Until Dark

October 7, 8, 14, and 15
Dinner served at 7 p.m.
Curtain time is 8 p.m.
It’s October … the perfect month for a thriller at Arena Dinner Theatre! The show is great and the season is right.

6. Fort Wayne Bombshells Burlesque: Phobias Laid Bare

Friday, October 7 – Doors at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9 p.m.

Are you afraid of the dark? Do dolls creep you out? Or maybe needles make you squirm. Face your fears with the extra dash of excitement that is burlesque. Plus, you could win a cool prize in the costume contest!

7. CE Anniversary Coloring Contest

Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Celebrate the City Exchange Shop’s one year anniversary! There’s a coloring contest for both kids and adults, complete with some great prizes. Join the fun!

8. W< Community Mural Project

Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


It’s the first community mural project at Wunderkammer. You don’t have to be some spectacular artist to contribute, just be willing to give your time and effort to the cause!

9. Youtheatre’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Friday, October 7 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.


The Youtheatre is doing this classic tale in the form of immersive theater! Support the talents of our local young people and experience something new this weekend!

10. Haunted History: The Darker Side of West Central

Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m.


Get a taste of West Central’s creepier side this Saturday with the walkable tour.

11. October Walkable Wednesday

Wednesday, October 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Discounts at the North Anthony Corridor businesses, plus pumpkin carving, food, and music!

Don’t Forget:

There are a ton of super awesome fall events happening now! Check out this article, for some of our favorites. There are also some ongoing options for a spooky good time! 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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