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. October Hot Spot

Thursday, October 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


It’s that time again! Come out and mingle with fellow professionals while enjoying some great food and drink!

2. Atrium Open House

Thursday, October 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


We have been waiting for this! Food and drinks, tours, and speeches from some of the brightest people in our community. Learn about the value the Atrium is providing!

3. Rocky Horror Picture Show Viewing Party

Thursday, October 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Trivia, Prizes, and the show you can’t skip during Halloween season.

4. The Mersey Beatles


This band is awesome. Also, meet John Lennon’s sister!

5. Halloween Pet Parade

Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Ahhhh! Pets in costumes for a great cause!

6. 17th Annual River City Rat Race

Saturday, October 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


There’s a 10K and a 5K, it’s family-friendly, a scenic route, and all proceeds benefit the YMCA.


7. Monster Dash 5k Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, October 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


I’m not a runner, but this event is so fun! You can walk if you like, costumes are encouraged, and there are prizes!

8. Free Outdoor Movie: Young Frankenstein

Saturday, October 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.


It’s the last free outdoor movie night of the season! Big Apple Pizza, Licensed Bar Services, Time & Space Photo Booths, and more will be there!

9. Pumpkin Patch Party

Tuesday, October 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


This is a great time for the whole family. There’s games, prizes, crafts, entertainment, and lots of candy!

Don’t Forget:

There are a ton of super awesome fall events happening now! Check out this article, for some of our favorites. It’s also Halloween Season, so you can check out our article Creepin’ It Real for some ideas on some spooky places to visit in the Fort! 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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