15 Ideas for Winter Family Fun in the Fort
Feb04

15 Ideas for Winter Family Fun in the Fort

It’s that time of year: the holidays are over, but winter is still upon us, spring and summer are too distant to get excited about just yet. Boredom is constantly lurking, and lazy nights it seems like the only option every weekend.  If only there were another way… Fort Wayne to the rescue!  Despite this annual lull and chilly weather, our city is never short on activities, happenings, and events.  We’ve done the research: check out our top 15 ideas for the whole family on staying busy and entertained this winter.   1. Cheer the Komets on to Number One! View this post on Instagram Monday would be a lot better if we all had popcorn guns. A post shared by Fort Wayne Komets (@fwkomets) on Jan 8, 2018 at 7:41am PST The Komets are on fire this season with some of the best skaters in their league and are currently ranked second in their division.  Join Icy at the rink and help bring them to number one! 2. Go Mad for the Mad Ants View this post on Instagram 📸 from our first game of the #gleagueshowcase yesterday afternoon A post shared by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (@fortwaynemadants) on Jan 12, 2018 at 9:50am PST Mad Ants games are fun for the whole family, and promo nights keep things fresh. Don your capes and masks for Superhero Night on February 3rd.  Moms and Dads can enjoy a Wayne’s World theme on March 16th with a crowd-singing of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  Party on! 3. Hit the Lanes View this post on Instagram It's Saturday night and we're in the spot! A post shared by Crazy Pinz (@crazypinz) on Oct 7, 2017 at 11:56am PDT Fort Wayne has no shortage of awesome bowling alleys.  Besides its 56 lanes, Pro Bowl West claims to have the best pork tenderloin sandwich in the city.  Thunderbowl #1 has daily specials.  Crazy Pinz doesn’t stop at bowling; mini golf, a ropes course and a rock wall are just a few of their extra attractions. 4. Jump Around  View this post on Instagram ugly sweaters, sick jumps A post shared by Sky Zone (@skyzone) on Dec 23, 2017 at 9:51am PST Ever wanted to dunk a basketball like the pros?  Give it a shot (pun intended) with a trampoline at Sky Zone.  More trampolines stretch wall-to-wall for endless jumping, including a dodgeball court and foam pit.   5. Take an Intergalactic Adventure View this post on Instagram Tag other players through the grates! #ultrazoneftw #ultrazone #fortwayne #lasertag #visitfortwayne #familyentertainment #familyfun A post shared by Ultrazone Fort Wayne (@ultrazone_laser_tag) on Apr 3, 2017 at 7:52pm PDT Is there...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Mar09

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening 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. Fashion & Community #flightfulfw Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This spring fashion show will benefit SCAN. There will be food from 800 Degrees, and a pop-up shop from Fancy and Staple! Don’t miss it! 2. Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 12 — Times vary We love the Disney on Ice shows. They’re always SO fun, no matter what your age! 3. First Presbyterian Theatre presents: The Children’s Hour Weekends beginning Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 25 – Times vary This seminal 1930s drama confronts some big issues, including lying and bigotry. 4. Arena Dinner Theatre- Getting Sara Married Weekends beginning Friday, March 10 through Saturday, March 25 – Times vary It’s a fun, romantic show about finding love in your 30s. 5. Get Green 2017 Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. They’re turning the river green for Saint Patrick’s Day! This is a family-friendly event with something available for all ages! 6. Bath Fizzy Workshop Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop in anytime to learn how to make your own bath fizzies! It’s $10 and you’ll walk away with three fizzies. 7. YLNI Members Event: Escape Room YLNI Members can join a team to see if you can defeat the Escape Room! The fun begins and ends at the Hoppy Gnome. 8. OLC, Secret Mezzanine, Fun While You Wait, We’re Ghosts Now Saturday, March 11 at 9 p.m. New Jersey natives Fun While You Wait and We’re Ghosts Now are on tour and stopping by Fort Wayne! Come see them play with local bands OLC and Secret Mezzanine. 9. Educational Series: Riverfront Design Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. This month, learn about phase one of the riverfront development. It’s so much more than a beautiful new park! 10. Stargazing: Your Sky Tonight Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Science Central will lead you on a walk along the riverway for a closer look at the stars. This is fun for all ages. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Feb02

LFW Weekly Fun File

It’s Super Bowl weekend, but besides killer commercials and tasty apps, what else is going on? Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? We compile a list of events and activities 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. World Wetlands Day Walk Thursday, February 2 at 10 a.m. Who couldn’t use a fun walk around Fox Island to celebrate world wetlands day? 2. Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show Thursday February 2 – Sunday, February 5 RV’s have come a long way since I was little and going camping with my family. Whether you’re a die-hard tent-goer or like the luxury of an RV, this show will have something for you. 3. Cocktails & Sweet Deals Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m. Shopping and cocktails. It’s a perfect way to spend a Saturday. 4. 31st Annual Fanny Freezer Saturday, February 4 at 2 p.m. It’s the first official points series event of the year! Dress warm! 5. Arena Dinner Theatre – Failure, A Love Story Friday and Saturday, February 3 and February 4 This is a great show! It’s all about the power of love … perfect for an early Valentine’s date. 6. Riverfront Fort Wayne: Birdwatching on the Trails Sunday, February 5 at 8 a.m. If you’ve never been birdwatching, give it a try! It’s a wonderful, peaceful way to begin your day.  7. Fort Wayne Mad Ants Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. Check out our favorite local basketball team this week. You won’t be sorry you did! 8. Eat, Paint & Be Merry – Valentine’s Glass Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, prizes, and fun! Choose between the “Love It” hearts glass or the “Hate It” Grumpy Cat glass. Both glasses feature a chalkboard and come with a piece of chalk. 9. Northeast Indiana Go Red For Women Luncheon Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. Wear your RED and enjoy a wonderful lunch, inspirational stories, a purse auction, red lipstick touch-ups courtesy of Macy’s,  and health and wellness screenings! Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. 10. Brews & Browse: Guys Night Out Valentine’s Day Shopping Wednesday, February 8 at 5:30 p.m. Attention, guys! Have no idea what to get your girl for Valentines Day? Are you terrible at wrapping? Shop and drink at Idlehour Boutique and throw your Valentine’s Day worries...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Oct06

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...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Jun09

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. MKM Thursday, June 9 from 4 pm to 7 pm           Enjoy food from Affine and check out some great art while exploring MKM’s Boundaries exhibit. “Boundaries: Exploring Meaningful Thresholds — to see how our creative process is exploring the relationship between place and perception.” 2. Cupcakes and Cocktails for a Cause Thursday, June 9 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm           Cupcakes and signature cocktails provided by CS3 and live jazz music by the Phil Schurger Trio. The event benefits FWCS Study Connection, an after-school tutoring program serving children in need. 3. Distillery Experience Tour Friday, June 10 from 6 pm to 9 pm           Tour the distillery! Tours will run in 15 minute intervals from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with a cash bar in the outdoor pavilion. Get some food from the food trucks and have a great time! 4. Art & Soul Friday, June 10 from 8 pm to 12 pm                 This Art & Soul benefits the Voices of Unity USA Choir Olympic Team‘s 2016 European Tour, “Journey to The Vatican.” There will be live painting and pieces for sale, and appetizers from Club Soda! 5. Arena Dinner Theatre: South Pacific Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11 at 6:15 pm             This is a great musical. The show should be great, and the food is great. Don’t miss opening weekend! (But if you do miss opening weekend, then go next weekend!) 6. Yoga at Wunderkammer Saturday, June 11 from 9 am to 10 am         Yoga and Art! Go! 7. Heroes and Hot Rods Saturday, June 11 at 9 am           Cool cars for a great cause. There will be food, music, a silent auction and more. All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warriors Project and Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries Inc. 8. Pedal, Paddle, and Play Saturday, June 11 from 11 am to 7 pm           Outdoor family fun! Explore the local water and land trails...

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