LFW Weekly Fun File
Jul28

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. The B-Side Presents: Slow Dakota Thursday, July 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. It’s The B-Side’s first film screening, and Slow Dakota’s first concert in Fort Wayne! Tickets are $8, there will be a cash bar by Birdboy Brewing Co., and it should be a really great night! 2. Setting Sun Ladies Run Thursday, July 28 at 8:30 p.m. It’s a 4-mile run down the Rivergreenway, food, drinks, and a raffle, brought to you by NeighborLink Fort Wayne and Three Rivers Running Company. Check in begins at 7:45 p.m. 3. Fort Wayne Food and Brew Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to Midnight It’s the first annual Fort Wayne Food and Brew! There will be great food from local vendors, drinks, and music. There’s also a kids corner, so this can be a family event! Check it out! 4. Out of a Jam Launch Party Saturday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Out of a Jam does great things for women who’ve gone through struggles in their lives. Come to their opening at City Exchange shops to hear more about their mission, and support their wonderful cause! Also, their jam is delicious. 5. Downtown Mural Fundraiser Saturday, July 30 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fort Wayne Art Collective is hosting a fundraiser to help bring a new public mural downtown! A scavenger hunt and an afterparty featuring great musicians sounds like a fun way to spend a Saturday, right? 6. LFW Film Series — Never Ending Story Saturday, July 30 from 8 p.m. to 11 .m. Come out for this free film and family fun! 7. Harry Potter Release Party Saturday, July 30 from 8 p.m. to Midnight Countdown to Midnight! That’s right, folks! Harry Potter is back! Hang out at Barnes and Noble playing games, wearing costumes, and making friend with other HP lovers while waiting for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child release! 8. Community Day at Ash Brokerage Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ash Brokerage is opening up to the community so we can see all the beauty that is...

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A Better Fort presents BAALS Music Festival
Jul21

A Better Fort presents BAALS Music Festival

Do you have a love for electronic dance music (EDM) and other great genres of music? Head down to the BAALS Music Festival for a full day of music and activities at Headwaters Park, 330 S. Clinton St., in downtown Fort Wayne on Saturday, August 1 from 8 am to 1 am. Founded in 2012 by Alex Smith and Shane Araujo as #House4aHouse, the event originally started as a downtown block party hosted by the downtown advocacy group A Better Fort with proceeds going to the Mad Anthony Children’s Hope House. Playing off the national notoriety of a recent campaign to name Fort Wayne’s new government center after Fort Wayne’s longest serving mayor (Harry W. Baals), the event has changed its name to the BAALS Music Festival to take “recently publicized stereotypes and rhetoric, [poke] fun at them and [embrace] them as something of the past.” If you stop by and take a look this year, you will be amazed by just how large the festival has gotten. With continued support from A Better Fort and Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) as a title sponsor, BAALS is continuing to expand into one of largest EDM festivals in the Midwest. “We are transitioning to a multi-genre sort of festival,” said executive director Daniel Butler. “We have rock bands. We have jam bands. We have hip hop. We have EDM, obviously – that’s our main focus.” BAALS is getting the word out with close to one hundred volunteers on its street team from across the region promoting the festival on social media, with fliers, and by word of mouth. Last year’s event had attendees from around the Midwest. “Our goal is to hit 10,000 [attendees] in one day,” said Butler. “This year is an all day festival [with] multiple stages and a lot more space.” Just how crazy will the event be? Don’t worry! At the event you will find a full slate of opportunities for people of all ages. There will be a zip line, multiple food vendors, a food truck alley, a beer garden, an oxygen bar, opportunities to participate in a lip syncing video, and more family-oriented music earlier in the day. Children are welcome all day. And best of all, $5,000 in proceeds will be donated again to charity this year. With plans for future expansion of the event, it will be exciting to see what BAALS can do for economic growth in Fort Wayne. For more information on the BAALS Music Festival, please visit itsbaals.com and follow BAALS on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $50 for Baalin’...

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