“Be Tourist in Your Own Hometown” with Visit Fort Wayne
Aug27

“Be Tourist in Your Own Hometown” with Visit Fort Wayne

From Visit Fort Wayne The Passports Are Out! Pick up your free passport at any Fort Wayne Kroger or Old National Bank location and “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” on Sunday, September 9 from 12:00 -5:00 p.m. Passports provide admission to 16 of Fort Wayne’s museums and attractions for free. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the event and many amazing celebrations are in store. For more information, visit VisitFortWayne.com/BeATourist. Participating locations (subject to change) African/African-American Historical Museum Allen County Courthouse Allen County Public Library Artlink Contemporary Gallery Cathedral Museum Embassy Theatre Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory The History Center Karpeles Manuscript Museum – Fairfield Hall The Landing Lincoln Tower The Old Fort Parkview Field Riverfront Fort Wayne Science Central Visitors Center...

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LFW Weekly Fun File: Events in Fort Wayne
Sep07

LFW Weekly Fun File: Events in Fort Wayne

This weekend is jam packed with fun! Looking for fun events in Fort Wayne? Look no further! 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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. Art Moves – A Night To Support Fort Wayne Dance Collective Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. This is Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s signature event and fundraiser. Help to secure scholarships for students in need and to create and sustain current outreach programming for the community. Jekyll & Hyde at Civic! September 8 through September 17 This is going to be an AMAZING show. Kick off the Halloween season with a bang! Walk and Talk with Mayor Tom Henry Friday, September 8 at 11 a.m. Have a chat with the Mayor while getting in your lunchtime walk. Semi-Annual Salvage In The City Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m. I almost didn’t put this on the calendar because I wanted all the things for myself. Free Outdoor Showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Saturday, September 9 at 7 p.m. HP, Ziffles Zip n’ Go and Licensed Bar Services … what more do you want? Fort Wayne Autism Acceptance Walk Sunday, September 10 at 12 p.m. Raise awareness while having fun with the whole family! Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown Sunday, September 10 at 12 p.m. It’s one of the best weekends! Check out all the fabulous things to do in our city. Doggie Dip Sunday, September 10 at 12 p.m. This event is open to everyone — take Fido out for the last swim of the season. Dog Film Festival! Sunday, September 10 at 2 p.m. After your swim, catch a film with your furry BFF. 4th Annual North Anthony Corridor Block Party Sunday, September 10 at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bands, food trucks, beer tents and more! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown!
Sep09

Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown!

It can’t be that time of the year already, can it? Summer is winding down, the weather is swiftly turning, everyone’s back in school, and… it’s almost time for another Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown (BAT) event! Make that the 17th annual BAT, that is. For 17 years now, this event (put on by Visit Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne’s Convention and Visitors Bureau) has been giving locals the opportunity to experience some of the best attractions our city has to offer–for FREE. Here’s how the program works: 1. Pick up a passport at any Fort Wayne Kroger or Old National Bank location or download a printable one-page Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown Passport online. 2. On Sunday, September 13th from noon – 5 p.m., you and your friends and family will be able to visit 12 of Fort Wayne’s participating attractions and museums for FREE. Just use your passport to gain free admission to all attractions. (You only need one passport for your entire party). Here is the list of attractions and museums participating: African/African-American History Museum The African/African American Historical Museum holds exhibits on Africa, African-American inventors, musicians, and local entrepreneurs, as well as pioneers in business, education, social work, and health. Exhibits also feature general local history, the Underground Railroad, and a sports archive featuring athletes who started their sports careers right here in the Fort. Allen County Courthouse This is the only time during the year you’re allowed to take a camera into the Courthouse! Visit this National Historic Landmark and learn about its cultural legacy. This building is a premier example of Beaux Arts architecture and is one of the largest and most elegant courthouses in the nation. Artlink Contemporary Gallery Artlink is more than just an art gallery, it’s an organization that connects artists with the community and the community with the arts. Artlink hosts 28 exhibits each year and has a robust education programming schedule for both kids and adults. The gallery will feature “Maurice Papier: A Retrospective” during BAT. Cathedral Museum Located on the lower level of Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, the Cathedral Museum houses religious artifacts dating back to the times of Jesus Christ and Abraham. The Cathedral Bookstore, located on the first floor, carries a large selection of books, gifts, religious articles, and church supplies. Embassy Theatre Built in 1928, the historic Embassy Theatre features Broadway productions, headliner concerts, educational programming, community events, and cinema. Experience a self-guided tour of the Embassy and Indiana Hotel Lobby and listen to the famous sounds of the Grande Page Organ. Plan extra time for an all-ages scavenger hunt activity, too....

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