Gallery: BuskerFest celebrates street performances, music and art
Jun30

Gallery: BuskerFest celebrates street performances, music and art

Each summer, Fort Wayne gathers downtown to celebrate busking (or street performing) with a lineup of performers from across the country. This is event is hosted by Fort Wayne’s Downtown Improvement District. Check out this gallery of this year’s successful event! Juggling, poetry, stilt walkers and more take up Calhoun Street in downtown Fort Wayne. A living statue performs at BuskerFest 2019 much to the delight of kids and adults of all ages. Allez-OOPS! featuring Rob and Miss Jane performed at BuskerFest 2019 with an eclectic blend of comedy, circus, and tricks! The popular fire spinners from Pyroscope closed another successful BuskerFest event in downtown Fort Wayne. For more information on this and other exciting downtown events, visit...

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What in the world is Buskerfest?
Jul05

What in the world is Buskerfest?

What is Buskerfest? It’s the name of a traveling festivals of buskers which are street performers. Buskers in the festivals visit a series of host cities each summer. Host cities often shut down one of more blocks of a prominent downtown street for the festival. By definition, a busker is a person who performs music or other entertainment in the street or another public place for monetary donations. While you don’t have to pay these entertainers, the entertainment they provide is worth more than the few dollars or scents that someone would normally throw their way if they were just on the street. Fantastic Patrick What’s a street festival without a unicycle? Traveling all the way for Los Angeles, Fantastic Patrick showed a large crowd what it’s like to be great at his talent! If it wasn’t for the help from his trusty Fort Wayne assistants, Greg, John, and Craig, Patrick wouldn’t have made it onto the unicycle. From comedy to magic even to juggling a battle ax while on fire, Patrick amused the crowd off all ages! From what it seems, Patrick loves visiting Fort Wayne because who wouldn’t love this amazing city! What was your dream job growing up? My dream job growing up was a lot of different things at different times. I remember wanting to just travel on a motorcycle across the USA like my Uncle. I think I wanted to be a priest at one point then finally settled on just being an actor haha. Where is your next show? My next show is at Comic Con in San Diego! super excited about this one. It’s my first time working that convention and should be very interesting to say the least. What’s the best city to Busk in? The best city to busk in in the USA is a toss up between Boulder, CO and Boston, MA. Both have there advantages and disadvantages. Do you plan on coming back next year? I really hope I can come beak next year. I have to say Fort Wayne has some of the best crowds I have ever worked for. I am not just saying that either you guys are super nice and are just down to play along. Who is your biggest idol? My biggest idol is Trey, the front man of the band Phish. Reason being is they created a devoted fan base without going into the main stream and remain very true to their art. Always elevating the crowd to new levels. very cool stuff indeed! If you could busk with one celebrity who would it be and why? I would busk with Steve Martin...

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June Summer Festival Guide
Jun16

June Summer Festival Guide

Summer in Fort Wayne means every weekend Headwaters Park is packed with great festivals and entertainment. Here is a quick run down on what to expect for the first part of summer in northeast Indiana. Check out these highlights from our partners with Current Fort Wayne. Special thanks to Current Fort Wayne for being festival central! Greekfest (Click for more info) Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, June 24 A post shared by Fort Wayne Greek Festival (@fwgreekfest) on Jun 14, 2018 at 6:37pm PDT GearFest at Sweetwater  (Click for more info) Friday, June 22 – Saturday, June 23 A post shared by Sweetwater Sound (@sweetwatersound) on May 31, 2018 at 1:00pm PDT BuskerFest (Click for more info) Saturday, June 30 A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Jun 24, 2017 at 6:52pm PDT Freedom Festival Artisan Market (Click for more info) Saturday, June 30 Stay tuned for July and August festivals coming...

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Taste of the Arts: Two Day Festival
Aug24

Taste of the Arts: Two Day Festival

Taste of the Arts is back and better than ever for the 2016 season. With not one but two days to hang out on Main Street in Downtown Fort Wayne, this is a celebration for every person and every age. Tens of thousands of people partake in Taste of the Arts each year. Brought to you by Arts United, this event is located right in the midst of their downtown art campus at 300 E. Main Street. The festival itself is free and tickets are available to enjoy delicious food from a large amount of local vendors that look forward to this each year. Everything kicks off on Friday, August 26 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., and then continues on Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Enjoy music, food, and more including the YLNI Farmer’s Market on Barr Street, performances by dAnce.Kontemporary, Fort Wayne Ballet, and Pyroscope, a movie night with Living Fort Wayne, and a day of street performance fun from the Downtown Improvement District’s BuskerSquare (the sister to their annual BuskerFest event). There will also be mile runs, KidsARTivities, and unique events at Artlink. If I could give you one piece of advice it would be to come hungry and don’t hold back. Some of my favorite food items are found each year at Taste of the Arts. With unique food portions available from different vendors it’s the perfect opportunity to sample everything without having to choose just one place. I highly recommend the Meatloaf Cupcakes from Waiter on the Way and those awesome sliders from Shigs In Pit! This weekend we are expecting sunny skies and warm temperatures. Bring your friends and kids for an event you won’t forget (or you can help volunteer). There really is something for everyone, and with two days to explore all that Taste of the Arts has to offer, this is something you are going to be coming back to for many years in the future. Make sure to share your photos on social media as you enjoy the fun with hashtag...

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LFW — Weekly Fun File
Jun23

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. Greekfest Thursday, June 23 through Sat, June 25 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   It’s the 36th Greek Festival! There’s Greek cuisine and entertainment including live music and dancing. It’s fun for everyone!   2. Sweets So Geek Free Outdoor Movie Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. This night’s feature is “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!” There will be a costume contest, pizza and prizes! The kiddos (and adults, too) can talk to an actual archeologist and this month’s charity is Salvation Army. 3. BuskerFest Saturday, June 25 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.     I love BuskerFest. Street performers are so fun! 4. ARCH’s North Anthony Historic Home and Garden Tour Saturday, June 25 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore the beautiful historic homes on Kensington and North Anthony Boulevards. This tour will have 13 stops. I absolutely adore this part of Fort Wayne, it really is unique, be sure to check it out if you can! 5. Covington Art Fair Saturday, June 25 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s Northeast Indiana’s largest art fair! Go see what it’s all about! 6. Living Fort Wayne Film Series Saturday, June 25 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Need something amazing to do after BuskerFest? Join us for our film series! We’re watching “A League of their Own.” There will be food available to purchase and the film is free, just bring your own seat. 7. The Voices of Unity Youth Choir 2016 European Tour Send-Off Concert Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m.   Support the talented kiddos going to Europe! The donation concert is $5 for a great cause. 8. Fort Wayne Adventure Games Saturday, June 25 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. It’s a city-wide bike race with checkpoints and obstacles. What?! So fun! 9. Trubble Brewing Grand Re-Openeing: Beer and Band Bash Saturday, June 25 from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Trubble is celebrating the (long awaited) launch of their beer! Food, fun and local brew! 10. Help Make Hope Workshop Sunday, June 26 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.    ...

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