Free Movie Thursday at the Foellinger
Jul09

Free Movie Thursday at the Foellinger

Looking for something to do with the family before the weekend hits? Foellinger theater is showing free movies on Thursday evenings, starting at 8 p.m. Come as you are and enjoy an outdoor movie night! Keep in mind that food and beverages are not allowed inside, but there will be concessions open to purchase snacks when you arrive. A BIG thank you to Fort Wayne’s NBC and 97.3 WMEE for helping  make this program possible! C Check out the free movie line up for the summer: July 12th: Despicable Me 2 July 19th: Despicable Me 3 July 26th: Minions August 2nd: Finding Nemo August 9th: Finding Dory...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Sep22

LFW Weekly Fun File

Fall is here. Excuse the excessive amount of fall-themed activities in this fun file. We can’t get enough fall family fun! 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. Samaritan Live Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. You can ask the crew members questions from the comfort of your own home! Join Parkview for this Facebook Live event! 2. Fall Harvest Festival  Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the history of the American farm! This is a great event for all ages, and it’s free! 3. Curiosity Day! Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate Curious George turning 75! Face painting, crafts, snacks and stories will make for a great Saturday for your kiddo! 4. Diaper Dash 5K Run/Walk Saturday, September 24th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. It’s an inaugural event for Healthier Moms and Babies! Read more about it in this Living Fort Wayne article. 5. Art House Theater Day – Cinema Center Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. Celebrate the independent theatre. Almost all screenings (there are a couple exceptions) will be presented at member pricing. There will be giveaways, drink specials, and more! 6. Hop On Saturday, September 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Take a tour of some of Fort Wayne’s best breweries! Transportation is provided with the ticket price! You can see more details in Living Fort Wayne’s recent article. 7. Harambee Fort Wayne – A Benefit for Come Unity Saturday, September 24 from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Come Unity‘s clean water, education and sustainability programs in East Africa. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and more! You can purchase tickets online until Friday, and you can also purchase tickets at the door. 8. LFW Film Series – The Book of Life Saturday, September 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This is the last film of the season! Join us at the Allen County Public Library (downtown) to see “The Book of Life!” 9. Electric Fall Saturday, September 24 at 7 p.m. Oh, Electric Fall. Go, listen to music, drink some drinks, have some fun. 10. Fall Festival Opening Weekend at Kuehnert Dairy...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Mar10

LFW Weekend Fun File

Our calendar is full of fantastic events taking place around our city, so be sure to check it out for a more exhaustive list. In the meantime, here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend! If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com   1. Second Chances Art Exhibit and Auction Fri, March 11, 6pm – 9pm         Community artists were paired with Blue Jacket graduates to create artwork to tell the graduates’ stories of triumph. Some pieces of art will be auctioned off, and proceeds of the benefit go to Blue Jacket. There will be a cash bar and lots of fun! 2. Karaoke Classics Live Fri, March 11 at 7 p         It’s karaoke night for Heartland Sings! From Britney to Journey, the Heartland Vocal Artists channel your favorite artists by performing their hit singles accompanied by the instrumental combo. Audience members are encouraged to sing along, and a free drink is included in the ticket price. Good food, good eats, good music, fun songs — perfect night! 3. Creative Cocktails Saturday, March 12 at 5:30 p         This month’s Creative Cocktails event is at Club Soda. Meet some friends, and have a drink and a great time before the Axis Dance Performance! 4. AXIS Dance Performance Saturday, March 12 at 8 p         World-Famous, AXIS Dance troupe is performing at the Arts United Center! After the performance, there will be an audience Q&A. Don’t miss this great event!     5. St. Catty’s Day at Black Pine Saturday, March 12 at 1 p             Black Pine is open for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! Dress in green, grab the kids, and enjoy bottomless hot chocolate and beautiful animals! 6. Get Green Saturday, March 12 all day         Family fun all day long! There’s a 5k, the firefighters are turning the river green, and there are tons of other activities for all ages (Lucky Charms eating contest, anyone?). It should be a beautiful day, stop by! 7. St. Monci Art Opening at Fancy & Staple Saturday, March 12 at 5 p             Great art from St. Monci. Ron Ostlund, of Ostlund Custom Works and G2G Jewelry/Metal Couture, will also be there, and there will be food from Bird Food and drinks from CS3! 8. Throw a Pi(e) in the Face of Cancer Saturday, March 12 at 6 p           There’s an art show and...

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Fall Festival Overview
Oct01

Fall Festival Overview

The Johnny Appleseed Festival serves as a good kick-off for fall and its festivities. With pumpkins, apples and various other harvests and its subsequent products (like pies!), there really isn’t anything to dislike about the season… Except the knowledge that winter is coming…But, here are some upcoming events we can all look forward to. Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival, Oct. 3-4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Saturday’s event has a tractor parade, cow milking, butter making and a farmer’s market. Live animals, oat and wheat thrashing, food and concessions, hay rides, and many other things are featured on both days. The farm is located at 817 W Dupont Rd. Wild Zoo Halloween, Oct. 17-19, 23-26, 31, noon-5 p.m.: The event offers adventure, family fun, and tasty treats that are just right for the little ones. Admission + trick or treating is $9 for all ages. For more information, visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo website. Pumpkin Zone, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Botanical Conservatory: A variety of pumpkin-related questions will be subjects of various experiments like: Do pumpkins float? and how many seeds do they have? Games will be set up (like pumpkin putt-putt) and kids can color their own pumpkin to take home. Regular conservatory admission applies, but covers the cost of the event. Camp Red Cedar Fall Festival, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: The second annual festival includes hay rides, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, seasonal shopping, pony rides and more. Admission is free to the public with some of the activities serving as fundraisers. Visit Camp Red Cedar’s website for more information. The Camp is located at 3900 Hursh Road. Fort Wayne Halloween Pet Parade, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Franke Park Pavilion 1: Pet owners are invited to dress up themselves and their pets for the Franke Park event. There will be a contest for best dressed. An entry fee of $20 includes judging, a chance to win a prize, food and a custom color framed picture. For registration information call 260-432-5031 or visit the Pet Parade website. Fright Night, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. – midnight, Downtown: The biggest and best Halloween-themed day of them all!  The Embassy, Conservatory, History Center, Science Central, Library, Community Center, Museum of Art, Parkview Field…and pretty much everywhere downtown will have activities for the family. For a complete rundown of activities, visit the Fright Night website. If you know of any other festivals, please tell us in the...

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