New Year’s Eve 2017 in the Fort
Dec22

New Year’s Eve 2017 in the Fort

The countdown to 2018 has already begun, but it becomes official on New Year’s Eve.  As usual, Fort Wayne will not be short on happenings for the big day.  This New Year’s Eve, you’ll have a variety of choices on how best to ring in 2018.  Read on for some of our favorite celebration ideas for December 31, 2017.  There’s something for everyone! For the Kiddos Science Central’s Countdown to Noon Join Fort Wayne’s favorite science museum from 10am-3pm to don a party hat and noisemaker and enjoy face painting, science demos, and the museum’s many interesting exhibits.  Get there early to count down the seconds to noon and witness the 2,018-balloon drop.   View this post on Instagram Hey #fortwayne ! Come celebrate the New Year at Science Central! Countdown to Noon is on December 31st from 10 am to 2 pm. 🎉 #nye #dtfw A post shared by Science Central (@sciencecentral) on Dec 27, 2016 at 12:19pm PST ACPL Countdown to New Year’s Head to the Globe Room at the main library branch from 2-3pm if your little ones love arts and crafts.  Confetti pipes and other projects are on the agenda, along with noisemakers and an apple juice toast.   NYE Kids Lock-In Party If you’ve been searching for a New Year’s Eve babysitter, look no further than Game Day Sports Camp.  Their responsibly screened and trained staff, along with security and law enforcement, will supervise (and feed!) your K-8th-graders at The ASH Centre as they play sports and games, watch movies, and other surprises.  All they need is a sleeping bag! View this post on Instagram The kids of Fort Wayne will have the best New Year Celebration ever! Bring sleeping bags and excitement! Your children will party and play safely while you ring in the New Year, guilt-free. Sports, Games, Movies, and NYE surprises! Countdown toast at midnight. Dinner and breakfast provided. Hired security/law enforcement will be present. Lock-in will be supervised by a well trained, highly screened staff. $50 per party guest Grades K-8 Email info@gdscamp.com to RSVP. #nye #fortwayne #ops #gdscamp #party A post shared by Game Day Sports Camp (@gdscamp) on Oct 31, 2017 at 9:43am PDT For the Whole Family Fort Wayne Komets vs. Toledo Walleye Every year, the Komets host an exciting and well-attended New Year’s Eve hockey game.  Beat the crowds and buy your tickets now.   View this post on Instagram It's time to make your #NewYearsEve plans! 🎉🎉 ⠀ Komets vs Walleye at 7:30PM⠀ A post shared by Fort Wayne Komets (@fwkomets) on Dec 18, 2017 at 12:46pm PST Fantasy of Lights December 31st is the...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Nov17

LFW Weekly Fun File

It’s Holiday Season! Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of fun 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. November Hot Spot Thursday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m. Food is available for purchase at CS3. Get out and meet some of your peers at November’s hot spot, you know the drill! 2. 12th Annual Christmas on Broadway Tree Lighting Friday, November 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s that time again! Enjoy the tree lighting and the fireworks display. The weather should be relatively nice! 3. Fall Party Friday, November 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be music by Void Reunion and food and beverages by Club Soda. Check out the latest exhibits with your friends! 4. Fort4Fitness Fantasy of Lights 5K Saturday, November 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Fort Wayne Fantasy of Lights opens officially on November 22, but the 5k run is a fun kickoff to the season! 5. Philmore on Broadway, Fall Art Show Saturday, November 20 at 6 p.m. There will be food, drinks, music and art at this show! Artists featured are Gregg Coffey, Joel Fremion, Suzanne Galazka, John Cruse, Ashley Beatty-Kopang, George McCullough, Mindy Pennycoff, Steve Perfect, Katherine Rohrbacher, & Alexandra Hall. 6. Hope for Syria Art Auction Saturday, November 20 at 7 p.m. This is a silent auction where all benefits go to help Syrian Refugees. There will be music, food, and tons of fun for a great cause. 7. Holly Trolley Week at The City Exchange Shops Beginning Tuesday, November 22 Shop local this holiday season (and every holiday season, and always). Holley Trolley Week Schedule for the week will be as follows: Nov 22- Tuesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov 23- Wednesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for The Night of Lights Nov 24- CLOSED on Thanksgiving Nov 25- Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Black Friday Nov 26- Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Shop Small Saturday Greentree Weaving will be at the shops Friday and Saturday! 8. Night of Lights 2016 Wednesday, November 23 from 5:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Head downtown for wonderful activities in the community, and to watch the lightings of all the displays downtown. This is fun for everyone!...

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Dating Your City During The Holidays With Amber Stone…
Dec28

Dating Your City During The Holidays With Amber Stone…

  I couldn’t think of a better topic to write about this month, than THE HOLIDAYS! If you’re a Fort Wayne newbie like me, then you’re in for a treat! I was mesmerized over what an amazing job this city did with the holidays. When you relocate, the holidays can be a bit rough. Traditions you’ve done with family and friends have become a memory. Christmas shopping with the girls is now seen via Facebook or Instagram. Despite all of the changes you will go through this time of year, I can testify that Fort Wayne has done it bigger than any city I’ve lived in. Let’s talk about the massive crowds that showed up to both Jefferson Pointe Tree Lighting, and Christmas on Broadway. Oh, let’s not forget the over 10,000 people at the PNC Santa lighting! If you were feeling blue this holiday season, being around the Christmas spirit in this city should have sprinkled a little cheer in your world.   For me, Christmas hasn’t been the same since I lost my Dad. Sometimes I feel like he was the inspiration behind Clark Griswold, because he always made sure to make the holidays something to remember. The challenging part this year was flipping to an all Christmas music station on Soft Rock 103.9. First thought was “oh Amber, this is going to be the hardest thing you’ve ever done.” Every memory and holiday tradition of mine was attached to the majority of the songs we played. You know what? It actually wasn’t bad at all. We (at Soft Rock) made it all about you and wanted our listeners to be happy and filled with Christmas spirit. There truly was never a dull moment right here in your backyard. Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park, Christmas on the Farm at Salomon Farm, downtown events, plus all our Christmas contests we planned for the station. The legendary Steve Shine, of Shine & Hardin, asked me this… “So Amber, did you think we were on steroids for Christmas around here?” It was an incredible time to see Fort Wayne. I do hope you had a chance to get home and be with family and friends. If not, I’m sure the city tried to make it a special experience for you. Now as we get ready for 2016, and the excitement of a new canvas to paint, take the time to know your new city. Make a list of all the places you would like to explore. There’s never a dull moment in Fort Wayne. Cheers to a New Year, chat soon!   Amber Stone Host of Amber Stone in...

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