LFW Weekly Fun File
Oct12

LFW Weekly Fun File

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. Wild Zoo Halloween Weekends through the end of October The zoo is closed for the season, but we still have a chance at some animal-surrounded fun! Dress up the kiddos and head to the zoo for one of these Halloweekends! Brightpoint Tiny House Showcase Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15 Check out some neat tiny houses the weekend at this Brightpoint Event. For more information, take a look at this LFW article. Feline Fall Festival Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m. Help build outdoor community cat shelters for your friendly neighborhood pal! Foodstock Saturday, October 14 at 11 a.m. Foodstock is HERE! Find all your favorite trucks in one place! Pitbull of Chili Saturday, October 14 at 12 p.m. It’s a chili cookoff to benefit pit bulls. What more could you want? Oktoberfest Saturday, October 14 at 1 p.m. This Oktoberfest event is family-friendly! Stop out for some Saturday afternoon fun! The Mersey Beatles with special guest, author Julia Baird Saturday, October 14 at 7 p.m.   The Mersey Beatles are one of the BEST Beatles cover bands. Hands down. Don’t miss the show! Handmade Homemade Sale Sunday, October 15 at 12 p.m. One-of-a-kind, locally made items for sale! Trees, Bushes, Plants and Leaves Sunday, October 15 at 1 p.m.   Hike the trails and learn something, too, this weekend at Fox Island! HOTC: POW WOW: Brittany Nicole Howard Sunday, October 15 at 4 p.m.   This is a free special effects makeup demo by a very talented artist. Bring your own makeup and a friend to practice on! They’ll be collecting donations for hurricane relief, as well. 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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LFW Weekly Fun File
Oct06

LFW Weekly Fun File

October is here! We’ve got a list of the festive fun happening in our city … stay with us this month as things to do get spookier! 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. Wells Street Bridge Party Thursday, October 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the positive impact Lutheran Social Services is having on our community! There will be local food, local music, and local brews! 2 .Soulless Science: Ghostly Observations Friday, October 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ghost hunting, food and drinks for the over 21 crowd! It’s such a fun night at Science Central! 3. FoodStock 2016 Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Music and our favorite food trucks! 4. La Chic Market Friday, October 7, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a home decor market. There’s something for everyone, and some really unique pieces will be featured!  5. Arena Dinner Theatre: Wait Until Dark October 7, 8, 14, and 15 Dinner served at 7 p.m. Curtain time is 8 p.m. ‘ It’s October … the perfect month for a thriller at Arena Dinner Theatre! The show is great and the season is right. 6. Fort Wayne Bombshells Burlesque: Phobias Laid Bare Friday, October 7 – Doors at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9 p.m. Are you afraid of the dark? Do dolls creep you out? Or maybe needles make you squirm. Face your fears with the extra dash of excitement that is burlesque. Plus, you could win a cool prize in the costume contest! 7. CE Anniversary Coloring Contest Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celebrate the City Exchange Shop’s one year anniversary! There’s a coloring contest for both kids and adults, complete with some great prizes. Join the fun! 8. W< Community Mural Project Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s the first community mural project at Wunderkammer. You don’t have to be some spectacular artist to contribute, just be willing to give your time and effort to the cause! 9. Youtheatre’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Friday, October 7 at...

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Foodstock 2014:  Third Annual Celebration of Fresh-Cooked Street Food Returns to One Summit Square on July 26
Jul21

Foodstock 2014: Third Annual Celebration of Fresh-Cooked Street Food Returns to One Summit Square on July 26

Every Thursday throughout the summer you drive along Wayne Street at noon – windows down, radio off – the sounds of a live band stream through One Summit Square and delight your ears, the aroma of freshly prepared food causing your mouth to water. You longingly gaze out of your passenger window as you pass one, two, three, and more food trucks, while a large amount of locals wait for chefs to call their name and pass meal orders from the window-on-wheels into their eagerly-awaiting hands. Kids laugh and dance, dogs look longingly on at their owners’ lunches, local vendors discuss their craft. And you drive on past, so as not to miss your weekly afternoon meeting across town, a single tear streams down your face. Whether this perfectly describes your state of being during the weekly Lunch on the Square events in downtown Fort Wayne or you’re lucky enough to attend every single one, we have some good news for you: Foodstock, this Saturday, July 26, will grant you the opportunity to enjoy all that Lunch on the Square has to offer and more, without having to run back to the office. Foodstock-goers can “expect more of everything” in comparison to Lunch on the Square, says John Maxwell, owner and head chef of Ragin’ Cajun Food Truck. “And nobody has to rush back to work.” Foodstock 2014 Saturday, July 26, 2014 11 AM – 8 PM One Summit Square Downtown Fort Wayne, IN The third annual Foodstock, which kicks off at 11 AM and runs through 8 PM, will feature five live bands, several local beer and wine selections at a beer garden presented by Deer Park Irish Pub, face painting and balloon art for the kiddos, and, let’s not forget, twelve of the area’s most loved food trucks. Maxwell, a native of New Orleans, always looks forward to seeing customers’ eyes light up and smiles grow as they sample food from his truck, which offers authentic, Southern-style Cajun cuisine. “I like bringing the food I grew up on to people who have never tried it, or never knew they liked it.” And it sounds like he, and his food truck cohorts, will witness plenty of those reactions this Saturday. “We had over 3,000 in attendance at Foodstock last year,” notes Maxwell, “and expect to see 4,000 this year.” The food trucks, “traveling in groups like we do, allows us to cater and cover everyone’s tastes” and with all of the combined food options, “creates a full, mobile restaurant menu,” says Maxwell. You can mix and match your food truck selections to create the ultimate mobile dining experience. Maxwell recommends trying...

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