The Harry Potter Magic Returns to Fort Wayne
Jan16

The Harry Potter Magic Returns to Fort Wayne

The magic returns this coming weekend, courtesy of the Salvation Army. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, this is the perfect event for you to attend. Unlike last year’s Yule Ball, this year they are delving into the world of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, so break out your 20s clothing and your wands and get ready to party like you got accepted to Ilvermorny. Not only is the event fit for muggles and wizards alike, 100 percent of proceeds benefiting families in need through The Salvation Army. View this post on Instagram #throwback to last year’s Hogwarts event for the Salvation Army! #slytherin #safortwayne A post shared by Victoria Sarjeant (@sarjve01) on Jan 14, 2018 at 11:28am PST The event will be held at The Orchid, so the look and feeling will be a little different than last year. If you are looking for just a small dabble into the wizarding arts, you can choose the Diagon Alley Basic Entrance. which includes the following: potions a class with Professor Snape the TriWizard Tournament Challenge from Escape Fort Wayne detention with Professor Umbridge herbology class from Country Farm & Garden history of magic class care of magical creatures Borgin and Burkes Vanishing Cabinet defense of the dark arts with All Star Martial Arts charms class with Amanda Kessens from Young Living a sorting hat experience boarding room assignments from Ivy Tech Community College Dance Lessons with the Beauxbatons by Fort Wayne Dance Collective Goblet of Fire Entry character interactions a first year wizards room (children’s area) moving hall photo ops a commemorative Marauder’s map and costume/trivia contests. You can get a Platform Ticket which includes a personalized Owl Mail Acceptance Letter and themed dining experience (“Weasley Style” and “Mandrake” (Vegetarian).  The last option is the 1920’s Fantastic Beasts Ball. You can experience dinner, Ilvermorny house sorting and badge ceremony, music, dancing, The Blind Pig lounge singers, character interaction (including the Second Salemers), complimentary photos, silent auction, carriage rides (weather permitting), event keepsake, and of course, specialty dessert from Kowalski’s Bakery.   What you need to know Dress is strictly 1920’s formal nomaj The event will be held at The Orchid, 11508 Lincoln Hwy East New Haven, IN 46774. Tickets can be purchased here Event is sponsored by Escape Fort Wayne and The Orchid To donate to the silent auction, you can click here or drop off monetary donations to The Salvation Army at 2901 N. Clinton...

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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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LFW Weekly Fun File
Dec15

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. 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Run Thursday, December 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s a 3 mile run downtown. Take a look at the lights, wear your ugliest sweater, then stop by JKs when the run is done for an ugly sweater contest and drinks.   2. 1816 Historic Film Friday, December 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, December 18, at 3 p.m. It’s the official Indiana Bicentennial film! Check it out this weekend at the History Center.   3. When Harry Met Star Wars Christmas Event! Saturday, December 17, all day Celebrating the awesomeness that is a new Harry Potter movie and a new Star Wars film all in one year.   4. FWDC Annual Holiday Show: Ice Kings, Snow Queens & Cold Winter Tales Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m. It’s a beautiful winter performance that you don’t want to miss!   5. Kick ChristmASS Weekend – Die Hard & Batman Returns Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17 The other day I asked someone what his favorite Christmas movie is. He said Die Hard. So, this event makes perfect sense.   6. The Spirit of Christmas Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Heartland Sings’ beautiful Christmas concert. Don’t miss it, it’s wonderful.   7. Santa’s Sleigh is on its Way to Indiana Saturday, December 17 at 11 a.m. Story time and activities surrounding this fun book! Your kiddos will love it.   8. Fort Wayne’s Chase the Chill Scarf Bombing Sunday, December 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is the 3rd year we’ve bombed the city with scarves. Hang your winter gear up around town with tags saying anyone can claim them. Scarves will be taken down before dark and donated to local shelters and street teams.   9. Fort Wayne Youtheatre presents Best Christmas Pageant Ever Friday, December 16 at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. This is one of my favorite Christmas stories, and it will be so fun to see the Youtheatre put it on...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Oct13

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. The Trap Door at The B Side Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Trap Door features true stories told live in front of an audience. This time around, the show features stories from Rebecca Bell, John Cheesebrew, John Comorrato, Courtney Heiser, Kendra Johnson, and Dan Swartz. 2. Annual Halloween Show: Run Fast and DON’T Look Back! Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. both nights I think their teaser says it best: “Are there really ghosts floating down the hallways of North Side High School? Do the stairs at the old Byron Health Center really go on forever? Local choreographers have gathered some of the most chilling local tales of terror as creative source material for this years’ Halloween show. You may never drive by Devils Hollow, the historic Embassy Theatre, Bostwick Bridge or Chapman Road ever again. This year’s haunting Halloween performance, Run Fast and DON’T Look Back, in collaboration with the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night, is sure to leave you looking over your shoulder all the way home. Come in costume, regular street clothes, or in your Sunday best, just don’t come ALONE!” 3. 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Fort Wayne Saturday, October 15 at 7 a.m. This 5k brings awareness to and celebrates survivors of Breast Cancer. It’s non-competitive, so come out, enjoy the morning, and show your support! 4. Indoor Farmers Market Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Never fear — Farmers markets happen all year round! They’ve transitioned indoors at Parkview Field. The Breast Cancer walk is happening at the same time, so you can stop by both. 5. Fright Night 2016 Saturday, October 15 — all day YAY! Fright Night is here! This is my favorite day of the entire year. There’s a full day of fun, spooky activities for any age. Check out the site for the full schedule. 6. Fall Festival –...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Sep08

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. ART MOVES Thursday, September 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s fourth annual fundraiser hosted by Wunderkammer Company! It will be a great show for a great organization. 2. 20th Anniversary Season Opening Concert Friday, September 9 from 7:30 p.m. The Heartland Vocal Artists start the celebration of their 20th year with a fun mix of pop and vocal jazz, including a tribute to Indiana musicians in honor of Indiana’s Bicentennial year. A cash bar is available during the event. $20 Advance and $25 at the door. 3. Salvage in the City Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have you been to Saving Grace Vintage Boutique? If not, you need to go! They have wonderful, adorable, amazing things. This Saturday, they’re having an outdoor sale! There will be food trucks and music! Go! 4. The Rocky Horror Show Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 10 at 8 p.m. and 11:59pm Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 17 at 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Such a fun show to kick off Halloween season … it will really get you in the spirit, especially if you go to a midnight show. 5. Brewed “IN” the Fort Fest Saturday, September 10 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Indiana’s finest brews! Also, food trucks and music. My goal is to eat all my meals at food trucks this weekend. 6. RideGreen 2016 Saturday, September 10 at 1 p.m. Ride to some of the best local “food and watering holes.” 7. Fort Wayne Air Show Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 Fun for the whole family! This even is going to be huge. There will be lots to do and see (and lots to eat). 8. Autism Acceptance Walk Sunday, September 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a family-friendly, one-mile walk. There will be food an entertainment, and all proceeds from this event support the local Ally programs in Indiana. 9. Be a Tourist in Your Hometown Sunday, September 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Yay! I love this day! Visit a slew of Fort Wayne’s...

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