5 Can’t-Miss Reasons to Go to Middle Waves Music Festival
Sep13

5 Can’t-Miss Reasons to Go to Middle Waves Music Festival

A post shared by M I D D L E W A V E S (@middlewaves) on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:45am PDT Middle Waves Music Festival turns up the volume and the good vibes this Friday and Saturday, September 15th and 16th at Headwaters Park. This second annual festival offers plenty of events to get hyped about. If you’re still on the fence about attending, check out our 5 can’t-miss reasons to go to Middle Waves.   1. The Music With three stages of local and national acts, the official lineup is jam-packed with great music. Between headliner MGMT and a medley of different music, you’re guaranteed to find tunes that you vibe with.   A post shared by M I D D L E W A V E S (@middlewaves) on Aug 31, 2017 at 2:08pm PDT   2. Vibe Events Speaking of vibes, there’s oodles of activities you can participate in for free with admission thanks to the Middle Waves Vibe Tribe. Get your hair done at the Braid Bar, pick up some glitter from the Glitter Bar, take a yoga class, meet a unicorn, snap a selfie at the photo ops, or hang out in a hammock or VW Bus – and that’s just a few events put together for the Middle Waves experience. A post shared by M I D D L E W A V E S (@middlewaves) on Sep 17, 2016 at 5:42am PDT 3. The Village A post shared by M I D D L E W A V E S (@middlewaves) on Sep 17, 2016 at 8:01am PDT The Village includes booths by local businesses and food vendors. Work up an appetite with all the activity? Don’t worry, your favorite fare is available, including Bravas Hot Dogs and Tacos Bravas, Vietnummy, Affine, and Big Apple Pizza and Deli. Beer and wine tents can be found in on both sides of the festival. Cheers! 4. Mini Waves   A post shared by M I D D L E W A V E S (@middlewaves) on Aug 26, 2017 at 4:50pm PDT Did you know that Middle Waves is kid friendly? There’s a festival within the festival just for kiddos called Mini Waves. Kids can visit the petting zoo, head to Storytime between Sets, get creative at the Craft Station or Construction Junction, get their face painted, play in one-of-a-kind cardboard playsets at Boxlanders Playspace, and unleash their inner rockstar with a variety of instruments at Sweetwater’s Instrumentation Station. 5. VVIP Access (That’s Very, Very Important Person)  If you want star treatment, a VVIP pass is the ticket. Literally. When you purchase a VVIP...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Jul14

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. Dirt in Our Hands Opening Reception Thursday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This exhibit sounds really cool. It “explores the spiritual connections between humans and the natural world.” 2. Your Life Matters Thursday, July 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Respect360 in collaboration with RemedyLive are hosting an empowerment session to bring awareness about Indiana’s epidemic of teen suicide attempts. This is an important thing to talk about, and if you have, work with, or care about any teenagers, be sure to attend this free event! 3. Nerdlesque: A Tribute to Cult Classics Friday, July 15 at 9 p.m. (21+ event)   From Grindhouse to Elvira, the Fort Wayne Bombshells pay tribute to favorite cult classic movies in this burlesque show. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Make sure you get there early enough to grab a seat and a drink before the show! 4. Three Rivers Festival Time Varies Yep, it’s on here again. There’s still a TON to do this weekend, including the finale fireworks! 5. Ted’s Market Local Fest Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 Celebrate all things local! Support your local vendors! 6. Daniel Tiger’s Reading Adventure Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We love Daniel Tiger at our house. He’ll be there Saturday! They’ll be reading Daniel Tiger books, and prizes, popcorn, and snow cones will be available for the kiddos! 7. Jazzworks Saturday, July 16, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Local jazz artists will be playing at the Botanical Conservatory prior to the fireworks on Saturday. Enjoy the music, the beautiful atmosphere, and a great view of the fireworks show! 8. Pedal for Pet Promises Saturday, July 16 at 7 p.m. There’s a fundraiser for the ASPCA this Saturday! Listen to some great music, enjoy some good drinks, and support a wonderful cause! 9. Pokemon GO Bar Crawl Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m. C’mon. It had to happen! Start at The Deck at 2 p.m. and hop around the city, drinking and catching pokemon!   Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Check out our events calendar, and...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
May12

LFW Weekend Fun File

Here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend! 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 Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com. 1. Summit City Bicycles & Fitness Ladies’ Night Thursday, May 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.       Ladies! Get information from your favorite local cycling groups and have light snacks and refreshments, as well as exclusive savings on all ladies’ items! Also, you could win a bike! 2. Fort Wayne Music Festival              A few days of musical fun is taking place at Headwaters park! Check it out! 3. Alexandra Hall Spring Art Show Friday, May 13 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.                 Alex Hall has beautiful art! Get out and enjoy the show! King Arthur’s Trolley food truck will be there, and free drinks will be available while they last, or bring your own! 4. Fiber Arts Celebration Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14             Vendors specializing in fiber arts will have lots of great items for sale. Natural fibers including prepared and raw wool, alpaca, silk and cotton will also be available for sale. You can visit with live sheep, alpacas, goats, rabbits, and other farm animals at the petting zoo and then take a wagon ride (I saw pictures of lambs and died). Take the kids and your grandma, they will both love it. 5. Fairytale Fest Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.         This will be so fun! The event featuring so many fairy tales we know and love! A part of Kickstart Fort Wayne, Fairy Tale Fest features four performances by three different organizations on four different stages! 6. Beoir Go Leoir Saturday, May 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.         JK’s annual Beer event focusing on midwest breweries. Check it out and have some fun! 7. Rock N’ Brew Saturday, May 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.           You can leave JK’s and hit up Rock N’ Brew for more beer tasting fun! 8. Remake Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m.         Cinema Center’s annual sale and auction of locally designed movie posters. This year, all the posters are inspired by the long filmography of Bill Murray!   9. Transcend – An Optical Art experience Saturday, May 14 from 6 p.m. to 9...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Apr28

LFW Weekend Fun File

Spring is such a fun time! Here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend in Fort Wayne! 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 Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com.   1. Purple Rain — Free Screening Thursday, April 27 at 8:30 pm           Cinema Center is hosting a free screening of “Purple Rain” to honor Prince. Come out and see the show and remember a musical legend! 2. YLNI Financial Happy Hour Thursday, April 28 at 6 pm             Meet at 816 Pint & Slice to learn how you can gain financial freedom. Pizza and first round of drinks are free! Check it out! 3. Stand Against Racism Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 pm         The YWCA and Wunderkammer Company are teaming up to bring community members together to express how they feel about racism through art. Should be a beautiful time. 4. Mom’s Night Out Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 pm         Fun and shopping at Cerutis! Appetizers and entertainment (along with a tote) are included in the ticket price. 5. Early Art Exploration Saturday, April 30 at 10 am           I love these! Bring your little ones for a fun morning of creating art. 6. Avenue Q Friday, April 29 and May 6 at 8 pm Saturday, April 30 and May 7 at 8 pm Sunday, May 1 at 2 pm                 Twenty-somethings trying to make it through life, as told by puppets. This show is hilarious. Don’t let the puppets throw you off, though. It’s not for kids. 7. Jane Eyre Friday, April 29 and May 6 at 7:30 Saturday, April 30 and May 7 at 7:30 Sunday, May 1 and May 8 at 2:30         All for One is putting on an original adaptation of the classic, Jane Eyre. Celebrate Charlotte Bronte’s 200th birthday year by seeing this wonderful production! 8. Last Saturday Saturday, April 30           $1 admission to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art! It’s a fun, low-cost way to spend a Saturday! 9. Families4Nature Day Saturday, April 30, all day               Kids (and grown-ups too) are spending significantly less time outdoors. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is participating in Families4Nature to...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Apr21

LFW Weekend Fun File

Here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend! 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 Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com.   1. YLNI Hot Spot Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m.           This month YLNI is celebrating the leadership institute class of 2016. John Sampson from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership will be the keynote speaker and will discuss what leadership means to him and how young leaders can help impact change in Fort Wayne. 2. Pique: Issue Two Release Party Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. (Hope Arthur at 8 p.m.)           After the hot spot, head over to Club Soda for some food, drinks, music and celebration of the release of Pique Issue Two! Hope Arthur plays at 8 p.m. 3. Unwanted Medication Collection Friday, April 22 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.             TRIAD and a few local volunteers are hosting medication collections at various Walgreens around town. Bring in your old medication so that it can be properly disposed of! 4. Design Week Closing Party Friday, April 22 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.         Send Design Week Fort Wayne out with a bang! Ticket holders receive one free drink ticket and appetizers by Club Soda. Attendees can hang out in a gallery-type atmosphere and enjoy the live performances of a variety of artists! It’s free for DWFW passport holders or $20 (plus fees) for non-passport holders. 5. The Color Run Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m.         Get your colorful running on! It should be a beautiful day for this super fun 5K! 6. Touch-a-Truck Saturday, April 23 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.               Free event for the kiddos! Explore a variety of vehicles and chat with their drivers! 7. ZOO Opening Day!! Saturday, April 23 All Day                 I could not be more excited! The Zoo is opening for the season! There’s new animals, baby animals (have you seen the pictures of the baby penguins?) the Australian Outback has undergone more renovations, and it will be awesome! 8. Autism Awareness Event Saturday, April 23 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.         It’s Autism Awareness Month! There will be a variety of sensory activities for the kiddos, as well as experts in...

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