LFW Weekly Fun File
Dec22

LFW Weekly Fun File

Happy Holidays! 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. Holiday Wine Glasses! Paint 2 Beautiful Wine Glasses Thursday, December 22 at 6 pm Relieve some holiday shopping stress by taking an evening to paint some festive wine glasses. 2. Last Minute Pop-Up Market Friday, December 23 from 10 am to 7 pm You guys. I haven’t done any shopping, true story. You can bet I will be visiting this last minute pop-up. It supports local small businesses. Stop by and check it out! 3. It’s a Wonderful Life Celebration Friday, December 23 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm My dad’s all-time favorite movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life” and we watch it every Christmas. It will be so fun to pay homage to the 70th anniversary of this special film at the Cinema Center! There will be free hot cocoa and a cash bar, and you can bring winter gear to donate … what could be better? 4. 2nd Annual Festivus Celebration Friday December 23 beginning at 4 pm Air your grievances. Wear festive outfits. Stein-Hoisting competition. It’s a fun way to begin the weekend! 5. Smoke and Mirrors LAST SHOW, Pink Balloon Band, and Dear Darla Friday, December 23 at 8 pm It’s Smoke and Mirror’s last show, and they’re playing with Pink Balloon Band and Dear Darla. It should be a great time. 6. Luau Week December 26 through December 30 So much fun is happening at Crazy Pinz this week! The kiddos are on Christmas break, take them for some fun, and have some fun yourself! Check out the link for a full list of activities. 7. Soirée Pres: Coria (Fair Fjola), Otitis Media, My Dog Junior Monday, December 26 at 8 pm It’s a $5 cover at the Brass Rail if you’re looking for something to fill your Monday night. 8. Bath Fizzy Workshop Tuesday, December 27 from 2 pm to 4 pm Our friends over at The Narwhal and the Manatee (you can check out their entrepreneurship spotlight here) are hosting a bath fizzy workshop! All ages are welcome, come make bath products that look like dessert! (Full disclosure: my 3-year-old totally tried to...

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Middle Waves Music Festival
Sep09

Middle Waves Music Festival

Fort Wayne’s very own Middle Waves Music Festival is fast approaching. With only one week away, we wanted to showcase a few things that people might not know about the brand new festival. Middle Waves takes place at Headwaters Park on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th. This all-ages festival offers so much more than music, and there is something for everyone to participate in. Check out the workshops and activities at The Village or grab a bite to eat at the food truck alley. For the final listing of local food trucks and vendors, visit the Middle Waves website on Wednesday, September 13th. If you plan to buy your ticket at the door, expect to wait in line. The anticipation of this event is high, and it’s bound to be packed with other festival goers who still need tickets. If you want to hit the festival running full force, then buy your tickets early. Single day passes and two day ticket passes are available for purchase on the website here. These passes give you access to the Main Stage where headliners Best Coast and The Flaming Lips are set to perform. The two additional stages do not require a ticket or wristband, so feel free to enjoy the great musical acts there. Because Middle Waves is an all-ages festival, children age 12 and under are admitted free with an adult ticket purchase. For the festival map and band schedule, check out the Middle Waves Festival Guide here. Middle Waves Music Festival is a non-profit organization and wouldn’t be possible without its volunteers. Many volunteer opportunities are still available and come with some great perks like free or discounted tickets. Pick your volunteer position and sign-up here. Fort Wayne, let’s make the inaugural Middle Waves Music Festival a resounding...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug04

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. Harlan Days Thursday, August 4 through Saturday, August 6 I love Harlan Days! Rides, food, crafts and fun! Stop by for a good time! 2. Fort Wayne Fringe Festival Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7 Fort Wayne celebrates cutting edge artists! There’s a full schedule on the event page, check it out! 3. Bark N Brew  Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. Perfect Paws Pet Rescue will be at Trubble to answer questions about their adoption program. If you love dogs and love brew, stop by! 4. JA Wine and Beer Festival Friday, August 5 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Different wineries and breweries will be coming together for a tasting at Parkview Field to benefit Junior Achievement. There will also be a silent auction! 5. Summer Party Friday, August 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food, friends and music at Fort Wayne Museum of Art! Music by Metavari with appetizers and cash bar by CS3. 6. Food N Film Friday, August 5 at 5 p.m. Vietnummy and Bravas food trucks will be at Cinema Center for another screening of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople.” 7. Smith Field Vintage Airplane Rides Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority partnered with Nostalgic Flights and Waldo Wright’s Flying Service so that you can take a flight in a 1929, 4-place-open-cockpit biplane or a 1943 warbird. Don’t miss this great (and unique) opportunity! 8. Brew Haven Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m. It’s a craft beer festival on Main Street in New Haven. That’s the only explanation it needs, really. 9. Jim Gaffigan “Fully Dressed” Tour Tuesday, August 9 at 8 p.m. Jim Gaffigan is coming to Fort Wayne! Tickets are still available; get yours while you can. It will be a fun time! 10. August Walkable Wednesday: Back to School Wednesday, August 10 at 5 p.m. Walk or bike the North Anthony Corridor where local businesses are offering store specials and discounts. This month’s theme: Back to School. Don’t Forget: Recurring events, such as the YLNI Farmer’s Market, Summer Nights at the Embassy, Friday Nights Live, and Rock the...

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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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Summer Nights at the Embassy
Jul13

Summer Nights at the Embassy

Want to spice up your summer nights? I’ve got just the recommendation. On the next free Wednesday you have, try Summer Nights at the Embassy. From the food and drinks, to the entertainment, to the spectacular views of downtown, it’s a great time. What does the event entail? Well, let me tell you about my experience. Summer Nights at the Embassy consists of local food, entertainment, and a cash bar, and takes place in the Embassy Theatre’s newly renovated ballroom, as well as on the Parkview rooftop patio each Wednesday until September 7th. Tickets are five dollars, and it is a casual “come and go as you wish” type of event. Doors open at 5PM and close at 9PM. On the night I attended, Tacos Bravas  served delicious food, and dAnce Kontemporary was the featured entertainment. Every fifteen minutes, a group of dancers performed beautifully engaging and captivating routines while people, sitting at round tables, casually chatted, sipped on their mixed drinks, and ate mini tortas. Overall, as mentioned above, the night was delightful. Continuing on, the cash bar is stocked with local beer and spirits from Three Rivers Distilling Company. So, the entire event is made up of local businesses and talent. The food rotates each week between Tacos Bravas, Club Soda, and Salud! Tapas & Tequila. The schedule for the event with the respective food and entertainment can be found on the Embassy Theatre’s website or Facebook page. If you’re looking for fun, different activities to do this summer, I definitely encourage you to visit the Embassy Theatre. The ballroom and rooftop are beautiful, the staff is kind and informative in regards to the building, and the food and drinks are satisfying. Plus, the local entertainment captivates audiences each week, with something for everyone’s taste. Come see the newly renovated Embassy ballroom, support local talent and businesses, and enjoy...

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