Getting into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit
Mar15

Getting into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit

Saturday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day and we are hoping to bring a little luck o’ the Irish to you when it comes to finding somewhere to celebrate. While the rivers run green and the Irish pubs are full, many of local establishments are serving up some great deals, festive treats, and awesome entertainment to keep you in good spirits. Three Rivers Distilling Company St. Patty’s Day at the Distillery March 17, 12pm-11pm What to expect: Drinks $5 – Emerald Isle: Summit City Gin and crème de menthe $7 – Pot of Gold: Harvester Vodka with a touch of elderflower, splash of ginger beer $6 – Irish Eyes: 122 Unaged Corn Whiskey, crème de menthe, and heavy cream $6 – Irish Lady: melon infused Harvester Vodka with OJ and sparkling grape juice on draft $7 – Sparkling Shamrock: Cucumber and pear infused Harvester Vodka, touch of elderflower, lemon juice and simple syrup served on draft Food Corn beef and cabbage Shepherd’s pie Irish stew All of their other amazing food options. Pedal City Starting at 8am for Mad Ant’s Pub Crawl Pedal City is having live music and a free tasting on St Patrick’s day! The tasting starts at 8 am with a free Irish whiskey sampling and lots of giveaways! The live music starts at 1 pm with Blake Blurry until 5 pm then again with Dan Smyth starting at 10 pm!! What to expect: Drinks $3 Paddy’s Irish Whiskey $4 large (22 oz) Green Beer $4 Irish coffee $4 Coffee with Irish Cream Food Shepherd’s pie Twice baked potatoes Reuben sandwich Corn beef and cabbage HT2 March 17, 3pm-12am While they aren’t having a party like other local bars, they are sticking to their signature craft drink charms! What to expect: HT2 will be serving a special drink called Magic Milks. This drink is a Lucky Charm Marshmallow infused vodka with almond milk Hamilton Public House March 17, 8pm to 11pm Hamilton Public House is hosting the Summit City Saints among other wonderful things tonight to celebrate that little Irishman in us all. What to expect: Green beer Live music Various food and drink specials “The Black Stuff” Guinness 16oz Cans. We’ll have the patio open to those ages 21 and older. Two EE’s Winery March 13-21st While most people are out looking for green beer, Two EE’s is putting a green spin on one of their popular items! What to Expect: $7 Green, vanilla slushies! Hop River Brewing Company March 17, noon – 12:30am Great, Not Green: Know What’s in Your Glass! Learn about beer on the day you enjoy it most. Interactive brewhouse tours...

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Dating Your City With Amber Stone: Spring Has Arrived In Fort Wayne!
Apr20

Dating Your City With Amber Stone: Spring Has Arrived In Fort Wayne!

Spring has sprung in Fort Wayne! If you catch any bits of my radio show during the week, you’ll hear me say “There is always something going on in Fort Wayne,”quite a bit. It’s true! Now that the warm weather is here, you will see people out and about enjoying the city. I can’t tell you how many creative and exciting events pop up on my Facebook page. Most recently, Fort Wayne has installed bike shares. I think this is an incredible idea. I just had my first biking experience this week and it was fantastic! It’s been over 5 years since riding a bike, and I forgot how much fun it can be. You truly look at the city in a different way, as opposed to a car ride. During my bike riding adventure, I finally made it over to Pedal City. Now, let’s talk about a gem! While at Pedal City, you can sit outside and play corn hole, beer pong, or ping pong. Not feeling sporty? Sit back, relax and take in the patio vibes on a nice. sunny afternoon. We’re now getting into the fun part of the year. Whether you catch a festival, TinCaps game, or day drinking with friends on a patio, get out and enjoy this progressing city! I have seen Fort Wayne grow over the past 8 months, it’s a positive time to live and experience this thriving downtown. We can only hope that outsiders invest and capture how great Fort Wayne can be. This week, I encourage you to partake in something fun around downtown. Get on a bike rental and ride around, catch an art show, or find some live music. Make sure to take in the fun and vibrant feel Fort Wayne has going on. Until our next adventure, cheers!...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Mar31

LFW Weekend Fun File

1. Euchre Tournament! Thursday, March 31 at 8 pm There’s a Euchre tournament at Pedal City on Thursday with great prizes! Should be super fun, Euchre is basically a competitive sport if you’re from Indiana. Kinda like Corn-hole. 2. The Last Five Years April 1-10 Friday and Saturday at 8pm Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm I heard this was a great show! You can read more of the details about the production in our LFW preview article. I’ll definitely be going to see this show, and you should too! 3. Flamingo Nosebleed, the Snarks, AM Nice, Bi at Bob Vila’s This Old House Friday, April 1 at 7 pm Have you ever been to Bob Vila’s This Old House? If you have not … you should! Everyone is welcome to these house shows, and it’s a great time in a great place! 4. All In Block Party April 1-3, times and locations vary “Progress” through the city visiting the different branches of Allen County Public Library and complete the challenges set before you! 5. Soiree’s Can Opener Saturday, April 2 at 4 pm 10 local, relatively new bands will be playing at the Philmore on Broadway. Come out and support local talent! Also, Bravas will be there and CS3 is providing drinks. Yay! 6. Easter Bone Hunt Saturday, April 2 at 12 pm So much cuteness happening here. I cannot wait to take my dog to this. Last year, I hid easter eggs for my daughter and when I woke up, the dog had found/eaten all of them. So. He will be happy to have an event all his own. I am sure of it. 7. Skunk Cabbage — It’s More Than Just a Smelly Plant Sunday, March 3 at 1 pm Skunk Cabbage is weird. Pack up the kiddos and take them to Fox Island to spend some time in the great outdoors and maybe learn some stuff too! 8. Monthly Gallery Cleanup Sunday, April 3 at 3 pm Wunderkammer is great. We love Wunderkammer. Let’s help Wunderkammer stay fresh. 9. Taiko Drumming Workshop Tuesday, April 5 at 10 am I don’t actually know anything about Taiko Drumming, but this looks super cool. I can’t keep a beat to save my life, but if you can and you know something about drumming, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a taiko master. 10. StoryBook’s “Dr. Seuss on the loose!” Wednesday, April 6 at 9:30 am Fort Wayne Youtheatre’s StoryBook Theatre is presenting “Dr. Seuss on the Loose” at the Allen County Public Library! It’s free and the kids will love...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Mar03

LFW Weekend Fun File

Our calendar is full of fantastic events taking place around our city, so be sure to check it out for a more exhaustive list. In the meantime, here’s a quick peak at some of the things we are looking forward to this week! 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. Jay Leno Thursday, March 3 at 7:30pm Jay Leno is performing live at the Embassy! How fun is that?! 2. Princess Party at Roller Dome North Saturday, March 5 at 10am Meet Anna, Else & Olaf! There’s a full buffet brunch, and it should be super fun for the kiddos! 3. International Women’s Day Saturday, March 5, all day There will be a wide variety of events going on throughout the day, all designed to celebrate and support connection between women everywhere. 4. Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate! Seven different shows throughout the weekend We LOVE Disney on Ice at our house. The show is always great, for adults and kids alike! 5. USF Battle of the Bands Saturday, March 5 at 7pm Many talented bands, all under the age of 25, are competing in this year’s Battle of the Bands! Come out and see the talent right here in our hometown. 6. Pops: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles Saturday, March 5 at 7:30pm This Saturday this Beatles Tribute will draw people of all ages, and it should be a great show! 7. Free Beer Tasting at Pedal City Saturday, March 5 at 9pm Try the new Henry’s hard soda as well as a couple other selected beers to sample at Pedal City! No cover! Staci Stork will also be performing live! 8. Downton Abbey Finale Sunday, March 6 at 2pm It’s the last episode of Downton Abbey! The Embassy and PBS are pairing up to give us a special, FREE sneak preview! 9. CDI Pop Up Sale Event Sunday, March 6 at 11 am While you visit the sale you can enjoy mimosas and bloody marys, along with som live music. Drinks, sales (20% off art and accessories, 30% off furniture) and music. Perfect Sunday fun! 10. North Anthony Corridor March Walkable Wednesday Wednesday, March 9 at 8am (all day) Businesses offer specials and discounts in the North Anthony Corridor — check out all they have to offer!   Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Check out our events calendar, and get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Pedal City: The Rebirth of W. Main Street
May26

Pedal City: The Rebirth of W. Main Street

I’m sure you’ve seen the Pedal City carts making their way around Downtown Fort Wayne for the last couple of years. The seats are always full, the peddling-participants are always quick to wave to those as they pass, and everyone always looks like they are having a blast. I can confirm that it is indeed a good time. The only thing to note is that your legs might be a little sore the next day. I have a great solution to sore legs (even though it’s always worth it). Stop by Pedal City Beer Garden. The new expansion at Pedal City brings everything you loved about the mobile experience to one stationary place. This is not the W. Main Street you have been driving through the last few years on your way to Paula’s On Main. With new business and stores popping up on the street, the addition of the Pedal City Beer Garden has officially placed this extension of Downtown Fort Wayne back on the map. Open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 12 a.m., they have their own parking lot for patrons, and easy access to all of downtown Fort Wayne and the West Central Neighborhood. Filled with tables, plenty of space to walk around, an indoor bar, foosball table, fire pit, and then some, this is the place to be. Lounge, socialize, drink, take in the summer weather, and remember that all of this is happening in a place you used to drive by without much notice. Located at 1215 W. Main Street, you can find out more about their grand opening from May 16th, book your next tour, follow them on Facebook, or just stop by and check it out for yourself.                  ...

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