LFW Weekly Fun File
Oct20

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. October Hot Spot Thursday, October 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It’s that time again! Come out and mingle with fellow professionals while enjoying some great food and drink! 2. Atrium Open House Thursday, October 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. We have been waiting for this! Food and drinks, tours, and speeches from some of the brightest people in our community. Learn about the value the Atrium is providing! 3. Rocky Horror Picture Show Viewing Party Thursday, October 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Trivia, Prizes, and the show you can’t skip during Halloween season. 4. The Mersey Beatles This band is awesome. Also, meet John Lennon’s sister! 5. Halloween Pet Parade Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ahhhh! Pets in costumes for a great cause! 6. 17th Annual River City Rat Race Saturday, October 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There’s a 10K and a 5K, it’s family-friendly, a scenic route, and all proceeds benefit the YMCA.   7. Monster Dash 5k Fun Run/Walk Saturday, October 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. I’m not a runner, but this event is so fun! You can walk if you like, costumes are encouraged, and there are prizes! 8. Free Outdoor Movie: Young Frankenstein Saturday, October 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s the last free outdoor movie night of the season! Big Apple Pizza, Licensed Bar Services, Time & Space Photo Booths, and more will be there! 9. Pumpkin Patch Party Tuesday, October 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a great time for the whole family. There’s games, prizes, crafts, entertainment, and lots of candy! Don’t Forget: There are a ton of super awesome fall events happening now! Check out this article, for some of our favorites. It’s also Halloween Season, so you can check out our article Creepin’ It Real for some ideas on some spooky places to visit in the Fort! There are also some...

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LFW’s Top Picks for Fall Activities
Oct20

LFW’s Top Picks for Fall Activities

The team here at Living Fort Wayne considers ourselves a pretty hip bunch. But we will jump right in on the fall-lovin’, pumpkin-spice-latte-drinkin’, sweater-wearin’ bandwagon when the leaves start to change and there’s a bit of a chill in the air. So here are our top picks for all things fall in Fort Wayne. Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments! Leslie Snare – Director at Large My vote is for the Amazing Fall Fun corn maze and farm. It is such a great family activity and not too far outside of the city. They have a 12-acre corn maze as well as one of the largest and most unique pumpkin patches in Indiana! Becca Bell – Editorial Contributor I’m not a big autumn fan, but I do enjoy the River City Rat Race, gourmet giant caramel apples from DeBrand’s Fine Chocolates, and kayaking anywhere with colorful foliage. Sarah Pine – Social Media Contributor One of my favorite fall activities is going to Advanced Tree Technology in New Haven! It’s a great place to go with family or friends to pick delicious apples from their rows and rows of beautiful apple trees, pick out some pumpkins and get some apple cider. Lynn Altevogt – Editorial Chair I am really looking forward to checking out the Haunted History: The Darker Side of West Central put on by ARCH. I am not usually one for scary tours, but I am a bit of a history buff. Plus, my boyfriend used to live in the one of the featured “haunted” buildings, so I’m very curious to see what secrets may lie within its walls. The tour will take off from the USF Performing Arts Building (formerly the Scottish Rite) and is only $10. Click the link above for more details. Wendy Englehart – Committee Co-Chair Watch a football game! And I’m not talking about from your couch. As a proud 05’er, I can hear Northside’s marching band, the national anthem and every touchdown cheer on Friday nights. There’s something very “fall” about school pride and cold bleacher seats. My vote this fall is to grab some coffee, or a giant hot dog, and watch some football the old school way. Jade Haag – Calendar and Events Chair I love biking and running at the New Haven Rivergreenway! Fall is the time to get in some exercise and breathe in the crisp, cool air. YLNI’s Winter Farmer’s Market is a nice change of pace from the heavy meals and desserts that come with the fall and wintertime. And last but not least, Fortezza, Old Crown or Firefly are the places to go for...

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