2016 Downtown Improvement District events
January 28 – Celebrate Downtown
A celebration of the people, places, and partnerships that make Downtown Fort Wayne such a unique community!
May 8 – Mother’s Day Downtown
Free trolleys will connect you to great retail locations and restaurants around Downtown while supporting cultural attractions and events.
June through August – Lunch on the Plaza
Every Thursday enjoy a free concert with your carry-out lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. LOTP Schedule
June 25 – BuskerFest
4 p.m. – 10 p.m. A celebration of the street performer and a festival of the unexpected; no performance is too quirky. BuskerFest Info
August 27 – BuskerSquare at Taste of the Arts
Fundraiser for Arts United, held in the cultural district on Main Street. Downtown’s largest one-day celebration of arts, history, culture and local food includes Busker Square sponsored by the DID. Taste of the Arts
October 15 – Fright Night
Multiple events all over Downtown Fort Wayne, Downtown Fort Wayne’s annual Halloween event features the zombie walk, haunted tours and spooky activities with fundraising activities and many free events at over 14 cultural district locations.
November 23 – Night of Lights
The Holiday season officially begins with the Night of Lights and activities all over downtown. Most downtown cultural locations will start their holiday fundraisers on this night, including the Embassy Theatre Festival of Trees, History Center Festival of Gingerbread, and Science Central’s Festival of Trains.
November 26 – Holly Trolley Shopping
The third annual Holly Trolley shopping supports downtown retailers and helps our museum, library, and gallery gift shops too! The free trolley is a great way to explore HolidayFest events too. Learn more at HolidayFest.