Downtown Fort Wayne offers a wide range of events throughout the year. The Downtown Improvement District stays heavily involved in the planning and promotion of these events which can be viewed on our DID Events Page. Stay on top of events each month by viewing our monthly Downtown Calendar.
Take a break from Winter with family activities, ice carving demonstrations and displays, light sculptures, cultural activities and ice skating at Headwaters Park. Citilink runs a free loop around downtown from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
GroundHog Open (2/7/13)
Indoor golf fundraiser to expand the downtown flower planter program. GroundHog Open 2013 Website.
Lunch on the Square – (June – August)
Every Thursday enjoy a free concert with your carry-out lunch at One Summit Square, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be no LOTS on the 4th of July.
A celebration of the street performer and a festival of the unexpected, no performance is too quirky 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Magic of Fort Wayne is from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at ACPL. Downtown Improvement District fundraiser from Low admission price, free for children. Buskers, Please fill out the information on our form so that staff can make determinations and fill performance vacancies for our 2013 event schedule. (Note: invitation to populate this form does not guarantee your selection as a paid performer with the DID.) Fill out the form.
Busker Square @ Taste of the Arts (8/24/13)
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
Fright Night (10/19/13)
Fort Wayne’s annual Halloween event features the zombie walk, haunted tours and spooky activities with some free events and a few that have ticket prices. More than 14 of our cultural partners participate including Allen Co. Public Library, ARCH, Artlink, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Cinema Center, Champions/Marriott Courtyard, Community Center, Dance Collective, Downtown Improvement District, Embassy Theatre, Firefighters Museum, Grand Wayne Center, History Center, Old Fort, Parkview Field, and Science Central.
Night of Lights (11/27/13)
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.
Holly Trolley (11/30/13)
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.