Mother’s Day Downtown

Fort Wayne in Bloom Window Decorating Contest Voting:
April 16 – May 3

Mother’s Day Downtown Shopping Event:
May 7 – May 8


More info coming soon!

Join the Downtown Improvement District as we celebrate Mother’s Day Downtown with FORT WAYNE IN BLOOM, a Spring window decorating contest in Downtown Fort Wayne.

Using the U.K.’s famous event Chelsea In Bloom as inspiration, show us your most creative display of spring color and beauty. This can be as simple as painting flowers on your windows or as elaborate of a display as you can dream up.

There will be 2 juried categories: Most Thematic and Best ”Instagrammable Window”. There will also be a People’s Choice winner based on on-line votes. Award ribbons will be delivered the week of Mother’s Day so that you can proudly display your during Mother’s Day Downtown this year!




Contest Rules:

You will need to submit, (1) non-photoshopped, high-res photo, 300 DPI or greater, of the decorated window to by 5 p.m. on Tuesday April 6. THIS IS A FIRM DEADLINE.

Please remember the contest is on the window not the photo; the point of this photo is to help drive foot traffic to your location for voting. Only one photo per entity will be posted.

We will post an album of all the windows to our website to vote for your favorite window. Voting begins on Friday April 16th. Each voter will be entered to win a Downtown prize. One vote per IP address.

Voting ends on Monday, May 3, 2021. The winners will be announced by Friday, May 7.


February 17: Initial outreach

March 22: Deadline to participate

April 6: All photos submitted to the Downtown Improvement District for posting

April 16: Voting Begins

May 3: Voting ends

May 7: Winners are announced

The winners for the Fort Wayne In Bloom will receive a ribbon to display in their window during Mother’s Day Downtown. The People’s Choice winner will also receive a $100 gift card to the Downtown business of your choice, plus your window will be featured in promotions in the upcoming year.