Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 7.34.10 PMFright Night on October 17, 2015 in Downtown Fort Wayne

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Fort Wayne’s most anticipated Halloween event full of frightful family fun is back!
The 8th annual Fright Night Downtown is Saturday, October 17th.
With over 25 fangtastic activities for people to enjoy throughout the day and evening, Fright Night has something for everyone!

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Listen for all the information about all of the Fright Night events on Magic 95.1 and Fun 101.7 from October 1st through October 17th!


Fright Night Photo OP

Allen County Public Library – Young Adult Services – 900 Library Plaza

9am – 5pm


Bring your camera to Young Adults’ Services and celebrate Fright Night with fun photo ops. A spooky (but not so terrifying) backdrop will be available as well as the green screen. With the green screen, you can take a photo and then composite yourself into the spooky or frightful background of your choice.


Fright Night Button Making

Allen County Public Library – Young Adult Services – 900 Library Plaza

9am – 5pm


In Young Adult Services, make frightening pin-type buttons. Limit 2 per person.


ShadowCon 2015

FWSC ParaSisters – Grand Wayne Convention Center – 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.

9am – 9pm

$10.00 adult 1 day general admission (Includes access to vendors and speakers but not workshops)

$5.00 children 12 and under; children under 12 are free with adult ticket purchase from 1:00pm-9:00pm

A FWSC ParaSister Event in partnership with Destination America, A Paranormal Conference for all genre’s Includes: Ghost Hunting, UFO’s, Bigfoot, Psychics, Demonology, Ancient History, Paranormal Investigators, Metaphysical Gifts, Vendors, Paranormal Authors, Screenings, Zombie Kids Zone, Evidence Review Room, WorkShops, Scooby Doo & The Mystery Machine, Paranormal Speakers, Giveaways and more. A portion of ticket sales, as well as a silent auction, to benefit The Lost Limbs Foundation, a foundation to help children with lost limbs to buy prosthetics.


Amazing Maize

Science Central – 1950 N. Clinton St.

10am – 5pm

Ages 3 and up $8.00, under 2 is Free

Amazing Maize explores the science of how maize has evolved over thousands of years to become one of our most significant crops, and why it continues to surprise us today. What is maize? Why is it important? How has it changed? Visitors will learn the answers to these questions, and also explore some of the newest discoveries in modern science.


Pumpkin Zone

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – 1100 S. Calhoun St.

10am – 3pm

2 years and under are free, $3.00 3-17 years, $5.00 Adult

Does a pumpkin float? How many seeds does a pumpkin have? Play pumpkin putt-putt and other games, make fall crafts and taste pumpkin seeds. The Allen County Farm Bureau will be helping us provide pumpkin facts and fun, PBS 39 will be sharing a movie for our guests and Kid’s Club participants, children can decorate their very own gourd pumpkin to take home. Pumpkin Zone is included in Conservatory admission, regular Conservatory admission applies.


Not Too Frightening Fun

Allen County Public Library – Children Services – 900 Library Plaza

12pm – 4pm


Join us in Children’s Services for some “Not Too Spooky Fun”! We will have all day activities throughout the department and will have crafts from 12:00pm-4:00pm. This will be a Zombie Free area of the library as many young children are easily frightened. We encourage heavily made up zombies to enjoy the other zombie activities in the library.


Halloween Haunt

Community Center – 233 W. Main St.


FREE with nominal fee for games

Downtown Fort Wayne becomes a haven for monsters, ghosts, vampires and zombies on this Saturday afternoon. Bring your little goblins to the Community Center for an afternoon of frightful fun. There will be a minimal charge for games for kids and the whole family. You will be able to enjoy free face painting and activities. Fort Wayne Youtheatre will perform “Which Witch” at 2:00pm. Concessions will be available for sale.


Zombie Walk

Downtown Improvement District – Allen County Public Library – 900 Library Plaza



Join us on the ACPL Plaza once again to get your Zombie on! As always, The TAG Art Zombie Machine will be turning you into the undead. While you wait to lurch down the streets at 5:30pm for the annual Zombie Walk grab food from a food truck, donate blood to the American Red Cross, check out the sponsor booth activities, and enjoy the entertainment from various performing arts groups and a Halloween-themed band. New this year is Fire Guy—a fire eating, juggling skate boarder! At the ACPL plaza (during the activities before the Zombie Walk) people can meet and greet with Jack Skellington and Sally brought to you by TAG Art.


Which Witch?

Youtheatre – Community Center – 233 W. Main St.



“Which Witch?” – Some of literature’s most popular witches are getting together for a reunion! Meet Witch Hazel, Glinda the Good, Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo, Ursula the Sea Witch, and Professor McGonagall! Chant, cackle, and cheer along with the finest alumni of Miss Cackle’s Academy of Witches – you’re bound to have a “scary” good time!


Three Halloween features on the big screen!

Embassy Theatre – Indiana Hotel Lobby – 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.

3:30pm Scooby-Doo meets Batman – $3.00 general admission

6:30pm Beetlejuice $8.00 adults; $3.00 children 12 and under
11:00pm The Shining – $8.00 adults (R). Includes a “Here’s Johnny” photo booth featuring an original door from the Indiana Hotel in the lobby prior to the movie. At the Embassy Theatre’s event, guests can also meet “Beetlejuice” and “Lydia” from 5:30-6:30 p.m., as well as The Scary Teller from from 7-9 p.m. brought to you by TAG Art.

The Scary Teller will also be telling spooky stories in the Indiana Hotel Lobby from 7:00pm-9:00pm.


A Night in the Old City Jail

The History Center – 302 E. Berry St.

5pm – 9pm

$3.00 per person

Take a trip through the darker side of history with a visit to the History Center’s Old City Jail. Get goose bumps touring the iron cells that housed generations of inmates until 1971 and discover the artifacts of those who broke and upheld the law of historic Fort Wayne.


Car Show Spooktacular

Krooz In’ Calendar – Community Center – 233 W. Main St.

5pm – 8pm


Check out the spooky rides! A $10.00 entry fee per car and Dash Plaques for the first 50 entries. The top 6 Best Decorated Vehicles receive awards. A Costume Contest for Adults (13 and up) and Child (12 and under). Enjoy Truck or Treating, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, tunes from DJ Fast Eddie, games and contests. This frightfully fun evening is brought to you by Krooz In’ Calendar.


Scavenger Hunt

Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field – 1301 Ewing St.

5:30 – 7:30pm


On the night of October 17, ghosts and pumpkins, large and small, will be hidden all around Parkview Field! Attendees will take as much time as they need during the hours of 5:30 to 7:30 pm to count up how many total ghosts, and how many total pumpkins are hidden around the ballpark. The fan who guesses the correct number, or closest to that, will win a special prize pack from the TinCaps!

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Ghostly Gala

The Grand Wayne Center – 120 W. Jefferson St., The Harrison Room

6pm – 8pm


A not-too-scary family-friendly costume dance and parade. DJ La-La keeps the little monsters grooving and Science Central whips up Zombie Snot. Enjoy $1.00 Hilton Hotel treats and T.A.G Art face painting.


Zombie Snot

Science Central – Grand Wayne Center – 120 W. Jefferson St., The Harrison Room

6pm – 8pm


Kids can make their own disgustingly gross batch of Zombie Snot! This activity is free, while supplies last at the Grand Wayne Ghostly Gala.


Lantern Tours

Historic Fort Wayne – The Old Fort – 1201 Spy Run Ave

6pm – 10:30pm

Tour Admission: $2.00, children under 12 free

As you enter the front gate of the Old Fort you pass to another time when the Miami, Delaware, soldiers of the garrison, and Philip Ostrander, lived and died. Tour the Old Fort after dark, your way lit only by a candle and your guide. Interpreters answer your questions and present the Old Fort as it was in the early 1800s. Refreshments available at the Bake Sale in the Modern Building.


Bonfire at the Courtyard

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Fort Wayne – 1150 Harrison St.

6pm – 9pm


Bonfire with Fright Dogs, Blood Soup, Zombie Water and Devil’s Chocolate Brew (Hot Chocolate)! All items $2.00 and proceeds to benefit “Back on My Feet”, a charity organization.


Murder, Mystery, Mayhem Haunted Bus Tour (x)

Arch, Inc. – Indiana Hotel Lobby – 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Tours begin at 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm

Bus Tours: Adults – $15.00 Ages 6-17 – $10.00

Our Murder Mystery Mayhem Tours will take you all over Fort Wayne. From Northside High School, through Downtown, out to the GE complex as well as many more strops, this is a tour filled with true stories of Fort Wayne’s darker side. Tours leave from the Indiana Hotel Lobby (next to the Embassy)


Murder, Mystery & Mayhem Haunted Walking Tour (X)
Arch, Inc.

Indiana Hotel Lobby – 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Tours begin at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, and 10pm

Walking Tours: Adults – $10.00 Ages 6-17 – $5.00 Ages 5 and under – Free

ARCH’s Murder Mystery Mayhem walking tours take you through Downtown Fort Wayne to various sites that have a darker story affiliated with them. Hear how Headwater’s Park used to be a popular gathering place as locals watched criminals be hanged. Visit the Embassy Theater and hear how the once longtime stage manager still can be heard backstage, years after his death. These are only a few of the mysterious and darker true stories that you will hear on these haunted tours. Filled with new true stories as well as some of our favorites from years past, you will not want to miss our Murder Mystery Mayhem Tours.


Braineaters’ Ball & Sitges America Tour

Cinema Center – 437 E. Berry St.

6pm – 9pm

Free, movie screenings are general admission

This year the Braineaters’ Ball will be in conjunction with the Sitges Film Festival America Tour. Specializing in genre films, Sitges is one of the most recognized European film festivals. Check out the hilarious “Me and My Mates Vs. The Zombie Apocalypse” on Saturday night as well as other shorts and features throughout the weekend! As always, there will be a King and Queen of the Ball, free popcorn, and a cash bar!


Zombie Ball

Pedal City – 1215 W. Main St.


Featuring a live DJ and Best Zombie Costume Contest with prizes.


Urban Screams

Fort Wayne Dance Collective – 437 E. Berry St.

7pm and 9pm

$15.00 adults/$13.00 students

Are there really ghosts floating down the hallways after all the dancers have gone home? Local choreographers have gathered some of the most terrifying urban legends as creative source material for this years’ Halloween show. Bloody Mary, slumber parties, Ouiji boards…kind of gives you the creeps, yet? Come in costume, regular street clothes, or in your Sunday best, just don’t come ALONE!


Rocky Horror Picture Show (R)

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Doors 8pm, Movie 9:15pm

$1.00 3-17 years, $2.00 Adult, 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Let’s do the time warp agaaaaain! As a part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night the Conservatory will once again spin the tale of Brad and Janet on a rainy night sheltered by the bizarre Dr. Frank N. Furter. This cult classic movie will be shown outside on the Terrace, weather permitting; please dress accordingly. Please do not bring outside food or beverage as there will be refreshments available for purchase. This movie is participatory in tradition and content may not be suitable for all/younger audiences. Rated R; children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.


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