Experience Art. Discover Downtown.
Every month on the Last Saturday, downtown Fort Wayne offers a wide variety of activities. The goal for the Cultural District is to attract visitors downtown to experience diverse social, arts, and cultural opportunities. There are events for every age and interest. Last Saturdays is a great way for individual artists and organizations to share their message with a large, built-in audience, and create vibrancy in downtown Fort Wayne. Let us know about your downtown event on a Last Saturday by emailing Tanya at Tanya@DowntownFortWayne.com.
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Aug 29, 2015, Last Saturdays Schedule:
Egyptian Pleasure Garden
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 S Calhoun St
By the time of Ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom period, the nation’s wealth allowed for pleasure gardens at the homes of the most well-off citizens. A pond with colorful fish and lotus flowers, shade trees, palms, and flower beds provided a cool retreat. Fruit trees and grape vines added to the banquet table, while papyrus clustered at the water’s edge. Visitors to our summer-into-fall garden can relax in the shade and admire a distant view of the pyramids.
Mary Poppins – The Broadway Musical
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
303 E Main St
Now-Aug 9 (every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
Based on the iconic Disney film, Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical will capture your heart in a whole new way! Set in England in 1910, jack-of-all-trades Bert introduces you to the troubled Banks family who is in search of yet another nanny. Young Jane and Michael Banks have sent a number of caregivers on their way before Mary Poppins arrives to set the family straight. Using a combination of common sense and a little magic, Mary Poppins takes the children on many memorable adventures. Along the way lessons are learned by children and adults alike!
American Brilliant Cut Glass
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main St
Now – Dec 6
In 2012, the FWMoA and the ACGA joined a collaborative partnership which named the FWMoA as the repository and managers of the ACGA Permanent Collection; highlights of which you see displayed at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art throughout the year. The American Cut Glass Association (ACGA) is a nonprofit, national organization devoted to the advancement of this unique American industrial art form. Generated by an increased interest in this antique specialty, the ACGA was formed in the summer of 1978 in Indianapolis, Indiana, with a group of 39 charter members. The ACGA has expanded throughout the U.S. into numerous regional chapters and to over 2000 members.
Historic Fort Wayne Segway tour
Meeting Locations Vary
Saturdays & Sundays, May – August
Discover historically significant landmarks around the Downtown area. Learn about the history behind the various parks, roads, and buildings you may pass every day! This tour is an exciting way to experience all this city has to offer. For further scheduling and availability, please give us a call or fill out the form on the contact page.
YLNI Barr Street Farmers Market
Barr Street Market
Corner of Wayne and Barr St
Saturdays through Sept 12
The Barr Street Market offers fresh and unique local produce, plants, meats, baked goods and homemade crafts in a cultural setting. The Market is a producer-only market, meaning that our vendors personally make or grow the products they sell. Every vendor is local, coming from Allen or surrounding counties. Live music and children’s activities add to the experience.
Rock the Plaza
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza
Every Saturday, Now-August 29
Join the Allen County Public Library for Rock the Plaza each Saturday evening from May 30 through August 29. Bring your lawn chairs, a blanket, or dance the night away to music from some of the area’s best groups. Food will be available for purchase. FREE and open to the public.
FIREWORKS & THEME NIGHT! Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball vs. Lake County Captains
1301 Ewing St
More than just baseball, a Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game is the perfect choice for fun family entertainment. TinCaps games are a great experience for the true baseball fan or someone looking for a fun time. Special Activity: Friday nights are Theme Nights at Parkview Field. Theme: Happy 50th Birthday, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! And plan ahead – stay for the wonderful fireworks show at the end of tonight’s game!
Busker Square at Taste of the Arts
200 E Main St
Come celebrate the arts through street performance at this Arts United fundraiser, Downtown’s largest celebration of arts, history, culture and local food. For more information visit www.downtownfortwayne.com/buskersquare
Taste of the Arts
200 E Main St
Taste of the Arts is a showcase of artistic talent with 70 live performances of theatre, music, and dance on 10 stages, Fort Artisan Arts Fair, hands-on activities, Buskers around the fountain, and an all-day artists Market. The event is free and so is admission to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Cinema Center and History Center. And don’t forget the food with dozens of local restaurants showing off their culinary skills. After 7, the evening winds down with Dessert – more entertainment highlighted by a live session with WBOI Meet the Music, fire dancers and local food vendors. At 10, stay for the summer movie classic The Sandlot outside on the Arts United Plaza. For additional information, please visit www.tasteoftheartsfortwayne.org
Historic Old Fort: Post Miamies 1754-1763
The Old Fort
1201 Spy Run Ave
Aug 29 & 30
Be transported back in time at the historic Old Fort Wayne! Talk with the soldiers about the life in the army; watch the tactile demonstrations of how soldiers would have either chosen to fight or to be “chivalrous” and fight another day. See the Mounted Militia as they and their horses drill. Talk with the women and the children of the Old Fort about how different life was for them compared to today. Join your children with playing games of that time period. Fun for the entire family! Admission of a free will donation is appreciated.