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.


July 26, 2014, Last Saturdays Schedule:

Fort Wayne Pride Fest 2014
Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26
Headwaters Park
333 S. Clinton
In its 18th year, Fort Wayne Pride is a two day event which celebrates diversity in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area. Pride festivals are held all over the world for the LGBT community and our straight allies. Pride has grown into one of the larger festivals in Fort Wayne with over 10,000 people in attendance. Pride includes a vendor market, beer tent, KidSpace, tournaments, and live entertainment from local, regional, and national singers and bands. The 3rd Annual Pride March takes place on July 26th winding through downtown in time for the beginning of the festival.
For additional information, please visit www.fwpride.org

In The Dark
May 24 – September 7, 2014
Science Central
1950 North Clinton
Explore different environments of darkness and the unique life forms that inhabit them through a combination of hands-on and whole-body interactives, walk-through dioramas, and specimens. Wander through a nocturnal forest past glowing mushrooms, and discover the amazing underground worlds beneath basement floors and backyards. Fragile cave ecosystems provide a labyrinth of adventure, and take the plunge to explore the unique life deep in the world’s oceans. Finally, discover how darkness has intrigued and influenced humans for thousands of years, and how we can help preserve fragile worlds without light. In The Dark was developed by the Cincinnati Museum Center.
For more information visit www.sciencecentral.org

Foodstock 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
11 am – 8 pm
One Summit Square
Downtown Fort Wayne
One day of food and music. July 26th downtown on One Summit Square.
Trucks from Fort Wayne Food Trucks will be showcasing their delicious treats. Live music from local bands and beer gardens.
You won’t want to miss all of this food and fun in one place! This event is growing every day with great music from open to close. Stop in for a few hours or stay all day!

Fort Wayne TinCaps vs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Friday, July 26, 2014
More than just baseball, a Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game is the perfect choice for fun family entertainment. The award-winning Parkview Field is a family destination in downtown Fort Wayne and is home to the 2009 Midwest League Champions. With tickets starting at just $5.00, TinCaps games are fun and affordable – and there are great food choices, from traditional ball park fare to light and healthy options. TinCaps games are a great experience for the true baseball fan or someone looking for a fun time. Plan ahead – stay for the wonderful fireworks show at the end of tonight’s game!
Rock the Plaza 2014
6 – 10 pm
Join the Allen County Public Library for Rock the Plaza each Saturday evening from June 1 through August 31. Bring your lawn chairs, a blanket, or dance the night away to music from some of the areas best groups. Food will be available for purchase.
FREE and open to the public
July 26, 2014
• Clusterfolk
• the Insta-Gators
• Tone Junkies

YLNI Barr Street Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday May 17 through Saturday, September 27, 2014
Location: Downtown at the corner of Wayne and Barr streets
Enjoy a Saturday morning shopping for fresh produce, a wide variety of organic fruits and vegetables, hand made jewelry and crafts, local artwork, and more at the Barr Street Market! There will also be entertainment and fun for kids!
The historic Barr Street Market, next to the History Center, is the oldest public space in the city, dating back to 1837. Recently reclaimed as an outdoor market by the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana, the Barr Street Market is open for business on Saturday mornings from May to September.
Free parking is available at The History Center, 302 East Berry Street and racks are nearby for bicycles. During the YLNI Barr Street Market, you can tour the History Center at NO CHARGE
For more information, visit www.ylni.org

Botanical Conservatory- Rising Rhythm, Flowing Form
July 12 ~ November 16, 2014
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday Noon – 4 pm, Closed Mondays
Admission: Adults $5, Children (ages 3-17) $3, Age 2 and Under FREE
The Showcase Garden will become a sculpture, using the landscape architect’s tools of plant color, earth form, and curved line to build a vibrant and harmonious eye-scape for the visitor. An arch of blue-grey succulent plants flows into a river-like ribbon, bending and dividing through the center of the garden, ending in dynamic punctuations of form. Bright geometries of flowers and foliage surround a living, central sculpture ~ providing an unconventional backdrop for thoughtful contemplation and photography.

Donald Martiny: Freeing the Gesture
May 24 – August 24, 2014
In the 1950s, artists like Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline elevated the gesture to the position of the protagonist in abstract expressionism. In the 21st century, Donald Martiny advances that idea considerably further by freeing the gesture of gestural abstraction from the substrate which, heretofore, provided the context that brought gesture to life.

Summer of Glass II
June 28 – August 31, 2014
Featuring the 42nd Annual International Glass Invitational Award Winners, and Peter Bremers: Inward Journey, this summer blockbuster features the best in international studio glass sculpture with work by dozens of the most adventurous artists working in the medium around the world.

Emiley’s Haute Cottage

Vintage Market!

2014 Wine Splash Dinner

Saturday, Jul 26 7:00p

Price $125 – $150

Great Wines from the Northern Indiana Wine Trail along with dinner from Main Street Bistro Martini Lounge dancing with music provided by local artists! A great night out with your friends and/or significant other!

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Arts United

303 East Main Street

8:00 PM

Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories. The two attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree that the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female heiress wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

Vintage Fair!

Saving Grace Vintage

614 W Berry, Fort Wayne

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.