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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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July 25, 2015, Last Saturdays Schedule:

The Evolving Universe
Science Central
1950 N Clinton St
Now-Sept 13

Take on a journey through time and space with Science Central’s latest touring exhibition: “The Evolving Universe.” Developed by The Smithsonian Institution, “The Evolving Universe” is a collection of full color, high-resolution photographs, interpretative captions, and unique video which tells the story of how galaxies are born, mature, and eventually die. “The Evolving Universe” will be on display at Science Central May 23 through September 13, 2015. “The Evolving Universe” is sponsored in part by the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC).

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

Egyptian Pleasure Garden
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 S Calhoun St
Now-November 15

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.

Fort Wayne Pride Fest 2015
Headwaters Park
333 S Clinton St
July 24-25

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.

Foodstock 2015
Indiana Michigan Power Center Plaza
911 S Calhoun St
July 25

One day of food and music. 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 year with great music from open to close. Stop in for a few hours or stay all day!

The Genealogy Center Presents: Beyond Just Starting
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza
July 25, 9:30am-11:00am

Learn how to verify the information you find, and the importance of documenting what you find and where you found it. Discover how to harvest as much information as possible from various records. We will also show you how to use the free FamilySearch website, and provide a virtual tour of The Genealogy Center’s licensed databases. To register for this free event, call 260-421-1225 or send an email.

Dierks Bentley
Parkview Field
1301 Ewing St
July 25

Dierks Bentley is coming back to town with very special guest Maddie & Tae and The Cadillac Three for on Saturday, July 25th at the beautiful Parkview Field!

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.

Dennis McNett: Legend of the Wolfbat
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main St
Now-Aug 23

Creatures from McNett’s Wolfbat woodblock series have been exhibited around the world and three-dimensional versions have even been featured in New Orleans parades and Barney’s department store windows in New York City. McNett’s highly imaginative works focus on creatures from Nordic mythology and are inspired in part by the 80s skateboarding and punk rock scene.

Salvage in the City
Saving Grace Vintage
614 W. Berry St
July 25

Vintage Outdoor Sale – Project pieces, old window, old doors, misc. vintage salvage for home decor!