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 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 us at info@DowntownFortWayne.comTweet using #LastSaturdays

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June 25, 2016 Last Saturdays Schedule:

Buskerfest

You are invited to BuskerFest on Saturday, June 25, from 4:00pm – 10:00pm to BuskerFest! We will be featuring exciting street performers and a family-friendly atmosphere, this free admission event will take place at the intersection of Wayne Street and Calhoun Street in beautiful Downtown Fort Wayne!

14th Annual Butterfly Exhibit

Botanical Conservatory

1100 South Calhoun

Experience the magic of being immersed among hundreds of live, exotic butterflies. These winged jewels can be observed up close as they fly, feed or rest in the Nectar Garden. Interactive displays offer information about life cycle, anatomy and diversity. The adjacent Hatching Lab gives guests the opportunity to see the unique chrysalides from which the adult butterflies emerge in their amazing cycle of metamorphosis. In addition, you can examine our observation hive to find a colony of honey bees rearing brood through all stages of life, as well as foraging for nectar and pollen.

This exhibit is produced in partnership with Ball State University.

botanicalconservatory.org

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

431 W. Berry St.

Exhibits include:

Alexander Lawrie: A Master Portraitist

Expressions of the Heart of Man

Summer of Glass

Last Saturdays admission $1.

fwmoa.org

Science Central

The Nature of Things – 1950 North Clinton

Discount Admission

The Nature of Things lets visitors explore the secret lives of honey bees, and the cool features and functions of insects. Educational exhibits will examine the fascinating behaviors of salamanders, and the amazing design of mammal teeth. Hands-on activity stations, bright interpretive signs, real specimens and video screens engage visitors of all ages as they learn about the natural world around us! What is beeswax and why is pollination important? What is a salamander and how is an amphibian different from a reptile? What are the life stages of a butterfly and what are some insect behaviors? What can a scientist learn from a skull and what are the feeding behaviors of mammals? The exhibition was developed by Purdue University. These activities are included with Science Central admission.

sciencecentral.org

200@200 Iconic

History Center – 302 E Berry St

Half Price Admission

200@200 is a celebration of Fort Wayne’s legacy of progress throughout Indiana’s 200 years of history. Using artifacts from the museum’s collection of 28,000 objects, the History Center will tell 200 unique stories of Fort Wayne’s role in the 200 years of Indiana’s statehood throughout the 2016 bicentennial year.

fwhistory.com

ARCH : North Anthony Home and Garden Tour

North Anthony Historic Home and Garden Tour

The tour will be held in the North Anthony Neighborhood, Fort Wayne, Indiana on Saturday, June 25 2016, from 10:00am until 4:00pm (EDT). This annual event features historic homes and neighborhoods throughout the city.

Tickets will be available beginning August 1, online and through the ARCH office. Advance tickets are $12.00 and $15.00 on the day of the tour. For updated information on the tour, please check ARCH’s website at www.archfw.org or call the ARCH office, 260-426-5117.

Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market

FWFM Downtown SE corner of Wayne St and Barr Street 9 to 1 June through Sept

Our market offers a variety of producer only vendors – Farm and Garden, Home-based Food, Natural Products, and Crafters.  We are striving to find a balance and good mix of food and product for the consumer.   FWFM is proud to offer fresh produce and foods that are grown or made in our region.  Including selections for those with special dietary needs or restrictions including vegetarian, vegan, paleo, sugar-free and gluten-free.

When visiting FWFM and individual vendors, be sure to check in on foursquare for deals and specials! FWFM encourages the community to “Buy Local, Buy Fresh” at every opportunity, including supporting other farmer’s markets.

Greekfest

Headwater’s Park

Come celebrate the Greek Festival with us and enjoy a large variety of Greek cuisine and entertainment including live music, dancing and other activities each day. Experience our philoxenia (hospitality) and become “Greek” for one, two, three or even four days at the Fort Wayne Greek Fest! OPA! and Kalos orisate! (Welcome!)

More information to come.

fortwaynegreekfestival.org

Rock the Plaza

Allen County Public Library – 900 Library Plaza

6 – 10 pm

Join the Allen County Public Library for Rock the Plaza each Saturday evening from June 11 to August 27.  Bring your lawn chairs, a blanket, or dance the night away to music from some of the area best groups.  Food will be available for purchase.

FREE and open to the public

For additional information visit the Allen County Public Library website.
Please check the Rock the Plaza Face for updated weather information

Artlink

Paper Airplanes – 300 E Main St

This exhibit will feature a visual representation of our members. It will consist of hundreds of airplanes created by the artists’ chosen medium.

River Palooza 2016

Headwater’s Park

Riverpalooza will take place on June 25, 2016 at Headwaters Park West. Admission is free and there will be dragon boat races, boat rides, entertainment, and other fun activities.

The Dragon Boat Races will take place Saturday June 25. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 8am.

More details will be announced soon!

Anyone interested in participating or being a sponsor should contact Karen Richards with the City of Fort Wayne at (260)427-2146 or karen.richards@cityoffortwayne.org

Sport Wayne: Fort Wayne Adventure Games

Downtown Fort Wayne

The 2016 Fort Wayne Adventure Games is an exciting City-Wide Adventure Race that challenges teams of two to bike to top-secret checkpoints spread throughout Fort Wayne. Each checkpoint features unique and challenging obstacles that will test competitors physically and mentally

sportwayne.com/adventuregames

Honor Run Brew Jam

The Honor Run 5K and Brew Jam is an annual event which seeks to celebrate veterans and have an awesome time in the process. 100% of proceeds from The Honor Run 5K and Brew Jam will benefit Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and go to pay for veterans to visit Washington D.C. memorials, at no cost to them.

honorrunbrewjam.com

North Coast Organics      

City Exchange – 127 W Wayne St.

North Coast Organics will be offering a free certified organic body care sample from their line during Last Saturdays.

www.NorthCoastOrganics.us

Living Fort Wayne Film Series   

PNC Parking Lot – 720 S. Calhoun Street

“A League of Their Own” 

Bring your lawn chairs, folding chairs, inflatable couches, or other comfortable blacktop/parking lot seating!

7:00 p.m. Activities and music begin, food available to purchase

Film begins at dusk (approximately 9:15 p.m.)

Join us after BuskerFest and enjoy the film!

Summer Solstice Party

The Narwhal and the Manatee

City Exchange Shops – 127 W Wayne St

TheNarwhalandandtheManatee@gmail.com