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.


Sept 27, 2014, Last Saturdays Schedule:

Rising Rhythm, Flowing Form Exhibit

July 12-November 16, 2014

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

1100 South Calhoun

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.

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


Fri, Sep 26 – Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Parkview Field

1301 Ewing Street

This 2-day Fort Wayne health festival features activities and events for the entire family!

Team up with Fort4Fitness and take the pledge to make Fort Wayne a healthier community!

For additional information, please visit the Fort 4 Fitness or register here.

YLNI Barr Street Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday through September 2014


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, handmade 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

The Phil Masterworks Series: Mahler’s Titan Symphony

(Opening Night) Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:30 pm

Embassy Theatre 125 West Jefferson

The Phil begins its 71st Season grabbing the audience from the start and putting its musicians to the test! Tippett’s innovative use of a double string orchestra showcases the strings of The Phil with jazz and dance rhythms. After intermission, Mahler’s Symphony No.1, Titan, unleashes expanded and powerful wind, brass and percussion sections to join in the fun of this youthful and exuberant first symphony. To purchase tickets, visit www.fwphil.org.

ET: Living Fort Wayne Film Series 2014

Saturday, September 27th

7:30pm to 11:00pm

303 E Main St

Live Music (Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra) 7:30 – 8:30, Outdoor Movie (ET) 8:45

If you enjoyed the Living Fort Wayne Concert Series this summer then you won’t want to miss the Living Fort Wayne Film Series in August and September at the Arts United Plaza. This upcoming film series is a product of two groups that came together to create an outdoor movie event that would not only bring our community together, but would also showcase what our city has to offer. For one evening in August and one evening in September, you, your family and your friends can enjoy a night of food trucks, live music, popcorn, fresh air and a “fan favorite” movie.

Over the River and Through the Woods 

Saturday, Sep 27- 8:00 PM

Arts United Center

303 East Main Street

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey.  Although his parents retired and moved to Florida, that doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey.  In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner.  Then he is offered his dream job…in Seattle!  When he tells the grandparents the news doesn’t sit so well.  Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around.  Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely (and single) Caitlin O’Hare as bait! Tickets: $24 Adults; $15 Youth (Ages 23 and younger); $20 Seniors (Age 60 and over, Sunday matinees ONLY) For more information, visit www.fwcivic.org

Summit City Brewfest

Saturday, September 27, 2014

12 -5 pm

Headwaters Park

333 South Clinton

150 Brews to sample from, Live Entertainment, Food Vendors, Rain or Shine Event. General Admission Tickets are $40.  To purchase, visit www.summitcitybrewfest.com

Manhattan Short

Saturday, September 27th at 7pm

Regular Pricing Applies.

Cinema Center

This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received 589 entries from 47 countries from which 10 finalists were selected.  These 10 short films will screen more than 800 times in over 250 cities across six continents during the week of September 26- October 5.  And the judges of these films are you.  On entry to each venue, you will be handed a voting card that allows you to vote for the one film and one actor you think is best.  Votes will be sent to MANHATTAN SHORT headquarters and the winner will be announced at Manhattanshort.com on Monday October 6 at 10am EST.  Does your vote count?  Yes.  in 2011 from 79,383 recorded votes world wide, only 126 votes separated first and second place. For more details and the list of films visit http://www.cinemacenter.org/events/index.php