Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown and Experience Fort Wayne in Bloom During the Spring Window Decorating Contest

Create new memories during Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown by supporting locally owned boutiques and restaurants, May 13-14, presented by Downtown Fort Wayne.



To enter for a chance to win $250 in shopping and restaurant gift cards, text DTFW to 46862, courtesy of Downtown Fort Wayne and 97.3 WMEE. One winner will be selected and contacted on Tuesday, May 9.



Enjoy shopping among 48 retailers within the 99-block District and surrounding Broadway, Main Street, and Wells Street Corridors, or dine at one of over 50 food and beverage establishments throughout Downtown Fort Wayne.



On Saturday, May 13, as part of Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown, five vehicles will transport event attendees around Downtown Fort Wayne and the three gateway corridors. Among the vehicles will be a Community Transportation Network (CTN) bus providing accessibility to riders, as well as a larger shuttle bus and three trolleys. All five modes of transportation will run one continuous route with 12 strategically located event stops.



During Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown, experience the Fort Wayne in Bloom Window Decorating Contest as several businesses decorate their exterior windows to welcome the spring season. Vote online for the People’s Choice Award to voice a favorite Fort Wayne in Bloom window display at Voting will begin on Friday, April 14, and end on Friday, May 5. One lucky voter will receive a $50 gift card to a Downtown business of their choice. Window displays will also be juried in two categories: Most Thematic Window and Best Instagrammable Window. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 12.



For a complete list of shopping and dining locations, a digital map, and event transportation stops, please go to




Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown and the Fort Wayne in Bloom Window Decorating Contest is presented by Downtown Fort Wayne, proudly sponsored by Fort Wayne Metals, Fort Wayne Newspapers, Hanning & Bean Enterprises, OUTFRONT Media, WANE 15, and 97.3 WMEE.



For Immediate Release:

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Contact: Preston Wallace, Director of Marketing,