Shop unique local boutiques and treat your loved ones to one of the many diverse restaurant options during Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown, May 6 – May 8, presented by Downtown Fort Wayne.


Experience the vibrancy of our growing community as you celebrate the second annual Fort Wayne in Bloom spring window decorating contest. With beautifully decorated business windows and live entertainment throughout the heart of Downtown, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown Shopping & Dining Guide 2022

Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown Specials 2022

Downtown Fort Wayne entertainment, Friday, May 6:


Grab carryout from a nearby local restaurant and enjoy a lunchtime performance with live music from Alyssa Enright at Fortezza Coffee from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Take a break from shopping with live music from OG Band at The Landing from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER ON 5/6/22.


Downtown Fort Wayne entertainment, Saturday, May 7:


Special princess appearances throughout Downtown from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.:


Belle at the Allen County Public Library Plaza

Cinderella at The Landing

Rapunzel at PNC Plaza


Live music:


Spencer Pauquette at PNC Plaza from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Angie Marquardt at PNC Plaza from 2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.

Randara at The Landing from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


With each participating retail shop and restaurant purchase, shoppers will receive a contest ticket to participate in the Shop, Spin, and Win! giveaway. Bring your ticket to Visit Fort Wayne to redeem a fun prize or win a gift card to one of the many participating Downtown Fort Wayne businesses.


Vote online for the People’s Choice Award for your favorite Fort Wayne in Bloom window display at Voting begins on Friday, April 15, and ends on Monday, May 2. One lucky voter will receive a $50 gift card to a Downtown restaurant of their choice. Window displays will also be juried in two categories: Most Thematic Window and Best “Instagrammable” Window. Winners will be announced Friday, May 6.


To redeem your prize as part of Shop, Spin, and Win!, please stop by Visit Fort Wayne, 927 South Harrison Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802. One ticket per person, per store. Prizes and gift cards are available while supplies last.

Mother’s Day Weekend Downtown and Fort Wayne in Bloom are presented by Downtown Fort Wayne and proudly sponsored by Fort Wayne Metals, Fort Wayne Newspapers, Hanning & Bean Enterprises, WANE 15, and 97.3 WMEE.