Lunch on the Square Returns for the 16th Season, Third Season of the Lunch Means More Initiative in Downtown Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Lunch on the Square, presented by Downtown Fort Wayne and Edward Jones, will return for ten weeks throughout the summer for the 16th season in Downtown Fort Wayne. Take a break from the office or bring the family down to enjoy lunch at Freimann Square every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, May 30, and extending to Thursday, August 8, except Thursday, July 4. Enjoy a variety of unique foods and experience live music during one of Fort Wayne’s favorite lunch and entertainment series.


Lunch Means More, an initiative to give back to a local nonprofit, will be integrated into the event for its third season. Barnes & Thornburg will match 15% of the sales from a weekly featured food provider at the event. The featured food provider will rotate each week and be announced publicly via social media @downtownfortwayne. On Thursday, August 8, Barnes & Thornburg and Downtown Fort Wayne will present a check for the total amount raised during the 10-week series to the selected nonprofit organization, Blessings in a Backpack.


Blessings in a Backpack, a Fort Wayne 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, “mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children who might otherwise go hungry.” To learn more about Blessings in a Backpack, its mission, and additional ways to support its work, please go to


For more information about Lunch on the Square and a complete list of scheduled performances, please go to


Lunch on the Square is presented by Downtown Fort Wayne and Edward Jones, proudly sponsored by K105 FM, Barnes & Thornburg, Brightmark, Fort Wayne Newspapers, WANE 15, Fort Wayne Recovery, Indiana Michigan Power, Arts United/Arts Campus Fort Wayne, Palmer Trucks, and The YMCA.

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 16, 2024


Preston Wallace, Director of Marketing, 260-203-1291