Downtown Fort Wayne Sidewalk Sale Returns

Your Downtown Improvement District is excited to announce the return of the second annual Downtown Fort Wayne Sidewalk Sale that will take place on Friday, August 13, and Saturday, August 14. This lively, outdoor experience provides a unique opportunity to shop local and support Downtown businesses, all in an entertaining way for the whole family.


Participating retail shops and restaurants will offer discounted specials and expand their stores to the sidewalks of Downtown Fort Wayne. Local street performers and food trucks will be in attendance to provide a vibrant atmosphere, connecting individuals from one participating location to the next.


“We’re pleased to bring back the Sidewalk Sale to the streets of Downtown Fort Wayne,” said Downtown Improvement District President Michael Galbraith. “Last year was our first try at this event as a reaction to COVID, and it was so successful that all of our Downtown stores wanted to do it again.”


“Shop to Win” by scanning the QR code at participating locations to enter for a chance to win a Downtown overnight package valued at $500.


Celebrate the variety and diversity of our local businesses by showing up to support Downtown Fort Wayne. This two-day event is something you won’t want to miss!


For more information and a list/map of participating Downtown locations, local street performers, and food trucks, go to and follow us on social media @DowntownFortWayne.


Thank you to our participants for making this event possible. The Downtown Fort Wayne 2021 Sidewalk Sale is sponsored in partnership with these community organizations: Hanning & Bean Enterprises, Inc., Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 97.3 WMEE, WANE 15, and Fort Wayne Metals.