Weather the Fort Returns to The Landing With Leadership Transitioning to Downtown Fort Wayne

Downtown Fort Wayne is pleased to announce that Weather the Fort will be added to the organization’s annual production list as the event undergoes a leadership transition.


Weather the Fort, presented by Downtown Fort Wayne and TriCore, will return to The Landing on Saturday, February 18, from 3:00-8:00 p.m., for a day of family-friendly festivities.


“Weather the Fort is an outdoor festival that celebrates interactive art, live music, beer and fun, all while embracing the Indiana winter weather by coming together to experience the energy of Downtown,” said Downtown Fort Wayne President Michael Galbraith. “We are excited to add this event to our list of yearly productions and look forward to continuing the tradition of success.”


Music Schedule:

  • 3:45 p.m. Todd Harrold Band
  • 6:00 p.m. Jackson Vibe 

Beer Tapping Schedule:

  • 3:00 p.m. Rhinegeist Barrel Aged Night Whale Imperial Stout
  • 4:15 p.m. Landing Knockabout Stout
  • 5:30 p.m. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
  • 6:45 p.m. Landing Mid-Westerly IPA

Fire and Ice Schedule:

  • 3:00 p.m. The Frozen Trio
  • 3:30 p.m. Ice Sculpture Carving
  • 7:30 p.m. Weather the Fort Toast: Nicholas Ferreri, WANE 15
  • 7:40 p.m. Pyroscope Entertainment

“The Weather the Fort board is thrilled that Downtown Fort Wayne will become the caretakers of Weather the Fort,” said Weather the Fort board member John Felts. “Downtown Fort Wayne has a long and proud history of hosting community gatherings, and we are confident that the event is in great hands. We’re excited to see Weather the Fort live on for many, many years as Downtown Fort Wayne’s annual winter festival.”


Admission is free and open to the public. A valid ID and wristband are required for purchasing and consuming alcohol. Street parking is free on Saturday. For more parking information, check out the Downtown Public Parking map or text “PARK” to 46862.


This will be Weather the Fort’s eighth season in Downtown Fort Wayne. 


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Weather the Fort, presented by Downtown Fort Wayne and TriCore, is sponsored by WANE 15, OUTFRONT Media, Fort Wayne Metals, TW Logistics, Design Collaborative, Hallmark Home Mortgage, 3Rivers Federal Credit Union, JAT of Fort Wayne, JH Specialties, Buchanan Hauling, Palmer Trucks, Strahm, Surack Enterprises, ObiCai Restaurant Group, Turners, CSD, Mutton Rentals and The Landing.      


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Contact: Rick Zolman, Events & Programming Manager

260-203-1521 |