Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: May 11, 2017 - Newsletter Issue 377

Mother's Day Downtown
Free trolleys and event guides will connect you to great retail locations, restaurants, and Mother's Day themed activities around Downtown.

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2017 Fort Wayne Music Festival
Headwaters Park

The purpose of the Fort Wayne Music Festival is to highlight the cities' rich musical tradition and the talent of the regional artist. The now 5-day FWMF event features local performers side by side with nationally renowned musicians from various genres.

Lunch on the Plaza Returns
Freimann Square

The Downtown Improvement District is bringing its popular Lunch on the Plaza event series back to Downtown Fort Wayne. Due to popular demand, Lunch on the Plaza returns to Freimann Square with live music for people to enjoy outside during lunch!
Rendezvous on the Rivers
Friends of the Rivers

Join them for a gourmet dinner from Takaoka, a canal boat open house, live music by The Legendary Trainhoppers, a silent auction, and a boat ride for VIP ONLY guests!

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Bike to Work Day Breakfast
Headwaters Park West

Join fellow bicycle commuters at Headwaters Park West for free coffee, bagels, and other treats and the chance to win prizes on May 19! Bike to Work Day encourages residents to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving.
Turn the Town Pink
Downtown Fort Wayne

Your donation supports the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Laboratories at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.
Peerless Cleaners expands Downtown Services
New Blog Post

Peerless Cleaners has been serving the Fort Wayne and surrounding communities since 1915. It began with the Becker family until 1932 when it was purchased by the Lerch family and then purchased by Steve and Laurie Grashoff in 2000. 

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New Asian Restaurant 
The Landing

The restaurant will feature both small and large plate offerings reflecting influences from Thailand, Japan, China, Korea, and elsewhere in Asia and will offer lunch and dinner as well as takeout and downtown delivery.

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Virtual Reality Creative Space

In an effort to provide a safe space for high school students and the community, Artlink is launching an Open Arts studio, which will include a virtual reality creative space.
Historic Boat Tours
Riverfront Fort Wayne

Riverfront Fort Wayne Historic Boat Tours are your chance to learn more about our city's heritage through our riverfront. Every other Sunday and Thursday, your guide Matt Jones will lead you through a different riverfront history lesson by boat! 

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Downtown Gateway Feature

Don't Try This At Home!
Science Central

Grab your pillow and sleeping bag and explore the heart-stopping side of science. Spend the evening taking part in hands-on experiments, sleep among the exhibits, and then wake up to a light breakfast. 

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