Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: March 8, 2018 - Newsletter Issue 420

Return of Winter-Spring Events Contest!
Contest call for concepts

The Downtown Improvement District will once again be offering its Winter-Spring events contest  which invites businesses, organizations, and individuals to submit their best ideas for events in February, March, or April, 2019 for a chance to receive production support. Winning events will be awarded funding, as well an event consultation session.

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MMJ Comedy Festival Returns!
April 12 - April 15

Maumee, Mary, & Joseph Comedy Festival returns in April! Save the date and get ready for the laughter!

Get Green Fest 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Get Green Fest is Fort Wayne's only family-friendly St. Patrick's festival. The event is hosted by the Ft. Wayne Professional Firefighters.

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Easter in the Garden
The Conservatory

Hop on down to the Conservatory with your camera and your children to meet the Easter Bunny.

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City View Cafe
Indiana Michigan Power Center

The cafe offers views of the city from its south and north windows that include Memorial Coliseum, Parkview Field and the Ardmore Avenue gravel pits and several church steeples.
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Global Photography & Artifacts

VOYAGE features travel photography by Meghan Menchhofer. The exhibit, located on the 2nd Floor of the public library, is free to the public and will run through March 31. 

Mother's Day Downtown
Sunday, May 13

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

Indoor Farmer's Market
Every Saturday Rain or Shine

Enjoy Fort Wayne Farmer's Market every Saturday at Parkview Field from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for the freshest local goods you can find! 

2018 Michiana Wine Festival
April 28, 2018

Looking for something to do after the winter thaw? Get outside for Fort Wayne's FIRST festival of the season at Headwaters Park -- the Michiana Wine Festival! It's a weekend jam-packed with events to kick off the spring. 

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Downtown 360° Tour
Enjoy our Virtual Tour!

Through numerous aerial, business and street level views; the Downtown 360 virtual tour connects retail and restaurant locations, as well as cultural and parking information into an easy to navigate and visually stunning super tour that will allow you to explore and plan your next visit to Downtown from virtually anywhere!

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Downtown Gateway Feature

Saturday Sunrise Hikes
Lindenwood Nature Preserve

Their Saturday morning guided hikes are back with a couple of early bird hikes thrown in for early risers. Each hike will have a different focus that highlights our local ecology while connecting to broader lessons in biology.   
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