Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: October 17, 2019 - Newsletter Issue 503

Fright Night 2019
Fright Night, presented by First Federal Bank and your Downtown Improvement District, is on Saturday, October 19!  

Zombie Walk
Downtown Fort Wayne

Fright Night 2019, presented by First Federal Bank of the Midwest and your Downtown Improvement District, will feature the annual "Zombie Walk" during Fright Night!
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Brain Eating Contest
ACPL Plaza

Sign up for the Brain Eating Contest on October 19! The winner will receive hundreds of dollars worth of board games and a $20 gift card to Coney Island! Fright Night 2019 is presented by First Federal Bank and your Downtown Improvement District.
A Spooky Mystery to Solve

A horror mystery themed game where players sift through clues to solve a series of puzzles. Do you think you can solve mysteries like Velma? Are you as witless and hungry as Shaggy? Are you talking to a dog like Scooby?  

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Pumpkin Zone
Botanical Conservatory
Enjoy an autumn celebration at the Botanical Conservatory! Children and their adults will explore the gardens for fall crafts, activities, and games. Test your observation skills with the Gnome Search, discover whether pumpkins float or sink, and nibble on pumpkin seeds.

DIA Fort Wayne 2019
Grand Wayne Convention Center

Enjoy this free family event as part of Fright Night. The Grand Wayne Convention Center will be transformed to celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Day of the Dead / Dia de Los Muertos holiday. 
Scavenger Hunt
Parkview Field

Come out to Parkview Field and search for all the hidden items around the ballpark! Attendees can take as much time as they need from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. to take part in the scavenger hunt. The fan who guesses the correct number, or closest to it, will win a special prize pack from the TinCaps and Parkview Field!

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A Night in the Old City Jail
History Center

Step back in   time to the darker side of Fort Wayne's past with a visit to the Old City Hall building. Get goose bumps as you visit the  cells where inmates were locked up in the Old City Jail, and view artifacts  from both lawbreakers 
and lawmakers  throughout  Fort Wayne's history.
Champions of Magic
Embassy Theatre

The Champions of Magic team perform incredible illusions with supercars, an impossible escape from  Houdini's water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to be believed, levitation high above the
stage and a finale beyond explanation.
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

Lantern Tours
The Historic Old Fort

Tour the Old Fort at night. Your path lit only by a candle, you will be guided by a historic interpreter who will present the Old Fort as it was in the early 1800's and share tales of encounters with the Fort's resident ghosts.

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