Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: September 6, 2019 - Newsletter Issue 497

Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown
You're invited to celebrate the annual Be a Tourist In Your Own Hometown! Visit numerous Fort Wayne museums and attractions for FREE on Sunday, September 8.

USA Today: Promenade Park
Waterfront Park New Draw

"Promenade Park is exactly what Fort Wayne and the people who live, work in, and visit Downtown needed: a place for fun, entertainment, nature, and respite."
Art This Way Art Crawl
September 20, 2019

The Art Crawl will be held in different downtown locations. Each location will feature a live band, an artist performing live, free appetizers, a cash bar & a gallery show. The five locations along the Art Crawl can be visited in any order, and locations are all open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ruoff Headquarters Downtown
405 W. Jefferson Blvd.

It's official. Ruoff Home Mortgage is bringing a headquarters to downtown Fort Wayne - and easing parking problems, too. 
Creative Mornings September
Cinema Center

Across our city, artists of all kinds are making a difference, breathing soul into the narrative of this place, giving old buildings a fresh coat of paint, and testing ideas that will take their skills to the next level. The musicians playing in our bars today are the ones you'll be talking about tomorrow. We are scrappy and bold. Small and proud. Unexpectedly unconventional, and unconventionally spirited. Stephen J. Bailey will speak on the topic of "Muse" on September 13.
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Donut and Pastry Fest
Headwaters Park

The 1st annual Donut and Pastry Fest is coming to Headwaters Park on Saturday, September 14! Save the date so you donut miss out on the fun! 

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pARTY Animal
Allen County SPCA Art Benefit

Fort Wayne Heart of the City and the Allen County SPCA present the 3rd Annual pARTY Animal, an art social event to benefit the Allen County SPCA! This one-day pop up art event will happen at 125 West Main Street, just doors down from Coney Island. This space is rarely seen by the public, so here is your chance!
American Mullet
Hobnobben Preview Party

Join Cinema Center and the Fort Wayne filmmakers behind American Mullet: The Legend of the Silver Fox for a special Hobnobben Film Festival Preview Party. Grab some finger food or Coors Light in the Spectator Lounge before the film starts at 7 p.m. The filmmakers will be available following the screening to answer your questions about their movie or to talk about the ineffable appeal of the Mullet Man. 
Veo-Ride Scooters
Fort Wayne Launch

Fort Wayne's first ever rental scooter program is cleared for launch. The launch is now set for noon Friday, September 6.
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Fright Night 2019
Save the Date
Fright Night, presented by First Federal Bank and your Downtown Improvement District, will feature the "Zombie Walk" and an incredible day of low and no cost activities at many locations! Join us on Saturday, October 19!  

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

Home and Garden Tour
West Central Neighborhood

The 37th Annual West Central Neighborhood Home and Garden Tour will welcome ticket holders to this historic neighborhood from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 7 and 8. The tour will highlight historic homes, gardens, and other buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries in an effort to promote neighborhood revitalization and historic preservation.

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