Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: August 9, 2018 - Newsletter Issue 442

New Events Contest Winner:
Spring Forward Fest

The Downtown Improvement District announced the winner of this year's New Events Contest, which invited businesses, organizations, and individuals to submit their best ideas for a chance to receive significant production support for new events in February, March, or April 2019. The Downtown Improvement District is pleased to announce that Spring Forward Fest is the winner of this year's contest.

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Taste of the Arts
East Main Street

Enjoy the 2018 Taste of the Arts festival to get a taste of Fort Wayne art, culture, food, drinks and more! The festival takes place on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25!

New Montessori School
Alyssum Montessori School

Fort Wayne will get a new Montessori school, and, by design, it will operate from a storefront location in the heart of Downtown.

Lunch on the Square
Freimann Square

Music is provided each week and everyone is encouraged to support local business during the lunch hour. This is a free family-friendly event that is open to all ages. Join us on August 16!  

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Summer Nights
Wednesdays at the Embassy Theatre

Parkview Health presents Summer Nights at the Embassy, a Wednesday night series in the Ballroom with access to the Parkview Health rooftop.  

Branding Initiative Survey
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership recently announced a new project to develop a strategic brand for the 11-county region to target and attract new residents and talent and is seeking community input as part of the process.

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Middle Waves Returns!
Headwaters Park

Middle Waves returns to Downtown Fort Wayne on September 14 and 15! Purchase your tickets online.

Fort Wayne Tech Company
Room to grow downtown

Aptera's president and founder TK Herman has a simple yet intentional philosophy: Do what's right for your employees, and the rest will follow. That motto is what has driven him to invest in renovating a building in Downtown Fort Wayne and moving his team to a larger, previously vacant space.

Be A Tourist
..In Your Own Hometown

You're invited to celebrate the 20th annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown! Visit 16 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for free on Sunday, September 9.

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

Star Parties on the Riverfront
Lawton Park

On Friday, August 10 at 9:30 p.m., enjoy a variety of telescopes run by knowledgeable Fort Wayne Astronomical Society volunteers who will give you a closer look at the night sky. This program is free and open to all ages. With a playground and free parking nearby, this is a program for everyone! 
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