Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: August 16, 2019 - Newsletter Issue 494

Fiesta Time in Fort Wayne!
Saturday, August 17
Saturday is Fiesta Fort Wayne, a showcase of the culture and traditions of the city's Hispanic community.  The festival offers an all-day and all-evening panorama of music, dancing, food, family-friendly activities, piñatas, games, face-painting, and more!

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Lunch on the Square
Freimann Square

Lunch on the Square, presented by Lutheran Health Network, continues at Freimann Square with live music for people to enjoy during lunch. Grab lunch to-go from a Downtown eateries and celebrate your summer in DTFW! Enjoy the shade, available seating, fountains, and a great view of Downtown. Join us on August 22 with music from Shelly Dixon & Jeff McRae.
Taste of the Arts
August 23 & August 24
Taste of the Arts Festival celebrates and supports the rich diversity of arts and cultural experiences in our vibrant community. The festival is open to all, providing access to art without cost. 

Hang Out on the Porch
Calhoun Street

Fort Wayne Community Development is excited to announce the opening of the "Porch Off Calhoun". It is located in the parking area adjacent to the alley on the west side of Calhoun between Wayne and Berry streets. The activation of this space is a recommendation of the recently completed Downtown Fort Wayne Public Realm Action Plan.
Hall Center Rummage Sale
Saturday, August 17

Cinema Center and Fort Wayne Dance Collective will be cleaning out their shared basement and having a huge fundraising rummage sale! Movie memorabilia, posters, antiques, props, home decor, costumes, decor, furniture, etc. All proceeds will go to Cinema Center and Fort Wayne Dance Collective! 
Wings Beer & Bourbon Fest
Saturday, August 24

They will have a beer and bourbon sampling, live music, a full bar, and activities at Wings Beer & Bourbon Fest! Children under 12 get in free. Each paying attendee will receive a ticket at the gate to help vote for their favorite wings to be selected on the night of the event!
Tribute to the Legends Concert
Saturday, August 24

Stop by Headwaters Park on Saturday, August 24th for a Tribute to the Legends Concert to hear all your favorite hit music!
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Twists for Tails
Parkview Field

Join the Allen County SPCA and 3 Rivers Yoga Foundation for this one of a kind yoga event at Parkview Field. Whether you have done yoga your whole life or can't touch your toes, this event is for you. All proceeds will benefit the Allen County SPCA and the 3 Rivers Yoga Foundation to support the care of shelter animals and local yoga outreach programs.
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The Art Market
at Taste of the Arts

You're invited to The Art Market at Taste of the Arts on August 24. The Art Market is a curated marketplace featuring the best in contemporary craft and handmade goods. The market strives to bring the highest quality handmade goods to the people of Fort Wayne.

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Headwaters Park

Come celebrate Fort Wayne's German heritage and culture through food, music, entertainment, beverages, and more! 
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

Art for All Open House
Hop River Brewing Company

On August 19, join the Fort Wayne Public Art Commission to review a preliminary draft of the Public Art Master Plan laying out a vision for future projects for our city. Because this is preliminary, content will be mostly in written form, with maps and photos to be added later.

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