Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: October 11, 2018 - Newsletter Issue 451  

Fright Night 2018

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 great locations!     

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Pumpkin Zone
The Botanical Conservatory

Enjoy an autumn celebration at The Conservatory on October 20! 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, nibble on pumpkin seeds, and decorate your own mini pumpkin.
Dia de los Muertos 
Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Join FWMoA for Día de los Muertos, a day especially for families to learn more about the richness of this holiday in Latin American culture. Experience this holiday through a community altar exhibition and an exhibition of Dia de los Muertos artwork collected by the Museum since 2012.

Mac & Cheese Festival
Headwaters Park

Get ready for the First Annual Mac & Cheese Fest at Headwaters Park on October 13. All proceeds from this event benefit hunger relief in northeast Indiana.  
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Midway Mayhem
10th Annual Halloween Show

Step right up and see the Fort Wayne Dance Collective's 10th Annual Halloween Show! Be prepared for a hair-raising time at this carnival-themed dance performance. That's right folks. Tickets are on sale now and they won't last long! Get yours today!  
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Trad Session
JK O'Donnell's

Stop down and enjoy live, acoustic music from great local musicians at JK O'Donnell's! The next date is November 12!
Binge Worthy Sundays
Cinema Center

Binge watching episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, nibble on delicious snacks generously provided by Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets, take part in Buffy trivia and games, bring your friends and fam who are also obsessed with Buffy-life, grab a brew or glass of wine, and enjoy your Sunday with Cinema Center!  
FortCon 2018
Grand Wayne Convention Center

FortCON 2018 will be Northeast Indiana's largest bring your own computer (BYOC) LAN party and convention with over 300 seats available for 24/7 access & non-stop gaming!
Elf The Musical
The Civic Theatre

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities force him to face the truth.  
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

Margarita Monday
Fall Foliage Tour

Join Fort Wayne Outfitters for a special edition of Margarita Monday! The leaves along the St. Mary's are projected to be in peak colors. This is the best time of year to be on the rivers!

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