Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: November 8, 2018 - Newsletter Issue 454

November 21, 2018

Whether starting or keeping a family tradition make Downtown Fort Wayne your Holiday Mission! HolidayFest returns on Wednesday, November 21 with "Night of Lights" where we join together to light up Downtown with the iconic Santa and his reindeer, and much more!

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Holly Trolley Shopping
Shop Local

Park, shop, and ride our free trollies for an exciting shopping experience through Downtown Fort Wayne, West Main Shops, and the Wells Street Corridor! The trollies will visit several unique venues stopping at each on their route.
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Multimillion-dollar Project
Commercial, Office and Parking

Downtown Fort Wayne's skyline is poised to grow again thanks to a multimillion-dollar mixed-use and parking project proposed by the same group whose recent $20 million renovation of an adjacent building produced the city's first million-dollar condos.
The Art Market: Winter Edition
Artlink Contemporary Gallery

The Art Market is a curated marketplace featuring the best in contemporary craft and handmade goods. Their market strives to bring the highest quality handmade goods to the people of Fort Wayne.
Festival of Trees
November 23, 2018 at Embassy Theatre

Festival of Trees is the Embassy's signature fundraising event and dollars raised benefit the nonprofit's operations and programming. Founded in 1984, the Festival of Trees is a fundraising and community goodwill event.   

The Nutcracker
Fort Wayne Ballet

Fort Wayne's Original Holiday Classic! The story of Clara, her Nutcracker prince, and an evil mouse king brings the whole family together to experience holiday magic and a fantastic journey through the Kingdom of Sweets. It's more that a family tradition-it's a holiday feast for the eyes and ears!
Food Rescue US App
Allen Co Dept of Environmental Management

The Allen County Department of Environmental Management has announced their partnership with Food Rescue US, the Connecticut-based food rescue organization, to rescue and deliver meals to those in need and prevent food waste in Allen County.

Mad Dash Release

Join Dash-In for the release of Mad Dash, a collaboration between Mad Anthony and Dash-In! This Vietnamese Coffee Stout was aged on Old Crown Espresso and will be available while supplies last at Dash-In (to be tapped at Mad Anthony locations at a later date).
Adult Spelling Bee
JK O'Donnell's

Join JK O'Donnell's on November 28 for another Adult Spelling Bee! You may compete as an individual or team of two. Must be 21 to participate.  
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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

Community Foundation of Greater FW

Donate to your favorite nonprofit before Giving Tuesday! The top-raising organizations in each of our giving areas will receive a surprise unrestricted gift on Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018!  CFGFW will match any gifts that are contributed to eligible funds by 20%.

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