Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: June 6, 2019 - Newsletter Issue 484

Lunch on the Square
Thursdays in June, July, and August
Lunch on the Square, presented by Lutheran Health Network, returns to Freimann Square with live music to enjoy outside during lunch. Grab lunch to go at one of the many great Downtown eateries and celebrate your summer in Downtown Fort Wayne! Enjoy the shade, available seating, fountains, and a great view of Downtown. 

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Buskerfest 2019
Corner of Wayne St. and Calhoun St. 

Buskers are the highlight of BuskerFest with great performers scheduled throughout the event. Look for living statues, chalk artists, aerialists, fire dancers, caricature artists, magicians, jugglers, mimes, painters, musicians, balloon artists and more. The Downtown Improvement District encourages patrons to tip buskers for their efforts on June 29.
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Germanfest 2019
Headwaters Park

They will be at Headwaters Park in Downtown Fort Wayne for their 38th annual week-long celebration of German heritage and Essen, Trinken, und Gemütlichkeit (eating, drinking, and having a really good time.)
Ribfest 2019
Headwaters Park

Ribfest is four days of unbelievably delicious, mouth-watering BBQ served up just the way you love it by national award-winning BBQ teams from across the country. 

Fort Wayne Food Tours
Latest Blog Post

Fort Wayne Food Tours is back for another summer of history and dining. With tours lasting until early October, this is an experience you don't want to miss. An interview with father-daughter team, Randy Harter and Sarah Arnold, proves that this year expects to be the best yet.
Summer Nights
Wednesdays at the Embassy Theatre

Stop by and enjoy Summer Nights at the Embassy Theatre on Wednesdays this summer. Sit on the roof top or stay inside and enjoy live music and drinks.

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Boutique Hotel
Ground Breaking with Mayor Tom Henry

The hotel will have a marquee ground-floor food and beverage operation, rooftop bar and meeting space designed to serve as a nexus of the community as well as leasable ground floor retail space.
1010 Mural is Complete
Lebamoff Law Offices

Stop by the alleyway at Lebamoff Law Offices on Calhoun Street and enjoy the beautiful new mural. This was completed by 1010 and with the planning from The Art This Way Alleyway Activation Project!
Comfort Food Cafe
Citizens Square
Enjoy homemade breakfast and lunch at Comfort Food Cafe each week in the basement of Citizens Square! They have a full menu of salads, soups, entrées, desserts, and more. You can call in your order at 260-427-8532 or order from Waiter on the Way!

90's Night
Headwaters Park

Stop down on June 22, 2019 for one of the biggest events in downtown. There will be plenty of food trucks, and a full bar will be serving drinks & spirits all night!
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
Fort Wayne Outfitters

Margarita Monday Paddle Social kicks off on Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m. with Eden! Contact Fort Wayne Outfitters for more info at 260-420-3962.
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