Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: April 12, 2019 - Newsletter Issue 476

Maumee Mary & Joseph
Comedy Festival
The 3rd Annual Maumee Mary & Joseph Comedy Festival returns with three days of funny in the Summit City!

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Mother's Day Downtown
Sunday, May 12

The event will be held on Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Once again, we will have free trolleys that connect the events, restaurants, shops, and activities, allowing families to explore each locale at their leisure.
Paddles Aweigh
Friends of the Rivers

Fort Wayne's Friends of the Rivers hopes to propel the organization forward this summer with a fundraiser based around artistically decorated canoe paddles.
Rust Belt Breathes New Life
Electric Works

"The $440 million development called Electric Works (a nod to GE's past) is intended to breathe life into a hulking abandoned property that was at the heart of Fort Wayne's bygone manufacturing era."
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Learning to Let Go
Cinema Center
Handing off responsibilities is a scary, difficult task. For Elizabeth Sutton, her world would be changed forever when she was diagnosed with cancer.
9 Things to do in DTFW
If you are under 21

"It is hard to ignore the prevalent stigma that the city offers little for those of us who are still minors. Even so, this common misconception is far from true. Fort Wayne has a lot to offer high schoolers, if they only know where to look."
Rescue Mission Breaks Ground
Washington Blvd. & Lafayette St.

Fort Wayne Rescue Mission officials formally broke ground on a $23 million building, promising 317 beds for the city's homeless and space for medical, vocational, mental health, and other services.
From Cuba to Caliente
Documentary of a journey to Fort Wayne

From Cuba to owning a downtown Fort Wayne restaurant. A documentary filmmaker thought it was quite a story.  A new documentary is showcasing the immigrant journey of Gustavo Rodriguez and his family.   

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Grand Opening Celebration
Trubble Riverside Cafe & Tap

Promenade Park is Fort Wayne's newest and frankly, most exciting park with something for everyone; recreation, nature, beautiful views, culture, entertainment, and of course great food and drink from Trubble Brewing. 
DJ Pauly D
Headwaters Park

Come party with DJ Pauly D at Headwaters Park on Friday, May 10 from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
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

Mid-Week Mid-Town "Mixer"
Fort Wayne Comedy Club

Come take a chance to link with colleagues, business owners, and job seekers to exchange ideas and experiences in a laid back networking event. 
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