Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: May 9, 2019 - Newsletter Issue 480

Mother's Day Downtown
Free trolleys and event guides will connect you to great retail locations, restaurants, and Mother's Day themed activities around Downtown. 

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Bill Brown Steps Down
Downtown Improvement District

"I've led from a position of facilitation and empowerment, and I am proud of what we've accomplished" says Brown.
Active Commute Fridays
May 17, 2019

To encourage healthy living and an active lifestyle, the City of Fort Wayne will host Active Commute Fridays this spring and summer. The next event will be held on Friday, May 17 from 6:30 a.m.-  8:30 a.m. at the Skyline YMCA at 838 S. Harrison.

Lunch on the Square 2019
Freimann Square

Lunch on the Square presented by Lutheran Health Network returns to Freimann Square with live music for people 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. 
Caliente Cuban
120 W. Wayne St.

Stop in and see Holly, server and bartender, at Caliente Cuban this week! You have to try their vegetarian tamale, black bean soup, and rice of the day. It will change your life.

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Perform at Buskerfest!
Fill out our online form
Buskers who attend the event will be entered to win one of two $50 gift cards to a DTFW restaurant of their choice! Sign in to win at the Downtown Improvement District Info Booth between 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Art Opening: Heather Miller

Join Atrium for the opening of an exhibition of new work by Fort Wayne painter/sculptor Heather Miller. The event is free and open to all ages, with snacks and drinks provided by Atrium / Start Fort Wayne. Curated by Italian Friend ArtRuckus. 
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Embassy Theatre

Famed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson - the host of Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey on FOX, and NOVA ScienceNOW and Origins on PBS returns to Fort Wayne by popular demand on May 21 with a fun, family friendly evening designed to help unravel the mysteries of modern science.
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Bike Events
Bikes, Art, Music, and Theater

The annual Kickstart event, which celebrates bike riding with monthlong community activities, begins this month.
Northeast Indiana AIDS Walk
Parkview Field

Join the Positive Resource Connection for the 23rd annual Northeast Indiana AIDS Walk, Saturday, May 11 at Parkview Field. The event is FREE and open to the public.
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

Pedal for Paws 2019
Pedal City

Saturday, May 18, grab your friends (even your furry pals!) and prepare to pedal at Pedal for Paws! Pedal for Paws is a unique event in Fort Wayne, and it is pet friendly! Attendees can tour the town on pedal car bikes, or relax at Pedal City Bar enjoying music on the patio.
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