Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: May 11, 2018 - Newsletter Issue 429

Mother's Day Downtown
Trolleys, Events, and more!

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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Welcome to FW Ruth's Chris
224 West Wayne Street

We are thrilled to welcome Ruth's Chris Steak House to Downtown Fort Wayne. Whether you are there for a romantic dinner, a business meeting, a private party, or just a drink at the bar, they will deliver superior service and an unforgettable dining experience.

LFW Concert Series
Starts May 30 at Headwaters Park

Come hang out by the river and experience the beauty of Downtown Fort Wayne, while enjoying some of your favorite local artists, adult beverages from the Brass Rail, local food trucks and more.

Visitor's Center Open House
Visit Fort Wayne

Come down to the Visitors Center to meet their staff and see what they are promoting in Fort Wayne this year. You can also enjoy free DeBrand samples, spin the wheel to win Fort Wayne prizes, and find special deals on local merchandise. 

Pits n' Pints
Rudy's Shop

Join Fort Wayne Pit Bull Coalition for a live auction, drinks, and fun (21+ event)

Contemporary Style in DTFW
Idlehour Boutique

Ladies! Enjoy comfortable, chic clothes and workout apparel at Idlehour! Their contemporary style is a unique find in Downtown Fort Wayne.

Heart of Gold Carnival
Grand Wayne Convention Center

Each year, community members, medical professionals, and corporate leaders come together to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association.

Click here for more info!
Ruoff Plans Headquarters
Jefferson Blvd and Ewing Street

The Fort Wayne-based home lender is currently in talks with the City to purchase land near Parkview Field and the Cityscape Flats. Ruoff plans to build an 8-story, 97,000 square foot building at the site. 

Click here for more info!
Downtown Block Party
Parkview Field

Kick off summer at the Downtown Block Party at Parkview Field Saturday May 12 starting at 2 p.m.! Live music, food trucks serving up BBQ, Tacos, Ice Cream and more, plus catch the race on a giant screen TV on Brackenridge Street. 

Click here for more info!
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!

Click here for more info!

Downtown Gateway Feature

Spring Splendor
Castle Gallery

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday,
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; or by appointment: 426-6568
Click here for more info!

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