Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: January 3, 2019 - Newsletter Issue 462

Public Input Meeting
Riverfront Fort Wayne

You're invited to help plan the next phases of Riverfront Fort Wayne! Share your input and get updates on the progress of Promenade Park. Light snacks will be provided, and you can enter to win tickets to Winter Cozy!

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Dining Out: The Best of 2018
Many Downtown Restaurants Featured
Check out the best dining out options of 2018! Downtown Fort Wayne has several restaurants on the list! 
Winter Warmer 2019
JK O'Donnell's

Get your tickets for JK O'Donnell's Winter Warmer 2019. Tickets on sale now in the pub or on Eventbrite! $35 for glass and $25 in beer tickets.  
PopCon 2018
Successful Debut

Despite folks wandering about dressed as robots or in futuristic get-ups from galaxies far, far away, one of the hot attractions during Saturday's PopCon at Grand Wayne Center was a throwback to simpler times.
John Mellencamp
Embassy Theatre

John Mellencamp shows have garnered huge critical acclaim. The Hollywood Reporter calls it a triumphant, career-spanning show and a superb performance...still full of fiery defiance by the Boston Globe. 

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2019 Arts United Awards
Featuring the Mayor's Arts Awards

Celebrate the people, organizations, and businesses making significant contributions to communities in our region through arts and culture.    
Winterval 2019
Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Dept

The 7th Annual Winterval is full day of indoor and outdoor winter fun for all ages. Watch ice carvers create wonders from a solid block of ice, catch a rugby game, or check out model cars.

Nate Utesch
The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar

Mark your calendar for January 11, 2019 to hear musician + art director Nate Utesch speak on the theme of surreal. Nate Utesch is a music industry Art Director; moonlighting as an electronic musician from his home studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  
Opening Reception

You're invited to the opening reception of exhibitions by Sayaka Kajita Ganz and Claudia Berlinski. This exhibition will be on view February 22 - March 22.
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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

ReGift Exchange Party
Hop River Brewing

Celebrate bad gifts by regifting them to someone else instead of letting them collect dust for 11 months until your next White Elephant Party!

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