Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: March 7, 2019 - Newsletter Issue 471

Spring Forward Fest
Embassy Theatre
Enjoy this multi-venue, family-friendly celebration of Fort Wayne's evolving skyline! There will be free admission, live music, food and drinks, and a free trolley.

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Get Green Fest
St. Mary's River

Mimicking the famous Chicago River Greening, Ft. Wayne Firefighters turn the St. Mary's River green using eco-friendly vegetable dye.
St. Patrick's Day Tent
JK O'Donnell's

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with JK O'Donnell's on Wayne Street! Their tent will be open all day and all ages are welcome until 7 p.m. Admission is $5. The pub will be 21 and over only. They'll have bands and their favorite bagpipers The O'Tooles will be back this year.
Parkview Tree Canopy Trail
Riverfront Fort Wayne

Riverfront Fort Wayne's new Parkview Tree Canopy Trail is currently under construction and will debut this summer. Don't miss the Promenade Park Grand Opening!

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Jo Koy - Break the Mold
Embassy Theatre
Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today's vastly growing stand-up comedians, Koy sells-out comedy clubs & theaters across the nation with his infectious, explosive energy onstage.
More Downtown Development
Headwaters Park

Barrett & Stokely is the force behind a proposal for a mixed-use project near Headwaters Park. The location is the parking lot north of Club Soda. The company's plan is to build a parking garage and a multistory building including 200 to 225 apartments and retail space.
Public Art Pecha Kucha Night
Arts United

What is Public Art PechaKucha? The Fort Wayne Public Art Commission and Arts United are hosting this event to kick-off the planning process for the Fort Wayne Public Art Master Plan!
2019 FAME Festival
Grand Wayne Convention Center

The FAME Festival is a celebration of the arts through children. There will be pieces of artwork hanging throughout the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Enjoy choirs, bands, orchestras, dancing, and drama.  
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2019 Michiana Wine Festival
Headwaters Park

Looking for something to do after the winter thaw? Get outside for Fort Wayne's first festival of the season at Headwaters Park: the Michiana Wine Festival! It's a weekend jam-packed with events to kick off the spring.
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

Kyle Haller Band Album Release Party
The Phoenix

Mark your calendars for the Kyle Haller Band Album Release Party! $10 gets you in the door and gets you a copy of their album.
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