Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: July 12, 2019 - Newsletter Issue 489

Three Rivers Festival
July 12 - 20, 2019
Since 1969, the Three Rivers Festival has grown to become Indiana's second largest summer festival. Enjoy this family-friendly, exciting nine-day community celebration. Headwaters Park, in the heart of Downtown Fort Wayne, serves as the hub for over 80 official and affiliated Three Rivers Festival events. 

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Lunch on the Square
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 Downtown eateries and celebrate your summer in DTFW! Enjoy the shade, available seating, fountains, and a great view of Downtown. We will see you again on July 18 with music from the Todd Harrold Duo.
International Village
Three Rivers Festival

Enjoy songs, dances, storytelling, demonstrations, food, and crafts from different cultures around the world that reside in Fort Wayne. Look for the colorful tents at the corner of Clinton and Superior Streets.
Summer Nights at  Embassy
Wednesday Evenings

Each night is designed to be a relaxing chance to savor summer in the Embassy's two-level Yergens Rogers Foundation Ballroom. Guests will interact with the entertainment in the ballroom and enjoy Fort Wayne's skyline from the Parkview Health Rooftop Patio.
Open Streets Bike Parade
Sunday, July 14

New this year is the first-ever Open Streets Fort Wayne Bike Parade. This free, all-ages parade invites residents to decorate their bikes and join in a fun, relaxing community bike ride in celebration of active living and civic pride. Several awards will be given out in different categories, including the mayor's award, best theme, most creative, and more.
Art This Way Art Crawl
September 20 

This Art This Way Art Crawl event is an essential component of the success of the Art This Way public art installation program, and this event cannot happen without community support! The Art Crawl will be held in different DTFW locations.
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Pedal, Paddle, & Play
Presented by 3Rivers FCU

3Rivers Federal Credit Union: Pedal, Paddle, & Play is on July 20! Earn chances to win $1000s in prizes including a complete kayak package donated by Fort Wayne Outfitter's Bike Depot & Bike Hub!
Grand Opening Celebration
Promenade Park
Located on the northern edge of Downtown Fort Wayne at the corner of Superior and Harrison Streets, Promenade Park will be home to gathering spaces for our community, including a pavilion, amphitheatre, canopy trail, kids' canal, playground and more. Don't miss the grand opening celebration!

Human Library Pop-Up
Trinity English Lutheran Church

Join Human Library Fort Wayne for another free pop-up event with some of their amazing human books on Thursday, August 1 at Trinity English!
The Art Market
at Taste of the Arts

You're invited to The Art Market at Taste of the Arts on August 24. The Art Market is a curated marketplace featuring the best in contemporary craft and handmade goods. The market strives to bring the highest quality handmade goods to the people of Fort Wayne.

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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

Broadway Street Stroll
July 28

The Broadway Street Stroll presents Fort Wayne's unique art, music, food and brew during a one-day special event at various locations along Broadway. 

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