Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: February 6, 2020 - Newsletter Issue 519

Weather the Fort
The Landing

The 5th annual Weather the Fort, presented by 3Rivers Federal Credit Union, returns on Saturday, February 8, 2020 to a NEW location on The Landing! 

First & Wilkerson Designs
127 West Wayne Street

Located at 127 West Wayne Street, First & Wilkerson Designs were found in the original City Exchange Shops. Since then, they have grown their space after new construction. The store is filled with all kinds of fashions and items that really connect with the pride so many of us are experiencing in Downtown Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana at large.

2020 Bridal Extravaganza
Grand Wayne Convention Center

Find everything you need in one place to make your dream day perfect at Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza presented by MutualBank! The area's best wedding professionals will be on hand to help you plan your ideal wedding day.

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Story Brand II
Parkview Field

Get your tickets for Part 2 of Story Brand Marketing. This is a continuation from the October 2019 session, Story Brand I. Justin Sheehan of Crown Jewel Marketing takes you deeper into the Story Brand Marketing Framework and helps clarify your message and communicate to customers/clients/donors in a way that gets them to respond. 
Mother's Day Downtown
Annual Event Returns in 2020

Free trolleys and event guides will connect you to great retail locations, restaurants, and Mother's Day themed activities around Downtown on Sunday, May 10.
DIY Love Bombs & Valentines
Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market

Flair Buds is bringing a full valentines station with everything you need to color and create your own one-of-a-kind card. Hop on over to our Love Bomb bar to customize the perfect all-ages gift. This pop-up is 100% free, thanks to the Fort Wayne Farmers Market!

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Steam Railroads of Allen Co.
Put on your engineer hats and attend the February lecture to hear a new presentation about "Steam Railroads of Allen County. Presenter and local railroad historian, Craig Berndt, will tell the stories of the 11 steam railroads that served the county beginning in 1854.

Eco Fest
Headwaters Park

Celebrate Green! Eco Fest is a free, family-friendly event centered around sustainability. There will be retail, non-profit vendors, kids activities, workshops, food, and music.
Doggie Daze Craze
The Conservatory

If you love dogs of all kinds, then you will not want to miss our Doggie Daze Craze! Take part in tail-wagging activities, win games, and make crafts, all with a doggie theme. Test your dog breed knowledge in a scavenger hunt along with your agility skills when participating in an obstacle course. You can get your face painted like your favorite furry friend and craft your very own friend to take home.
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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

Valentine's Show
Castle Gallery Fine Art

Don't miss this 25th anniversary celebration with a reception on Friday, February 14!

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