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Amber Foster moved here from Illinois in 2002 and is proud to call Fort Wayne home. She's a non-profit leader, freelance writer, community volunteer, and food blogger, with over ten years of writing and editing experience. By day, she owns her own marketing and writing firm, Red Bird Writing, and enjoys helping her clients tell their stories. In her spare time, she likes to cuddle with her daughter Annabelle and spend time in the kitchen creating fun recipes that she shares at www.AGingerInTheKitchen.com

Fort Wayne Holiday Shopping Guide

Fort Wayne is a fun place to visit during the holidays. With Night of Lights kicking things off the night before Thanksgiving, along with the Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park, The Festival of Gingerbread at the History Center, and the Festival of Trees at the Embassy Theatre, there is so much to see and do. But in the back of everyone’s mind at this time of year is holiday shopping. You likely have lists upon lists of items to get for family and friends.​…

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Fun Fort Wayne Holiday Runs!

Calling all runners! Fort Wayne and the surrounding area are home to a plethora of running events, even during the colder months. Fort4Fitness may have put us on the map as a running destination, especially with the addition of a full marathon this year, but the smaller events have a personality of their own, whether it’s the picturesque course or the theme of the race. If you’re planning to visit Fort Wayne over the holidays, be sure to check out the following races…

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The 90s Invade Fort Wayne

Calling all children of the 90’s! Fort Wayne will host the I Love the 90’s Tour at the Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, November 3. So whether you’re already planning to visit during that time or are looking for a way to kick off a fun weekend here, this is a concert you won’t want to miss…

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Restaurants Worth Traveling For

Recently, Fort Wayne has enjoyed an explosion of locally-owned restaurants that have put us on the national culinary map. Most of them focus on locally sourced ingredients, as well, which Northeast Indiana foodies have been craving for a long time. We are quickly becoming a destination food spot, so if you’re thinking of visiting our city, here are my votes for Restaurants Worth Traveling for…

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Taste of the Arts- Food to Look Forward To

For a foodie like me, Taste of the Arts is a dream come true. Every year, in late August, Arts United transforms Main Street and the surrounding area into a regional festival celebrating the arts. The event features music, dance, fine arts, theatre, history, and local food. The proceeds raised fund arts and culture programs and organizations. There’s only one thing better than a food festival—one that also raises money to support organizations that improve the quality of life in our community…

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Top Five Three Rivers Festival Events

Summertime in Fort Wayne means festival after festival, from Kickstart kicking us off in May through Johnny Appleseed Festival wrapping it up in the fall. Right smack dab in the middle of summer is our city’s largest festival, The Three Rivers Festival. Now in its 48 th season, this year’s Festival theme is Indiana’s Bicentennial: Celebrate History- Ignite the Future. There are so many exciting events planned, from the parade on Saturday morning to the fireworks to cap it all off, it can be hard to decide what to do. To help you, here are my top five Festival events…

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Riverfront Fort Wayne Events

It’s no secret that Fort Wayne has turned its attention and affection to its three rivers. City officials and community organizations have been working to revitalize downtown for years, and at long last, there’s increased focus on our waterways…

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Savor Fort Wayne Celebrates the City of Restaurants

Something rad is happening in Fort Wayne next week—Savor Fort Wayne. For a foodie like me, it’s a dream come true. But even if you don’t consider yourself a foodie, this event should make its way onto your calendar. You have to eat, after all. Why not support some amazing local restaurants…

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I <3 Fort Wayne - Holiday Gift Guide

Do you love Fort Wayne as much as I do? If so, listen up! I enjoy buying my out-of-town family and friends gifts unique to Fort Wayne. Our city is blessed with a plethora of creative entrepreneurs, so it’s not hard to find these gifts, but it is hard to choose just a few. I want to buy them…

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