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Play in the Fort: Home Edition

Looking for creative ways to connect to the community? Take this Fort Wayne Challenge with your family and explore the city virtually!

Fort Wayne Challenge - Celebrate Your CityCELEBRATE YOUR CITY

☐  How many animals can you name from the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo? Challenge your family members and confirm your answers here: Click Here

☐  Donate to Science Central’s planetarium campaign and help bring the region's only public planetarium to Fort Wayne! Click Here

☐  Download a Fort Wayne playlist on Spotify to listen to while you work from home — choose from the Made in Fort Wayne, Indiana playlist Click Here or the former 2020 Middle Waves Lineup Click Here

☐  Purchase a Museum Access Pass to use this summer — one pass gets you a membership to four great museums: Botanical Conservatory + The History Center + Science Central + Fort Wayne Museum of Art Click Here


Fort Wayne Challenge - Family TimeFAMILY TIME

☐  Collect old records, photos and information and start researching your family's genealogy. Find resources and assistance from the Genealogy Center Click Here

☐  Buy gift cards online to enjoy family entertainment in the future — think Lazer X, Sky Zone, Crazy Pinz and more! Click Here

☐  Order a Vera Bradley blanket online and curl up with a good movie! Click Here

☐  Satisfy your sweet tooth when you shop online at DeBrand Fine Chocolates. Yum! Click Here

☐  Download ebooks and audiobooks from the Allen County Public Library for free! They also have many other great free resources available with your library card: learn a new language with free digital language classes Click Here or try a free art class online Click Here


Fort Wayne Challenge - Support Local BusinessSUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

☐  Shop one of Fort Wayne’s great boutiques online Click Here

☐  Pick up takeout from a local restaurant Click Here

☐  Shop curbside at The Water Street Mercantile or other local groceries — and be sure to visit the Ft. Wayne Farmer's Market on Saturdays

☐  Grab brews to go from a local brewery Click Here


Fort Wayne Challenge - Stay ActiveSTAY ACTIVE

☐  Drive to a new neighborhood to explore it by foot — discover your own, or try one of these Click Here

☐  Take a virtual group exercise class with the YMCA Click Here

☐  Visit a locally owned hardware store and buy seeds and tools to plant a vegetable garden

☐  Walk, run, or bike more than 100 miles of trails in Fort Wayne! Click Here

☐  Fort Wayne’s parks and trails are still open – get some fresh air! Click Here


Fort Wayne Challenge - Experience the ArtsEXPERIENCE THE ARTS

☐  Enjoy a driving tour of Fort Wayne’s murals Click Here

☐  You can't stop the music! Fort Wayne Bar Aid is hosting live stream concerts Click Here

☐  Order an in-home art kit from The Hedge Click Here

☐  Arts United has built a spreadsheet of virtual arts opportunities! Check it out and enjoy the many local groups who are participating Click Here

☐  Download and color a FREE Fort Wayne Skyline coloring sheet from local graphic designer, Nicolle Ginter (@VimAnnVigor). Show off your creation on social media! Click Here


Fort Wayne Challenge - Plan for the FuturePLAN FOR THE FUTURE

☐  Purchase tickets for a future show at the Embassy Theatre Click Here

☐  Fill your calendar with tunes from one of Fort Wayne's Summer Concert Series Click Here

☐  Learn more about the exciting concerts and events coming to the Memorial Coliseum later this year Click Here

☐  Support your local sports teams by buying tickets and season passes today

☐  Invite friends and family to visit you in Fort Wayne this summer — our hotel community desperately needs your support!


Print or download this Fort Wayne Challenge checklist and mark the challenges as you complete them.