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! Complete one or more of the items below by May 8 to be entered to win a special prize. Details below.

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 2020 Middle Waves Lineup Click Here

☐  Sign up to decorate a square at the Museum of Art's Chalk Walk this summer 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

☐  Remind the Easter Bunny to shop online at DeBrand Fine Chocolates. Yum! Click Here

☐  Download ebooks and audiobooks from the Allen County Public Library for free! Click Here 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

☐  Give to hospitality workers currently out of work 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. Once you've completed one or more of the challenges, upload a photo of your checklist below. Just click or tap ADD YOUR PHOTO. For a bonus entry, upload a second photo of you completing one of the challenges!