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Downtown Improvement District

  • Address: 904 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: (260) 420-3266
  • Fax: (260) 467-1606
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Your Downtown Fort Wayne news and information resource is just one click away at www.DowntownFortWayne.com. Check out the comprehensive event calendar, sign up for their weekly enewsletter, reference the downtown guides and videos, find parking information and more! Email us at info@downtownfortwayne.com

  • 2018-10-15 2018-10-18 Startup Week Fort Wayne <h3 class="small-h3">About Startup Week</h3> <div class="big-text"> <div class="gmail_default">Startup Week is a five day celebration of your community. Join your community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and your community's unique entrepreneurial identity.</div> <div class="gmail_default"> </div> <div class="gmail_default"><strong>ATTENTION: Free Events, however Registration is Required. This event has multiple locations and times. Please visit website for full schedule. </strong></div> <div class="gmail_default"><strong><br /></strong></div> <div class="gmail_default"> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1537888412422_260">Start Fort Wayne is announcing the region's first ever Techstars Startup Week. Startup Week Fort Wayne 2018 will be a multi-day event starting on Monday, October 15th and lasting until Friday, October 19th. The event is a five-day celebration of community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. The event is led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in various venues throughout the community, but primarily focused on downtown Fort Wayne.</p> <p>Startup Week will be bringing together entrepreneurs, innovators, tech talent, and startup enthusiasts to participate in a variety of workshops and events that highlight the startup culture in Fort Wayne. Throughout the week, there will be <span style="font-size: 11pt;">a variety of workshops that coincide with six different tracks of topics. These topics are Diversity &amp; Inclusion, Finance, Innovation, Legal, Startup 101, and Tech.</span></p> <p>Start Fort Wayne Executive Director, Rhonda Ladig, states, "Techstars visited Fort Wayne last year and did an assessment of entrepreneur ecosystem. One of the areas where we received the lowest score was around the culture of entrepreneurship. Startup Week and other community-building events are our steps to tackling this problem - creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to grow and strengthen their networks, which strengthens our overall entrepreneur ecosystem."</p> <p>Startup Week Fort Wayne 2018 is partnering with Electric Works who will be hosting Paul Singh, an entrepreneur and investor, for his Tech Tour visit Wednesday, October 17th through Friday, October 19th. Paul focuses on entrepreneur growth and investment beyond the nation's coasts, travelling across the country in his Airstream, visiting communities and engaging with startups looking for investment. Learn more about Tech Tour by visiting: <a href="https://fortwayneelectricworks.com/techtour/">https://fortwayneelectricworks.com/techtour/</a>.</p> <p>Startup Week events are what Techstars coins "the Anti-Conference," meaning it should be community supported and accessible to everyone. This means that events will happen at spaces provided by partner organizations and, for the first year, this event will be free. Attendees should still claim at seat at the event's website, as seats are limited per event.</p> <p>Registration for Startup Week Fort Wayne 2018 is available at <a href="https://fortwayne.startupweek.co/">https://fortwayne.startupweek.co/</a>.</p> </div> </div> 904 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-20 17:00:00 2018-10-20 21:00:00 A Night in the Old City Jail <p>The History Center<br /> 302 E Berry St <br />5:00pm - 9:00pm <br />$3 per person</p> <p>Dare to be scared at The History Center! Travel through the darker side of Fort Wayne’s past with a visit to the Old City Hall Building. Get goose bumps inside the iron cells that housed generations of inmates in the Old City Jail. Take your very own mug shot and discover the artifacts of those who broke and upheld the laws throughout Fort Wayne’s history. Glimpse the decayed remnants of General Wayne’s actual coffin fragments while enjoying Mad Anthony’s Monster Mix Candy Mashup. Stroll the creaking floors of the museum through our halls of hair-raising heritage. Are you brave enough to discover Fort Wayne’s frightening past? If so, enjoy Fright Night at The History Center. (260) 426-2882 fwhistorycenter.com</p> 302 E Berry St Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-20 13:00:00 2018-10-20 17:30:00 Zombie Central <p>Allen County Public Library Plaza 900 Library Plaza 1:00pm - 5:30pm (Zombie Walk begins at 5:30pm) Free Join us at the ACPL Plaza to get your zombie makeover! T.A.G. Art will be on site with their Zombie Machine to help turn you into the undead. Make sure to swing by one of the great restaurants Downtown or check out the food trucks which will be on hand to help curb your ghoulish appetite, as well as live entertainment from various performers. And of course, thousands of zombies will flood the streets of Fort Wayne during the annual Zombie Walk.</p> <p>Zombie Walk starting at 5:30pm! (260) 420-3266 frightnightdowntown.com</p> <p>ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AT THE ACPL LIBRARY PLAZA:</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> T.A.G. Zombie Machine T.A.G.<br /></span><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Art will be on the Library Plaza from 1:00pm - 4:30pm with their Zombie Machine, helping turn Downtown Fort Wayne into the undead! Plan to arrive early to ensure enough time to complete your chilling make-over. All ages are welcome! tagartcompany.com</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">First Federal Bank Photo Booooth!</span> <br />Stop by the First Federal Bank Photo Booooth to capture your Fright Night memories with family and friends. Stumble away with a free printed copy of your photos and share them on social media too. Suitable for all ages! first-fed.com</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">First Federal Bank Extreme Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations</span> <br />Join First Federal Bank beginning at 2pm as they host professional carvers from Ice Creations for ongoing demonstrations of extreme pumpkin carving and a display of their pumpkin creations that have even been featured on Food Network. Plus, enter to win one to take home. (No purchase necessary. Winners determined by random drawing.) first-fed.com</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Fort Wayne Mad Ants Trick-Shot-Toe</span> <br />The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are excited to be a part of Fright Night 2018! Join us on the Library Plaza to hang out with our mascot “The Mad Ant.” You can also challenge your friends and family to a game of “Trick-Shot-Toe” an exciting cross between basketball and Tic-Tac-Toe! The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are committed to their fans and the Fort Wayne community and look forward to seeing you Downtown for a spooky day of fun. fortwayne.gleague.nba.com</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Majic 95.1 Weird Science</span> <br />Stop by the MAJIC 95.1 Weird Science Lab and help us find a cure for the Zombie Virus. Tune in to MAJIC 95.1 for Fright Night Updates. majic951.com</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Fun 101.7 Mummy Monkey</span> <br />The Fun 101.7 team will be hanging out at the ACPL Plaza and joining them is the Mummy Monkey! Listen for all the information about all the Fright Night events on Fun 101.7. fun1017.com</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ALT 99.5/WANE TV Music Stage</span> <br />Enjoy musical performances by PlumDingo and the Fort Wayne Fright Orchestra at the ALT 99.5/WANE TV Music stage. alt995.com wane.com</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Holly Trolley

    Downtown Fort Wayne

    November 24, 2018

    2018-11-24 11:00:00 2018-11-24 17:00:00 Holly Trolley <p>Grab a guide then drive, walk or ride free trolleys to shop for unique holiday gifts at many great locations and support local businesses in our community.</p> 904 S Calhoun St Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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