Sorry this post is running behind ... I was called out on a pastoral every time I tried to write it.
For those whom don't wish to attend Fort Wayne PRIDE Festival this Friday 7p-12m $3 and Saturday 12n-12m $5 at Head Waters Park there are tons and I do mean TONS of other things going on this weekend around our three rivers.
Tuesday marked the beginning of the Allen County Fair at the Carroll Road Complex (about 2 miles north of DuPont and Lima Road/State Road 3 and then left or west 2 miles on Carroll). The fair grounds are on the north or right hand side of the road. Sunday is a Fair free day and the rides are all a dollar, for those with big families; otherwise, admission is $5 dollars per person per day and certain events do cost extra but there is still plenty of fun and inquisitive things for people of all ages to learn and explore during the Fair.
If you can leave the kids with a babysitter this Saturday, the DownTown Improvement District along with Comcast is hosting Island Fest, from 4p-12m, admission is $5, on the Columbia Street Landing, between Harrison and Calhoun Streets, one block south of Superior Boulevard, with free parking in the City County Building Parking Garage. Come down with your friends for live music, sand volleyball, and island-inspired food and drinks from Columbia Street West, Club Soda and Hartley’s. If you miss this event the DID will be hosting a Mardi Gras celebration event the 9th of August from 6p-12m also with a $5 admission.
Also this Saturday, There is an Open House and Art Show from 7-9p at Home Grown Bead and Candle Shoppe @ 125 West Wayne which will feature original abstract and raw work by Abbie Griswold.
Shakespeare From The Heart, a local volunteer theatre troupe, does The Bard the way he intended: out in the Park and off the cuff. You should come check out this years performance selection, Taming of the Shrew. SFTH show times are this Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of July, and next Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd of August, 7p @ IPFW outside of Walb Student Union. For those of you in Kendalville, we'll have a performance on Sunday, 27th of July, 2p in Floral Hall. Please come and support your local talent, local charities, and all the hard work these people have put in to this year's play! Donations are gratefully accepted and go directly to benefit other local charities.
F6 CALENDAR: Highlighting Other and Ongoing Events:
Late Nights @ The Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Thursdays from 5p-9p. Admission Is Free
Free Music Fest, Every Friday 7-10p @ The Bean
1008 N. Wells, north over the Superior Street Bridge across from the Public Safety Officers Memorial and next to Cloud 9. Come on by for some organic fair trade food and coffee or a just to celebrate our Community's musicians. And yes, The Bean is located @ the former Hide~n~Seek's Gay Leather and Levi Bar and they have changed it into a beautiful baby blue and white cafe and gathering place. I want to applaud them for keeping some of the old bar archietecture and design, it is a phenomenal tribute to the continued "Community Building" that this location will hopefully always provide.
Critical Mass Bike Ride 6:30p @ Lawton Park, meet by the gazebo.
(north of 4th Street @ Clinton across from the Skate Park)
The News Sentinel did a cover story on CMFW last month.
Event happens the last Friday of the month, no matter what the weather
F6 LINKS PAGE: To find out more about Local Cycling and our Bike Trails System visit our Links Page
BARR STREET MARKET
- presented by YLNI and The History Center and WMEE 97.3FM
- northeast corner of Wayne and Barr Streets (Old City Hall Complex)
- Saturdays from 12th June to end of September from 9a-1p
- @ 3300 Warsaw Street
- Saturdays from 3rd May to 22nd November from 7a-1p
F6 LINKS PAGE:
There are 2 Community Festivals over next weekend:
- @ Harlan Community Park
- 31st July-2nd August 5-10:30 Th&F; 6:15a-11p Sat;
- Admission varies for certain events only
- 6 minutes north of exit 25 of I-469 @ SR 37
- (aka Crescent/Stellhorn) hang a left between Spencerville Road and School Street to get to the park.
(right click into new tab
1st link, for town website;
2nd link, for festival schedule)
- 1st-2nd August 5-10p F; 7a-10p St
- Most events are free especially in the main tent;
- Continuous running events include a Verizon Fios Van, Food Court, Historical Display in School till 8:00 Sat. Silent Auction till 6:00 Sat. in school, Moonwalk
- There may be a small charge for some games/events/food, hosted by other groups;