Family Fun in the Fort this November

There are a ton of things to do in our city for the whole family.

Check out what’s going on in November!

(Check out ongoing, recurring, and weekly events at the bottom of the page)

If you have a fun, family-friendly event that you would like to be added, please send the event information, and a link if you have one, to [email protected].

Castle Gallery: “Nature’s Palette”

Castle Gallery

Varying dates through November 26, 2022

The “Nature’s Palette” show at Castle Gallery Fine Art showcases new paintings by Valerie Mann.

Old Fort Cluster Dog Show

November 2 – 5, 2022

Area AKC sanctioned Kennel Clubs participating include Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club on Friday, November 3 and Sunday, November 5; LaPorte Kennel Club on Thursday, November 2 and Marion Kennel Club on Saturday, November 4. Other show events include canine good citizen tests, canine eye clinic evaluation, junior handler seminars, owner-handler series, and best puppy, best bred-by and best veteran competitions.

One Beat – A Lip Sync Battle 2022

Clyde Theatre

November 3, 2022

Expect exciting Lip Sync bands, local vendor samplings, an open bar and a live auction of priceless experiences! Cheer on our sponsors and community supporters as they give all-out performances to support our local multicultural community. Vote for your favorite performances with donation dollars to help Amani Family Services serve more than 2,000 local immigrants and refugees.

Into the Breeches

Arena Dinner Theatre

Through November 12, 2022

Oberon Play House’s director and leading men are off at war with the Axis. Determined to press on, the director’s wife sets out to produce an all-female version of Shakespeare’s Henriad, assembling an increasingly unexpected team united in desire, if not actual theatre experience. Together they deliver a delightful celebration of collaboration and persistence when the show must go on!

McNamara Florist’s 68th Annual Holiday Open House

McNamara Florist

November 4 – 6, 2022

All-new remarkable holiday collections, extraordinary décor and memorable gifts will bring you all the beauty, wonder, and excitement of the holiday.

Mixology- Candy Land

Science Central

November 4, 2022

Get ready to start your journey to Candy Castle at Science Central this year for Mixology- Candy Land presented by Fort Wayne Metals! Enter the board game and engage in fun STEM activities as you make your way to places like the Peppermint Forest, and Ice Cream Slopes. Race to Candy Castle while enjoying great food catered by Baker Street, 19 unique cocktails created by elite bartenders in Fort Wayne, entertainment by Jackson Vibe, a candy-themed virtual reality experience, a silent auction filled with one-of-a-kind experiences and items, and have access to over 200+ exhibits.

Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Harvest Concert

Rhinehart Recital Hall at Purdue Fort Wayne

November 5, 2022

The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir teaches music literacy to children from diverse backgrounds through song and performance.

Human Library Fort Wayne – Franke Park Event

Franke Park Pavilion #2

November 5, 2022

Who is a Human Book?

A Human Book is a person who has volunteered to challenge prejudice through respectful conversation with members of the public who borrow them. They will have a title that relates to their experience of prejudice and/or discrimination due to issues such as race, sex, age, disability, sexual preference, gender identity, class, religion/belief, lifestyle choices or other aspects of who they are. The title they choose directly reflects this in order to challenge the Reader to reflect on the stigmatization that occurs, e.g. Refugee, Muslim, Homeless, etc.

Mad Ants vs. Grand Rapids Gold

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

November 5, 2022

Come cheer on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and enjoy ANTertainment and more. Check them out for a one-of-a-kind game experience.

Veteran’s Day Parade & Ceremony

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

November 5, 2022

Be a part of their yearly Veterans Parade in Fort Wayne, IN, as they honor past and present Military Veterans.

YLNI Winter Farmers Market

The Olde East End Building

Saturdays through April 29, 2023

Located in Fort Wayne, our winter market will be held at The Olde East End Building, also known as the old candy factory, located at 1501 E Berry St. The Winter YLNI Farmers Market provides a comfortable indoor shopping experience during the chilly months of the year and connects the community with local vendors. Customers can find select produce, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, honey, and so much more!

Mad Ants vs. Grand Rapids Gold

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

November 6, 2022

Come cheer on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and enjoy ANTertainment and more. Check them out for a one-of-a-kind game experience.

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Toledo Walleye

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

November 11, 2022

Join the jungle! The Komets are back on home ice for another thrilling game. Head to the Coliseum for another exciting game.

Fort Wayne Village Marketplace

SportONE/Parkview Fieldhouse

November 11 – 12, 2022

Featuring over 100 local shops set up in one location. The wide variety of local vendors participating include fashion, accessories, home décor, pet items, gourmet foods, artisans, designers, and boutiques. There will be local musical talent, The Best Kept Secret, Friday night from 6-8pm.

Holiday Market

The Garden Fort Wayne

November 11 – 12, 2022

This two-day event is a Fort Wayne favorite for #holidayshopping. Come for the shopping, stay for the wine and beer cash bar, sweet treats, live jazz and community on the N. Anthony Corridor.

John Williams: Big Screen Blockbusters

USF Performing Arts Center

November 12, 2022

Join Caleb Young, Guest Conductor for Engagement, and the Philharmonic as we pay tribute to John Williams with music from some of his most memorable film scores, as well as music that inspired his timeless works.

Mad Ants vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

November 12, 2022

Come cheer on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and enjoy ANTertainment and more. Check them out for a one-of-a-kind game experience.

Youth Symphony Orchestras Fall Concert

Auer Performance Hall at Purdue University Fort Wayne

November 13, 2022

Our Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Orchestras kick off their 2022 – 2023 season with the dramatic Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” by Franz Schubert, and Midwest premieres by Indian American composer Reena Esmail and Italian composer Salvatore Di Vittorio.

Black Violin Give Thanks Tour

Embassy Theatre

November 16, 2022

Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The bands Give Thanks Tour employs playful storytelling, whimsical string melodies, and hard-hitting beats to highlight the unifying pillars of the holiday season: Giving back to others and being wholeheartedly thankful. Fans can expect to dance along to hits from the bands Grammy Nominated Take the Stairs album as well as holiday favorites from their Give Thanks album.

CoComelon Live! JJ’s Journey

Embassy Theatre

November 17, 2022

CoComelon LIVE! JJ’s Journey is a Broadway-style musical production and an unforgettable adventure, encouraging parents and kids alike to get out of their seats and sing and dance along. Each stop will be a fun-filled, interactive musical romp with magical special effects. JJ and his family are putting on a show where JJ is writing his own song and he needs a little help. In the end, JJ learns that by using his imagination, he can create, solve problems and can have wonderful adventures, proving that with a little help from your family and friends, you can make your dreams come true. With all the favorite characters and over 20 songs, including new original music, the show is a terrific journey through the world of CoComelon.

Christmas on Broadway

Broadway Plaza, Broadway at Beaver Avenue

November 18, 2022

Turning on 40,000 lights on the 35-foot-tall tree – the event brings Santa and Mrs. Claus, fun holiday favorites, and even fireworks!

Blue Jacket’s Fantasy of Lights

Franke Park

November 19, 2022 – December 31, 2022

A 2-mile route with 150 scenes containing roughly 500,000 beautiful LED lights (OK, so we lost count over time, but this number might be on the low side)! There’s something new each and every year, including 8 new displays for the 2022 season. See how many you can spot! Don’t forget to find the white monkey which was hidden somewhere on the route. Hint, he might be a bit higher up and maybe, just maybe, he’s close to the beginning! Let the person in the Candy Cane Cottage at the end of the route know where you saw him for a special treat! Love to bring your pooch? Well, thanks to Humane Fort Wayne, we have doggie treats available for them at the pay station! This is a treat for you as much as us . . . WE LOVE DOGS!

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Allen Americans

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

November 19, 2022

Join the jungle! The Komets are back on home ice for another thrilling game. Head to the Coliseum for another exciting game.

Headwaters Park Ice Skating

Headwaters Park

November 19, 2022 – February 26, 2023

Headwaters Ice Skating Rink will open for the 2022-23 season at 12:00 p.m. on November 19.

Mad Ants vs. Cleveland Charge

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

November 20, 2022

Come cheer on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and enjoy ANTertainment and more. Check them out for a one-of-a-kind game experience.

2022 HolidayFest

Downtown Fort Wayne

Beginning November 23, 2022

Celebrate the holidays with tons of events in beautiful downtown Fort Wayne. Click through to see the complete roundup of events.

38th Annual Festival of Trees

Embassy Theatre

November 23 – 30, 2022

Lobbies of the Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel will transform into a wonderland of uniquely themed and decorated trees in various sizes and shapes. Admission includes visits with Santa and festive entertainment on stage including the Grande Page pipe organ as well as youth choir and dance performances.

Santa’s Workshop

Community Center

November 23, 2022

Crafts, shopping, refreshments, and more!

Youth Symphony Orchestras at The Night of Lights

Grand Wayne Convention Center

November 23, 2022

A Fort Wayne tradition! Start your holiday season with a FREE concert of traditional music, cookies, and the Christmas lighting of downtown Fort Wayne. Featuring the combined Junior Strings and Youth Symphony Orchestras.

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Cincinnati Cyclones

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

November 24, 2022

Join the jungle! The Komets are back on home ice for another thrilling game. Head to the Coliseum for another exciting game.

Mad Ants vs. Iowa Wolves

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

November 25, 2022

Come cheer on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and enjoy ANTertainment and more. Check them out for a one-of-a-kind game experience.

Science Central – STEAMSgiving

Science Central

November 25 – 27, 2022

A celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, STEAMsgiving is an expansion of Science Central’s annual Festival of Trains event. STEAMsgiving will highlight a range of hobbies and activities in the STEAM spectrum, including model railroading, gem and mineral collection, 3D printing and modeling, and robotics.

2022 University of Saint Francis Holiday Bazaar

USF Performing Arts Center

November 26, 2022

University of Saint Francis students and alums from all disciplines are doing creative things. They are talented and unique, and we want to show that to the community at large. In conjunction with the Downtown Improvement District’s Days of Holly Shopping, on November 26th from 10am – 3pm, USF will sponsor a free Holiday Bazaar, featuring free tote bags, artisans of all kinds selling their wares in the horseshoe and ballroom of the USF Performing Arts Center, and live entertainment all day in the auditorium.

A Bohemian Holiday Market

The Local Archive

November 26, 2022

Join in on Small Business Saturday for a boho holiday market! Entry is free & they will have a raffle basket with items from each vendor!

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Toledo Walleye

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

November 26, 2022

Join the jungle! The Komets are back on home ice for another thrilling game. Head to the Coliseum for another exciting game.

Live Reindeer at Jefferson Pointe

Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center

November 26 – December 24, 2022

Bring out the family to meet live reindeer at Jefferson Pointe located in the fountain court area, near White House Black Market and Loft! Santa’s reindeer will be visiting every Saturday from 5 pm – 7 pm November 21st through December 19th and for an extra special Christmas Eve, visit Jefferson Pointe noon – 2pm to visit with the reindeer.

20th Annual Santa Train

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

Weekends through December 18, 2022

Tickets are $8.00 each and children ages 3-and-under ride free and do not require a ticket. Due to demand, all tickets must be purchased online and in advance. Each trip is operated by a vintage diesel locomotive and lasts approximately 20 minutes. Saint Nick’s historic cabooses are heated and Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee will be on hand serving warm beverages and baked goods. All food and drink are sold separately. Trains run snow or shine.

Ghost Tours

The Bell Mansion 420 W Wayne St 46802

Saturdays through June 2023

Come Check out this gorgeous building and also hear about Ghost stories experienced at the Bell Mansion. Either things our team has experienced, or other paranormal teams during their private investigations!

Beat Making For Girls

Sweetwater Academy of Music & Technology

Varying dates through December 27, 2022

Ready to create completely unique beats? This event is open to all kids who want to learn the first steps in beat making using Ableton Live, the industry’s most popular beat-making and production software.

Fort Wayne Hobby and Collectibles Show

Allen County Fairgrounds

Varying dates through November 13, 2022

Shows are 11am – 4pm with Comic Books, superhero collectibles, diecasts, old and new toys, Legos, sport and non-sport cards, TV & movie memorabilia, magazines, coins, video games, and more!

Midweek Paranormal Investigation

The Bell Mansion

Each Wednesday

Come not only tour the gorgeous Bell Mansion and learn all things paranormal, use our paranormal equipment or bring your own, to capture your own paranormal activity from 7pm to 11pm.

Miami Indian Heritage Days

Chief Richardville House – 5705 Bluffton Road

The first Saturday of the month through November 5, 2022

The History Center presents Miami Indian Heritage Days, Saturday, June 5th from 1-4 pm at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. Erik Vosteen will present Cookware from Local Clays: Making and Using Replica Native-Style Pottery. Learn about the lasting heritage of the Miami and other regional Native American groups. Local artists, performers and presenters will be featured the first Saturday of the month, May to November.

Monday Blues Jam Sessions with G Money & Special Guests

The Club Room at The Clyde


Every Monday, 7-10 PM – $15 All You Can Eat BBQ Specials.

Smooth Tuesdays

The Club Room at the Clyde


Every Tuesday, enjoy the best in soft rock and classic hits with a variety of rotating artists.

Wednesday Jazz Sessions at Club Room at the Clyde

The Club Room at the Clyde


Each Wednesday with a fantastic performance by featured local, regional, and national jazz artists!

Nashville Thursdays at Club Room at The Clyde

Club Room at the Clyde


The best in local and regional artists playing classic country, bluegrass, americana and more! In addition to the regular menu and seasonal features, enjoy Nashville Hot Chicken, Macho Cowboy Nachos and fantastic drink specials!

Friday Night Vibes at Club Room at the Clyde

The Club Room at the Clyde


Friday Night Vibes Presented by WBOI’s Meet The Music as WBOI’s Julia Meek hosts the best of local and regional music at The Club Room at The Clyde! Don’t forget to take advantage of our $28 Prime Rib Special (12 oz.) that’s served with your choice of side and baked potato.

I Love Saturdays at Club Room at The Clyde

Club Room at the Clyde


Enjoy the best in Pop, Soul R&B and Funk every Saturday! Don’t forget to take advantage of the $28 Prime Rib Special (12 oz.) that’s served with your choice of side and baked potato.

Disabilities Days at Science Central

Science Central

Varying dates through December 10, 2022

Disability Days will feature special demonstrations, hands-on activities, special quiet room will be available with sensory toys and games.

The Botanical Conservatory November events:

Happy Smallidays Holiday Exhibit

Saturday, November 19, 2022 to January 8, 2023, public hours

Little Mouse sneaks into the Conservatory looking to cozy up for the smallidays. However, there is so much commotion that he keeps getting nudged to the side by the hurry and scurry of holiday decorating. He wants nothing more than for everyone to slow down and find joy in the little things. Follow Little Mouse in this endearing holiday story and be inspired by the heartfelt lesson he has to share.

Book Signings with Author, Talitha Shipman

Saturday, November 19, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Conservatory is proud to present “Happy Smallidays” by Talitha Shipman. Don’t miss out on these two chances to visit during the holidays and meet the author and illustrator herself! Through her various picture books, Talitha wishes to encourage curiosity and creativity in children of all ages. Her latest book, “Happy Smallidays” inspires Conservatory visitors to find joy in the little things. All are invited to journey with Little Mouse through the Magical Winter Woods as he discovers the value of slowing down to take in the wonder and warmth of the holiday season. Included with regular Conservatory admission. Books are available for purchase in the Conservatory Shop.

$1 Night of Lights

Wednesday, November 23, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Kick-off the holidays with a stroll through enchanted gardens glistening and glowing all throughout the Conservatory. During Night of Lights, admission is just $1 in celebration of this downtown holiday tradition! Take it all in and be inspired by a heartwarming story in collaboration with the “Happy Smallidays” holiday exhibit. The Conservatory Shop and Conjure Coffee’s Conservatory location will be open to serve.

$1 Night Light Display

Thursdays and Fridays, November 25-December 23, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Conservatory gardens in light are best seen at night! Brighten your holiday plans with a visit to the Conservatory where lush gardens are embellished in the spirit of the season. Find yourself surrounded by charming displays with stunning poinsettias, illuminated photo ops and more. Cross gift buying off your list when stopping into the Conservatory Shop and delighting in the selection of trendy and thoughtful gifts. From Black Friday until Christmas, be sure to take advantage of $1 admission on Thursday and Friday nights after five. Members are invited to bring a guest or two for free admission on Thursday and Friday Nights (5:00-8:00 p.m.) by showing their member card to the admission desk.

Days of Holly Shopping Kick-off

Saturday, November 26, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Be inspired and find holiday gifts in the Conservatory Shop! Cozmé Jewelry will host a lovely pop-up shopping experience in the Conservatory lobby. In addition, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., author Jamie Ward will sign and discuss her new book “100 Things to Do in Indiana Before You Die”. Days of Holly Shopping is an exciting way to support locally-owned and operated shops throughout downtown Fort Wayne, the West Main Shops, and the Wells Street Corridor on Small Business Saturday! Presented in conjunction with the Downtown Improvement District, Days of Holly Shopping continues on the first three Saturdays in December: December 3, 10, and 17.

Bee the Change/$1 Thursday Nights

Thursday, November 3, and each Thursday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

On the first Thursday of the month beginning at 5:30 p.m., a special Bee the Change activity will offer a positive reflection of self-worth and the potential for positive impact in the community. The November Bee the Change theme is “Do Plants Have Feelings?” No registration is required. The Conservatory admission is just $1 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. every Thursday and Civic Center Garage parking is validated for free.

Cornucopia Centerpiece

Thursday, November 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Prepare for guests with this bountiful harvest centerpiece workshop. Join returning instructor and florist Dennis Bowman to assemble corn, pumpkins and other fresh and faux autumn imagery into a stunning cornucopia centerpiece. The registration fee also includes a visit to the Botanical Conservatory gardens. Participants are welcome to bring their own festive accents. This class is designed for ages 15 and above. Reservations can be made online at, in person at the Parks and Recreation Offices (705 East State Blvd.) or by phone 260-427-6000 during normal business hours. The registration deadline is November 3.

Paris: City of Light & Love

Until November 13, public hours

Paris, France has long exuded romance through its iconic cityscape, art, architecture and famous riverbanks. Over time, a secluded atmosphere of cafes, lush landscapes and carefree glamour have come to define Parisian style. Catch a glimpse of a day in Paris through familiar scenes and playful hues adorning a public square in the Botanical Conservatory’s summer and fall exhibit. It’s bursting with light and love. This special exhibit is included with regular admission and sponsored by the English Bonter Mitchell Foundation, M.E. Raker Foundation, Waterfield Foundation, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Foundation, Edward M. Wilson Foundation, Majic 95.1 WAJI, Classic Hits 101.7 and WANE 15.

Susan Taylor Suraci: Paris Dream of 2018

Until November 13, public hours

Enjoy works of art by local and regional artists on display at the Botanical Conservatory. Susan Taylor Suraci originally hails from the Washington D.C. metro area. She is a 1982 graduate from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Studio Art and a longtime Fort Wayne resident. Suraci is an active member of Artlink and an exhibitor at The Castle Gallery. She is also a recipient of an Indiana Arts Commission grant. In 2018, Suraci realized a lifelong dream of visiting Paris where she stayed mostly in the charming Montmartre neighborhood that was home to many 19th century Impressionist artists. The resulting artwork is on display now through November 13 at the Botanical Conservatory.

Riverfront November events:

Confluence Kitchen: Mexico

“Dia de los Muertos”

Friday, November 4, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Auer Lawn, Promenade Park, 202 West Superior Street

Confluence Kitchen returns to showcase the culture of Mexico and celebrate The Day of the Dead “Dia de los Muertos.” The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Mexico where families welcome back the souls of the deceased and celebrate their brief reunion with food, drink, and festive activities. Guests can be creative with popular festive activities and learn about the culture and cuisine of Mexico. Sample delicious Mexican food (available for purchase), watch an authentic live dance performance and listen to a storyteller artist as she creates a beautiful craft. The night will end with a screening of the Disney/Pixar Movie “Coco” (2017) Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina. All ages are welcome, however please be aware that the film is rated PG. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at or by calling 427-6000. Space is limited to 80. Group tickets should be purchased together in order to guarantee group seating. For more details email [email protected]

Yoga on the Riverfront

Sunday, November 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park, 202 West Superior Street

This free, relaxing one-hour flow yoga class is for all skill levels and led by owner of Discover Yoga, Chelsea Vona. Bring your own yoga mat to Promenade Park or borrow one for the class.

Sunday Heritage Concert: American Legion Band of Fort Wayne | Veteran’s Tribute

Sunday, November 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park, 202 West Superior Street

This 101-year-old band was started by WWI Veterans and continues to provide music for local patriotic events. This concert is dedicated to all veterans in gratitude for their service. Concerts are free and open to all ages and abilities. Indoor seating will be on a first come first served basis.

Create & Play Tuesday

Tuesday, November 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park, 202 West Superior Street

Looking for a family-friendly event for Tuesday nights? Join Create and Play Tuesday at Promenade on the third Tuesday of the month for a variety of board games and engaging craft options. Bring your friends for an evening of free fun. All ages are welcome. Follow Riverfront Fort Wayne on social media for updates and details about each date.

Sensory-Friendly Night of Lights

Wednesday, November 23, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Park Foundation Pavilion, 202 W. Superior Street

Escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays with a relaxing light show presentation using low lighting, aromatherapy, soft music, and guided relaxation at the newest Riverfront initiative—“sensory friendliness” is introduced. The program will be offered in 8-minute sessions throughout the evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages and abilities.

Holiday Window Displays at Promenade Park

Thursday, November 24-January 3

Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park, 202 West Superior Street

Make the most of winter light at Promenade Park with a showcase of handmade paper cut light boxes. These delightful creations are believed to have originated from China after paper was first invented. Many countries picked up the skill, but Switzerland remains the enduring leader referring to the art form as Scherenschnitt. Riverfront’s light boxes were designed and hand-cut by staff using ideas of common winter scenes at Promenade Park such as the swings, the Historic Wells St. Bridge, and the Convergence Sculpture. The light boxes have multiple layers of paper with lighting from behind to show more detail in perspective, texture, and dimension. The display can be seen in the windows of the Park Foundation Pavilion at Promenade Park from November 24 to January 3, and can be best viewed at dusk.

Sip and Shop

Saturday, November 26, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park, 202 West Superior Street

Stop by Promenade Park for a special experience during Holly Shopping. The Park Foundation Pavilion will be open as a shopping location for Riverfront merchandise, river and promenade-themed art from local vendors, and passes from our neighboring parks. You can also join the silent auction to bid on eco-art murals featuring Promenade Park and other proud Fort Wayne themes—all produced by the local community with recycled bottle caps. Delicious winter-themed beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase. All ages are welcome to support local retailers on Small Business Saturday with no admission fee. Take a break from your holiday shopping and warm up inside the pavilion at Promenade Park. Visit with the ‘winter sisters’ for a meet and greet from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and the Grinch from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Heritage Concert Series: New Horizons Retro Revival

Sunday, November 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park, 202 West Superior Street

This band plays a variety of music sure to provide enjoyment for any audience. Concerts are free and open to all ages. Indoor seating will be on a first come first served basis.

Sammie’s Bottle Cap Murals Online Auction

Open until November 30

The Sammie involved in the Bottle Cap Mural Online Auction is the same Sammie Vance who combined recycling plastic with making friends on the playground with her Buddy Bench program. Vance began creating sketches for the artwork in early 2020. Teaming with Riverfront Fort Wayne and their Caps for a Cause events, a total of five eye-catching 62×48 inch murals have been assembled by members of the community using over 5,000 total plastic bottle caps. The murals display themes of Friendship, Inspiration, a Rainbow, Colorful Flowers and Love. Proceeds from the online auction will support inclusive programming through Riverfront Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation including sensory events and multi-cultural educational events. Bidding for the Bottle Cap Mural online auction will continues until November 30. To learn more, visit