September 5, 2018

Contact:    Rob Hines (260-427- 6028)

                 Public Information Officer

For Immediate Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Here is a list of events and activities happening on the Riverfront this month:

Riverfront Boat Tours

Thursdays and Sundays through September

3:00, 5:00, 6:15 p.m.


Riverfront Fort Wayne Boat Tours are your chance to learn more about our city through its riverfront. Relax and enjoy the scenery on one of our themed boat tours; themes include Riverfront development, ecology, and history. Several departures are scheduled most Sundays and Thursdays through September. Tours depart from the public dock in Headwaters Park West. No food or beverages are permitted on the tours. Make your reservations online at or by calling (260) 427-6000 at least one week in advance. Ages 10+. Limit 10 people per tour. Fee: $12 per person. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

Sunday, September 9, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Lawton Park Trailhead, 4th St. between Clinton & Spy Run Ave.


Riverfront Fort Wayne invites you to learn more about your rivers and the exciting project happening right in your hometown. We will be doing short 15-20 minute walking tours on the Rivergreenway—right between Science Central and the Old Fort. You will learn about the exciting history, wildly diverse ecology, and Phases 1, 2, and 3 of Riverfront development. We will also talk about upcoming events and programs and share how you can get more involved with your rivers, all while enjoying the gorgeous vistas along our flowing waterways. You will leave inspired by the future of your city and see why we’re Always Moving.

Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers

September 9, October 14, November 11

2:00-3:00 p.m. – Nature Walk

3:15-4:30 p.m. – Bike Ride

Lawton Park Trailhead, Clinton & 4th Streets

Riverfront Fort Wayne is once again excited to partner with Fort Wayne Trails to offer Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers. New this summer is a partnership with the Cornell University Ornithology Lab. We will be collecting data to help track urban birds. This guided urban hike is open to all ages and experience levels. We will show you the ropes while you enjoy the diverse bird life along our rivers—you might even see a bald eagle! We will spend the first 10 minutes of each program learning some basics about birdwatching and how to use binoculars. Bike riders should arrive a few minutes early, and be ready to ride at 3:00 p.m. to ensure timeliness. This program is free and no reservations are necessary. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Star Party on the Riverfront

Friday, September 14, 9:00 p.m.

Kids Crossing, Lawton Park, Clinton & Fourth Streets


Riverfront Fort Wayne is excited to partner with the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society to present Star Parties on the Riverfront. Stay up past your bedtime and join us as we view stars and planets right in downtown Fort Wayne. FWAS will provide telescopes and show you how to use them. You will receive a light snack and free Riverfront SWAG. This program is free and open to all ages. With a playground and free parking nearby, this is a program for everyone! Call or email Megan Butler at 260-427-6248 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Riverfront Film Series - “Troop Beverly Hills”

Saturday, September 29, 7:30 p.m., activities begin 6:45 p.m.

Johnny Appleseed Park

FREE admission

Fort Wayne native Shelley Long is back as we enjoy Troop Beverly Hills in the great outdoors—Johnny Appleseed Park, that is. Come to the most fabulous jamboree in Fort Wayne! (No bark eating required.) We will be testing both your wilderness and your Beverly Hill skills with a variety of activities—you can even earn scout patches! Then, we’ll gather ‘round the campfire, pass around the cookies, and enjoy our favorite hometown actress, Shelley Long in this family classic. Feel free to bring your own chair or blankets and don’t forget something to munch on! Activities begin at 6:45 p.m. and the movie starts around 7:30. Free parking available. No RSVP necessary. All ages and wardrobes welcome.


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