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Fort Wayne, Ind. – The following events and programs are happening the week of July 22, 2019:

New Millennium Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, July 25, 7:30 pm

Foellinger Theatre (

This 17 piece traditional big band has entertained locally for 20 years. This will be an excellent evening of traditional big band tunes

Fort Wayne Children’s Choir

Friday, July 26, 7 pm

Foellinger Theatre (

This concert serves as the capstone for the choir’s week long intensive. Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will offer nine separate choirs to entertain the Foellinger audience.


Saturday, July 27, 8 pm

Foellinger Theatre (

For more than 30 years, LOVERBOY has been “Working for the Weekend” forming in 1978, when vocalist Mike Reno was introduced to guitar hot shot Paul Dean. Their hits include “Working for the Weekend,” “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “The Kid is Hot Tonite,” “Turn Me Loose,” “When It’s Over,” “Heaven In Your Eyes” and “Queen of the Broken Hearts.”

End of Summer Celebration

Friday, July 26, 1 – 4 pm

McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St.

Enjoy FREE family fun, including a Staff vs. Students basketball game, half-time entertainment, giveaways and popcorn!


Botanical Roots: CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band

Friday, July 26, 8:30 pm

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band are dynamic stage performers with an old school Zydeco sound enjoyed by young and old alike. As the son of Clifton Chenier (the first Creole musician to win a Grammy Award), C.J. is a masterful accordion player and vocalist. Bayou beats and traditional elements of funk, blues, and ballads bring forth foot tapping vibes that no one can hide!

The 2019 Botanical Roots series is sponsored by Fort Wayne Metals, PBS39, Mad Anthony Brewing Company, ProFed Credit Union, US93.3, Whatzup, 96.3 XKE, Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center and Sweetwater.


Botanica Jones: “Botanica Jones: Scientist, Merchant or Thief?”

Open through November 17

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

At this garden exhibit in the Botanical Conservatory, guests can visit a wealthy Englishman’s garden, showcasing plants brought back by “Botanica Jones,” a plant explorer of the late 1800s through early 1900s. Visitors can decide whether they have the passion to join these botanical elite. The “Botanica Jones” exhibit is sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1 and PBS 39.

FREE Summer Playground Program – FINAL WEEK

Through July 26, Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm

Children ages 5 to 18 who are still in school, can participate in the program Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm through July 26 for fun, interactive activities throughout the day, and this program is held at five local playgrounds: Hamilton Park, Lafayette Park, Memorial Park, Packard Park, and Lakeside Park, along with the city’s youth centers: Weisser Park Youth Center, Cooper Community Center, Jennings Recreation Center and McMillen Park Community Center. All five playground sites and the Youth Centers are supervised by qualified, trained staff. Kickball, t-ball, bumper pool, Mancala, basketball, arts & crafts, and field trips are just a few of the exciting activities planned for the summer playground program. Children can also enjoy a FREE lunch or snack provided by Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Salomon Farm Park Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays through Sept. 4, 4 – 7 pm

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

The Salomon Farm Park Farmer’s Market connects the local community to farmers, producers, bakers, and artisan that are within a 75 mile radius of Salomon Farm Park. Produce vendors are required to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs and many also embrace sustainable and organic growing practices. The market also occasionally includes baked goods, honey, maple syrup, handmade craft vendors, food vendors, entertainment, and children’s activities.


Northside and McMillen Pools Open

  • Northside Pool, East State Blvd. and Parnell Ave.
    • 12:30 - 5 pm daily
    • 7 - 9 pm Mon/Wed/Fri
    • Adult Swim: 7 - 8 pm Tues/Thurs
  • McMillen Pool, Oxford St. east of Anthony Blvd.
    • 1:30 -7 pm daily
  • Admission prices available at

For full details on all events and programs happening at Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, go to





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