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Mark your calendar for the forth year of Winterval! We will celebrate Winterval on January 31, 2015!!    Check back very soon for updated information for 2015!!!

Winterval is sponsored by the Downtown Improvement District and the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department.


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Ice Carving Information:

Watch professional carvers create ice sculptures before your eyes!


If you are interested in being a sponsor of an ice carving in 2015,  check out the Frozen Fort Ice Art Sponsorship Form and the Winterval Flier on Ice Carving Sponsorships.   We appreciate your support!

2014 Sponsors:

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LLV Home Care

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 1-design collaborative 2014  2-Strebig Construction
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Below is information on 2014 events, 2015 information will be posted as soon as it is available!

Winter Carnival

A “Winterval” Event
Saturday, January 25, 2014 
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Beat the winter blahs by bringing the whole family out for snow crafts and activities, ice carving demonstrations and yummy treats to warm you inside and out. If theres no snow, the fun will move indoors. Its all FREE! 

2 pm, Community Center, Fort Wayne Youtheatre presents “People in Your Neighborhood” a funny look at growing up (Free Admission)

The Winter Carnival is sponsored by:

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Botanical Conservatory

Join the Conservatory and our Winterval partners in celebrating winter. At the gardens, you can make a winter bird feeder, watch

an ice sculpture take shape before your eyes,and have fun exploringin our “High Places, Hidden Spaces”exhibit. Check out Science Fun:The Deep Sleep at 11:00 a.m.or 1:00 p.m .to learn about animal hibernation. Other activities will be held around town at the Community Center, the Old Fort, and Science Central. Dont forget about the Fort Wayne Rugby Clubs annual Snow Bowl match at Lawton Park at 1:00 p.m. Winterval is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Improvement District. Regular Conservatory admission applies. For more information,call (260)427-6440



Nouvelle Annee:

A French Garrison



Saturday, January 25, 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.


Experience a winter with the French of Fort Miamies. Re-enactors will recreate actual events which occurred in and around what is now Fort Wayne in the year 1754 as taken from letters written by the forts commanders. Mail call, military drills,scouting,cooking and sewing will be some of the events taking place during the event.  Be sure to check out the "Modern" building for baked goods, hot coffee and hot chocolate! 

Admission is free. Free will donations accepted.

For additional information on Upcoming Events, visit our website


  snowbowl           Polar Bear Rugby Game
IPFW vs Grace College 

Sorry, the Polar Bear Rugby game has been cancelled due to the cold weather.

History Center

302 E. Berry Street

Open Noon-5 pm

Offering 1/2 price admission for Winterval!

Enjoy a collection of more than 26,000 artifacts, photographs and documents representing the history of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

Randy Harter will give a lecture on his book about historic Fort Wayne postcards (Free Lecture / Half Price Admission to History Center).

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Stop by the library for wintery crafts from 9am to 5pm in the Children's Dept.   Free. 

Freezing Fun will take place on the Plaza from 2-3pm . Free.


Science Central

Science Central Winterval 2014 Activities

1950 N. Clinton Street

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

(Hands-on Activities available from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Half-off regular admission

Make Glacial Gak (a.k.a. “Slime”) and enjoy some ice cream made right before your eyes using liquid nitrogen! Then visit our new Science On a Sphere exhibit, and learn with National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Scientist/National Weather Service Meteorologist Sam Lash as he presents two programs: “Accurately Measuring Rain and Snow,” and “Cooking Up Thunderstorms and Tornadoes.”  

Headwaters Ice Arena

11 am-10 pm

Regular admission rates apply for skating.

Public Skating Exhibitions @ 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15

1:15: Alexandra Beber
2:15: Delaney Reilley
3:15: Emma Stoody
4:15: TBA

Arts United Campus

Auer Center for Arts &
and Arts United Plaza

300 East Main Street

1 pm & 4 pm, “The People Could Fly!” performance, $5

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Ice and Song

Indiana Music Education Association and The Grand Wayne Center

Host Winterval Concerts

All shows are free and open to the public.

1:00pm - Indiana All State Percussion Ensemble – Calhoun Ballroom

1:00pm – Dekalb High School Show Choir – Anthony Wayne Ballroom

4:00pm – Indiana University Singing Hoosiers – Anthony Wayne Ballroom

 Photo highlights of the 2013 Winterval

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Winterval 2012

Thanks to those of you that came out and supported the 2012 Winterval!  

Check out some photo highlights of Winterval:

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