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Saturday, January 30, 2016 in Downtown Fort Wayne

Celebrate winter with a visit to downtown Fort Wayne! The 5th Annual Winterval promises a full day of indoor and outdoor winter fun for all ages. Watch ice carvers create wonders from a solid block of ice, catch a rugby game, enjoy special events at the Botanical Conservatory, the Allen County Public Library or Science Central. Go for a carriage ride at the Community Center or ice skating at Headwaters Park. 

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

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Ice Carving 

Watch professional carvers create ice sculptures before your eyes! Visit for the most current list of ice carving locations. 


If you are interested in being a sponsor of an ice carving in 2016 please call Patti Davis, 260.427.6465.   We appreciate your support!

Past Ice Carving Sponsors:

LLV Home Care


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A new Facebook page was created just for Winterval!! Check it out!


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Winter Carnival

Saturday, January 30, 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 there’s no snow, the fun will move indoors.  It’s all FREE! 

Fort Wayne Youtheatre presents “Fort Wayne On Tour”
2 p.m., Free
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Winter Carnival is sponsored by: American Senior Communities and the Community Center Foundation.

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Winterval at the Conservatory

Saturday, January 30, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

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Join the Conservatory and our Winterval partners in celebrating winter. At the gardens, you can make a winter bird feeder, watch an ice carving and explore our “DIg This” exhibit. Regular Conservatory admission applies. For more information, call (260) 427-6440. 


Nouvelle Annee: A French Garrison 1754

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.

For additional information on Upcoming Events, visit our website at:


Snow Bowl Rugby Game
1 pm, Free
Lawton Park, 1900 N. Clinton Street
FW Rugby Football Club, IPFW, Taylor University, Indiana Wesleyan Rugby Clubs



Winterval at the Library
9 am-5 pm, Free 
ACPL, 900 Library Plaza


Winterval at Science Central
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
1950 N. Clinton Street


Ice Skating at Headwaters Park

11 am-10 pm

Regular Admission 

333 South Clinton Street

Freeze Frame Picture Car & Truck Show
Model Car & Truck Show

Registration: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., $10 Entry, Spectators Free
Bring a photo of your vehicle to be judged
Categories for all ages!  Awards at 3 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St.
Information: 260.273.1447

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