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Winterval 2018
 January 27, 2018

 in Downtown Fort Wayne
 Additional details TBA

Celebrate winter with a visit to downtown Fort Wayne! 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 MAJIC 95.1.

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Check out the 2017 Winterval flier complete with the schedule of events for this awesome day!


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Ice Carving 

LIVE ICE CARVINGS—Watch ice sculptors create their masterpieces. 

11 am      Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

12 pm      Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza 

2 pm        Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

PRESCULPTED ICE CARVINGS—Stop by these sites at your convenience that day to see completed ice carvings:

  • Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry
    Signature Health Care

  • Freimann Square, 200 E. Main Street

                WAJI Majic 95.1
                Visit Fort Wayne

  • Design Collaborative, 200 E. Main Street


    If you are interested in being a sponsor of an ice carving in 2017 please call Patti Davis, 260.427.6465.   We appreciate your support!

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

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Winter Carnival
A “Winterval” Event
Saturday, January 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Winter Carnival features horse-drawn carriage rides, games, crafts, slack line, face art, indoor curling, Three Rivers Visiting Dogs, shop the Old Fort Soap Company, and at 2 pm ice carving and a Youtheatre presentation.

Fort Wayne Youtheater Presents

“Dr. Seuss on the Loose”
2 p.m., Free 
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Winter Carnival is sponsored by: the Community Center Foundation.

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2017 Winterval at the Conservatory

Saturday, January 28, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Botanical Conservatory 

Join the Conservatory and our Winterval partners in celebrating the season of ice and snow. At the gardens, you can make a winter bird feeder, learn about the different winter survival strategies of animals, watch an ice sculpture take shape before your eyes, and have fun exploring our “Mary Poppins” garden exhibit. Don't miss the 11 am ice carving! Other activities will be held around town at the Community Center, the Old Fort, Science Central, the Art Museum and other locations. Don’t forget about the Fort Wayne Rugby Club’s annual Snow Bowl match at Lawton Park at 1 pm. Winterval is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Improvement District. Regular Conservatory admission applies.

Winter Cozy
Friday, January 27, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Historic Wells Street Bridge, N. Wells St.
Warm up at this cool winter celebration! This new Winterval event will feature a heated tent, bonfires, live music and beverages designed to warm you up! Tickets are $10. Space is limited. Ages 21+. Sponsored by ALT 99.5 FM. 


Nouvelle Annee: A French Garrison 1757
Saturday, January 28, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Free Admission (Donations accepted)

Experience a winter with the French of Fort Miamis.  Re-enactors from “Les Habitants et Marines du Post ed Miamis” will spend the weekend living in the Fort and recreating actual events which occurred in and around what is now Fort Wayne in the year 1757. They do so by examining letters written by the French commanders of what was then known as Fort Miamis and then attempt to recreate those events.  Mail call, military drills, scouting, cooking and sewing are some of the activities that will be re-enacted. A bake sale, hot cocoa and coffee also available.

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


Snow Bowl Rugby Game
Area rugby club competition
1 p.m., Free
Lawton Park, 1900 N. Clinton St.

Annual Snow Bowl Rugby Game featuring Fort Wayne Rugby Club, IPFW, Taylor University and Indiana Wesleyan Rugby Clubs.


Winterval at the Library
12-4 pm, Free
ACPL, 900 Library Plaza

Ice Carving on the Plaza, 12-2 pm, Crafts 2-4 pm

Winterval at Science Central
10 a.m.-5 p.m.  1/2 price admission
Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.

Free vision screening by Lions Club 25B
Liquid nitrogen ice cream (11 am-4 pm)
Zula Patrol: Mission Weather Exhibit


Ice Skating at Headwaters Park
11 a.m.-10 p.m., Regular Admission
Headwaters Park, 333 South Clinton St.

Public skating; FW Ice Skating Club exhibits at 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15

Freeze Frame Picture Car & Truck Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Entry Fee/Spectators Free
First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St.

Freeze Frame Picture Car & Truck Show, $10 entry fee
Freeze Frame Model Car, Truck & Hobby Show
$5 1st entry/$2 additional entries
Rookie (12 & under) Junior (13-17) and Adult (18+) 


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