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Winterval 2019
 January 26, 2019

 in Downtown Fort Wayne

Celebrate winter with a visit to downtown Fort Wayne! The 8th 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. 

Please check back soon for information on Wwinterval 2019 events!!

Winterval is sponsored by the Downtown Improvement District, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department and MAJIC 95.1.

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Information from Winterval 2018 is below:

Winter Carnival
A “Winterval” Event
Saturday, January 27, 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. Be sure to check out the new Arctic Inflatables! For example, a 30 ft. inflatable snowman bounce house!! It’s all FREE! Go to and click on the Winter Carnival link to check out the latest schedule of Winterval events. 

Fort Wayne Youtheater

presents Storytime Theatre
2 p.m., Free
Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 

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 Winterval at the Conservatory

A “Winterval” Event
Saturday, January 27, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Join the Conservatory and our Winterval partners in celebrating the season of ice and snow. You can make a winter bird feeder, learn how cold-blooded animals survive the winter, watch an ice sculpture take shape before your eyes, and have fun exploring our “Fairy Tales” garden exhibit. Regular Conservatory admission applies.

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Winter Cozy 2018

Winter Cozy
A “Winterval” Event
Saturday, January 27, 8:00-10:00 p.m.     
eadwaters Park West

Celebrate Winterval the Riverfront way as we indulge in hygge (pronounced “hoo-guh”), a Danish term which refers to a feeling of contentment or well-being. With Riverfront, winter doesn’t have to mean icy roads and sidewalks to shovel. We’ll have a heated tent, cozy furniture, warm cocktails and food for purchase, live music and games, ice sculptures, and drink luges. Join us as we remember what winter used to be: fun! Admission is $10 at the door. This event is 21+. More information is available at or by calling Megan Butler at (260) 427-6248. Sponsored by Alt 99.5, Riverfront Fort Wayne, and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation.

Winter Hike & Bonfire Social
Lindenwood Nature Preserve
9 am, Free
Guided Hike and Campfire

Blue Moon Stargazing
Lindenwood Nature Preserve
8:30 pm, Free
Night Hike, Star Gazing, Moon Viewing

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Nouvelle Annee: A New France 1758
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.
Re-enactors, bake sale, hot cocoa and coffee.

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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 
Check out: for additional information. 


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

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


Ice Skating at Headwaters Park

11 a.m.-10 p.m., Regular Admission
Headwaters Park, 333 South Clinton St. 
Exhibitions (east)
30' Bounce House (west, 12-10 pm, free)

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Midwest Freeze Frame Picture Car & Scale Model Car Show
9 a.m.-4 p.m., $10 Entry, Spectators Free
First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St. 


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