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Winterval 2020
January 25, 2020

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, check out model cars, and enjoy special events at the Botanical Conservatory, the Allen County Public Library, the Old Fort or Science Central. Go for a carriage ride at the Community Center or ice skating at Headwaters Park. 

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Print the Winterval poster so you have the schedule while you travel around and visit all the attractions!

 


 
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Penguin Scavenger Hunt

This year, the Penguins are traveling through Fort Wayne again for Winterval! Be sure to pick up your Penguin Scavenger Hunt form at the Community Center so you can document the location of each Penguin. Plus, you can enter a drawing for some great prizes! Just post a pic with a Penguin on the Community Center Facebook page (use hashtag #WintervalFW) and turn in your completed Scavenger Hunt at the Community Center before 5pm on January 27.



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Winterval
is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department and MAJIC 95.1.


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PRESCULPTED ICE CARVINGSStop by these sites at your convenience throughout the day to see completed ice carvings: Sites To be Announced in January

Are you interested in sponsoring an Ice Carving? 
Area businesses are invited to put themselves on ice by being a part of the Frozen Fort Ice Art exhibit.
*Professional carvers will transform the blocks of ice into beautiful works of art throughout the day.
*Your business can purchase ice carvings which display your business logo, an object that represents your business, or a theme of your choice.
*Each ice block is approximately 20” wide x 10” deep x 40” tall, but that’s only the minimum size the carvers work with. If you wish, the ice artists can put several blocks of ice together to form a much larger sculpture for your business.
* Deadline January 7, 2020
* Prices start at $265

*Please check out the Frozen Fort Ice Art information to learn more.  Questions?  Call Patti Davis, 427-6465.


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Ice Carving


Watch professional carvers create ice sculptures before your eyes!

11 am          Botanical Conservatory
                    1100 S. Calhoun Sreet

12:00 pm     Allen County Public Library
                    900 Library Plaza

2 pm            Community Center
                    233 W. Main Street


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Winter Carnival
A “Winterval” Event
Saturday, January 25, 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, carriage rides, children's book swap & sale, 9-hole mini golf, Heartland Mushers,  ice carving demonstrations and yummy treats to warm you inside and out. It’s all FREE! 

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Winterval at the Conservatory

A “Winterval” Event
Saturday, January 25, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Join the Conservatory and our Winterval partners in celebrating winter. At the Conservatory, you can make a winter bird feeder, pot a plant, watch an ice sculpture take shape before your eyes, and have fun exploring our "Dog Days of Winter" garden exhibit.  Regular Conservatory admission applies. For more information, call (260) 427-6440.

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Winter Cozy

A “Winterval” Event
Saturday, January 25, 6:00-10:00 p.m.     
Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior Street  

Join us for Winter Cozy and immerse yourself in Hygge (“hoo-guh”), a calm, comfortable time with people you love, enjoyed with good food, drinks, warm blankets and candlelight. Meet your friends and neighbors on the riverfront and enjoy the winter comforts of hot beverages and foods while you lounge about and chat in our comfortable seating. Inside the warm pavilion, play games, watch your drinks cool in a custom ice luge, listen to live music, dance with your friends, and get a selfie in the photo booth. We’re keeping warm outside, too: enjoy our firepits, roast a s’more over open fire, play with interactive ice art, and take your turn at human sled dog racing (sleds and harnesses provided!). Winter Cozy is a 21+ event. Cash bar and food available for purchase. 

Admission is $10 at the door.

Sponsored by Majic 95.1.




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For more details visit RiverfrontFW.org or contact Megan Butler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 260-427-6248.

Winter Bike Ride

A “Winterval” Event

Saturday, January 25, 1:00 p.m.

Lawton Park, 1900 N. Clinton St.

Warm up with a winter bike ride! City Greenways & Trails staff will lead the family friendly bike ride on our city’s growing trail system. Learn what parks connect and what you can see on the trails. The ride will be approximately 8 miles long. Cyclists will meet at Lawton Park in the parking lot by the Greenhouse. This is a free event and does not require registration. Helmets are recommended. This event is weather dependent.

Contact Amy at 427-6228 for questions.


Lindenwood Nature Preserve Winter Hike

Saturday, January 25, 9 am

Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Avenue

Contact Eden at 427-6008 for questions.

This is a free event.


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Dog Sled Demonstrations

Saturday, January 25, 1-4 pm

Headwaters Park

Heartland Mushers will be running dog sled demonstrations from 1-4pm with their teams of malamutes and huskies. This event is free to watch, and YES --  you can pet the dogs!



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Salomon Farm’s Winter

Farm Hand Competition
A “Winterval” Event

Saturday, January 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Hop River Brewing Company
1515 N. Harrison St.

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean the chorin’ stops! Salomon Farm Park and Hop River Brewing Company present the Winter Farm Hand Competition! Prove that YOU are the strongest Farm Hand and enjoy some locally made and brewed food and drinks. Try your hand at the lasso, tractor tire flips, huckin’ straw bales, and rippin’ sleeves! These feats of strength are open to all genders 18+ years of age. The top three farm hands will walk away with prizes! Bring your friends to cheer you on! Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. with competition from 5:00-7:00. Entry fee: $15.


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2020 Nouvelle Annee: A French Garrison 1760 
Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.

Join with French Soldiers, civilians and Native American Allies as they try to survive the turmoil of the French and Indian War raging at its peak in the eastern US. Watch the Barber Surgeon try to treat the sickness of a smallpox epidemic brought on by Native and French soldiers returning from the Siege of Fort William Henry against the English. Welcome the arrival of a new post commandant following the capture of the prior commander by the English, help the garrison hunt for food along the Three Rivers, and fall in to drill along with the soldiers of His Majesty’s Troupes de la Marine. An immersive day of living history awaits.


Free admission, donations accepted.

For additional information on Upcoming Events, visit our website at: www.oldfortwayne.org   

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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 and PFW Rugby Clubs. 
Check out: fwrfc.com for additional information. 


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

Ice Carving on the Plaza, 12-2 pm
Simple Seasonal Crafts (Children's Services) 1-4 pm
Winterval Family Friendly Movie (12:30-2 pm) in the Theater



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Winterval at Science Central
10 a.m.-5 p.m., $8 admission
Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.

Enjoy family fun activities and ice cream made using liquid nitrogen (11 am-4 pm)

 

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Ice Skating at Headwaters Park
333 S Clinton Street

11 a.m.-10 p.m., Regular Admission
Headwaters Park, 333 South Clinton St. 
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US Midwest Scale Model/Nationals
Freeze Frame Picture Car Show

Classic Cafe, 4830 Hillegas Road
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Spectators: Free
Freeze Frame Picture Car & Truck Show: $10
Freeze Frame Model Car, Truck & Hobby Show: $5 

 

Photo highlights of previous Winterval's! 

 

 

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