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Saturday, January 28, 2017 
Downtown Fort Wayne

CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR for updated information on this ANNUAL EVENT!!

Check out the Winterval Ice Carving 2016 time lapse video at the Allen County Library!

Celebrate winter with a visit to downtown Fort Wayne! The 6th 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 MAJIC 95.1.

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Click on the icon or Winterval 2016 Program for the full list of activities!

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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:

  • Hoppy Gnome, 203 E. Berry St.
  • Riverfront Fort Wayne, 916 S. Calhoun St.
  • Visit Fort Wayne, 927 S. Harrison St.
  • Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry
  • Freimann Square, 200 E. Main St. 


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!

2016 Ice Carving Sponsors:

LLV Home Care



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


NEW THIS YEAR: Penguin Hunt

The Winterval penguin will be hanging out downtown in the days prior to Winterval. Go to each morning for clues to its location for the day. Find the penguin, take a selfie and send it to the WintervalFW Facebook page ( to be entered into the daily prize drawing. During the Winterval event, a Grand Prize winner will be selected from those who participated. 

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Winter Carnival

Saturday, January 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Community Center’s FREE Winter Carnival runs from 1 – 4 pm and includes pictures with Elsa and Anna from Frozen, horse and carriage rides, face painting, games, snow crafts, indoor snowboarding, fingernail painting, ice carving demonstrations and yummy treats to warm you inside and out. The Community Center is located at 233 W. Main St.

Fort Wayne Youtheatre performance is “Celebrate Indiana”

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.

Botanical Conservatory 

The Botanical Conservatory has Winterval activities from 10 am – 3 pm that day which include crafting a winter bird feeder, interactive displays, an ice carving demonstration and refreshments. Don’t forget to explore the “Dig This!” exhibit and search for fossils and dinosaur bones.


Nouvelle Annee: A French Garrison 1754

Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Bake Sale, Hot Cocoa/Coffee,  Free Admission,

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
ACPL, 900 Library Plaza

Bookmark Craft (1-4 pm), Bicentennial Photo Booth and Adult Postcard coloring (1-4 pm), Lego Building (2-4 pm)

Winterval at Science Central

1950 N. Clinton Street

10 am – 5 pm, ½ off admission, Glacial Gak Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, “Roll, Drop, Bounce” Exhibit, Free vision screening.


Ice Skating at Headwaters Park

11 am-10 pm
330 South Clinton Street
Regular Admission 
Fort Wayne Ice Skating Club Exhibitions at 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, and 4:15.

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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