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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. 

Penguin Scavenger Hunt

Are you ready to find some Penguins?  Start at the Community Center.  For information on how this works and your chance at at $100 gift basket, please check out the Winterval flier!

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

Ice Carving

Watch professional carvers create ice sculptures before your eyes!

10:30 am     Botanical Conservatory
                    1100 S. Calhoun Sreet

12:00 pm     Allen County Public Library
                    900 Library Plaza

2:30 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, 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, learn how plants survive the winter, watch an ice sculpture take shape before your eyes, and have fun exploring our Hundred Acre Wood 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, 8:00-11:00 p.m.     
Headwaters Park West, Clinton at Superior 

Come cozy up with your neighbor, break down barriers, and get warm in the winter.  Your winter blues will fade away as we dance, play, and create inside a heated tent with cozy furniture, warm cocktails and food for purchase, live music and games, ice sculputures, and drink luges. This is Fort Wayne's most exciting (21+) adults-only winter event.  Admission is $10 at the door or you can now purchase Winter Cozy tickets on-line!  

Winter Cozy Dancing 2018

More information is available at or by calling Megan Butler at (260) 427-6248. Sponsored by Majic 95.

Winter Hike & Bonfire Social

Lindenwood Nature Preserve
9-10:30 am, Free
Guided Hike and Campfire

Winter Bike Ride
Noon | 1900 N Clinton St
Stay warm with a winter bike ride on the Pufferbelly Trail and a short segment of the Rivergreenway. Learn what parks connect and what you can see on the trails. Cyclists will meet at Lawton Park and pedal to Franke Park Nature Lodge for free hot cocoa, then back to Lawton. Afterwards, cyclists will have the option to take a 1 mile round trip ride to visit our friends at Fort Wayne Outfitters to check out gear to help keep you on your bike all year long! This is a free event and does not require registration.  Helmets are recommended. Contact Amy at 427-6228 for questions.

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Nouvelle Annee: A French Garrison 1759
Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.

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, which will be open for visitors on Saturday.  Their goal is to recreate actual events which occurred in and around what is now Fort Wayne in the year 1759. 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 will be some of the events taking place during the event.

Free admission, donations accepted.

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

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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 
Check out: for additional information. 

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

Ice Carving on the Plaza, 12-2 pm
Simple Seasonal Crafts (Children's Services) 1-4 pm
Cocoa & Cookies 2-4 pm

Winterval at Science Central
10 a.m.-5 p.m., $5 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. 
Public skating; FW Ice Skating Club exhibitions
at 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, and 4:15 pm

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Midwest Freeze Frame Picture Car & Scale Model Car Show
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Spectators: Free
Picture Car & Truck Show: $10
Model Car, Truck & Hobby Show: $5 for 1st model/$2 each after


Photo highlights of previous Winterval's!

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