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Winterval 2019
 January 26, 2019

 in Downtown Fort Wayne

Celebrate winter with a visit to downtown Fort Wayne! The 7th 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. 

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

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Winter Carnival
A “Winterval” Event
Saturday, January 26, 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 26, 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. Other activities will be held around town at the Community Center, the Old Fort, and Science Central. Don’t forget about the Fort Wayne Rugby Club’s annual Snow Bowl match at Lawton Park at 1:00 p.m. Winterval is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Improvement District. Regular Conservatory admission applies. For more information, call (260) 427-6440.

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Winter Cozy
A “Winterval” Event
Saturday, January 26, 8:00-10:00 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. 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 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 French Garrison 1759
Saturday, January 26, 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 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 will be some of the events taking place during the event.

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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)

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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. 


Photo highlights of previous Winterval's!

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