December 5, 2018

Contact:    Rob Hines

                 Public Information Officer


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For Immediate Release

What’s Happening on the Riverfront: December 2018

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Here is a list of events and activities happening on the Riverfront:

Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers - December 9, 2 p.m.

Lawton Park Trailhead, Clinton & 4th Streets

Winter is a great time of year for beginning birders to start in this fascinating and rewarding hobby! Our urban rivers feature a huge variety of bird species (even bald eagles!) and provide fantastic vantage points—you’ll be an avid birder before long! We will continue our partnership with Cornell University Ornithology Lab, tracking and collecting data on urban birds, and sharing our new found knowledge with them. This guided urban hike is open to all ages and experience levels. We’ll share birding tricks and trips, as you enjoy the diverse bird life along our rivers- and maybe spot some winter migrators while we’re out! We will spend the first few minutes of each program learning some basics about birdwatching and how to use binoculars (we have a few pairs of binoculars and bird guides to share if you don’t have your own). Each participant will receive a Riverfront life list. This program is free and no pre-registration is necessary. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Young Naturalist Series – History of Groundhog Day

Saturday, January 19, 10-11 a.m.

Psi Ote Lower Pavilion, Bob Arnold Northside Park

Parnell Ave. at E. State Blvd.

Get a jump on Groundhog Day and uncover the history and myths surrounding this yearly event. Along with learning some interesting facts about our favorite furry prognosticator, we’ll make our own Groundhog Day prediction, make a groundhog puppet, and enjoy a Groundhog Day snack before our time is up!

Young naturalists (ages 5-10) are invited to join us for an hour of learning, crafts and fun themed snacks. The program is FREE and limited to 20 children plus their grown-ups. Please contact Kim Weldon at 427-5166 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up and reserve your seat. Registration deadlines are one week prior to each program. In the event of inclement weather, please check Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Winter Cozy - January 26, 8 p.m.

Headwaters Park West

Come cozy up with your neighbor, break down your barriers, and get warm in winter. Your winter blues will fade away as we dance, play, and recreate inside a heated tent with cozy furniture, warm cocktails and food for purchase, live music and games, ice sculptures, and drink luges.

This is Fort Wayne’s most exciting (21+) adults-only winter event. Admission is $10 at the door (cash or credit). Call Megan Butler at 260-427-6248 with questions. Sponsored by Majic 95.1

Riverfront Educational Series - February 11, 6:30 p.m.

Hop River Brewing Company, 1515 N. Harrison St.

Fort Wayne is again offering the public three opportunities to meet the team involved with Riverfront development and learn more about plans for the future, including the exciting news we will have to share about Promenade Park, water quality updates, and brand new opportunities to enjoy our beautiful three rivers.

The February 11 topic is "Our Muddy Rivers: Water Quality, Cleanups, and More." Beer, cider, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as light snacks will be available for purchase. Hop River will offer free tours of the brewery before and after the event. More information, including parking information, is available at or by calling Megan Butler at 260-427-6248. Sponsored by WANE 15 and Hop River Brewing Company.

More information about upcoming Riverfront activities can be found at

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