Fort Wayne weekend events, June 15 – 17

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) –

21st Annual BBQ RibFest – Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. daily
Enjoy brisket, ribs, pulled pork, rib sandwiches, BBQ chicken, and more from several local vendors! Also check out live party blues music on the Coors Light main stage.
Admission: Free until 5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $6 evenings; $3 all day Sunday
Location: Headwaters Park Pavilions, 333 S. Clinton Street

Bootcamp Fridays at Parkview Field – Friday, June 15 @ 11-11:45 a.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the Central Branch YMCA and jog down to Parkview Field to join-in on a 45-minute bootcamp class.
Admission: Free
Location: Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing Street

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – Friday, June 15 @ 3-8 p.m.
Celebrating nine years of serving the Fort Wayne Community, this market offers fresh and local produce. Shop produce, Indiana-produced foods and local arts & crafts.
Admission: Free
Location: Parking Lot at 1936 W. Main Street

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo: Zoobilee – Friday, June 15 @ 6-10 p.m.
Zobilee is the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s gala event and features a gourmet dinner and cocktails. The event will also include both silent and live auctions. Support the zoo and its mission of connecting kids and animals, strengthening families and inspiring people to care at this year’s Zoobilee.
Admission: $75 General Admission, $150 VIP
Location: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Boulevard

Friday Nites Live – Summer Concert Series – Friday, June 15 @ 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Spend a Friday night at the Jefferson Pointe shopping center and watch a live band take the stage by the Courtyard Fountain. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended.
Admission: Free
Location: Courtyard Fountain at the Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4130 W. Jefferson Boulevard

BADFISH – A Tribute to SUBLIME – Friday, June 15 @ 7 p.m.
“BADFISH…continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some… they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most community reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts.”
Admission: $11.25-$15
Location: Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road

N2R Band – Friday, June 15 @ 7-11 p.m.
Spend your Friday night enjoying live music as the N2R Band takes the stage!
Admission: $5
Location: Flashback Live, 4201 Wells Street

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball – Friday, June 15 @ 7:05 p.m.
TinCaps baseball games are the perfect choice for family entertainment! Enjoy a night out, with great food choices ranging from typical ball park fare to healthy options.
Admission: Tickets start at $5
Location: Parkivew Field, 1301 Ewing Street

Riverfront FW Friday Paddle Socials – Friday, June 15 @ 8-9 p.m.
Meet new people and learn more about our rivers while canoeing or kayaking! Staff will lead the group on an approximately one-hour paddle outing. Each participant will receive Riverfront swag, and a snack and drink at the end of the outing. You may bring your own kayak or canoe, or rent one for an additional $15.
Admission: $10 (plus renting fee)
Location: Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot, 1004 Cass Street

Historic Southside Farmer’s Market – Saturday, June 16 @ 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Seasonal and locally-grown vegetables, hormone-free meat and eggs, heirloom herbs, flowers and vegetable plants, baked goods, jams, teas, cut flowers, handcrafted jewelry, soap, crafts, books, dishes, antiques, and an old-fashioned lunch counter. Live music provided mid-morning.
Admission: Free
Location: Southside Farmer’s Market, 3300 Warsaw Street

Fort Wayne Swap Meet 3rd Saturdays – Saturday, June 16 @ 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
This county-wide sale includes 128 vendors, and takes place rain or shine. Vendors can purchase a rental space for $15, and must be set-up by 7 a.m.
Admission: Free
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue

Cars and Coffee – Saturday, June 16 @ 9-11 a.m.
Open to all vehicles – classic, exotic, muscle and favorite car. Enjoy free coffee from Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings of Auburn, and donuts from Tom’s!
Admission: Free
Location: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, 1600 South Wayne Street

Fort Wayne’s Farmer Outdoor Market – Saturday, June 16 @ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You will find a wide mix of fresh produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, jams, milk, cheese, teas, coffees, honey, syrups, natural bath products, crafts and much more.
Admission: Free
Location: Corner of Barr and Wayne streets

YLNI Farmer’s Market – Saturday, June 16 @ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Enjoy a Saturday morning shopping for fresh produce, a wide variety of organic fruits and vegetables, hand-made jewelry and crafts, local artwork and more. There will also be entertainment and fun for the kids. During the YLNI Barr Street Market, you can tour the History Center free of charge.
Admission:Free
Location: Corner of Wayne and Bar streets

PBS39 Explorer Day – Saturday, June 16 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This family-friendly event will feature educational activities, games and performances. Meet PBS characters: Peg + Cat, Nature Cat, Sid the Science Kid, and PBS39’s own Ryder.
Admission: Free
Location: Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing Street

Garden Walk and Plant Sale – Saturday, June 16 @ 12-2:30 p.m.
The Garden Walk is FREE to attend. Master Gardener volunteers are available to guide guests, provide fun activities and answer questions. The Plant Sale offers a wide assortment of plants including annuals, perennials, and indoor plants. Local vendors also offer DIY air plant terrariums, garden art, honey from Glenn’s Natural Honey, locally grown produce, essential oils, native plans from Riverview Native Nursery, and Three Rivers Fruit Growers Club.
Admission: Free
Location: Master Gardner Display Gardens of Allen County, 4001 Crescent Avenue

14th Annual Juneteenth Celebration – Saturday, June 16 @ 2-6 p.m.
Enjoy this outdoor family-friendly festival featuring a variety of local performances, a live band concert, bounce houses and other fun activities. Food and merchandise will be for sale, but the event also includes free hot dogs and popcorn. In the event of rain, performances will be held inside the Weisser Park Youth Center auditorium.
Admission: Free
Location: Weisser Park, 802 Eckart Street

Rock the Plaza 2018 – Saturday, June 16 @ 6 p.m.
This week’s lineup features The Kickbacks, Mike Conley, Kelsie Cote, and Tone Junkies. Bring your lawn chairs, a blanket, or dance the night away to music from some of the area’s best groups. Food will be available for purchase.
Admission: Free
Location: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza

Chase Rice – Saturday, June 16 @ 7 p.m.
Enjoy country music this Saturday as Chase Rice takes the stage at Clyde Theatre. The American country music singer, songwriter and reality TV personality co-wrote the single “Cruise” performed by Florida Georgia Line. He released the EP Ready Set Roll, featuring the single by the same name, in October of 2013. The full-length album Ignite the Night debuted #1 on Billboard Top Country Albums.
Admission: $35
Location: Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road

30th Annual Weigand Construction Duck Race to Benefit SCAN – Saturday, June 16 @ 7-9:45 p.m.
Hundreds of people will come to Johnny Appleseed Park for fun and games, and to watch the plastic ducks plash into the St. Joseph River and “paddle” their way to the finish line. Each plastic duck represents a raffle number, and the top 25 ducks will win cash and prizes. Proceeds from the event support SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect).
Admission: Free
Location: Johnny Appleseed Park, 1600 E. Coliseum Boulevard

Rodney Carrington LIVE – Saturday, June 16 @ 7-10 p.m.
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY. After eight albums, his own sitcom (“Rodney”), and a 2008 movie (“Beer for my Horses”), the dry-witted Oklahoman has established himself as a force on stage, on air and on screen. His recordings have sold more than 3 million copies. His new Netflix special, “Here Comes the Truth,” is available now on iTunes and Google Play.
Admission: $44.75 General Admission, $179.75 VIP
Location: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Rain Kings – Saturday, June 16 @ 7-11 p.m. 
Enjoy live music this Saturday, and watch the Rain Kings take the stage.
Admission: $5
Location: Flashback Live, 4201 Wells Street

Dogs of Society, Elton John Tribute – Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series – Saturday, June 16 @ 8 p.m.
This high-energy show delivers an all-live, ’70s-style rock concert faithful to the spirit of the classic, early Elton John recordings.
Admission: $20
Location: Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, 3411 Sherman Boulevard

Riverfront FW Sunday Paddle Socials – Sunday, June 17 @ 5:45 a.m.
Meet new people and learn more about our rivers while canoeing or kayaking! Staff will lead the group on an approximately one-hour paddle outing. Each participant will receive Riverfront swag, and a snack and drink at the end of the outing. You may bring your own kayak or canoe, or rent one for an additional $15.
Admission: $10 (plus renting fee)
Location: Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot, 1004 Cass Street

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