Fort Wayne weekend events, June 22 – 24

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) –

Sweetwater GearFest 2018 – Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 @ 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
This year’s GearFest will offer more manufacturers gathering under tents to give you hands-on demonstrations of their gear. Join-in on a weekend of gear, deals, workshops, performances, giveaways and more.
Admission: Free
Location: Sweetwater, 5501 US Hwy 30 West

Greek Fest – Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 @ 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, June 24 @ 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Enjoy a large variety of Greek cuisine and entertainment including live music, dancing and other activities each day.
Admission: $5 on Friday and Saturday after 4 p.m., free the rest of the weekend
Location: Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton Street

Woodburn Summer Fest – Friday, June 22 @ 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, June 23 @ 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday night events include a beer tent, trivia contest, pet parade, family movie night at the Woodburn ACPL and local food vendors. Return Satruday for Lion’s Club’s famous donuts, a 5K walk/run, the “Wet & Wild” parade, a chalk walk, corn hole tournament and much more.
Admission: Free
Location: Overmeyer Street in Woodburn, IN

Bees & Brew (21+) – Friday, June 22 @ 6:30 p.m.
A community favorite and quickly sold-out event celebrates National Pollinator Week. With only 40 tickets available, the event is an opportunity for adults to enjoy the evening relaxing, socializing and celebrating honey bees (and pollinators) through fun, exciting and hands-on activities. Proceeds support the mission of creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, promoting awareness of their population decline and educating the public on ways they can help.
Admission: $75
Location: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street

Friday Nites Live – Summer Concert Series – Friday, June 22 @ 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Check out local bands at the weekly Friday Nites Live Summer Concert Series. Bring the family out for an evening of free music. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended!
Admission: Free
Location: Courtyard Fountain at Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 @ 7-8:30 p.m.
This performance is part of Fire & Light Academy’s summer intensive. Fire & Light is a faith-based theater and production company created to engage and inspire a love of the human story among audiences and artists.
Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Location: Salvation Army Community Center, 2901 N. Clinton Street

Regeneration X – Friday, June 22 @ 7-11 p.m.
Check out local band Regeneration X this Friday at Flashback Live.
Admission: $5
Location: Flashback Live, 4201 Wells Street

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball – Friday, June 22 @ 7:05 p.m.
Spend your Friday night at Parkview Field cheering on the Fort Wayne TinCaps. This family-friendly event includes great food choices and tickets for as little as $5. TinCaps games are a great experience for a true baseball fan or someone looking for a fun time.
Admission: Tickets start at $5
Location: Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing Street

Little River Band – Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series – Friday, June 22 @ 8 p.m.
Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975, Little River Band’s sales top 30 million. Chart success in America includes the singles “It’s a Long Way There,” “Help is on Its Way,” “Lady,” and “Man on Your Mind.”
Admission: $30-$40
Location: Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, 3411 Sherman Boulevard

ARCH Historic Home and Garden Tour – Saturday, June 23 
The annual summer home tour features both established neighborhoods such as Forest Park Boulevard and Southwood Park, as well as lesser known neighborhoods such as West Main Street and Indian Village.
Information: call the ARCH office for further details (260) 426-5117

Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Races – Saturday, June 23 @ 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Attend the 4th Annual Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Races this Saturday presented by Parkview Regional Medical Center. This family-friendly spectacle offers something for everyone with an Athletes Village for socializing, local food trucks and vendors, children’s activities and of course, the races!
Admission: Free
Location: Headwaters Park West, 333 S. Clinton Street

Bug Day – Saturday, June 23 @ 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Explore and learn about the exciting world of exotic butterflies and other anthropods at this “Bug Day” event. Visitors take part in activities, games and crafts, all with a “buggy theme.” Get up close and personal with a resident anthropod and take home a bug balloon.
Admission: $5 Adults; $3 Children ages 3-17; Children 2 years and younger are free
Location: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street

Fort Wayne PUGfest – Saturday, June 23 @ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This fun-filled day is packed with events, starting off with a parade of foster pugs followed by vendor highlights. Kentuckiana Pug Rescue participates in many events throughout the year to help promote awareness of the need for rescue.
Admission: $5 Adults; Kids are free
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue

Covington Art Fair 2018 – Saturday, June 23 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, June 24 @ 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Covington Art Fair is a high-quality two-day community event featuring the arts. The fair features high fashion, specialty large shops, gourmet restaurants, a spa and much more.
Admission: N/A
Location: Covington Plaza, 6382 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry Pedal City Fundraiser – Saturday, June 23 @ 2-6 p.m.
Join-in on a relaxing and fun afternoon while raising funds for Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry. Pet-friendly, ages 21+, selfie photo booth, outdoor games and DJ on-site. Ziffles and Whip & Chill will sell food during the event. Silent auction and 50/50 raffle.
Admission: Wristbands are $15 (include $1 drinks and goody bag)
Location: Pedal City Beer Garden, 1215 W. Main Street

Summer Spectacular: A Tribute to Disney – Saturday, June 23 @ 5-8 p.m.
Join The World Champion Voices of Unity Youth Choir for their 2018 End of Season Concert presented by Unity Performing Arts Foundation and Parkview Health.
Admission: $16 Adults; $11 Seniors and Students; $6 Children 6 years and younger
Location: Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard

Rock the Plaza 2018 – Saturday, June 23 @ 6 p.m.
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket! Dance the night away to some of the area’s best groups. This week’s line-up includes: Full Speed Reverse, Dan Dickerson’s Harp Condition, Los Lemons and Orange Opera. Food is available for purchase.
Admission: Free
Location: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza

Agen Family Trio Benefit Concert – Saturday, June 23 @ 6-7:30 p.m.
The Agen Family Trio (Addison, Tinea and Korrigan) is performing together, highlighting how they serve their community through music. The trio will showcase a variety of favorites through the decades and share their history working with arts nonprofit Audiences Unlimited. Addison will also perform some of her original music. 30 VIP guests have the opportunity to attend a private meet-and-greet with the Agen family prior to the concert. Proceeds will support Audiences Unlimited, Inc. The organization provides live musical performances for the aging and ill in healthcare facilities and for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Admission: $80 VIP, $28-$59.50 General Admission
Location: Arts United Center, 303 E. Main Street

Wine in the Pines & Animal Art Auction – Saturday, June 23 @ 6-9 p.m.
This 21+ event includes an Italian dinner, wine tasting, and a silent auction offering artwork made by animal residents. First time visitor? Plan to enjoy the early-bird guided sanctuary tour, too! Pre-registration is recommended to avoid possible sell-out.
Admission: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
Location: Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W 300 N (Albion, IN)

Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience – Saturday, June 23 @ 7 p.m.
Described as “the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing.” Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity.
Admission: $9.63-$15
Location: Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road

Band Brother – Saturday, June 23 @ 7-11 p.m.
Watch Brother take the stage this Saturday at Flashback Live.
Admission: $5
Location: Flashback Live, 4201 Wells Street

Riverfront FW Sunday Paddle Socials – Sunday, June 24 @ 5:45-6:45 a.m. 
Paddle socials are a fun way to 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, plus a snack and drink at the end. You may bring your own kayak/canoe or rent one.
Admission: $10, plus a $15 renting fee
Location: Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot, 1004 Cass Street

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball – Sunday, June 24 @ 1:05 p.m.
Spend your Friday night at Parkview Field cheering on the Fort Wayne TinCaps. This family-friendly event includes great food choices and tickets for as little as $5. TinCaps games are a great experience for a true baseball fan or someone looking for a fun time.
Admission: Tickets start at $5
Location: Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing Street

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