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Mother’s Day Downtown 2016

Downtown Fort Wayne is happy to announce a new spring event for families of all ages and from all across the region to celebrate Mother’s Day Downtown on Sunday, May 8 from 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Free trolleys and event guides will connect you to great retail locations, restaurants, and Mother’s Day themed activities around Downtown.

“Downtown is everyone’s new neighborhood,” said Bill Brown, President of the Downtown Improvement District. “Mother’s Day Downtown will be a great way to treat the special mom in your life on her special day, while supporting our fantastic local businesses and attractions.”

Guides which showcase Mother’s Day Downtown trolley stops, activities, and even parking suggestions will be available at participating business and sponsor locations starting Friday, April 15, and will also be available on the trolleys the day of the event. So make your plans, catch a trolley, drive, or take a spring walk or bike ride between the many exciting activities and let’s celebrate Mother’s Day Downtown!

To download the guide or for more information visit April 5, 2013 Page 2

Mother’s Day Downtown 2016 Participating Shops/Restaurants/Activities:

1 Parkview Field

1301 Ewing St

10am – 4pm

Come enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of Parkview Field as it serves as the hub of information for all festivities going on Downtown! Meet mascots from different Fort Wayne attractions, take a few swings in the batting cages, or let your kids take the challenge of the rock wall. Also, plenty of free parking is available in the Silver Lot!

2 Rudy’s Shop

409 W Brackenridge St

10am – 5pm

Moms can come enjoy free samples of several Indiana wines as well as free Debrand Chocolate samples all day long!

3 Courtyard Fort Wayne

1150 S Harrison St

11am – Close

Champions in the Courtyard will feature both a Mother’s Day brunch buffet as well as menu items. There will also be a free flower and mimosa for mothers!

4 Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

1100 S Calhoun St

12pm – 4pm

Each mother gets a free plant, while supplies last. Also, check out the Mother’s Day plant Sale

5 Cinema Center

437 E Berry St

10:30am – 5pm

Alternative Mother’s Day event–showing the classic film Psycho with a brunch

6 Fort Wayne Museum of Art

311 E Main St

12pm – 5pm

Paradigm Gallery in the FWMoA

311 E Main St

10am – 5pm

Come and enjoy 10% off your entire purchase

7 Don Halls Gas House

305 E Superior St

12pm – 8pm

Sleek atmosphere for steak & seafood fare inside a 19th-century gas plant.


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11am – 9pm

Entertaining Japanese steak-&-seafood grill & bar.

8 Main Street Bistro

200 E Main St

10am – 3pm

Featuring a brunch buffet and Bloody Mary bar. Half price mimosas for all moms. Kids 12 and under are $6.00 including beverage, Adults are $21.99 including beverage. $5 off for anyone riding the trolley!

9 History Center

302 E Berry

12pm – 5pm

Museum showcasing over 26,000 artifacts, documents & photographs related to local history.

10 Sharon’s Victorian House

634 W Berry St

10am – 4pm

We will be serving Victorian cookies and Berry Punch to all the visitors

11 Friends of the Third World

611 W Wayne

10am – 4pm

Give a gift that gives twice! Unique gifts at fair prices purchased directly from small artisans in the United States, Central America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

12 Emiley’s Haute Cottage

515 W Wayne St

10am – 4pm

Stop by to receive a free flower! Also guest vendor Serendipitous will be set up on site!

13 Smiley’s Joy

503 W Wayne St

10am – 4pm

The first 50 patrons receive a free gift!

14 Allen County Public Library

900 Library Plaza

12pm – 5pm

Come to Children’s Services during Library hours and create a special card to celebrate the special woman (or women) in your life. We’ll have all the art supplies, you supply the creativity and the love to put into the card April 5, 2013 Page 4

15 City Exchange

127 W Wayne St

10am – 4pm

A unique and refreshing shopping experience in the heart of Downtown: includes Art by Alexandra Hall, Belyst, Juice Jar, Valontine, David Talbot Collection, North Coast Organics, Poptique, and Around the Corner.

16 Creative Women of the World

125 W Wayne St

10am – 4pm

Free samples of fair trade coffee and chocolate treats, and guests can sign up to win a Mother’s Day Gift Basket!

17 DeBrand Fine Chocolates

878 Harrison St – In the Ash Skyline Plaza

10am – 4pm

Explore the new DeBrand location Downtown! Receive a free Classic piece of your choice with a purchase.

18 Abigail’s Confections

236 E Wayne St


Receive 50% off any item! Limit one per family

Cottage Flowers

236 E Wayne St

10am – 4pm

A wide diversity of fresh and permanent arrangements to create memorable floral atmospheres, enhancing the holidays and bringing joy to cherished friends.

19 Idlehour

526 W Jefferson Blvd

10am – 4pm

Buy one, get one 50% off on all of our jewelry and candles! Also, we’ll have some wine and other goodies for a sip & shop experience

20 Science Central

1950 N Clinton St


Free admission for mothers & grandmother