Press release from the Downtown Improvement District:
Colder weather + holiday performances means time to take advantage of Dine & Ride!
A free park and ride program to help you enjoy dinner and a show downtown hassle free!
Now that the weather has turned cold and snowy, wouldn’t it be great if someone would pick you up from dinner and take you to the front door of the Embassy Theatre without having to worry about parking? The Downtown Improvement District (DID) has the answer! DID is proud to bring you Dine & Ride – a free service to patrons of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Masterworks and Pops Series as well as Broadway at the Embassy.
Enjoy Holiday Pops and other seasonal performances at the Embassy Theatre without the parking hassle! Now patrons can park and dine at any of the participating downtown restaurants before eligible concerts and board the CTN bus to be taken directly to the front doors of the Embassy Theatre. After the concert, board the bus to be taken back to the restaurant. This service is free and brought to you by the DID, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Embassy Theatre.
“Everyone loves coming downtown over the holidays,” says DID Marketing & Event Coordinator Courtney Tritch. “We just wanted to make the experience that much more enjoyable and hassle free!”
- Bourbon Street Hideaway, 135 W. Columbia Street*
- Club Soda, 235 E. Superior Street
- Hall’s Gas House, 305 E. Superior
- Henry’s, 536 W. Main Street
- J.K. O’Donnell’s, 121 W. Wayne Street
- Toscani’s, 120 W. Wayne Street
*Buses pick up on west side of Harrison Street at Columbia.
** Buses run the route approximately every 15-20 minutes. Two buses travel the route continuously, so please wait if the first bus is full. Please note patrons will be picked up curbside, not in the restaurant parking lot. For shows starting at 7:30, buses run before each show from 6:15 – 7:30pm. For shows starting at 8:00pm, buses run before each show from 6:45 – 8:00pm.
Eligible Concerts & Dates
- Philharmonic Masterworks concerts
- Philharmonic Pops concerts (except Holiday Pops matinee)
- Embassy Broadway Series
For eligible concert dates and additional Dine & Ride program information, visit on-line.