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News release from the Downtown Improvement District:

Fright Night 2014

(September 25, 2014) – Fort Wayne’s most anticipated Halloween event is bigger and better than ever—the 7th annual Fright Night Downtown is Saturday, October 18th. With over 25 spooktacular activities for people to enjoy throughout the day and evening, Fright Night is a family-friendly event with something for everyone!

 

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Events begin at 10:00am with “Not so Frightening Fun” (craft making) at ACPL Children’s Services, the “Pumpkin Zone” at the Botanical Conservatory and “Cow Eye Dissections” at Science Central. Creep over to the parking lot at 431 W. Berry for another great Science Central event “Catapult Chaos” where zombie heads (pumpkins) will fly as teams compete in this annual event.

Things really get bubbling in the afternoon with kid-friendly activities at the Community Center, including a “Halloween Haunt” with special performance by Fort Wayne Youtheatre and a trunk or treat “Car Show Spooktacular”. At the Allen County Public Library Plaza you can register for 3Rivers Federal Credit Union’s “iFright Prize Package Giveaway”, take part in the “Costume Contest” produced by Fort Wayne Museum of Art and enjoy live performances, activities and “Zombie Machine” face painting by TAG Art in preparation for the infamous “Zombie Walk”.

Join the ranks of the undead as the “Zombie Walk” parades along Wayne, Harrison, Columbia and Calhoun streets. The parade will be less than a mile long and rivals some of the largest zombie walks in the country, with thousands of costumed zombies taking to the streets!

It just wouldn’t be Fright Night without getting locked in the History Center’s “Old Jail” or the Embassy Theatre’s annual “Spooky Stories”, this year they will be showing three Halloween features on the big Screen.

Activities for all ages abound with live music and a scavenger hunt at Parkview Field, a bonfire at the Courtyard by Marriott and the special Halloween performance “Pandora’s Box” at Fort Wayne Dance Collective. Get spooked with Arch’s “Haunted Site Bus Tours” and kick up your bones at the Grand Wayne’s “Ghostly Gala” or Cinema Center “Braineater’s Ball”. An “Old Fort Lantern Tour” is sure to thrill and the Botanical’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” is always a favorite way to time warp the night away.

New this Year: We are pleased to announce new activities for Fright Night 2014:

  • Don’t miss your chance to win passes to Fright Night Activities as well as a chance at a Grand Prize Package including tickets to “Evil Dead the Musical” at the Embassy Theatre and a night at the Courtyard by Marriot. Tune in to The Big Bang Theory weeknights at 7:00pm September 29 through October 10 on WFFT Local for the Word of the Night, and register to win on FortWayneHomePage.net
  • 3Rivers Federal Credit Union Downtown will be registering attendees on the ACPL Plaza from 2:00pm – 5:00pm for the “iFright Prize Package”. The winner will be announced at the Plaza just before the start of the “Zombie Walk” and one lucky zombie will crawl away with a 40″ flat-screen TV, Apple TV, and a $50 iTunes gift card!
  • Let your creativity show at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s costume contest at the ACPL Plaza from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Compete in one of many categories, with the winners receiving exciting prizes! All ages welcome!
  • Stop in for “Zombie Game Night” at the ACPL Plaza from 2:00pm – 5:00pm for some tabletop game fun with Zombie games like Last Night on Earth, Escape Zombie City, Zombie Flux, Zombie Dice and more! Produced by Power Nine Gaming & The Game Annex
  • Beyond the Scope of Reality, (BSR) will host a session on the ACPL Plaza about paranormal investigation experiences from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Come and ask questions and share your own paranormal experiences!
  • Fort Wayne Shadow Chasers Paranormal Pow Wow, 3:00pm – 4:30pm at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. May not be suitable for all ages

With more organizations and venues involved than ever before, you can limp, crawl or hobble your way through Downtown all night long while enjoying one frightfully fun activity after another!

Fright Night is a Downtown event for ALL AGES, some activities have a small admission price and others are free. Find the entire list of Fright Night activities at www.FrightNightDowntown.com.

 

SUMMARY:
Fright Night Downtown
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Multiple locations in Downtown Fort Wayne – For a list of activities, times and locations visit: www.FrightNightDowntown.com

 

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – 900 Library Plaza
Not So Frightening Fun, 10:00am-5:00pm
Stop by Children’s Services for some not so frightening fun and craft making! Ages Preschool-11years
FREE, 260-421-1200

FOELLINGER-FREIMANN BOTANICAL CONSERVATORY – 1100 S. Calhoun Street
Pumpkin Zone, 10:00am-3:00pm
Test your observation skills with the Gnome Search, discover whether pumpkins float or sink, nibble on pumpkin seeds, and decorate your own mini pumpkin! Friends from the Allen County Farm Bureau will help us learn about pumpkins and how they grow. Sponsored by Fun 101.7 WLDE.
$5 for adults, $3.00 for 3-17 years, under 2 is free!
260-427-6440, www.botanicalconservatory.org

SCIENCE CENTRAL – 1950 N. Clinton St.

Science on a Sphere & Cow Eye Dissections
10:00am-5:00pm
Stop in to see the world’s biggest eyeball or learn about the parts of a cow eye!
$8 for ages 3 and up, Over 65 is $7, under 2 is free!
260-424-2400, www.sciencecentral.org

Catapult Chaos Competition – 431 W. Berry St., Parking lot
11:00am-1:30pm
Heads Will Roll! Zombie (pumpkin) heads will fly through the air as teams compete in Science Central’s annual Catapult Chaos event. Register online at sciencecentral.org.
$25 pre-registration fee required for contestants! FREE for spectators!
260-424-2400, www.sciencecentral.org

THE HISTORY CENTER – 302 E. Berry St.
Mad Anthony Monster Mix & The Old Jail
12:00pm-2:00pm & 5:00pm-9:00pm
Visitors will make their own Mad Anthony Monster Mix using snacks and candy from 12:00pm-2:00pm for $1.00 plus general admission and from 5:00pm-9:00pm, visitors can come see The Old Jail in the basement for $3.00!
260-426-2882, www.fwhistorycenter.com

COMMUNITY CENTER – 233 W. Main St.
Halloween Haunt, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Bring your little goblins to the Community Center for an afternoon of frightful family fun! There will be a minimal charge for children’s games. Free face painting, free snacks and more! Concessions will also be available.
FREE, 260-427-6460

FORT WAYNE MUSEUM OF ART – 900 Library Plaza
Costume Contest, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Let your creativity show at the FWMoA costume contest! Compete in one of many categories, with the winners receiving exciting prizes! All ages welcome!
FREE, 260-422-6467, www.fb.com/fwmoa

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – 900 Library Plaza
Fright Night Fun in Young Adult Services
2:00pm-5:00pm
Make a cute, scary or absolutely terrifying paper bag puppet! For teens, adults, and kids under 11 accompanied by parent or guardian.
FREE, 260-421-1200

DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT – 900 Library Plaza
Zombie Machine & Zombie Walk, 2:00pm-5:30pm
Join us on the ACPL Plaza once again to get your Zombie on! As always, Zombie Machine will be cranking out the undead. While you wait to lurch down the streets at 5:30pm for the annual Zombie Walk, grab a drink and a dog from Bravas and enjoy the entertainment featuring Raq the Rivers, K. Monique’s Dance Studio and live music!
FREE, 260-420-3266, www.downtownfrightnight.com

YOUTHEATRE – 233 W. Main St.
Snow White & the Three Bears, 2:00pm
“Story Book Theatre” takes children’s classic literature and brings the stories to life through THEATRE! SONG! and DANCE! Presenting “Snow White & the Three Bears”, a funny spoof that includes children’s favorites, Stinky Cheese Man, Mother Goose, Rana Azul and The Dumb Bunnies! Audience participation and free ticket giveaways!
FREE, 260-427-6460, www.fortwayneparks.org

POWER NINE GAMING & THE GAME ANNEX – 900 Library Plaza
Zombie Game Night, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Stop in for some tabletop game fun with Zombie games like Last Night on Earth, Escape Zombie City, Zombie Flux, Zombie Dice and more!
FREE, www.powerninegaming.com, www.thegameannex.com

AMERICAN RED CROSS – 900 Library Plaza
Blood Drive, 2:00pm-5:00pm
They want your blood! Stop down while you’re downtown and donate. All donors will receive a ticket to Hysterium or the Haunted Castle!
FREE, 260-466-4027, www.redcross.org

THE GRAND WAYNE CENTER – 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne Shadow Chasers Paranormal Pow Wow
3:00pm-4:30pm
May not be suitable for all ages.
FREE, 260-426-4100, www.grandwayne.com

EMBASSY THEATRE – 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Three Halloween features on the big screen!
3:30pm, two episodes of spooky Scooby Doo, $3/person
6:30pm, Ghostbusters, $8/person, $3/12 years and under
11:00pm, Nightmare on Elm Street, $8/person, $3/students
260-424-5665, www.fwembassytheatre.org

COMMUNITY CENTER – 233 W. Main St.
Car Show Spooktacular, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Check out all of the spooky rides cruising in at the Community Center and enjoy Trunk-or-Treating, tunes from DJ Fast Eddie of Kroozin’ Calendars and lots of fun games and contests!
FREE, 260-427-6460, www.fortwayneparks.org

PARKVIEW FIELD & FORT WAYNE TINCAPS – 1301 Ewing St.
Scavenger Hunt & Music, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Enjoy a scavenger hunt around Parkview Field and spend time with your favorite mascot, Johnny! Stick around and enjoy live music while sipping on “Blood Light”! $1-$2 concessions available!
FREE, 260-482-6400, www.parkviewfield.com, www.tincaps.com

ARCH, INC. – 125 W. Jefferson St., Indiana Hotel Lobby
Haunted Sites Bus Tours: All Aboard the Coach of Chills, 6:00pm-10:00pm, tours depart at 6, 8, & 10pm
Three spooky bus tours usher you through historic sites of fright!
$15/adult, $10/ages 5-17
Purchase tickets by calling 260-426-5117 or going online at www.archfw.org.

Murder, Mystery, & Mayhem: Historic Tales of Fort Wayne’s Nefarious Past – 125 W. Jefferson St., IN. Hotel Lobby, 6:00pm-10:00pm, tours depart every hour.
Hear the truth about Fort Wayne’s dark and bloody history filled with murder, hangings, and feuds. Warning: This tour is not for the faint at heart and may not be suitable for all ages!
$10/adult, $5/ages 5-17, 260-426-5117, www.archfw.org

FORT WAYNE CINEMA CENTER – 437 E. Berry St.
Braineater’s Ball, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Get spooky with Cinema Center’s Fright Night celebration. Braineater’s Ball offers a horrifyingly good mix of fun for all ages! We will be showing a free family film during the event and a menacing film for regular price at 9:15pm. Other activities include: free popcorn, free photos of anyone in costume, tasty libations with a freewill donation, pumpkin carving contest, prizes for best costumes, King & Queen to be crowned.
FREE, 260-426-3456, www.cinemacenter.org

HISTORIC FORT WAYNE – 1201 Spy Run Ave.
Old Fort Lantern Tours, 6:00pm-10:30pm
Lantern Tours of the Fort will be offered for you to explore the Fort by night, and hear tales of actual encounters with the Fort’s ghosts by re-enactors
$2 for tour admission, free for children under 12 with adult

SCIENCE CENTRAL – 120 W. Jefferson St., The Harrison Room
Zombie Snot, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Kids can make their own disgustingly gross batch of Zombie Snot! This activity is free, while supplies last, at the Grand Wayne Ghostly Gala.
FREE, 260-424-2400, www.sciencecentral.org

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN FORT WAYNE – 1150 S. Harrison St.
Bonfire at the Courtyard, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Bonfire with Fright Dogs, Blood Soup, cider & hot chocolate! All items $2 and proceeds to benefit “Back on My Feet”, a charity organization.
$2/item, 260-490-3629, www.marriott.com/fwadt

EMBASSY THEATRE – 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Indiana Hotel Lobby
Spooky Stories, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Sit for a spell in the Indiana Hotel Lobby and listen to spooky stories!
FREE, 260-424-5665, www.fwembassytheatre.org

THE GRAND WAYNE CENTER – 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., The Harrison Room
Ghostly Gala, 6:00pm-8:00pm
A not-too-scary family-friendly costume dance and parade! DJ La-La keeps the little monsters groovin’, coloring sheets for busy little fingers and Science Central whips up a batch of Zombie Snot! Concessions for $1.
FREE, 260-426-4100, www.grandwayne.com

BSR PARANORMAL – 900 Library Plaza
Beyond the Scope of Reality, 6:30pm-7:30pm
BSR will host a session on the Plaza about paranormal investigation experiences. Come and ask questions and share your own paranormal experiences!
FREE, www.bsrparanormal.com

FORT WAYNE DANCE COLLECTIVE – 437 E. Berry St.
Pandora’s Box, 7:00pm
Join us as we unveil the secret evils within Pandora’s Box! This year’s Halloween performance is sure to leave you wishing you had never opened that box!
$15/adult, $13/student, 260-424-6574, News release

FOELLINGER-FREIMANN BOTANICAL CONSERVATORY – 1100 S. Calhoun St.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
8:00pm (doors open), 9:15pm (movie starts)
Let’s do the time warp agaaaaain! The movie will be shown outside on the Terrace, weather permitting; please dress accordingly. Refreshments available for purchase. This movie is participatory in tradition and content may not be suitable for all ages. Please do not bring outside food or beverages as there will be refreshments available for purchase.
$2/adult, $1/3-17 years old
17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
260-427-6440, www.botanicalconservatory.org

 

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