Celebrate Mother’s Day Downtown


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News release from the Downtown Improvement District:

Families Invited to Celebrate Mother’s Day Downtown

(April 7, 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 DowntownFortWayne.com.


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


  1. Parkview Field
    1301 Ewing Street
    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 West Brackenridge Street
    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 South Harrison Street
    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 South Calhoun Street
    12pm – 4pm
    Each mother gets a free plant, while supplies last. Also, check out the Mother’s Day plant Sale
  5. Cinema Center
    437 East Berry Street
    10:30am – 5pm
    Alternative Mother’s Day event–showing the classic film Psycho with a brunch
  6. Fort Wayne Museum of Art
    311 East Main Street
    12pm – 5pm
  7. Paradigm Gallery in the FWMoA
    311 East Main Street
    10am – 5pm
    Come and enjoy 10% off your entire purchase
  8. Don Halls Gas House
    305 East Superior Street
    12pm – 8pm
    Sleek atmosphere for steak & seafood fare inside a 19th-century gas plant.
  9. Takaoka
    305 East Superior Street
    11am – 9pm
    Entertaining Japanese steak-&-seafood grill & bar.
  10. Main Street Bistro
    200 East Main Street
    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!
  11. History Center
    302 East Berry Street
    12pm – 5pm
    Museum showcasing over 26,000 artifacts, documents & photographs related to local history.
  12. Sharon’s Victorian House
    634 West Berry Street
    10am – 4pm
    We will be serving Victorian cookies and Berry Punch to all the visitors
  13. Friends of the Third World
    611 West Wayne Street
    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
  14. Emiley’s Haute Cottage
    515 West Wayne Street
    10am – 4pm
    Stop by to receive a free flower! Also guest vendor Serendipitous will be set up on site!
  15. Smiley’s Joy
    503 West Wayne Street
    10am – 4pm
    The first 50 patrons receive a free gift!
  16. 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
  17. City Exchange
    127 West Wayne Street
    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.
  18. Creative Women of the World
    125 West Wayne Street
    10am – 4pm
    Free samples of fair trade coffee and chocolate treats, and guests can sign up to win a Mother’s Day Gift Basket!
  19. 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.
  20. Abigail’s Confections
    236 East Wayne Street
    Receive 50% off any item! Limit one per family
  21. Cottage Flowers
    236 East Wayne Street
    10am – 4pm
    A wide diversity of fresh and permanent arrangements to create memorable floral atmospheres, enhancing the holidays and bringing joy to cherished friends.
  22. Idlehour
    526 West Jefferson Boulevard
    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
  23. Science Central
    1950 North Clinton Street
    Free admission for mothers & grandmothers


Download a list of the activities and map.


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