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Upcoming Summer Events

Adventure Games- Photo Credit Craig Carroll

Photo credit: Craig Carroll

Adventure Games- Photo Credit Craig Carroll
Written by: Communicator StaffMay 21, 2015

Written By: Tracy Medsker

There are various events that college students can participate in during summer break, especially if they are staying in Fort Wayne and not traveling to a different location.

The Fort Wayne Adventure Games: Saturday, Aug. 1

The Fort Wayne Adventure Games is an exciting city-wide competition where teams of two join forces to try their best to win the race.

“It’s a city-wide bicycle race, where teams of two must navigate to and complete over 25 different physical obstacles, crazy challenges and mental puzzles.” Corey Ford, President of Sport Wayne Inc., a non- profit organization, said.

Their early bird registration ends July 5 while regular registration ends July 18. Online registration closes July 31.

It is $50 per person to register for the event.

“It sounds like a lot, but we promise nobody will be disappointed with all the amazing things we have planned!” Ford said.

GermanFest: June 7- June 14

GermanFest has been going on for 33 years. It began in 1981 and was created to celebrate the German heritage.

“It’s a week-long event that celebrates the German Heritage because most of the city has a German heritage,” Bob Anweiler, a board member, said.

They have a humongous amount of activities.

They have sister city events and even have children’s activities. One of the kid activities will be located at the library. Familienfest is their family event that is located at Headwaters Park and goes from 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. They have face painting, carriage rides, bounce houses and other family-related activities.

“During the day time it’s free to get in tent events but there will be a charge for eating and for rides,” Anweiler said.

Before 2:00 p.m., there is no a charge but from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. there will be a $2 fee. After 5:00 p.m., there is a $5 fee.


Throughout the summer, there are also many concerts that will take place in Fort Wayne.

Hollywood Undead, will be at Piere’s on May 15 and Willie Nelson will be at the Foellinger Theatre on May 19. P.O.D., Hoobastank, and Islander make their way to Piere’s on June 24. The Steve Miller Band is coming to the Foellinger Theatre on July 12 and Three Days Grace coming to Piere’s on July 18.