Fun in the Fort

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — There are so many amazing things to do in the Fort Wayne area and we want to help you narrow down your weekend plans. Here’s what’s going on this weekend so you can have Fun in the Fort:

Valentine’s Day Bachata Dance Contest

Show off your dance moves this Valentine’s Day to the beat of Bachata music. Pedal City, located at 1215 W. Main Street, is hosting a Bachata Dance Contest for their Latino Fridays on Feb. 14. The event goes from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. You can register for the competition on the spot. The two final dancers after the first round will compete for a $100 cash prize. Entering the contest is free. The event is put on by City Syndicate DJ’s.

Matilda the Musical at Arts United Center

Attend opening night of Matilda the Musical at the Arts United Center on Saturday, Feb. 15. Join Matilda and her school-mates as they face headmistress Miss Trunchbull and “the chokey.” Miss Honey’s sweetness and Matilda’s courage, cleverness, and special powers could be the students’ saving grace. The Tony-Award winning musical will be presented in collaboration with Fort Wayne Youtheathre. The musical runs from Feb. 15 to March 1. Find ticket information here.

5th Annual Cupid’s Chocolate Chase 5K & Mocha Mile

End your Valentine’s Day weekend with the sweetest 5K you will ever run. The 5th Annual Cupid’s Chocolate Chase 5K and Mocha Mile will be held Sunday, Feb. 16. The two walk-runs start at Parkview Field. Every finisher will receive chocolates and gummy bears from title sponsor Albanese Confectionery. This year the event’s charity raffle will benefit Neighborlink. You can register for the races online until midnight Feb. 14.

Other events:

Friday, Feb. 14:

  • Fort Wayne Komets vs. Indy Fuel
    • Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
    • 8 p.m.
    • Details
  • Anti-Valentine’s Day
    • JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House
    • 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
    • Details
  • 2020 Fort Wayne Boat Show
    • Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
    • 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Details
  • An Acoustic Valentine’s Day Dinner with Ginger Coyle
    • Club Room at The Clyde
    • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Details
  • Friday Night Vibes: Dixon, McRae & Robinson Perform Love Songs
    • Club Room at The Clyde
    • 8 pm. to 10:30 p.m.
    • Details
  • Singles Party! at Chapman’s Southwest Fort Wayne
    • Chapman’s Brewing Company – Southwest Fort Wayne Taproom
    • 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Details

Saturday, Feb. 15:

  • Wrigley Field 31st Anniversary Party
    • Wrigley Field
    • 9 p.m.
  • Purdue Varsity Glee Club Sing Broadway
    • Embassy Theatre
    • 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Details
  • FWCS Study Connection Zumbathon
    • North Side High School
    • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Details
  • Matilda The Musical
  • Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime at Clyde Theatre
    • Clyde Theatre
    • 7 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
    • Details
  • Iron Society Strength & Fitness Maplecrest Grand Opening
    • 7245 Maplecrest Road
    • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Details
  • JAMfest – Speedy JAM
    • Grand Wayne Convention Center
    • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Details
  • 2020 Fort Wayne Boat Show
    • Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
  • Bluffton BRRR Fest
    • Wells County Community Center, 1240 4H Park Road
    • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Details

Sunday, Feb. 16:

  • The Final Tour Ever: KISS End of the Road Tour
    • Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
    • 7:30 p.m.
    • Details
  • 2020 Fort Wayne Boat Show
    • Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
    • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Details
  • Matilda The Musical
    • Arts United Center
  • Hidden Gems of Jewish Genealogy
    • Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
    • 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Details
  • Hockey In The Fort Goalie Challenge
    • SportONE/Parkview Ice House
    • 12:45 p.m.
    • Details

Remember, there are many more events happening in the Fort Wayne area that you can learn about by visiting our Community Calendar page. Have an event you would like to post? You can do it there too! Happy weekend and have Fun in the Fort!

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