The Best Events in Fort Wayne in November

best events in fort wayne november 2016

Wow, I can’t believe it’s November already! We move straight from candy comas to Holiday festivities. Is it too early to put up the tree? JK… a little! Although it’s almost the end of the year, it’s not the end of festival season just yet! November has plenty of family-fun activities and fun just waiting to be had!

Fort Wayne Beard & Mustache Society Chili Cookoff

Sunday, November 13th
Brass Rail, 1121 Broadway
$5 donation

The 3rd Annual Fort Wayne Beard & Mustache Society Chili Cook-Off is a great way to not only get your fill of some great chili but to help the homeless in Fort Wayne. They will be collecting warm Winter gear including coats, hats, scarves, warm socks, and more to benefit the Street Reach for the Homeless.

Christmas On Broadway

Friday, November 18th
Broadway Plaza, 2900 Broadway
5:30pm- 7:30pm

Kick off the Holiday season with the lighting of the Broadway Plaza Christmas tree, Santa and Mrs. Claus, live reindeer, music, holiday treats, and the Polar Express train ride. They’ll also light the sky with fireworks at 6pm.

A Christmas Carol

November 18th-20th
Arts United Center, 303 E. Main Street
Hours Vary

The classic Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, comes to life as a Musical at the Arts United Center November 18th-20th. Don’t miss Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters with Christmas’ Past, Present, and Future.

Hope for Syria Art Auction

Saturday, November 19th
Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry Street

The Cinema Center’s Hope for Syria will be an evening of art, music, appetizers, and giving. Grab a piece of artwork for  your apartment through the silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Fort Wayne For Syrian Refugees and Sunrise USA.

Headwater’s Park Ice Skating Rink

November 19th -March 5th
Headwaters Park, 333 South Clinton St

Lace up your skates and hit the ice. The Headwater’s Park outdoor ice skating rink opens for the season on November 19th.

Night of Lights

Wednesday, November 23
Downtown Fort Wayne

The Annual Downtown Lighting Ceremony is a Fort Wayne Favorite Tradition! November 23, come visit Downtown Fort Wayne as it is lit up with lots of beautiful holiday lights! There will also be plenty of free entertainment for the whole family including cocoa and carols, the ringing of the bells, and fireworks at Parkview Field!

Festival of Trees

November 23-30
Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd
Times Vary
$8 adults, $4 children

The Embassy Theatre’s Festival of Trees is a Fort Wayne Holiday tradition. The lobbies, hallways, and rooms of the Embassy Theatre will be transformed into a wonderland of themed Christmas trees.

Holly Trolley

Saturday, November 26
Downtown Fort Wayne

Park, shop, and ride our free trollies for an exciting shopping experience through Downtown Fort Wayne, West Main Shops, and the Wells Street Corridor! The trollies will visit several unique venues stopping at each on their route.

Festival of Gingerbread

November 25 – December 11
History Center, 302 E. Berry

Join the History Center for their annual Festival of Gingerbread November 25-December 11 and view 100’s of tasty creations from elementary school classes to professional culinary artists.


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