Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

‘Camp Skeleton’ invites you to walk on the wild side


Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published October 20, 2021

Auburn Parks and Recreation will host a Halloween Walk at “Camp Skeleton” Oct. 22-24 and 29-31 from 7-9 p.m. Visitors can take an interactive walk through Eckhart Park, which will be transformed into a summer camp for the dead and filled with festive inflatables, lights, and handmade props. 

The 26th annual Halloween Walk is free to attend. Other special activities during the season include:

Friday, Oct. 22: Opening Night and Scout Night and spooky story time with the Eckhart Public Library

Saturday, Oct. 23: DeKalb County Haunts Scary Stories

Friday, Oct. 29: Spooky story time with the Eckhart Public Library

Saturday, Oct: 30: DeKalb County Haunts Scary Stories

Haunted History at Auburn Brewing

DeKalb County Haunts will be at Auburn Brewing Company discussing some spooky stories and haunted history on Friday, Oct. 29, from 7-8 p.m. The event is free but donations are welcome. Because this is at a brewery, guests must be 21 or over.

Lifehouse Trunk or Treat

Lifehouse Church will host a trunk or treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 6:30-7 p.m. at 1601 W. Cedar Canyons Road.

Halloween Express Train

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, located at 12505 County Road 99 in Findlay, Ohio, will take guests on Halloween Express train rides on Oct. 23 (6:30-9 p.m.) and Oct. 30 (1-4 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.). 

The train will make trick or treat stops while riders enjoy not-scary Halloween displays along the tracks. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.

Great Tree Canopy Comeback 

Friends of the Parks invites community volunteers to partner with area parks departments, businesses, and neighborhoods on Saturday, Oct. 23, to plant new trees and help control invasive species in our parks and public spaces. Contact FotPoAC@gmail.com for planting and invasive species removal locations.

The Great Tree Canopy Comeback was established in 2001 to combat the loss of trees in Fort Wayne. Over the last 50 years, Fort Wayne’s parks have lost close to half of their tree canopy from weather and disease.

Choral ensembles perform at PFW

On Friday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m., the PFW School of Music choral ensembles (Chamber Treble Singers, Choral Union, and University Singers) will present their fall choral concert, “From Night to Light.” 

The concert features the brilliance, wonder, and joy of a new beginning after a period of darkness through the repertoire of Rollo Dilworth, Ola Gjeilo, Morten Lauridsen, and Mari Ésabel Valverde, among others. William Sauerland and Jonathan Busarow conduct. The concert will also stream on YouTube. 

Tickets to the live performance are $7 for adults and $6 for seniors.

Harry Potter party at Piere’s

WizardFest Indiana will host a Harry Potter themed party at Piere’s on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 7-10:15 p.m. 

The festivities will include Harry Potter trivia, a tri-wizard tournament with house winners, cosplay costume contests, quidditch, live DJ and dance party, and themed drinks. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to wizardfest.com.

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