Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

In need of candy? Here are times to trick or treat


Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published October 27, 2021

Fort Wayne’s official trick-or-treat time is Sunday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Other area times include:

Auburn, 6-8 p.m. 

Churubusco, 5-7 p.m. 

Columbia City, 5-8 p.m. 

Decatur, 6-8 p.m. 

Garrett, 5-7 p.m. 

Huntington, 5-8 p.m.

Kendallville, 5-7 p.m. 

New Haven, 6-8 p.m. 

Roanoke, 5-7 p.m. 

Spencerville, 5-6:30 p.m. 

Warren, 6-8 p.m. 

Woodburn, 5-7 p.m.

Hallowine party brings the ‘boos’

Byler Lane Winery will hold a costume contest with prizes for the top three favorites. 

Will Certain and Mitch Maibach will play live from 6-9 p.m. and Fork & Fiddle food truck will be on hand from 5-8 p.m. 

For more information, go to dekalbcvb.org

Final Healing Hands Night Market

The last outdoor Healing Hands Night Market of the season is Oct. 31 from 5-10 p.m. at 6527 Covington Road in Fort Wayne. 

Costumes are encouraged and candy will be handed out to kids. The evening will also include vendors and artisans, a food truck, open mic, fire spinners, henna, tarot readers, crafts, fresh baked bread, and a bonfire.

Get your ‘Phil’ of Halloween concerts

Celebrate Halloween early with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. On Friday, Oct. 29, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho will be screened with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic performing the score live to the film.

Then on Saturday, Oct. 30, bring the kids to their Family Series concert, Halloween Spooktacular. Costumes are encouraged. The Philharmonic Friends Instrument Playground will be presented one hour before the show for children to get hands-on experience with various instruments.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to fwphil.org.

Trunk or treat events around town 

Betz Nursing Home will host a trunk or treat on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own treat bag, wear a mask, and practice social distancing.

Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep at 100 W. Coliseum Blvd. will hold a trunk or treat on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 4-7 p.m. that will include food trucks Whip & Chill and Who Cut the Cheese.

Byron Health Center will host a trunk or treat at 1661 Beacon St. on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5-7 p.m.

Granite Ridge Builders’ trunk or treat will be at 1020 Woodland Plaza Run on Oct. 28 from 5-8 p.m. The event is free, but visitors can bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. The event will include food trucks (King Arthur’s Trolley, Salsa Grille, and Drop It Like It’s Tot), activities and crafts, an American Red Cross blood drive, and photos with the Mad Ant.

The award-winning haunted attraction Hysterium will host a trunk or treat on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 4-6 p.m. at 4410 Arden Drive. Bring a canned food item for entry to the Lights-On Tour. They will also hold a costume contest with awards.

Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine will host a trunk or treat and open house on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 1-6 p.m. Events will include a bounce house, pumpkin painting, games, prizes, food trucks, and a costume contest.

Rocky Horror at Rusty’s Ice Cream

Rusty’s Ice Cream will host a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 11 p.m. 

Admission is $30 and includes a Brad Major’s sundae, themed hors d’oeuvres, a props kit, and a costume contest with prizes. Rusty’s is located at 9171 Lima Road.

Haitian-inspired Dance Collective workshops

The Fort Wayne Dance Collective will hold several workshops inspired by the Haitian movement. Classes are $13 each or $30 for the entire series. To register, go to fwdc.org/events or call (260) 424-6574.

Modern/Haitian Fusion with guest artist Jonnoiry Saint Philippe – Monday, Oct. 25, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Vodou Drums Jam Session with guest artists Dimitry Etienne and Sanitil Castera – Friday, Oct. 29, 6-7:15 p.m.

Traditional Haitian Folk Dance with guest artist Gerald Joanis – Saturday, Oct. 30, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

FWMoA celebrates Dia de los Muertos

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art will present a community-centered altar exhibition showcasing the traditional elements of the ancient Latin American holiday, Día de los Muertos, such as sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts, and photos or personal items of deceased relatives to honor the souls of the departed. 

The holiday has evolved from a blend of Meso-American and Christian cultures. Those traditions come to life with this celebratory exhibition at FWMoA featuring memorials created by artists, families, and community groups from throughout the region. 

The museum will host an open house on Nov. 7 with free admission.

Community members can honor their deceased loved ones by filling out a form online. Loved ones’ names can be written on a paper butterfly and placed on the community altar (limited to first 100 submissions). 

Alternatively, a photo and short caption can be displayed (limited to first 50 submissions). 

Submissions are accepted at fwmoa.org through Nov. 19.

Jurassic Quest roars to Memorial Coliseum

Jurassic Quest, an indoor event, will come to Memorial Coliseum Nov. 26 to 28. 

Sellouts are expected, and tickets are sold by time slot to ensure safety and limit crowds. 

Prices are $36 for kids’ unlimited rides, $22 for kids, $22 for adults, and $20 for seniors, with discounts on Friday.

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