Weather the Fort festival embraces winter for 3rd year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – While many people are looking ahead to warmer days, one Fort Wayne festival is embracing winter for all of its beauty. It’s called Weather the Fort, and it returned for the third consecutive year at Freimann Square.

A band performs at the Weather the Fort 2018 festival at Freimann Square on Feb. 17, 2018.

The event featured local bands, ice carvings, live fire dancing, and live paintings. There was also a variety of food and beer.

Six members of Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana started Weather the Fort in 2016. They said they wanted to add an exciting winter festival to the list of Fort Wayne festivals throughout the year.

In 2016, around 2,500 people showed up for the winter festival. Organizers expect close to 3,000 attendees this year.

The event was free, but only for adults over the age of 21.