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Waynedale Picnic KidsIt looks like there will be great weather this weekend for some summer fun! Celebrating its 14th year, the Waynedale Community Picnic will be on August 27th from 10am to 3pm at the Waynedale Park. The picnic is a FREE, family friendly event that feeds and entertains 2,000+ Waynedale guests for the event’s afternoon. This year’s picnic is presented by The Waynedale News, Circle City Audio, VFW Post 1421, Robinson Family Eyecare Clinic, Waynedale Marathon/ Jerry’s Marathon and Hanson Aggregates and made possible by over a hundred local businesses and organizations who have donated to the community event. The Waynedale Community Picnic is open to all families in the Waynedale community.

The Waynedale Picnic organizers would like to extend their sincere thanks to the many contributors of the event and encourage all attendees and community members to utilize the services and products of those businesses. We have many great organizations in Waynedale who care about our community, be sure to check them out!

Throughout the event, there will be a photographer and videographer taking pictures of the fun activities and vendors. After the event, you might even find yourself, family and friends on Waynedale.com/picnic! Also, if you use social media, feel free to use the #WaynedalePicnic hash tag, so your enjoyment of the event can be shared with the community!

Since there is so much to do, as a reminder, if you would like to do everything, please arive early.

10:45am – First Game of Bingo
11:00am – Lunch
NOON – Live Band Starts
Emergency Vehicle Tour (Select Times)

Face Painting
Splashpad Fun
Inflatable Challenge
Free Lunch
Kids Games & Prizes
Pinewood Derby Races
Door Prize Signup
Vendor Meet &
Greet Local Mascots

Each year, the picnic organizers reach out to the businesses and organizations in the Waynedale area to help put on this free and fun community event! Each and every year, they respond positively and generously! This year, over 100 Waynedale businesses contributed to the 14th Annual Waynedale Community Picnic. Please thank the sponsors by shopping or using their services as they’ve extended themselves to make sure you’ve had a great time at the event.

30 different vendors from around Fort Wayne will be present the day of the picnic to visit with all of the attendees! With all of these vendors in one location and at one single event, this is a great way to hear from many local businesses all at once, and to catch up on what’s new.


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