Planning to enjoy a fun-filled festival in summer? Bring the entire family to the Three Rivers Festival where everyone can have a blast for nine days!
One of the biggest events in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Three Rivers Festival was established in 1969 as a local event that would help revitalize the downtown area of the city, provide families enjoyment without putting a strain in their pockets, and promote local businesses. The first festival featured a grand parade and 60 events which attracted a hundred thousand people. Today the festival attracts more than 500,000 people from all over the country who are lured by its activities and events that spells a lot of fun for the entire family. Fort Wayne where the festival is held can be reached by car, bus or train from various points of the country, or you can fly into Fort Wayne International Airport which is serviced by American Airlines, Delta, and United.
The Three Rivers Festival is held annually starting on the first Friday after Independence Day. It begins with a traditional kick-off 2-hour grand parade which showcases marching bands, parade units, and more than 100 colorful entries representing various organizations. It features Art in the Park, Bike Night, Bed Race, Children’s Fest, Bed Race, Downtown Midway, Crafter’s Market, Brew Review, Luscious Legs, International Village, Raft Race, River Excursions, Market Place, Young at Heart Senior Fest, Waiter-Waitress Contest, Food Alley, Live Entertainment, and a Family Fun Day where families participate in games, contests, and races. The festival ends with a Fireworks Finale, one of Northeast Indiana’s largest fireworks displays.
Have fun for nine days at the Three Rivers Festival! Consult your travel agent and book a trip as early as possible. By the way, except for service animals, pets are not allowed in the festival grounds.