Three Rivers Festival events for Saturday, July 11th


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Three Rivers Festival events for Saturday, July 11, 2015


Please note: The free Three Rivers Festival Excursions scheduled for this weekend, as well as the Three Rivers Festival Raft Race on July 18th have been cancelled. More information.


Runners on Parade – 8:00 AM Headwaters Park East & West – Starts @ Headwaters Park & winds through downtown • 260-471-4739 • Runners On Parade is the largest summer 5k. Kicking off the Three Rivers Festival Parade, the race takes a scenic route through downtown. A fast course and enthusiastic crowds attract many runners. Sponsored by: Fort Wayne Orthopedics, Fort Wayne Track Club & Three Rivers Running Company.

Antiques At The Park – Today & July 12 8 AM-6 PM McCulloch Park, 1700 Broadway •260-483-3592 Fort Wayne’s finest antiques show. Local and tristate area dealers display furniture, glassware, primitives and much more at the Historic McCulloch Park on Broadway. Hosted by Fort Furnishing Refinishing. Hosted by Fort Wayne Antique Dealers Assoc.

Lunch Time Music – 12:20 PMMidway Area, Headwaters East 260-426-5556 Enjoy music from Farmland Jazz Band while you enjoy the fun rides and games at the midway.

First Wayne Street Rummage Sale – 8 AM-3 PM First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St • 260-422-4681. Our Annual Rummage Sale provides High Quality and Gently Used items at reasonable cost to our community. All proceeds from this sale goes to help support our Children and Youth programs.

Broadway Christian Church Garage Sale – 9-5 PM Broadway Christian Church, 920 Broadway • 260-423-2347. All proceeds from this garage sale benefit the Inasmuch Ministry, a benevolence ministry comprised of 28 local congregations.

Coed Fours Beach Volleyball Tourney – 9:00 AM River City Beach Club, 1550 Griffin Street • 260-402-3999 • Play a few hours of beach volleyball at River City. Pool play followed by a seeded tourney. Levels A, B+, B and C. $15/per player. $1.00 off with Three Rivers Festival button.

Fort Wayne’s Largest Garage Sale! 9:00 AM St. John Lutheran Church, 729 W Washington Blvd • 260-426-5751 • The largest garage sale in Fort Wayne – over 7,000 square feet of Christmas, glassware, kitchen items, furniture, clothing, books, toys, and much, much more! Credit cards accepted! Adult clothing bag sale every Saturday from 8-12.

YLNI’s Barr St. Market Today & July 18 9:00 AM Barr Street Market, 302 E. Berry St • 260-527-0060 Our market offers fresh and unique local produce, plants, meats, baked goods and homemade crafts in a cultural setting. The Barr St. Market is a producer-only market, meaning that our vendors personally make or grow the products they sell. Every vendor is local, coming from Allen or surrounding counties. Live music and children’s activities add to the experience. Sponsored by Lutheran Hospital, Lincoln Financial, WANE & Best FM.

Lutheran Health Network Parade – 9:45 AM-Noon Downtown- • 260-426-5556 • All your favorites: Marching bands, classic cars, motorcycles, colorful floats, horses, clowns & balloons! Experience two hours of fun from your favorite vantage point along the 2-mile downtown route!

Lawton Park Antique-Collectible Flea Market – Today & July 12 9-6 PM. Lawton Park- Clinton & Fourth Street • 419-258-6361. The Lawton Park Flea Market is going on its 46th year. This annual event is a place to find vintage antiques, collectibles, crafts, and a whole lot more. Come out and see your favorite dealers or meet some new ones over 70 dealers participating.

Chalk Walk – Today & July 12 Public can visit from 10am Saturday through sundown on Sunday 311 E. Main Street; Artists will be chalking on Main St between Lafayette St & Barr St • 260-422-6467 • Chalk Walk attracts 40,000 visitors to watch artists (amateur and advanced) transform a square on Main Street using pastels into original or reproduced artwork. Approximately 250 artists participate. $5 for a 4×4 square, $10 for an 8×8 square. Sponsored by: Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Fort Wayne Daylily Show – 10:00 AM Foellinger Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S Calhoun St • 260-489-4781. Come join us for our annual Daylily Show. Enjoy the many beautiful colors of our favorite perennial. Members will be available to answer questions & many lovely plants will be for sale. Admission: $3/Adults; $2 Ages 3-17; Free 2 & under.

Castle Gallery Fine Art: 20 Year Anniversary – 11:00 AM Castle Gallery, 1202 W. Wayne St • 260-426-6568 • Castle Gallery Fine Art is located in the historic West Central Neighborhood and was formerly the Fort Wayne Museum of Art part of and the Fort Wayne Art Institute. Originally built in 1905 for the B. Paul Mossman family, the gallery features the work of fine regional and national artists.

Art in the Park – Today & July 12 11 AM-7 PM Clinton @ Main St • 260-426-5556 • An outdoor showcase of regional and national fine artists, you’ll be captivated by 100 booths of extraordinary artwork, from hand-blown glassware, sculptures and paintings, to exquisite jewelry and photographs. Free live entertainment both days. Presented by Vera Bradley.

Three Rivers Open Tours at De Brand – 11 AM-6 PM De Brand Headquarters , 10105 Auburn Park Drive • 260-969-8335 • De Brand Tours are July 10-18, every half hour: 11-6pm. Tours are $5/person with a $5 rebate on a purchase of $10 or more.

Crafter’s Market – 11 AM- 9 PM Headwaters West • 260-426-5556 • Whether you’re looking for hand-crafted jewelry, apparel, or a unique gift, you’ll admire the talent of crafter’s from around the region in this cozy Crafter’s Market.

Downtown Midway – 11 AM-11 PM Headwaters Park East & West • 260-426-5556 • Amusement rides (buy tickets or all-day wristbands), Pony Rides, Water Balls & Human Hamster Balls, Face Painting & more. Presented by Hanning & Bean.

Helicopter Rides – 11 AM-11 PM Headwaters Park West • 260-426-5556 • Paratus Helicopter Rides – Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Festival and downtown. Cost $20 per person. Minimum 2 persons, maximum 3 persons. No age restrictions.

Children’s Gently Used Book Swap and Sale – 12-5 PM Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Community Center, 233 W Main St • 260-427-6460 • Our book swap and sale is your opportunity to trade in the books you’ve already read for something you haven’t. Kids may swap up to 5 books per day. Purchasing is unlimited.

T.R.A.I.N. Display – 12-5 PM The History Center, 302 East Berry, Corner of Berry and Barr Streets • 260-426-2882 • The History Center will be hosting T.R.A.I.N. display for Three Rivers Festival. This impressive model train show highlights Fort Wayne’s history. Admission: $6 adults; $4 seniors and youth; 2 & under free.

Three Rivers Three Point Challenge – Today & July 12 1-5 PM Central YMCA Parking Lot, 1020 Barr St. • 260-420-1305. Participants will have 30 seconds to make as many 3 point shots as possible for a chance to win cool prizes. Admission: $3.00 to participate.

Intergenerational Wii Tournament – 1:30 PM Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center, 233 W Main St • 260-427-6467 • Calling all kids and seniors, it’s time to show off your Wii Bowling Skills. That’s right, we are taking the “easiest” and most popular Wii game and having a friendly competition with children (ages 4-14) and seniors (age 50+). Prizes will be presented to the top 3 teams, but everyone will get a prize and be recognized. Admission to participate $10 per team (1) 50+/child.

Diaper Changing & Nursing Moms Tent – Today thru July 18 3-8 PM
Headwaters Park West, near Kiddie Rides • • We welcome families to enjoy shade and privacy to change children’s diapers, and nursing moms to feed their newborns, thanks to friends at St Joe Community Church.

Evening Planetarium Programs and Afternoon Family Planetarium Programs 3:30 & 7:00 PM Schouweiler Planetarium, Achatz Hall, University of Saint Francis. 2701 Spring Street • 260-399-7700 • Afternoon programs for preschoolers through 1st grade & 2nd through 4th grade. Evening programs for 5th graders & up. For more information visit Admission $4 adults, $3 children and seniors, $14 family rate. Three Rivers Festival Button Discount $1 off.

Concert – Summerland Tour – Doors open 5 PM Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza, Headwaters East • 260-426-5556 • Ash Brokerage welcomes the Summerland Tour 2015, featuring Everclear, Fuel, Toadies, and American Hi-Fi. Sponsored by 98.9 the Bear. $25 Day of Show, $2 Discount with Three Rivers Festival Button.

Creative Construction: Lego Building Challenge – 6:00 PM Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center, 233 W Main St • 260-427-6467 • Join the Lego Challenge. You will build according to given theme on July 10th at 6pm. Register by July 7 ($12) Free public voting and Lego play ($3)July 11-12 noon – 5pm July 13-15 8am-7pm.

Fort Wayne TinCaps Home Baseball Game – 7:05 PM Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St • 260-482-6400 • Fort Wayne TinCaps Home Baseball Game vs Great Lakes. Post Game Fireworks, National Entertainment Act. Tickets: $5-$36.

Concordia Lutheran High School Alumni Musical – “Into the Woods” Today & July 12 7:30 PM Concordia Lutheran High School • 1601 St. Joe River Dr • 260-483-1102. Concordia Lutheran High School will present its third annual summer alumni musical, “Into the Woods.” Come see the musical on which the current film was based. Tickets are $7. Sponsored by: Concordia Lutheran High School

Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre Presents “RENT” – 7:30 PM. IPFW Williams Theatre , 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd 8 260-481-6555 • Bases on Puccini’s beloved opera La Boheme, Rent follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. This production contains mature content. Admission: $12/students 18 & under with ID; $15/Adults

Creative Sports BMX Team Fueled by: Monster Energy – Today thru July 12, Noon, 4pm, 7pm, 9pm. Club Soda Parking Lot. 260-426-5556. Enjoy BMX stunt shows with autographs and cool gear giveaways.


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