Three Rivers Festival events for Saturday, July 18th


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Three Rivers Festival events for Saturday, July 18, 2015


Please note: The Three Rivers Festival Raft Race has been cancelled. More information.


Three Rivers Stollers Volksmarch – 7-10 AM/Finish by 1 PM. Sonrise Church, 10125 Illinois Rd • 260-925-5091 • A walking event designed to promote physical fitness, recreation and fellowship. Each participant sets their own pace along a well-marked trail. Open to everyone. Sponsored by: Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

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.

Sand Sharx Juniors Beach Volleyball Challenge – 9:00 AM River City Beach Club, 1550 Griffin St • 260-410-7419 • Local and out-of-town teams of 13 to 18 year olds compete in a beach volleyball tournament. Register by July 17.

TRF Festival Collector Car Auction – 9 AM-6 PM 6200 Cypress Creek Blvd • 260-804-8667 • Classic car auction & show. Trophies awarded to the top 3 winners in the car show. $200 per car for auction; $100/car corral; $15 per car for show. $2 Discount with Three Rivers Festival Button.

YLNI’s Barr St. Market – 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.

Three Rivers Festival Street Pole Vault – 9:30 AM Fourth St. between Clinton & Spy Run next to Lawton Park • 260-637-8209 • Pole vault competition for men and women of all ages. World record holders, state champs and conference champs competing in the pole vault. Fee to participate: $50/ per person. Register by July 15th.

Chain Reaction Challenge – 9AM-12 PM Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Meeting Rooms A, B, and C • 260-421-1220• Are you up for a challenge? Join us at the Allen County Public Library and build your own Rube Goldberg machine. Supplies are provided for this family event. Sponsored by: Allen County Public Library and Tek Venture

Children’s Fest – Today & July 18 10 AM-4 PM IPFW Campus • 260-426-5556 • Children’s Fest Presented by PNC. Lots of fun, crafts, storytelling, magic and even a Character Parade full of your favorites superheroes, princesses & more! Enjoy games, giveaways, live entertainment , rides and lots more to do! Best of all, it’s FREE! Sponsored by PNC, Parkview Health, Best FM 95.1, Elwood Staffing, J.B. Towers

Kids Fun Run – 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM IPFW Campus near Mastodon statue • 260-426-5556 • Kids 5-12 participate in a non-timed Fun Run, while learning about healthy eating choices & activities. Limited to first 500 kids; medals awarded to all finishers. Sponsored by Parkview Health. FREE!

T.R.A.I.N. Display – 10 AM-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.

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 and part of 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.

Three Rivers Open Tours at DeBrand – 11AM-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.

International Village 11 AM-9 PM Club Soda Parking Lot, next to Food Alley • 260-426-5556 • It’s back! Enjoy songs, dances, story-telling, demonstrations, foods & crafts from 14 different cultures, all living in Fort Wayne. Made possible by Downtown Improvement District & Multi-Cultural Council. Admission: Free; Prices vary for foods, crafts.

Marketplace – 11 AM-11 PM Headwaters West • 260-426-5556 • A mini-shopping bazaar for your browsing pleasure! Apparel, gifts, toys, home décor, home improvement, crafts & more! Marketplace presented by Paint the Town Graphics.

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.

Brew Review – Noon-5 PM Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza • 260-426-5556 • A Craft Beer tasting, featuring over 100 top Local, Regional, & National Craft Beers. $35 Day of Event, $60 VIP Pre-Sale Only, $5 Designated Driver.

Diaper Changing & Nursing Moms Tent 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 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. Admission $4 adults, $3 children and seniors, $14 family rate. Three Rivers Festival Button Discount $1 off. More information.

Join us for Festival Bike Night! – Win Prizes! 12-11 PM Ehlerding Family of Dealerships • 5525 State Road 930 East • 260-493-9900 • “Selfie” Bike Ride – register noon – 4:00 at Ehlerdings. $5/person. Ride at your leisure. Return to Freimann Square 7:00-9:00 to win. FREE Fireworks motorcycle parking at Freimann beginning at 6:30 compliments of Ehlerding’s.

Concert – Pink Droyd – Today Doors open 5 PM Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza, Headwaters East •260-426-5556 • Ash Brokerage welcomes Pink Droyd to the stage, featuring the music of Pink Floyd. Special guest Straight On (A Heart Tribute Band). Sponsored by 96.3XKE and Springleaf Financial. $10 Day of Show, $8 with Three Rivers Festival Button.

Jazzworks – Doors open 6 PM; Entertainment 7-10 PM Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St • 260-247-6440 • Enjoy our outdoor gardens and Jazz by the Alicia Pyle Quartet and Todd Harold Band followed by the Three Rivers Festival Firework Finale. Mad Anthony Food and beverage available for purchase; no outside food/beverage. Admission: $5/Adults, $3/ ages 3-17, Free 2 yrs & under. $1 off w/ Three Rivers Festival button

Plymouth Congregational Church Summer Arts Festival – 7:00 PM. Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St • 260-423-9424 • Free concerts for all ages every night of the Three Rivers Festival. Varous concerts featuring a classic hymnsing, organ, chamber music, jazz combo, and three performances of the musical Godspell. Free-will offering accepted at each concert.

Pre Fireworks Family Fun – 7:30 PM First Wayne St. United Methodist Church. 300 E Wayne St. On the corner of E. Wayne and Lafayette • 260-422-4681 • Please join us for a family movie at 7:30 pm, followed by an Ice Cream Social at 9 pm and door prize drawing. The night will wrap up with the Three Rivers Festival Fireworks seen from our church parking lot at 10 PM.

Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre Presents “RENT” – 7:30 PM IPFW Williams Theatre, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd 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

Fort Wayne Area Community Band Fireworks Concert – 7:30 PM Friemann Square • 260-385-5181• Enjoy the festive live music of the Fort Wayne Area Community Band while watching some of the best fireworks in the area.

Fireworks Finale – 10:00 PM 260-426-5556 • This dazzling display of Fireworks can be seen for miles around. Made possible by the generosity of Founders Club members. Tune into WMEE 97.3 & enjoy music set to the fireworks. The party continues with live music in the Hanning & Bean Plaza after the Fireworks! Made possible by Founders Club sponsors.


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