TRF Children’s Fest and International Village begins today

International Village

As the 2021 Three Rivers Festival enters its final weekend, the Board of Directors is reminding guests of upcoming weekend events including the International Village and Children’s Fest.

International Village, Children’s Fest return to The Three Rivers Festival in new locations

Fort Wayne, Indiana (July 15, 2021) – As the 2021 Three Rivers Festival enters its final weekend, the Board of Directors are reminding guests of upcoming weekend events with new locations:

International Village

The Three Rivers Festival invites guests to learn about the food, art, dance, culture, and traditions of those who have made Fort Wayne their home. The Three Rivers Festival International Village returns with an expected visit from Mayor Tom Henry at 11 am on Friday, July 16, 2021. International Village has a new location for 2021, Freimann Square.

The Three Rivers Festival International Village is open 11 am-9 pm Friday, July,16, and Saturday, July, 17 and is presented by ProFed Credit Union, the City of Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District, Sirva Worldwide, Allen County Commission, and the Fort Wayne Multicultural Council.

Children’s Fest

The Three Rivers Festival will hold Children’s Fest in a new location for 2021. The event will take place in Freimann Square instead of the Purdue Fort Wayne campus. The free, family event aims to educate, entertain, and keep our community’s children ages 3-9 engaged. Children’s Fest offers fun activities, free samples, and interactive experiences including crafts, storytelling, magic show, and face-painting. Make sure to check out the new Tessellation Exhibit!

In addition, The Three Rivers Festival Kid’s Fun run is a 1-mile run/walk, held at Children’s Fest, for children ages 5-12. Kids participating in the Fun Run have fun while learning about health and fitness along the way. The event also counts towards Fort 4 Fitness’ annual Kids Marathon!

Children’s Fest is accessible to all families with easy access to public transportation. Children’s Fest is presented by PNC Bank, BF Goodrich, The Fort 4 Fitness Kids Marathon, and Majic 95.1.

50/50 Raffle Update

The Three Rivers Festival has announced that festival’s 50-50 Raffle jackpot exceeded $16,000 as of Thursday morning. The 50-50 raffle jackpot continues to grow by thousands daily and will culminate in a big drawing Saturday night. The winning number will be posted at, on the TRF social media accounts, and shared with media outlets.

Tickets to enter the raffle are available for purchase at the Three Rivers Festival Ticket Trailer at Headwaters Park as well as in Junk Food Alley. Tickets will also be for sale at Jefferson Pointe’s Friday Nights Live concert and Glenbrook Dodge on Saturday 7/17 from 11am-2pm.

In addition to providing a huge payday, the event also helps the Three Rivers Festival gain some of its financial footing back after its year off. The Three Rivers Festival 50/50 Raffle is presented by Glenbrook Dodge.

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About Three Rivers Festival
Three Rivers Festival began in the summer of 1969 and has grown to be the second-largest summer festival in Indiana. This family-friendly, exciting nine-day celebration is held at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne and coordinates with several affiliated events during the festival. The Three Rivers Festival draws over half a million visitors from Northeast Indiana, Northwestern Ohio, and Southern Michigan. The Three Rivers Festival is an annual tradition to enjoy the fun, savor the delicious food and catch up with friends.
Three Rivers Festival is a not-for-profit organization funded entirely by vendor participation fees, souvenir sales, refreshments, entertainment ticket sales, and the generous sponsorship and support of area businesses.

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