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Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
From left, Isabella Lupica, Madison Hirschy, Makayla Griffith, Sarah Lupica, Juliana Griffith and Dawn Fox set up camp Friday at Harrison and Berry streets to hold their place for viewing today’s parade.

3RF schedule

The Journal Gazette

Here is a listing of Saturday events for the Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival, which runs through July 20 and takes place primarily in downtown Fort Wayne. Weeklong events with daily times that do not change are noted by an asterisk.


8 a.m. – Jack & Jill Florida Scramble Golf Tournament; McMillen Park, 3900 Hessen Cassel Road; $30 a team, $30 for golf cart (optional); call 427-6710 or go to

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Antiques in the Park; McCulloch Park, 1700 Broadway; antique show with local and area dealers selling furniture, glassware, primitives and garden decorations; free admission

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Rummage sale hosted by First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St.; proceeds benefit church’s children’s council; free admission

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Fort Wayne’s Largest Garage Sale; St. John Lutheran School and Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd.; 7,000 square feet of clothes, furniture, toys and sporting goods; free admission

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Garage sale hosted by Come2go Ministries, 323 W. Baker St.; home furnishings and home items; free admission

8 a.m. – Runners on Parade, Headwaters Park; registration closed; 450-1071 or go to

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hoosier Hissers Cat Show; University of Saint Francis North Campus Gymnasium, 2701 Spring St.; pedigreed and household pet cat show with more than 40 breeds; $5 a person and $10 a family; $1 off with 3RF button

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Flea market; Lawton Park, Clinton and Fourth streets; open-air market with more than 70 vendors; free admission

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Fair Play Coed Fours Beach Volleyball Tournament; River City Complex, 1550 Griffin St.; spectators free, $15 participants or $60 team (two men and two women); call 402-3999 or go to

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – YLNI Barr Street Market; Barr and Wayne streets, behind The History Center; local produce, plants, meats and baked goods, along with live music and children’s activities; free admission

9:45 a.m. to noon – Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival Parade, presented by Lutheran Health Network; featuring marching bands, colorful floats and classic cars on 2-mile route downtown; free admission

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Daylily Show, hosted by the Fort Wayne Daylily Society; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; botanical display followed by flower sale; $3 adults, $2 children

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Garden of New Orleans exhibit; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; Old South style and lush gardens of New Orleans; regular admission, $5 adults, $3 for ages 3-17 and free for children ages 2 and younger; $1 off with 3RF button

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Three Rivers T.R.A.I.N. Display; History Center, 322 E. Berry St.; special model railroad exhibit featuring an HO scale and fully operational freight yard; regular museum admission applies ($5 adults, $3 students and seniors, and members or kids younger than 2 are free)

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – DeBrand Chocolate Tours; 10105 Auburn Park Drive; behind-the-scenes tour through DeBrand Fine Chocolates’ kitchens; $5 a person with $5 rebate on $10 purchase after the tour

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Downtown Midway; Headwaters Park East and West, 333 S. Clinton St.; carnival featuring amusement rides, games, free displays and fee-based attractions such as rock wall, caricatures and face painting; individual tickets or all-day wristbands can be bought for rides

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Higher Ground Helicopter Rides, Headwaters Park West, 333 S. Clinton St.; $25 to $35

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Chalk Walk; hosted by Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 300 E. Main St.; sidewalk art displays and hands-on crafts for kids; free admission

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Art in the Park; Freimann Square, Clinton and Main streets; more than 70 booths of artwork from regional and national artists, including media such as painting, ceramic, glass, sculpture and jewelry; free admission

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Crafters Market; north of Freimann Square, Clinton and Main streets; regional vendors selling jewelry, apparel and other unique gifts; free admission

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Remembrance Rescue Project-NYC Fire Department; Headwaters Park East, South Clinton Street; a mobile memorial site to honor and remember the events of 9/11 and the firefighters killed in the line of duty; free

12:30 to 1:45 p.m. – Snickerz Clean Comedy & Majic for Kids; Headwaters Park East; free, donations accepted for Riley Hospital for Children

1 to 6 p.m. – Fort Wayne Newspapers Cornhole Classic; Headwaters West Gated Pavilion, 333 S. Clinton St.; two-day, 128-team single-elimination tournament open to ages 12 or older, with cash prizes; entrance fee per two-person team, spectators free

1 to 5 p.m. – American Red Cross Bloodmobile; corner of Barr and Superior streets, near Junk Food Alley

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Creative Building Lego Challenge Display; Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; free admission

3:30 and 7 p.m. – Planetarium Program at University of Saint Francis, Schouweiler Planetarium, 2701 Spring St.; $4 adults, $3 children and seniors, $14 for families; $1 off with 3RF button

After 5 p.m. – Pontoon tours offered by Hall’s Gas House, 305 E. Superior St.; trips are about 45 minutes long and leave from deck; $5 a person; call 426-3411

Starting 5:30 p.m. – Captain Black’s River Adventures; up to 12 people for a pontoon boat tour on Fort Wayne’s rivers; tours run every two hours; call 747-0767

6 p.m. – Jackyl concert with TruTV’s “Full Throttle Saloon” Jesse James Dupree and his rock band; Headwaters Park East, Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza; $15 advance, $18 day of show; $15 with 3RF button at gate, UAW/GM member get in free with card

6:30 p.m. – Fort Wayne Derby Brats vs. Indianapolis Junior Roller Derby Bout; Canlan Ice Sports, 3869 Ice Way; $5 general admission, $3 with 3RF button

7:30 p.m. – “9 to 5 the Musical”; the movie-based comedy marks the 15th-anniversary season of the Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre; $12 adults, $10 students ages 12 and younger; IPFW, Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 403-8858 or