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Jim McKinley takes a photo of Cynthia Reyna, her son Mateo Baker, 6, their cat Hank and their dog Rosko during Monday’s annual Picture Your Pet Event at Lakeside Park.

3RF schedule

Here is a listing of Tuesday 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. to 7 p.m. – Creative Building LEGO Challenge Display; Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; free admission

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Behind the Screen, a look behind the scenes of the hotel and theater, followed by a silent movie; Embassy Theater, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $6 general admission

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Downtown Fort Wayne Driving Tour; Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; $2, or $1.50 with 3RF button

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Family Fun Day; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St., includes face painting, fire truck and a giant slide; regular admission applies, $5 adults, $3 children and free for ages 2 and younger; $1 off with 3RF button

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

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

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

*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 amusement rides

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

1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Follow the Pipes tour, hosted by the History Center; showcases pipe organs with concerts at various local churches and the Embassy Theater; free; call 426-2882 or go to for the schedule

6 p.m. – Brother concert with Kill Nancy and the Easthills; Headwaters Park East, Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza; $2 at the door

6 p.m. – Luscious Legs Contest; Headwaters Park East, Festival Plaza; vote on your favorite celebrity legs to benefit the Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope House; $1 to vote

6:30 p.m. – Three Rivers Festival Dog Showcase; Freimann Square, corner of Main and Clinton streets; pure-breed dogs presented by the Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club; free