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Ru Kim serves up a plate of bulgogi, Korean BBQ with rice, on Friday at the Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival International Village.

3rf schedule

Here is a listing of events for the Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival, which runs through today and takes place primarily in downtown Fort Wayne.


7 to 10 a.m. – Three Rivers Festival Volksmarch, Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road; free; call 925-5091 or

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sand Sharx/Fair Play Juniors Beach Volleyball Challenge, River City Complex, 1550 Griffin St.; $15 a player, spectators are free; 410-7419 or visit

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Lawton Park Car Show, Lawton Park, 1900 N. Clinton St.; $15 entry fee, proceeds benefit Hope Alive; 483-6988 or visit

9 to 11 a.m. – USCA Canoe and Kayak Races, Fort Wayne Outfitters, Wells Street Bridge; registration begins at 8 a.m; $25 entry fee; 420-3962 or visit

9 a.m. to noon – Trash-To-Treasure Art Contest, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; free

9:30 a.m. – Three Rivers Festival Pole Vault, Freimann Square parking lot; $50 entry fee; 637-8209 or

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Children’s Fest presented by PNC, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Three Rivers Festival R/C Off-Road Race, Summit R/C Raceway, 1421 Goshen Ave; $5 to $15 entry per class; spectators are free; call 471-0440 or visit

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 for ages 3-17 and free for children ages 2 and younger; $1 off admission with TRF 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.; Rides are $25 to $35

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Marketplace, Headwaters Park West; free admission

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – International Village, Club Soda parking lot, Clinton and Superior streets; free, prices vary for foods and crafts

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Raft Race, St. Marys River; hundreds of amateur sailors compete for prize money

11:30 a.m. – Kids Fun Run, IPFW campus, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; limited to 500 children; free

Noon to 4 p.m. – Water Balloon Wars, Fort Wayne Depot, Wells Street Bridge; teams will battle on the river; slingshots and balloons will be provided; $10 entry fee per three-person team; 426-5556 or visit

1 to 4 p.m. – RC Model Ship Display & Demonstration, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; free

3:30 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 TRF button

6 p.m. – Pink Droyd cover band, Headwaters Park East, Hanning & Bean Plaza; Pink Floyd songs with a full laser light show; $5 general admission

6 to 10 p.m. – Festival Bike Nite, Ehlerding Motorsports, 5505 U.S. 930; registration begins at 4 p.m.; $5 general admission; 493-9900 or visit

7 p.m. – Jazzworks!, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; music of the Brat Pack and Farmland Jazz Band in the outdoor garden; $5 adults, $3 for ages 3-17 and free for ages 2 and younger

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

10 p.m. – Fireworks Finale, downtown Fort Wayne; free