Poster: Three Rivers Festival
July 7-15 Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race, raft race, heaps of junk food and (to be confirmed) bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins the Saturday after Independence Day (July 4) and runs nine days. Hashtag: #TRF2017.
The international village takes place on the last two days of the event and features tasty foods around the world. Admission is free, entertainment is free, food is very reasonably priced and extremely delicious!
Reminder: Please do not bring your dog, cat, bird, ferret, snake, goat or emu to the Festival. All animals (except service animals assisting disabled guests) are prohibited by City Ordinance from Three Rivers Festival Events.
Some history. In 1794 the ‘fort’ in Fort Wayne was built near the Indigenous Miami village of Kekionga. In the language of the Miami tribe, ‘kekionga’ may means Blackberry Patch though this is disputed.