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Three Rivers Festival


Fort Wayne, IndianaThree Rivers Festival threeriversfestival.org – is the city’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race, heaps of junk food, guided tours of the historic Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant, and sometimes bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins the Friday after Independence Day (July 4) and runs through the following weekend. Hashtag: #ThreeRiversFestival

The international village takes place the second weekend and features tasty foods from around the world. Admission and entertainment is free, and food is reasonably priced and extremely delicious!

2022 dates: July 8-16.

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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.

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.

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