Friday and Saturday

July 18 and 19, 2014


10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m Both Days

Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

2101 East Coliseum Blvd. ~ Fort Wayne, IN



Time to get ready for summer! You won't want to miss any one of our popular events at the incredible Three Rivers Festival Children's Fest  at the IPFW Campus.  Plan now to be part of the excitement!

Children riding the plane rideFamilies love this totally free event, offering a wide variety of entertainment for the children, with an emphasis on education and hands-on activities.  Last year, over 20,000 kids, moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas came out for the 2-day event to enjoy the fun provided at over 50 booths.  While the kids are playing a game, getting their faces painted, making a craft or enjoying whatever activity your booth will offer, your company's name is being noticed by the grownups!

Ronald McDonald will make a guest appearance at 12pm on Saturday ONLY! And the 911 Rescue Rememberance Truck will make an appearance. More details on our Daily Events Page. Don't miss out on this family fun!

Also, FREE PARKING! Parking is free for visitors and exhibitors in the IPFW parking garages.  All events and activities at Children's Fest are totally free for our visitors! Food concessions are available to purchase in and around Children's Fest.


Company Info:
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to demonstrate your company's community involvement while communicating your company's message.  Remember, there is no selling at this event.

Mark your calendar for Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 and be part of the best Three Rivers Festival Children's Fest yet!


Children's Fest Summary

Applications are welcome from both commercial and not-for-profit organizations.

Participating groups must offer a FREE activity, giveaway or interactive experience at their booth.  Examples would be face painting, temporary tattoos, bean bag toss, duck ponds, crafts, coloring books, free samples, etc.

Children's Fest is a rain or shine event ~ be prepared for our infamous Hoosier weather with shade awnings, rain covers, tie downs, and tent weights!Sweetcakes Comedy Entertainment Company


Do you have a mascot or a costumed character?  Get even more exposure with your mascot participating in the twice-daily walking Character Parade.  Kids love meeting the mascots, getting their autographs and pictures taken with them!

You'll want to be part of this very popular 2-day event, with a daily audience of approximately 8,000 to 10,000 kids, moms and dads. Be sure you can be prepared with an adequate number of supplies (and volunteers) for both days of Children's Fest!

Set up  for Children's Fest will be Thursday, July 17, between 12:00 Noon and 6:00 p.m. All events must be ready to open by 9:30 a.m. Friday. All booths must remain open and manned during Children's Fest hours, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

Applications for Children's Fest Are Now Available!

Children's Fest Application






Hanning & Bean Enterprises Inc. Three River Festival's Title Sponsor!

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