Get creative, join the fun and show your community pride!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
9:45am - Noon
In creating this year's theme, Three Rivers Festival is partnering with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership's MADE HERE Campaign to celebrate all of the amazing attributes of Northeast Indiana that make us proud to live here. From TVs and trucks to families and memories, this theme allows parade participants to be creative in showcasing what MADE HERE means to them.
Each year, more than 50,000 people line the streets of downtown Fort Wayne to see the floats, hear the bands and to celebrate the kickoff to Fort Wayne's Biggest Summer Celebration since 1969. Come out and see the many colorful parade floats, balloons, and bands Fort Wayne has to offer. The family friendly environment the Three Rivers Festival brings is perfect for kids, teens, and adults!
Sit along the 2 mile stretch of the parade route beginning on Van Buren by St. Joeseph Hospital, and going along Main Street and Berry St., and ending along Caloun Street. The parade starts at 9:45 so get there early and get a great viewing spot to see the floats and the best of the Lutheran Health Network Parade!
2013 Trophy WINNERS
SWEEPSTAKES TROPHY: Best overall float with outstanding presentation and design
Commercial - #31 Sharon's House of Victorian Gifts
Non-Commercial - #76 Windsong
MAYOR's TROPHY: Most original float with creativity and imagination that is uncommon
Commercial - #126 Star Bank
Non-Commercial - #103 Good Shepherd Church
FESTIVAL PARADE COMMITTEE TROPHY: Float that best portrays "Made Here" theme
Commercial - #114 Ford Meter Box
Non-Commercial - #82 United Steelworkers
ADMIRAL ANDY'S TROPHY: Float that is most educational or has the best appeal for children
Commercial - #18 Do It Best
Non-Commercial - #86 Kate's Kart
1. #64 Stoners
2. #88 Wells Fargo
3. #115 Roller Dome
SPECIALTY NOT-FOR-PROFIT: Not-for-profit unit that is not a float, balloon, or band.
1. #17 Darth Vader
2. #70 Fort Wayne Chinese Family
3. #69 Old Fort VW Club