Parade Participation

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Applications are no longer being accepted for the Three Rivers Festival Parade.  Please call the office at 260-426-5556 with any questions.

2016 Parade Rules (click here)

Marching Band Stipend Program


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Once again through the generosity of Sweetwater, we will be able to award $10,000.00 in grants among the high school marching bands who qualify for the upcoming Parade. This year, Fort Wayne and Allen County High School Marching Bands will be given first consideration. For example, if 9 of the Fort Wayne and Allen County High Schools qualify to participate in the Parade, those 9 schools will each receive a $1,000 grant from the donation provided by Sweetwater. Further, if 2 outlying area high schools also quality to participate, the remaining $1,000 of the Sweetwater grant will be divided between those 2 schools. The maximum grant for any one high school will not exceed $1,000.00. These grants will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For more information about being in the parade and receiving the Sweetwater Grant please contact our office at 260.426.5556.

April 15: Fort Wayne and Allen County High Schools
April 30: All Outlying High Schools

NEW THIS YEAR!   Float-Building Stipend Program


sweetwaterTo encourage float building in this year’s parade, Sweetwater is generously providing $10,000 in $1,000 stipends to first-time float builders or any past float builders that have not entered a float int he parade for more than seven years.  To qualify to receive the stipend, your float must be at least 14-foot in length, have one point of movement and represent the current year’s theme: “Here’s to Zoo”.

For more information about the Sweetwater Float-Building Stipend Program, CLICK HERE