Pre-Fireworks Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social 8:30-9:30 p.m., followed by the Three Rivers Festival Fireworks, which can be seen from our parking lot. Bring a chair and enjoy!

Rummage Sale

Our huge Annual Rummage Sale provides high-quality and gently used items at a reasonable cost. All proceeds directly benefit our youth and children’s ministries.

DeBrand Fine Chocolates Open Tours

Visit our beautiful headquarters to see our chocolatiers in action. You’ll enjoy a short video on the history of DeBrand and view our chocolate making kitchens where you’ll see the artisan process involved in making our coveted chocolates along with tasting several gourmet chocolate samples. Cost is $10 per person, with each person receiving a rebate of $10 off a $20 or more purchase. 

Fort Wayne Museum of Art presents Chalk Walk

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art Chalk Walk has been a trademark event held on Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne since 2000. The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates to the 16th century, known as i madonnari (street painters). Using pastels, artists of varying levels of experience may choose to reproduce existing artworks or create their own in their designated square. The event typically draws 40,000 people to see the spectacle unfold. As it is every year, our goal is to draw the city’s most creative citizens together to contribute to the largest community art project in the region, attracting families, friends, and supporters of a vibrant cultural life in Fort Wayne!

Greyhounds in the Park

Join Greyt Angels Greyhound Adoption for an evening of meeting retired racing Greyhounds and Greyhound mixes called Lurchers. Learn about these wonderful dogs and our adoption program. Greyhounds and Lurchers only at this event.

Gingerbread Art

Summon your inner Leonardo Dough Vinci or Gingerbread O’Keefe and whip up a masterpiece on a 4” x 4” pre-baked gingerbread “canvas” with royal icing “paint”, sprinkles, and more. Use our Fort Wayne history-themed examples and templates for inspiration or stir up your own idea. Either way, your gingerbread will look so a-dough-rable! (This is a sweet event for beginners and experienced bakers — no artistic or decorating experience is knead-ed.)

Follow The Pipes

The History Center and the American Guild of Organists Present a Tour of Fort Wayne pipe organs, with performances at each location. Sponsored by: American Guild of Organists & The History Center

T.R.A.I.N. Display

The History Center will be hosting T.R.A.I.N. display during the Three Rivers Festival. This impressive model train show highlights Allen County’s history.


3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
3rd – 12th divisions
Registration NOW open
Up to 4 players/team

Three Rivers Velo Sport Festival Tour Ride

Join us for our 53rd annual Festival Tour Bicycle Ride. We will once again be starting from the start location in the Aboite area which we used in the 90’s with our traditional road ride option of up to 100 miles. Kids ride under 13 and under ride free with a paid adult and kids 14-18 ride at a discounted rate. Day of event registration is possible but you can register early before prices go up at

Opera in the Park

Similar to Shakespeare in the Park, Opera in the Park is an event for the whole family that brings music’s highest art form to the public via the outdoors! Audiences will hear some of opera’s most famous arias and small ensemble pieces. This will be a unique cultural experience you won’t want to miss!

Fort Wayne's Largest Garage Sale

St. John Lutheran Church – 729 West Washington Boulevard – is once again holding its annual Three Rivers Festival Garage Sale. Shop Christmas, glassware, kitchen items, furniture, clothing, books, toys, and much, much more! The hours are: Friday, July 12th – 6 PM – 9 PM; Saturday, July 13th – 9 AM – 5 PM; Friday, July 19th – 5 PM – 9 PM BAG SALE. Concessions will be available every day. We accept cash, credit cards, and pay apps!

Fort Wayne Orthopedics presents The 29th Annual Runners on Parade 5k

Get ready to lace up your sneakers for the 29th Annual Runners on Parade, the most spirited 5K in the heartland! This isn’t just any race—it’s the esteemed RRCA Central Region 5K Championship Race, your chance to blaze through the streets of Fort Wayne amidst the exhilarating energy of our premier Three Rivers Festival. Be the buzz that the cheering crowds can’t get enough of!
And hey, there’s an ‘early-bird’ treat for all you young runners out there! Whether you’re a seasoned sprinter or a pacesetting newbie, enjoy our one-of-a-kind race shirts, distinctive awards, and delicious post-race snacks. Remember, there’s no race day registration, so snatch up your spot fast. We’re doing everything to keep everyone safe—because this isn’t just about running, it’s about community. Be part of this unforgettable celebration and let’s make some noise on July 6th!

Fort Wayne Area Community Band Fireworks Finale Concert

Come to Freimann Square and enjoy a patriotic and pop music soundtrack performed by the Fort Wayne Area Community Band leading up to and during the Three Rivers Festival Fireworks Finale! No special seating will be provided, so be sure to bring a lawn chair or a blanket in case all of the park benches are full!

YLNI Farmers Market

Located in Fort Wayne, our #1 rated market is located downtown Fort Wayne on the corners of Barr, Berry, and Wayne Streets. The YLNI Farmers Market provides a fun outdoor shopping experience and connects the community with local vendors, non profits, and musicians. Customers can find select produce, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, honey, and so much more!

One Man's Treasure" Garage Sale

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Garage sale with many varied items. Clothing, electronics, books, furniture, household items, and much more! CASH SALES ONLY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE; RESTROOMS AVAILABLE