Pedal, Paddle, Play

We are on a mission to increase recreational opportunities on our Indiana waterways. Community involvement is a key part of the philosophy of our organization. Charitable donations are one way that citizens and companies can get involved and help bring more people to our waters to enjoy the amazing recreation they offer, from boating to paddling and beyond. Plan your visit to us today or volunteer to help us in our mission!

Young at Heart

Come join the fun of our Young at Heart Event! For ages 60 and over. We will provide Bingo, Card Games, and Lunch. More details to come!

Waiter & Waitress Contest

Who has the best and fastest servers in the Fort? Ready…Set….GO! Grab your tray and run like the wind, then set your table as fast as you can! Top Three Win CASH! ​ On Monday evening of the Festival, local restaurants sign up their best servers to compete in the Waiter/Waitress Contest. The Three Rivers Festival develops an obstacle course around a simulated dining room in the Festival Plaza. Theatrics, antics and humor are encouraged in this unique competition. Which team will prevail for the trophy by avoiding spillage? 

River Excursions

Come join the fun of our River Excursions. This is an educational and sightseeing event. We provide a free ride for all attendees of the festival. You can experience a 20-25 minute pontoon boat ride through our city’s famous rivers, with a docent on board giving you a tour guide approach to the river system, the history of the area, and prominent points of interest along the river. Come join the river fun!


The Parade will start at the intersection of Rockhill and W Wayne Street. We will continue on Wayne and make a left onto Fairfield Ave. We will then turn right onto Berry Street. We will finish our parade turning left onto S Calhoun Street until Superior Street.

Junk Food Alley

Junk Food Alley is one of the Festival’s largest and most anticipated attractions. Food vendors participate locally and from all over the nation to offer festival fare – fried treats, elephant ears, popcorn, barbeque and much, much more. An average of 60,000 people visit Junk Food Alley each year. Junk Food Alley is open each day of the festival and is located next to Festival Plaza.

International Village

International Village is a two-day celebration of the many different cultures and heritages that are part of the Fort Wayne community! Stop by International Village at Purdue Fort Wayne on the last weekend of the Festival to experience the food, art, dance, culture, and traditions of those who have made Fort Wayne their home.

Fireworks Finale

One of Northeast Indiana’s largest Fireworks displays will launch from the top of Indiana Michigan Power Center, wrapping up nine days of Festival fun! The Fort Wayne Community Band entertains in Freimann Square prior to Fireworks.  Fireworks made possible by the Founder’s Club and the Hoosier Lottery.

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day is a half day event that is full of games, activities, and community programs. Family Fun Day is perfect for the whole family to enjoy! Please check back as we update our website with specific events for your family to experience together.