50th Three Rivers Festival guide
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - This weekend, the 50th Three Rivers Festival will draw more than 500,000 people to savor the fun, food and festivities downtown.
There is plenty to do, from the parade to junk food alley to the bed races. The TRF boasts more than 80 official events, and we couldn't include all of them in a list.
Here's a non-exhaustive list of events:
The parade is the unofficial kick-off of the festival.
WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Parade route starts on Wayne St. at Rockhill, heads east on Wayne, and ends up on W. Superior Street.
What's a summer festival without carnival rides? This year's midway features classic carnival games, rides and a lot of fun.
WHEN: Friday, July 13-21, 2018. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
COST: Regular price wristbands will be $25 dollars. 1 ticket = $1 dollar. All rides are between 3-5 tickets.
This fan-favorite event turns Freimann Square into an art scene with vendors and live music.
More than 100 artists and vendors from across the country will be selling their goods.
WHEN: Saturday, July 14 through Sunday, July 15
WHERE: Freimann Square
The Star 88.3 Music Stage features Hawk Nelson, Tauren Wells, Jordan Felize, Addison Agen, and Christiana Danielle.
WHEN: Sunday, July 15 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Headwaters Park
COST: $15 at the door. 2 free kids per adult ticket.
Other concerts include tribute bands, The Hubie Ashcraft Band, and several other bands at various times.
Folks who have the need for speed should head to Main Street and watch the Three Rivers Festival Bed Races. Teams of five parade their beds decorated for creativity and speed.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Main Street
A free family event is on tap for kids 12 and under. More than 50 booths will offer activities, free samples, face painting, storytelling, crafts, magic shows and more.
WHEN: Friday, July 20 through Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: North Side High School, 475 E. State Boulevard
Enjoy music, demonstrations, food and crafts from different cultures that live in the Fort.
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 2018, and Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Club Soda parking lot
All good things must come to an end, and what better way than to go out with a bang?
The festival will end with one of northeast Indiana's largest fireworks displays atop the Indiana Michigan Power Center.
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 10 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana Michigan Power Center
Click here for a complete list of events.