Three Rivers Festival kicks off Friday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -The second largest festival in Indiana will start on July 11 for the 46th year in a row.

Three Rivers Festival attracts thousands of people from around Indiana, Ohio and Michigan every year.

Festival Executive Director, Jack Hammer, talked with NewsChannel 15′s Gina Glaros and Rob Lydick about all the different things going on during the week long festival.

Three Rivers Festival Executive Director, Jack Hammer, talks the highlights of the week long event.
Three Rivers Festival Executive Director, Jack Hammer, talks the highlights of the week long event.

A new part of the festival is the Free River Excursions, free boat rides from Headwaters Park West. The tours are to teach the community about the river’s part and what can be done with them in the future.

This year the event is bringing big name bands and musicians like Cheap Trick, Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and Blues Traveler.

The TRF Parade brings thousands of people to downtown Fort Wayne every year. This year’s theme is “Reflecting Our Rivers.”  The parade is Saturday, July 12 at 9:45 a.m.

The festival will end on July 19 with fireworks shot from the top of One Summit Square.

For a list of daily events, click here.

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