Thousands attend annual TRF parade

Photo from the 2014 Three Rivers Festival Parade
Photo from the 2014 Three Rivers Festival Parade

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Another large crowd filled downtown’s streets for the annual Three Rivers Festival parade Saturday morning. The parade began the long list of events for the day.

Sunshine filled the sky as the parade began around 9:45 a.m.parade 1

Some people told NewsChannel 15 they had been sitting in their spot for the parade since 7 p.m. Friday.  Others said they had been waiting since 6 a.m. Saturday.

The theme for this year’s parade was called, Reflecting On Our Rivers.

According to the festival’s website, more than 50,000 people line the streets of downtown Fort Wayne each year for the Three Rivers Festival Parade to see the floats, hear the bands and to celebrate the kickoff to Fort Wayne’s Biggest Summer celebration since 1969. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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