TRF ends with raft races, fireworks and more

Three Rivers festival in Headwaters Park
Three Rivers festival in Headwaters Park

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The end of the Three Rivers Festival is near, and it’s the last day enjoy Junk Food Alley, Carnival Rides, the River Race and fireworks. Here are some of the events that are wrapping up the Three Rivers Festival.

Photo from the TRF's Children's Fest
Photo from the TRF’s Children’s Fest

The Kids- Fun- Run at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne’s campus on Saturday. The TRF’s Children’s Fest hosts a run for children age 5-12. To run in the race meet near the mastodon statue at 11 a.m. Everyone who finishes the run receives a medal.

There are canoe and kayak races on the St. Mary’s river at the historic Wells Street Bridge, next to Fort Wayne Outfitters. The races start at 10:30 a.m. One race is 11 miles for the hard-core canoe and kayakers. There is also a 4 mile race for those interested in something a little less intense.

At 1 p.m.The Hotel Fitness Three Rivers Festival Raft Race begins. The race promotes a safe, fun, family-oriented event. There are two categories people can win prizes in, fastest raft and most creative raft. raft race

Ivy Tech Community College is hosting a Ford and Mustang show today. A portion of the proceeds go to a scholarship that will benefit an Ivy Tech automotive student. Admission is two dollars from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Experience different cultures in the community at the TRF’s International Village located behind Junk Food Alley near Club Soda from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Enjoy some jazz music at The Botanical Conservatory. The ‘Colin Boyd Trio’ and ‘Trackless’ will perform live in the gardens. The doors open at 6 and the music will start at 7 and admission is 5 dollars.

It’s the last chance to purchase things at the TRF Marketplace at Headwaters Park West. The market has variety of items from African art and crafts, jewelry, windchimes, and henna tattoos. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The midway is open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. at Headwaters Park East. The $20 wristbands are good for one day of unlimited rides! There are over 30 carnival rides including the festival favorite Ferris wheel.

To finish up the festival, at 10 p.m. fireworks will be set off from the top of a 26-story building in downtown Fort Wayne. The festival says these fireworks are one of Northeast Indiana’s largest pyrotechnic shows.

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