TRF fun on the ground and in the air

Chalk Walk 2015 on Main Street as part of the TRF.

FORT WAYNE, (WANE) – There’s lots to do at the Three Rivers Festival. People packed into Junk Food Alley on Saturday.

People could enjoy their corn dogs and elephant ears while watching a cool show. This year there are BMX stunt shows in the parking lot next to Headwaters Park.

Monster Energy BMX Team is performing four times a day this weekend. The riders aren’t just trying to promote the sport, they want kids to find something they enjoy and pursue it.

“BMX is just a vehicle we use to inspire them to find something in their life, it’s not necessary about riding bikes, it could be art, it could be music, it would really be anything. So the point of what we do is we’ve found something we are passionate about, we’ve found something in our lives, and if they can find something in their lives to pursue, that’s kind of what we are here for,” John Bethers, the tour manager, said.

The BMX show runs again on Sunday at noon, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

TRF wouldn’t be the same without the annual Chalk Walk.

Chalk Walk 2015 on Main Street as part of the TRF.
Chalk Walk 2015 on Main Street as part of the TRF.

It’s hosted by the Fort Wayne Art Museum. Artists made masterpieces on the sidewalk and on Main Street in front of the museum. They could compete for prizes in several different categories.

“This is a great way to celebrate art in an entirely different form and here is a way for us to get the community involved in actually producing that art and we get to see the amazing talent that’s in the community,” Erin Friend, the event coordinator, said.

Chalk Walk 2015 on Main Street as part of the TRF.
Chalk Walk 2015 on Main Street as part of the TRF.

The event was so popular, the museum sold every open spot for the event.

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