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July 11th, Events At Three Rivers Festival

The Three Rivers Festival Board of Directors and staff are very excited to bring in this year’s Hanning & Bean Enterprises’ Three Rivers Festival.

Today, and every remaining day of the Festival, we will be emailing you a schedule of events. Please share this with the public and your networks so that we can be sure to make everyone aware of days and times for specific events.

Today, July 11, we have the following happening during Three Rivers Festival

The Emporium at Three Rivers Festival 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Headwaters West, 260-426-5556,

The emporium has a tempting array of merchandise and services, along with hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, apparel and unique gifts from local artists and crafters. The Emporium also features food selections not found in Junk Food Alley. Sponsored by Paint the Town Graphics.

Lunch Time Trolley 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Downtown Fort Wayne, 260-426-5556,

Hop on the FREE Lunch Time Trolley; Eight convenient stops throughout downtown will take you to and from Junk Food Alley.

Sponsored by Hoosier Lottery

Lunch Time Music 11 AM

Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza, Headwaters East 260-426-5556

Grab a sandwich, duck out of the sun and enjoy music from Jamie Simon Trio. FREE

Downtown Midway 11 AM – 11 PM

Headwaters Park East & West, 260-426-5556,

Amusements rides (but tickets or all-day wristbands), Pony Rides, Water Balls, & Human Hamster Balls, Face Painting & more.

Sponsored by Sprint

Helicopter Rides 11 AM – 11 PM

Headwaters Park West, 260-426-5556,

Paratus Helicopter Rides – Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Festival and downtown. Cost $20 per person. Minimum of 2 person. Maximum of 3 persons. No age limit

Corn Hole Tournament 6 PM

Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza, Headwaters East 260-426-5556,

The Fort Wayne Beard & Mustache Society will hold a corn hole tournament in festival plaza during the Waiter-Waitress Contest. Prizes will be given to the tournament winners. $5/per person; $10/per team of two. All proceeds to benefit S.C.A.R. for more information or to register, please visit

Waiter-Waitress Contest Check in 5:30 – Races 6:30 PM

Festival Plaza, Headwaters East Pavillion, 260-726-5556,

Watch your favorite restaurants compete in a unique obstacle course, 3-person Teams race – a simulated dining room, hoping not to spill their pitchers of water on the judges at the table. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Teams. Admission: Free; participants $30 Team fee. Presented by Visit Fort Wayne & Waiter-On-The-Way.