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Starting Friday: The Three Rivers Festival

<p>News-Sentinel file photo</p><p>When the sun surrenders its grip on the day and the heat breaks, the lights of carnival rides transform the Downtown Midway at Headwaters Park. The midway is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily during the Three Rivers Festival.</p>

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When the sun surrenders its grip on the day and the heat breaks, the lights of carnival rides transform the Downtown Midway at Headwaters Park. The midway is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily during the Three Rivers Festival.

<p>News-Sentinel file photo</p><p>Whether scrambling around inside a hamster ball enlarged to human scale sounds like fun or an interrogation technique that would run afoul of the Geneva Convention, it’s available at the Three Rivers Festival Downtown Midway, open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday through July 15. Watch ’em or ride ’em, it’s your opportunity to cultivate new empathy for domestic rodents.</p><p> </p>

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Whether scrambling around inside a hamster ball enlarged to human scale sounds like fun or an interrogation technique that would run afoul of the Geneva Convention, it’s available at the Three Rivers Festival Downtown Midway, open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday through July 15. Watch ’em or ride ’em, it’s your opportunity to cultivate new empathy for domestic rodents.

 

<p>News-Sentinel file photo</p><p>Henna tattoos are among the popular souvenirs of the Three Rievrs Festival International Village. From 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 14-15, visitors can take in songs, dances, storytelling, demonstrations, food and crafts from many of the different cultures of ancestral homelands of people in Fort Wayne. International Village is in the parking lot of Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St.</p>

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Henna tattoos are among the popular souvenirs of the Three Rievrs Festival International Village. From 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 14-15, visitors can take in songs, dances, storytelling, demonstrations, food and crafts from many of the different cultures of ancestral homelands of people in Fort Wayne. International Village is in the parking lot of Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St.

<p>News-Sentinel file photo</p><p>Whether your call is “Vikings, ho!” or “Vikings, whaaa?” there’s room to float an extraordinary range of creations down the St. Marys River July 15, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Van Buren Street bridge. A new feature this year is “Rent a Raft,” providing an 8-by-8-foot raft, paddles and life jackets for $75.</p>

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Whether your call is “Vikings, ho!” or “Vikings, whaaa?” there’s room to float an extraordinary range of creations down the St. Marys River July 15, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Van Buren Street bridge. A new feature this year is “Rent a Raft,” providing an 8-by-8-foot raft, paddles and life jackets for $75.

<p>News-Sentinel file photo</p><p>Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, artists – including enthusiastic amateurs with no formal training in art – are invited to chalk a square along Main Street between Lafayette and Barr streets. A square 4-by-4 feet costs $5; an 8-by-8 square costs $10.</p>

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Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, artists – including enthusiastic amateurs with no formal training in art – are invited to chalk a square along Main Street between Lafayette and Barr streets. A square 4-by-4 feet costs $5; an 8-by-8 square costs $10.

<p>News-Sentinel file photo</p><p>An absurd but enduring athletic competition of Three Rivers Festival, the bed race, begins with a parade and culminates in the races from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Main Street.</p><p> </p>

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An absurd but enduring athletic competition of Three Rivers Festival, the bed race, begins with a parade and culminates in the races from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Main Street.

 

<p>News-Sentinel file photo</p><p>The 10 a.m. Saturday Three Rivers Festival Parade this year will feature superheroes, whether of the comic-book/summer blockbuster type or real-life heroes who protect and care in more familiar ways. More than 60,000 people typically line streets downtown for the parade.</p>

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The 10 a.m. Saturday Three Rivers Festival Parade this year will feature superheroes, whether of the comic-book/summer blockbuster type or real-life heroes who protect and care in more familiar ways. More than 60,000 people typically line streets downtown for the parade.

<p>News-Sentinel file photo</p><p>You needn’t be bound for higher office to suppress your guilt and surf the festival’s junk-food bazaar. Then-governor Mike Pence stopped in last year, hours after he met with Donald Trump, who would soon announce that Pence was his pick for vice president. At this moment, Pence was joking with his staff about buying a drink labeled “Pence’s” from a vendor named Mike Pence. Junk Food Alley, at Barr and Duck streets, is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily during Three Rivers Festival.</p><p> </p>

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You needn’t be bound for higher office to suppress your guilt and surf the festival’s junk-food bazaar. Then-governor Mike Pence stopped in last year, hours after he met with Donald Trump, who would soon announce that Pence was his pick for vice president. At this moment, Pence was joking with his staff about buying a drink labeled “Pence’s” from a vendor named Mike Pence. Junk Food Alley, at Barr and Duck streets, is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily during Three Rivers Festival.

 

<p>News-Sentinel file photo</p><p>The Waiter-Waitress Contest shows off slalom speed, balance and dexterity that should yield 75-percent tips for busker value alone. The races begin at 6 p.m. Monday at Ruoff Festival Plaza, Headwaters East Pavilion.</p><p> </p>

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The Waiter-Waitress Contest shows off slalom speed, balance and dexterity that should yield 75-percent tips for busker value alone. The races begin at 6 p.m. Monday at Ruoff Festival Plaza, Headwaters East Pavilion.

 

<p>News-Sentinel file photo</p><p>Children’s Fest at IPFW is a free event for children ages 3-12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 14-15. More than 50 booths will offer activities, free samples or experiences including crafts, storytelling, magic shows and face-painting. Kids ages 5-12 can join in the Kid’s Fun Run, an 800-meter run/walk.</p><p> </p>

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Children’s Fest at IPFW is a free event for children ages 3-12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 14-15. More than 50 booths will offer activities, free samples or experiences including crafts, storytelling, magic shows and face-painting. Kids ages 5-12 can join in the Kid’s Fun Run, an 800-meter run/walk.

 

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Fort Wayne's preeminent festival lasts 9 days and draws a million or so visitors

Thursday, July 06, 2017 12:01 am

Drawing roughly a million visitors every year, the Three Rivers Festival is Fort Wayne’s preeminent festival. From carnival rides and bed races to concerts, massive garage sales and chalk art on city sidewalks, the festival provides more entertainment than anyone could cover in only nine days, beginning Friday.

For day-by-day details on the opportunities for fun the festival provides, see the printed booklets distributed last week in The News-Sentinel or check out the same list online at threeriversfestival.org/daily-schedule/.

 

        

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