Partly cloudy skies and the promise of lots of fun drew a large crowd Friday to the first day of the Three Rivers Festival's Children's Fest at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
Numerous organizations and business serving children and families set up booths in the plaza bounded by the Science Building, Neff Hall and the Liberal Arts Building on the southwest side of the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus.
Activities offered were scheduled to include crafts, games, rides, storytelling, live entertainment and a visit by characters such as local mascots Don the Mastodon from IPFW, Spotz the dalmatian from the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Ryder the dog from local public television station WFWA, PBS-39.
The fun continues until 4 p.m. today and resumes 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.