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Street closures
The following streets will be closed today because of Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival events:
•East Main Street from South Clinton to Lafayette Street will be closed through 11 p.m. Sunday, along with Barr Street from East Main Street to East Berry Street
•Left curb lane of South Clinton Street by Headwaters Park from the Clinton Street Bridge to Superior Street will be closed through July 21 at 11 p.m.
The following streets will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for the Lutheran Health Network parade:
West Wayne Street from Thieme Drive to Broadway
West Main Street from Runnion Avenue to South Clinton Street
Van Buren Street from West Superior Street to West Main Street
Fairfield Avenue from West Superior Street to West Wayne Street
Ewing Street from West Wayne Street to West Main Street
South Harrison Street from West Wayne Street to West Main Street
South Calhoun Street from West Wayne Street to West Superior Street
West Berry Street from South Clinton Street to Fairfield Avenue
East Main Street from Lafayette Street to South Clinton Street
West Superior Street from South Clinton Street to South Harrison Street
Barr Street from East Main Street to East Berry Street
Robbie Starkey, left, of Rider Productions and Jacob MacNaught prepare the plaza’s sound system for Friday night’s show by ZoSo, the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience.


Photos by Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette
Set up for a concert Friday, the Headwaters Park East Pavilion – known during 3RF as the Vera Bradley Festival Plaza and Sweetwater Stage – will be the site of a week’s worth of shows.
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Today at the festival

The following Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival events are primarily in downtown Fort Wayne. Weeklong events with daily times that do not change are noted by an asterisk.

*10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – DeBrand Chocolate Tours. Behind-the-scenes tour through DeBrand’s chocolate-making kitchens; $5 a person with $5 rebate on $10 purchase after the tour; DeBrand Headquarters, 10105 Auburn Park Drive

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Junk Food Alley. Food vendors offering traditional festival favorites, including elephant ears, slow-cooked barbecue and fried cheese, and new festival dishes, including German chocolate funnel cake; prices vary; near Headwaters Park

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Vera Bradley Festival Plaza. Presented by Meijer and Hoosier Metal, park plaza provides meal seating; regional and national entertainment after 6 p.m., with varied admission prices; Headwaters Park East, 333. S. Clinton St.

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Downtown Midway. Carnival featuring amusement rides, free displays, free hot-air balloon rides and fee-based attractions such as helicopter rides, laser tag, old-time photos, caricatures and face painting; individual tickets or all-day wristbands can be bought for amusement rides; Headwaters Park East and West, 333 S. Clinton St.

6 a.m. packet pickup and 8 a.m. race – Runners on Parade. 5K race and walk sponsored by Fort Wayne Orthopedics; no race-day registration; $25 fee; Headwaters Park West, 333 S. Clinton St.

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Antiques in the Park. Antique show with local and area dealers selling furniture, glassware, primitives and garden decorations; free admission; McCulloch Park, 1700 Broadway

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hoosier Hisser’s Cat Show. American Cat Fancier’s affiliated Championship and Household Pet Cat Show with 100 cats and more than 30 breeds; $5 a person and $10 a family; University of Saint Francis North Campus Gymnasium, 2701 Spring St.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Garage sale hosted by Come2Go Ministries. Home furnishings, kitchen items, electronics, clothing; free admission; 323 W. Baker St.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Rummage sale hosted by First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. Proceeds benefit church’s children’s council; admission free; 300 E. Wayne St.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Fort Wayne’s Largest Garage Sale. Bargains on clothes, books, furniture, collectibles, sports items, electronics, household items, baby items and more; free admission; proceeds benefit St. John Lutheran School; St. John Lutheran School and Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Flea Market. Open-air market offering antiques, jewelry, collectibles, paper goods and glassware; free admission; Lawton Park, Clinton and Fourth streets

9 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Beach Volleyball Coed Fours. Spectators free; $15 participants or $60 a team (two guys and two girls); Fair Play Volleyball, River City Complex, 1550 Griffin St.

10 a.m. to noon – Downtown Parade, presented by Lutheran Health Network. Marching bands, colorful floats, horses, clowns and balloons; free admission; two-mile route downtown

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Daylily Show, hosted by the Fort Wayne Daylily Society. Botanical display followed by flower sale; free admission; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Art in the Park. More than 70 booths of artwork from regional and national artists, including painting, ceramic, glass, sculpture, jewelry, drawing, digital imaging and photography; free admission; Freimann Square, Clinton and Main streets

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Crafters’ Market. Regional vendors selling jewelry, apparel and other unique gifts; free admission; north of Freimann Square, Clinton and Main streets

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – “The Voice in the Forest,” an installation by painter/composer Michael Rhoades. Free; Lotus Gallery, 1302 Lafayette St., Suite 205

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Family Fun Day at the Park, sponsored by the Allen County Bar Association. Tour the Allen County Courthouse and witness a mock trial. Allen County Courthouse Green, 715 S. Calhoun St.; free

Noon to 5 p.m. – Three Rivers T.R.A.I.N. Display. Model railroad exhibit featuring an HO scale and fully operational freight yard; regular museum admission applies ($5 adults, $3 students and seniors, and members or kids 5 and under free); History Center, 322 E. Berry St.

Noon to 6 p.m. – Chalk Walk, hosted by Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Sidewalk art displays and hands-on crafts for kids; free admission; 300 E. Main St.

12:30 to 5:30 p.m. – American Red Cross Bloodmobile; Barr and Superior streets, next to Junk Food Alley

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Clean Comedy for Kids Helping Kids. Afternoon of music and comedy to benefit Riley Hospital for Children, sponsored by Snickerz, WAJI Majic 95.1 and Edy’s; free admission, donations accepted for hospital; Vera Bradley Plaza, Headwaters Park East, 333 S. Clinton St.

1 to 11 p.m. – Fort Wayne Newspapers Corn Hole Classic. Two-day, 128-team single-elimination tournament open to ages 12 or older; $50 entrance fee per two-person team; spectators admitted free; Headwaters West Gated Pavilion, 333 S. Clinton St.

1:30 p.m. – Wii Bowling. Video-game competition open to teams of one child and one adult; free admission for spectators (registration ended July 6); Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

2 to 7 p.m. – Family Fun Fair. Ultimate Frisbee tournament, inflatables, food; free; Praise Park, 5396 St. Joe Center Road

2:30 p.m. – Diamond Dash, hosted by 98.9 The Bear. Contestants vie for a $10,000 diamond ring from Peter Franklin Jewelers; pre-register at

3:30 to 7 p.m. – Planetarium Skies. Admission $4 adults, $3 children and seniors, $14 for families; University of Saint Francis, Schouweiler Planetarium, Achatz Science Building, 2701 Spring St.

6 p.m. – Bruce in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Opening acts include Sunny Taylor with Ben Porter; $10 adults (veterans free) and free for kids 12 and under with adult; Vera Bradley Plaza, Headwaters Park East, 333 S. Clinton St.

6 to 9 p.m. – 35th annual Ventures in Creativity Art Exhibition by the Fort Wayne Artists Guild. Free; University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts, Rolland Art Center, 2701 Spring St.