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3RF Schedule

Here are some highlights of today and Saturday’s festival. For a full schedule, go to


Creative Construction: Lego Building Challenge: Through Wednesday; Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center, 233 W Main St.; 427-6467 or; public can vote for favorite design from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Wednesday

T.R.A.I.N. Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through July 19; The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; 426-2882 or; model railroads with an HO-scale, fully operational freight yard run by Three Rivers and Northern Indiana Train model railroad club; cost is $6 adults, $3 students and seniors, and ages 2 and younger free

Jim Gill in concert: Renowned children’s musician. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; outside Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; 421-1200

Envision Fort Wayne Center: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through July 18; 916 S. Calhoun St.; 427-1129 or; innovative place for the community to comment, discuss and review all aspects of the riverfront study

NASA Journey to Tomorrow: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday; Headwaters Park East; 426-5556; a 53-foot trailer transformed into an interactive environment with hands-on activities and digital learning stations; free

Downtown Midway: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. through July 19; Headwaters Park East and West; amusement rides, pony rides, water balls and human hamster balls and face painting

Helicopter rides: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. through July 19; Headwaters Park West

Indianapolis Colts Fan Fest: 4 to 6 p.m.; Headwaters Park next to Junk Food Alley; player and cheerleader autographs, interactive inflatables, Play 60 Zone and Colts in Motion traveling museum; free

River Excursions: 4 to 9 p.m.; ends Sunday; Headwaters Park West amphitheater area; pontoon ride on the St. Marys River; free; sponsored by Steel Dynamics and city of Fort Wayne

Crafters Market: 4 to 9 p.m. through Sunday; Headwaters West; handcrafted jewelry, apparel and crafts

Cheap Trick concert: Doors open at 6 p.m.; Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza, Headwaters Park East; Orange Opera and Unlikely Alibi opening performers; $20 advance, $25 day of show


Citilink Free Fare Day: 7:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.; park and ride for free to downtown events at these locations: Meijer on Lima Road, Wells/Ludwig, Meijer on Illinois Road, Time Corners, Georgetown Square, Southtown Centre and Lincoln Plaza, New Haven; call 432-4546 for route information or for route maps and schedules

Runners on Parade: 8 a.m.; Headwaters Park East and West; register by today; registration cost is $18 to $30.

Antiques at the Park: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; McCulloch Park, 1700 Broadway; 483-3592; local and tri-state area dealers

16th annual Trash-To-Treasure Art Contest: 9 a.m. to noon; main Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; 423-8571; participants create art from recyclable materials

Fair Play Beach Volleyball Coed Fours: 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.; River City Beach Club, 1550 Griffin St.; 402-3999; cost is $60 per team

Lawton Park Antique-Collectible Flea Market: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday; Lawton Park, Clinton and Fourth streets; 419-258-6361

Three Rivers Festival Street Vault: 9:30 a.m.; Fourth Street by skate park; 637-8209 or; pole vault competition

Lutheran Health Network Parade: 9:45 a.m. to noon; downtown

Chalk Walk: 10 a.m. until sundown on Sunday; 311 E. Main St.; artists use chalk to create works of art; sponsored by Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Historic Fort Wayne: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 1201 Spy Run Ave.; 437-2836 or; re-enactors at the Old Fort

Bike valet: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Freimann Square; complimentary bicycle valet service

Art in the Park: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday; Clinton and Main streets downtown; outdoor showcase of regional and national fine artists

River Excursions: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Headwaters Park West amphitheater area; pontoon ride on the St. Marys River; free; sponsored by Steel Dynamics and city of Fort Wayne

Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest: Noon to 2 p.m.; Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza, Headwaters Park

Detroit Arrow Steam Train Excursion: Noon arrival and 4 p.m. departure; Calhoun Street at Superior Street; 493-0765 or

Fort Wayne Sports Corp. Three Rivers Festival 3-Point Challenge: Noon qualifying rounds, 6 p.m. finals; Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd., outdoor basketball court; 420-1305 or

American Red Cross Bloodmobile: 1 to 5 p.m.; Barr Street at Superior Street

Main Street Bistro Vineyard: 4 to 7 p.m.; Main Street at Clinton Street; sample some of region’s finest wines; fee includes hors d’oeuvres from Main Street Bistro; ages 21 and older; cost is $15

“Under the Sun” concert: Doors open at 6 p.m.; Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza, Headwaters Park East; features Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker. $20 advance, $25 day of show