International Village

The International Village at the Three Rivers Festival featured food, music, dance and more from different ethnic groups from the area.

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Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette
Nellie Wood and Jeff Wilenski invite the crowd to join in on the polka dance Friday at the International Village during the Three Rivers Festival. The International Village features dancing, food and other events from different ethnic groups.

3RF Schedule


Fort Wayne's Largest Garage Sale: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; St. John Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd.; 426-5751; more than 7,000 square feet of clothes, books, housewares, furniture, holiday items and collectibles

Chain Reaction Challenge: 9 a.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Meeting Rooms A, B and C; 421-1220 or; for families with children in kindergarten through fifth grade; create a machine or “link” in the seventh annual community chain reaction

Fort Wayne Three Rivers Festival Canoe and Kayak Races: 9 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. start; on the St. Marys River at Historic Wells Street Bridge; 452-6447 or; $10 for recreational racers and $20 for USCA racers

YLNI Barr Street Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; historic farmers market at corner of Barr and Wayne streets

Sand Sharx/Fair Play Juniors Beach Volleyball Challenge: 9 a.m.; River City Beach Club, 1550 Griffin St.; 410-7419 or; teams of 13- to 18-year-olds compete in a beach volleyball tournament

Children's Fest: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; IPFW Campus, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free

T.R.A.I.N. Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; 426-2882 or; model railroads with fully operational freight yard run by the Three Rivers and Northern Indiana Train model railroad club; cost is $6 adults, $4 students and seniors and ages 2 and younger free

Rhythm and Flow Summer Garden Exhibit: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; 247-6440 or; features swaths of color formed of mixed-species floral beds with geometric topiary sculptures; cost is $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17 and 2 years and younger free

DeBrand tours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; DeBrand Headquarters, 10105 Auburn Park Drive; 969-8330 or; cost is $5 with a $5 rebate on a purchase of $10 or more

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

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

Kids Fun Run: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E, near Mastodon statue; ages 5 to 12 participate in a non-timed Fun Run

International Village: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Club Soda parking lot, next to Food Alley; songs, dances, story-telling, demonstrations, foods and crafts from 14 different cultures

Marketplace: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Headwaters Park West; mini shopping bazaar

NITRO Second Annual Bicycle Swap Meet and MTB Weekender: Noon to 4 p.m.; 3717 Sherman Blvd., behind Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, near the BMX track; 260-908-3204 or; NITRO Mountain Bike Family Weekend at Franke Park MTB Trail Head; bring bikes and helmets

Brew Review: Noon to 5 p.m.; Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza, Headwaters Park; the Friends of the Festival hosts a craft beer tasting featuring over 100 top local, regional and national craft beers; $30 advance, $35 day of the event

The Hotel Fitness Raft Race: Noon to 5 p.m.; St. Marys River; starts in Swinney Park and finishes at Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge at Lawton Park

R/C Model Ship Display and Demonstration: 1 to 4 p.m.; 2701 Spring St., on the pond of University of Saint Francis; hand-crafted, radio-controlled scale replicas of riverboats, tugs, warships and liners

Ventures in Creativity: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mimi and Ian Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication, Weatherhead Gallery, 2701 Spring St.; 399-7999

Three Rivers Strollers Voksmarch: 7 to 10 a.m.; starting at Indiana Tech, Andorfer Commons, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; 925-5091; walking event designed to promote physical fitness, recreation and fellowship

Family Fest: 2 p.m.; Lutheran Life Villages, 6701 S. Anthony Blvd.; 447-1591 or; hot dog, chips and desserts for just $1 while listening to a live band

Planetarium programs: 3:30 and 7 p.m.; Schouweiler Planetarium, Achatz Hall, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; 399-7700; also afternoon programs; go to for information; cost is $4 adults, $3 children and seniors, $14 family

Bike Night Ride: 6 to 10 p.m.; Ehlerding Motorsports, 5525 Indiana 930; 493-9900 or; begins with an escorted motorcycle parade ride from Ehlerding's to Freimann Square and fireworks; registration begins at 4 p.m.; ride starts at 6 p.m.; $5 donation

Concert – Seattle Rain and Urban Legend: Also the Slow Pokes, Miles High, Djenetic Drift and Beneath It All; doors open 6 p.m.; Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza, Headwaters Park East; free admission until 7 p.m., $3 after; ages 12 and younger free with adult admission

Jazzworks!: Doors open at 6 p.m.; entertainment 7 to 10 p.m.; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; local jazz followed by fireworks finale from outdoor gardens; cost is $5 adult, $3 ages 3-17 and free for ages 2 and younger

Plymouth Summer Music Festival: 7 p.m.; Plymouth Church, 501 W. Berry St.; 423-2494; free concerts for all ages every night; go to; free-will offering

Pre-Fireworks Family Fun: 7 p.m.; First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St.; 422-4681 or; music and children's activities; family movie at 7:30 and 9 p.m.; also ice cream social

Fort Wayne Area Community Band Fireworks Concert: 8 p.m.; Freimann Square

Fireworks Finale: 10 p.m.; from One Summit Square downtown