2015 Parade Theme
Each year, more than 50,000 people line the streets of downtown Fort Wayne for the Lutheran Health Network Three Rivers Festival Parade to see the floats, hear the bands and to celebrate the kickoff to Fort Wayne’s Biggest Summer Celebration since 1969. The parade starts at 10am; get there early to secure a great viewing spot.
Float judging is from 7:00am-8:30am
Judging is for Non-Commercial and Commercial
Float awards are:
Sweepstakes-Best Overall float with outstanding presentation and design
Mayor’s Trophy-Most original float with creativity and imagination
Festival Parade Committee-Best portrayal of the theme
Admiral Andy-Most educational and/or appeal to children
All other units (Except bands, military and VIPS) are judged during the parade.
These awards are first, second and third place in both Non-Commercial and Commercial.
Also, Joan Dixon-White Award for the most entertaining unit in the parade.
2015 Parade Route
Due to ongoing projects to improve downtown Fort Wayne, the 47th annual Lutheran Health Network Three Rivers Festival parade has altered its course this year. The parade will begin at the corner of Wayne Street and Rockhill Street, travel east on Wayne Street, turn North on Fairfield for one block, then turn East on Berry. Please note that due to the Emerald Skyline project at the corner of Berry and Harrison Street, there will be a narrow passage for the parade. This area may not be the best location for spectators, however, there will be plenty of places along the route with optimal viewing for families to enjoy the parade. Finally, the parade will turn North on S. Calhoun and end at Superior.
We want to remind all parade attendees for the safety of yourself, your children and the people in the parade, please do not enter the parade route at any time. Please make sure children sitting on the curbs do not extend their legs into the road while enjoying the parade.
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