Thank you for a great year and join us for 2016.

2016 Parade, Saturday, July 9, 2016

Announcing the 2015 Parade Winners:


Commercial                   #60 Sharon’s Victorian House of Gifts

Non-Commercial            #63 Good Shepherd United Methodist Church


Commercial                   #123 Do It Best

Non-Commercial            #16 Kate’s Cart

TRF Parade Committee

Commercial                   #148 Certified Burglar & Fire

Non-Commercial            #152 Christ Child Festival

Admiral Andy

Commercial                   None qualified

Non-Commercial            #43 Rotary Club



First              #118 Fort Wayne Turners

Second         #37 Wells Fargo

Third           #129 Biketown


First                  #83 Thurgood Marshall

Second                #62 Ball State

Third                 #17 501st Legion Vaders

Joan Dixon White

Commercial                   #118 Fort Wayne Turners

Non-Commercial            #57 IPFW

Shindigz Award

#75 Windsong

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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.



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