TRF Lutheran Health Network Parade


 Parade Participation

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Sweepstakes- Best Overall:  DO IT BEST (Commercial), WINDSONG (Non-Commercial)
Mayor’s Award- Most Original: FORD METER BOX (Commercial), GOOD SHEPHERD UMC (Non-Commercial)
Best Representation of Theme: SHINDIGZ (Commercial), BOY SCOUTS (Non-Commercial)
Most Educational/Children’s Appeal: SHARON’S VICTORIAN (Commercial), KATE’S KART (Non-Commercial)
Specialty Units
Sweepstakes- Commercial: STONERS (1st Place), KPC MEDIA (2nd Place), KOMETS (3rd Place)
                Non-Commercial: CHILDRENS HOPE HOUSE (1st), CHILDREN’S ZOO (2nd), IVY TECH (3rd)
Joan Dixon-White Award
      Most Entertaining:  LAZER X (Commercial), SUMMER MUSIC THEATRE (Non-Commercial)


Parade Theme: To be announced

Each year, more than 50,000 people line the streets of downtown Fort Wayne for the 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. Come out and see the many colorful parade floats, balloons, and bands Fort Wayne has to offer. The family friendly environment the Three Rivers Festival brings is perfect for kids, teens, and adults! Sit along the 2 mile stretch of the parade route beginning on Van Buren by St. Joeseph Hospital and ending along Caloun Street. The parade starts at 9:45 a.m.; get there early to secure a great viewing spot to see the floats and the best of the Lutheran Health Network Parade! Trophies awarded in six categories for commercial and non-commercial entrants. There is a two-hour Live Television Broadcast of the Three Rivers Festival Parade.

View the Parade Route Map