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
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
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.
Live Commercial-Free Broadcast