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Fort Wayne, In – The Three Rivers Festival Board of Directors regrets to announce the Three Rivers Festival Raft Race and the Steel Dynamics Free River Excursions, planned for this year’s Three Rivers Festival, have been cancelled. The cancellation is due to the current and ongoing condition of the Saint Mary’s, Saint Joseph and Maumee rivers.”The increased speed and height of the rivers, along with an excess of debris on the shorelines and in the rivers, have left the rivers unsafe to host these events,” explained Jack Hammer, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Festival, “Although we look forward to these events each year, we will always err on the side of caution when it comes to the safety of our community and volunteers.”Everyone that preregistered for the Raft Race can receive a full refund after the festival by contacting the Three Rivers Festival office.Weather permitting all other Three Rivers Festival events will continue as planned.For more information, contact the Festival office at 260-426-5556.



2015 Raft Race Application-Click Here

Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 1 p.m.

Join us Saturday, July 18th for Fort Wayne’s original river event: the Three Rivers Festival Raft Race!

Homemade masterpieces paddle down the Saint Mary’s for cash, fame and glory. Whether it’s for speed, beauty or just weird, you will see them all.

Located on Harrison Street Bridge try out the Zip Line and for the first time ever in Fort Wayne it’s the Stunt Fall, are you BRAVE enough to take the THIRTY FOOT drop?

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in the Commercial and Non-Commercial/Individual Divisions, for the following categories: Fastest Raft & Most Creative Raft.

Only a $50 entry fee per team!

NEW THIS YEAR!!!   Rent A Raft

Enjoy the Raft Race fun without having to build the raft!  We will rent you a 8×8 raft for $125, which includes: registration fee, paddles and life vest, All that’s left is to show up, decorate and race!  Details are provided in the Raft Race application (link provided below).


Need to know how to build a Raft? Click Here

Raft Race Map

 Route Map (click to enlarge)


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2014 Raft Race Video


SPEED Commercial category
1st place-    Solid Design
2nd place-  Concordia Mens Crew
3rd place-   River Hockey League sponsored by Fort Wayne Outfitters

SPEED Non-Commercial category
1st place-    Concordia Women’s Crew
2nd place-  Byron Health Center
3rd place-  Team Awesome

CREATIVITY winners, Commercial category
1st place-    Army National Guard Recruiters (Pirate ship)
2nd place-  McMahon Tire (replica of their full size semi)
3rd place-   Veterans Lawn & Landscape USS Nimitz Aircraft carrier

CREATIVITY winners, Non-Commercial category
1st place-   The Enter “Train” Ers   (104′ long train raft)
2nd place- Ragnarok P.T. Gun Boat
3rd place- Goonies pirate ship