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Affiliated Events

Align your organization's July event with the name recognition of our area's premiere summer celebration, by applying for an Official TRF Affiliated Event designation!


2023 Festival Dates: Friday, July 7 through Saturday, July 15

Application deadline:  TBD


A Non-Profit Organization's Event (No corporate names/brands mentioned): $100

Note: Non-Profit organization's Event may have admission fees and/or sales to public


For-Profit Business with entry/participation fee: ($500.00)

For-Profit Business with no entry/participation fee: ($100.00)

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The 2022 Affiliated Events are below!

Arch Inch : Haunted Downtown Walking Tour

When: Thursday, July 14, 2022, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Info: Thrill to Fort Wayne's best ghost stories and most macabre true tales as ARCH guides lead a walking tour of the dark side of our history. Meet at Anthony Wayne's statue in Freimann Square.

Bethany United Methodist Church: Sunnybrook Neighborhood Festival
Time: TBD
Info: Party with your neighbors with games, music, food, and fun at Bethany United Methodist Church. Open to all ages

DeBrand Fine Chocolates: DeBrand Fine Chocolates Open Tours 

When: Tours will be held from July 8th-July 16th and start every half hour on the hour from 12:00pm-5:00pm
Info: Visit our corporate headquarters to see our chocolatiers in action. You’ll view our chocolate making kitchens where you’ll see the artisan process involved in making our coveted chocolates, along with tasting several gourmet chocolate samples. Cost is $10 per person, with each person receiving a rebate of $10 off a $20 or more purchase!

First Wayne Street United Methodist Church: Pre-Fireworks Ice Cream Social

When: Saturday, July 16, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Ice cream Social, 10:00 p.m. Fireworks (can be seen from our parking lot)
Info: Ice Cream Social 8:30-9:30 p.m. followed by the Three Rivers Festival Fireworks at 10:00 p.m., which can be seen from our parking lot. Bring a chair and enjoy!

First Wayne Street United Methodist Church: Annual Rummage Sale

When: Saturday, July 9 , 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. bag sale)
Info: Come shopping at First Wayne Street UMC's Annual Churchwide Rummage Sale! 300 East Wayne Street. Our rummage sale has a huge variety of items including clothes, shoes, books, furniture, etc. Proceeds from the sale support our Children and Youth programming.

Fort Wayne Area Community Band
When: Saturday, July 16, 2022 Concert start time 8:30 p.m. Concert end time 9:30 p.m. Fireworks accompaniment starts at 10:00p.m. Fireworks accompaniment ends at 10:18p.m.
Info: The Fort Wayne Area Community Band will play light classics, marches, show and pop tunes.   Then accompany the closing fireworks with 18 minutes of nonstop marches.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art: Chalk Walk

When: Friday, July 8, 2022  7pm
Saturday, July 9, 2022 all day
Sunday, July 10, 2022 all day

Info: The Fort Wayne Museum of Art Chalk Walk has long been a community favorite, held on Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne every year since 2000.  Using pastels, artists create their own designated square.

Fort Wayne Pinball Wizard's World Arcade: Stern Army Wizard's World Pinball Tournament

Wednesday July 13, 2022 Noon – 9pm
Thursday July 14, 2022 Noon - 9pm
Friday July 16, 2022 Noon - 10pm
Saturday July 17, 2022 10am Finals
Info: Become the 1st Three Rivers Festival Pinball Wizard. Sponsored by Fort Wayne Pinball Wizard's World Arcade.
Qualify July 13th-15th Finals July 16. $500 1st place prize. 

Fort Wayne Running Club: Runners on Parade presented by Fort Wayne Orthopedics

When: July 9th 8:00 am
Info: Enjoy the beautiful downtown Fort Wayne as you compete in one of the most epic summer 5k events.   A running and walking event that is kicks off the celebration for the TRF.

Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre:
HAIRSPRAY the Musical! 

When: July 8th, 2022 @ 7:30pm
July 9th, 2022 @ 7:30pm
July 10th, 2022 @ 2:00pm
July 14th, 2022 @ 7:30pm
July 15th, 2022 @ 7:30pm
July 16th, 2022 @ 7:30pm 
July 17th, 2022 @ 2:00pm
Info: The Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre Presents the smash hit Musical, HAIRSPRAY! LIVE on stage!JULY 8,9,10,12,15,16,17!
TICKETS: Adults $18.00 Students: $15.00
Visit for more information! 

Greyt Angels Greyhound Adoptions: Greyhounds in the Park

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 4pm-8pm
Info:  Please join Greyt Angels Greyhound Adoptions for an evening to meet some retired racers and Greyhound mixes called Lurchers. Learn about these wonderful dogs and how to adopt!

Inasmuch Ministry: Inasmuch Garage Sale
When: July 8:   8 am to 8 pm
July 9:   8 am to 8 pm

Info: Annual Inasmuch Garage Sale!  Come and shop for gently worn clothing/ home goods/lamps/toys and more.  All proceeds benefit Inasmuch Ministry on the corner of Washington and Broadway. 

Meyer Antiques: Lawton Park Flea Market 
When: Saturday Jul 9, 2022  9:00 am -6:00 PM
Sunday Jul 10, 2022 10:00 am - 4:00 PM

Info: Lawton park Flea Market is an annual event where friends and family go hang out, and find antiques, vintage, new, used and many others unique items. 

Northeast Indiana Water Trails: 3Rivers Federal Credit Union: Pedal, Paddle, Play

When: July 16, 2022
Scavenger Hunt starts at 10am until12-noon
After party from 12-noon until 2pm.
Info: Participants enjoy a scavenger hunt to solve a puzzle by boat or bike and learn about paddling opportunities in NE Indiana. They earn entries into a drawing along the way for a chance to win $1000s in prizes.  Afterward enjoy the free party at PRomenade Park with live music from Pink Droyd and visit with over a dozen environmental groups.

Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club: Three Rivers Dog Showcase and Obedience Demonstration

When: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 6:30 PM at Friemann  Square
Info: Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club sponsors an A.K.C. Pure Breed Dog Showcase offering all the fun and excitement of a dog show in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.  An evening of great dog-focused educational experience for families!

Science Central: Egg Drop

When: Sunday, July 10th
Arrive for registration: 12:30pm
Dropping begins:  1:00pm
Registration: May 9th-July 3rd
Info: Build it!  Toss it! Break it!  Join us for the 20th Annual Egg Drop Competition at Science Central.  Create a contraption to protect an egg as it hurtles toward the ground.  Will it shatter?  Will it bounce?  Join us at Science Central for this egg-citing event!

St. John Lutheran Church: Fort Wayne's Largest Garage Sale!

When: Friday, July 8th - 6 PM - 9 PM
Saturday, July 9th - 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday, July 15th - 6 PM - 9 PM
Saturday, July 16th - 9 AM - 12 PM
Info: The largest garage sale in Fort Wayne - over 7,000 square feet of Christmas, glassware, kitchen items, furniture, clothing, books, toys, and much lomore! Everything you didn’t know you needed! Hope to see you there!

The Fort Wayne Area Community Band: Summer Band Concert
When: Date:  July 16, 2022
Location:  Freimann Square  on the east side of the fountain and reflection pool
Concert starts at 8:30 p.m.
Concert ends at 9:30 p.m.
There is a short break to wait for the Fireworks to begin at 10:00 p.m.
The Band will play the national anthem and continue with18 minutes of non-stop marches during the closing fireworks.

Info: Bring your chairs and listen to the FWAC Band perform marches, light classics, show and pop tunes.  Directed by Susan Jehl and David Blackwell

The History Center: Bill Blass: Fort Wayne’s Fashion Designer, June 22 – September 18, 2022

When: July 8-July 16
July 8: 10 AM-5 PM
July 9: 9 AM-5 PM
July 10: 12 PM-5 PM
July 11-15: 10 AM-5PM
July 16: 9 AM-5 PM

Info: In honor of his 100th birthday, the Fort Wayne History Center is celebrating Bill Blass, an American fashion icon and WWII Ghost Army soldier. This exhibition will contain sections dedicated to his upbringing in Fort Wayne, role in the Ghost Army, and success as a master of design and marketing. Exhibit curated by Jenna Gilley, Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Trinity Communications Group Inc. : Mark Lowry "Hymn Sing" Reunion w/The Martins, Sisters, & Stan Whitmire

When:  Friday, July 15, 2022, 7:30 pm - 10 pm
Info: Storyteller and Comedian Mark Lowry, former member of the Gaither Vocal Band, joins The Martins, Sisters, & Stan Whitmire for a "Hymn Sing"  Reunion.


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