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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:  June 30th, 2023


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)

The 2023 Affiliated Events are below!

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"One Man's Treasure" Garage Sale
Friday July 7th 8am - 8pm
Saturday July 8th   8am - 8pm

216 E. Washington Blvd Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
District 14, Order of the Eastern Star is sponsoring a large garage sale including items such as clothing, glassware, framed art, furniture, motorcycle helmets and gear along with many other interesting items.
Lawton Park Flea Market
Saturday July 8th   9am - 6pm
Sunday July 9th   10
am - 4pm
1900 N. Clinton St Fort Wayne, IN 46805
More Information:
This annual event has 50+ vendors. You can find Antiques, vintage, collectibles, Crafts New & Used Items. Come on out, see your friends and have some funs!!
Fort Wayne's Largest Garage Sale
Friday July 7th 6pm - 9pm
Saturday July 8th   9am - 5pm
Friday July 14th 6pm-9pm

Saturday July 15th   9am - 12pm
729 W. Washington Blvd Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802


St. John Lutheran Church - 729 West Washington Boulevard - is once again holding its annual Three Rivers Festival Garage Sale. Shop Christmas, glassware, kitchen items, furniture, clothing, books, toys, and much, much more! Concessions will be available every day. More items will be put out the second weekend so make sure you stop back to see what else we have that you can’t live without! See you at the sale! We accept cash, credit cards, and pay apps!
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Sunnybrook Safety Festival
Friday July 7th   5pm - 8pm
7715 Sunny Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46835


Sponsored by: Bethany United Methodist Church
Get ready for an evening of fun, community, and delicious food at the Sunnybrook Festival! Hosted by Bethany United Methodist Church, this event promises excitement for all ages. This year, we have decided to focus on safety - so be prepared to come and learn about how to stay safe in all kinds of ways, featuring exhibits from Allen County Sheriff K-9 Unit, Dept. of Homeland Security, Boy Scouts, EMS and Fort Wayne Fire Department! We will have games, door prizes, animals from Mark's Ark, a bounce house, and a taco bar.
Runners on Parade
5K Presented by Fort Wayne Orthopedics

Saturday July 8th   6:30am - 10:30am
Downtown Streets


Register: HERE 
The Fort Wayne Running Club is proud to host the 28th Annual Runners on Parade presented by Fort Wayne Orthopedics. This race is the RRCA Indiana State 5k Championship and follows much of the path of the The Three Rivers Festival Parade. We look forward to the fans and crowds that line the streets to cheer on the runners and walkers. We will have epic race shirts again this year and unique awards. We will have post-race snacks for you to enjoy under the tent at Headwaters Park.
Sponsored by: Fort Wayne Orthopedics, Fleet Feet Fort Wayne, Bushey's Windows and Doors, Shine and Hardin LLP, Paul Davis
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Chalk Walk
Saturday July 8th   9am - Sundown
Sunday July 9th  11am - Sundown
311 East Main Street


Register: HERE 
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art Chalk Walk has been a trademark event held on Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne since 2000. The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates to the 16th century, known as i madonnari (street painters). Using pastels, artists of varying levels of experience may choose to reproduce existing artworks or create their own in their designated square. The event typically draws 40,000 people to see the spectacle unfold. 
Sponsored by: Partners 1st FCU, 3 Rivers FCU, McMahon's Best One Tire & Auto Care, Parrish Leasing, Fort Financial Credit Union
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Rummage Sale
Saturday July 8th   8am - 3pm
300 East Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Our huge Annual Rummage Sale provides high-quality and gently used items at a reasonable cost. All proceeds directly benefit out Youth and Children Ministries. First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 East Wayne Street, 46802.
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Three Rivers Volo Sport Festival Tour Ride
Sunday July 9th   7am
Aboite Township Community Hall 11321 Aboite Center Road Fort Wayne, IN 46814

Register: HERE  
Join us for our 52nd annual Festival Tour Bicycle Ride. We will be returning the start location to the Aboite area which we used in the 90's, and this year adding a new family friendly Greenway ride to the lineup along with our traditional road ride option of up to 100 miles. Kids ride free on the greenway ride with a paid adult and will receive their own completion award at the finish line.
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DeBrand Fine Chocolates Tours
Friday July 7th   - Saturday July 15th
Tours start every hour on the hour from noon to 5pm
10105 Auburn Park Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46825


Come visit our corporate headquarters to see our Chocolatiers in action. You’ll enjoy a short video on the history of DeBrand and 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. 
Tours are $10/person and each ticket includes a $10 rebate off a $20 purchase.
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T.R.A.I.N. Display
Friday July 7th   - Saturday July 15th
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9a-5p, and Sun 12p-5p
The History Center (Corner of Berry & Barr St)
302 E. Berry St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802


The History Center will be hosting T.R.A.I.N. display during the Three Rivers Festival. This impressive model train show highlights Allen County’s history. Admission: $7 adults; $5 seniors and youth; 2 & under free; History Center members free.
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Follow The Pipes
Tuesday July 11th  
10am - Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W. Berry St.
11am - First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St.
Wednesday July 12th
1pm - St. Joseph Methodist Church, 6004
Reed Rd
2pm - St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd
3pm - Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Ave
Thursday July 13th
7pm - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1105 S. Calhoun St
8pm - Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd

Information call: 260-426-2882
The History Center and the American Guild of Organists Present a Tour of Fort Wayne pipe organs, with performances at each location. Sponsored by: American Guild of Organists & The History Center.
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Patriotic Concert on the Market
Tuesday July 11th   11am
Historic Barr Street Market 
302 E. Berry St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Come and hear the Combined Bands of The American Legion Band and The New Horizons Band as they present a free outdoor concert during the Three Rivers Festival. It will take place on Tuesday July 12th at 11 AM on the historic Barr Street Market.
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Greyhounds in the Park
Wednesday July 12th   4pm - 8pm
Franke Park Pond Pavilion
3411 Sherman Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Join Greyt Angels Greyhound Adoption for an evening of meeting retired racing Greyhounds and Greyhound mixes called Lurchers. Learn about our adoption program and what it's like to have one of these wonderful dogs in your life!
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Pre-Fireworks Ice Cream Social
Saturday July 15th   8:30pm - 9:30pm
300 East Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Ice Cream Social 8:30-9:30 p.m., followed by the Three Rivers Festival Fireworks, which can be seen from our parking lot. Bring a chair and enjoy!

Fort Wayne Area Community Band Concert
Saturday July 15th
Freimann Square Fount
8:00pm- 9:30pm 
10:00pm- end of the Hoosier Lottery Fireworks
The Fort Wayne Area Community Band will perform light classics, show tunes and marches prior to the 3RF Fireworks. The perform 18 minutes of nonstop marches to accompany the closing fireworks.
Sponsored  by: Purdue University Fort Wayne
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