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 2022 Parade 


Three Rivers Festival Parade Presented by Steel Dynamics: 

Better Together

Fort Wayne, Indiana – One thing the past couple of years has taught us is that we are definitely 'Better Together'. After a two year hiatus, the Three Rivers Festival is thrilled to be bringing the Parade back this year and have the opportunity to celebrate our City, Patrons, Partners, and Neighbors! We are all better when we come together and the Three Rivers Festival is ready to celebrate that!


Each July, more than 50,000 of our closest friends and neighbors line the streets of downtown Fort Wayne to witness the floats, hear the bands, and celebrate our community at the official kickoff to the Three Rivers Festival. This year's Three Rivers Festival Parade theme celebrates the value of being Better Together. 2022 is a year to commemorate the togetherness that makes Fort Wayne, its people, neighborhoods, and businesses one of the best places to be! And, it's because we're Better Together! After two years, the parade we all know and love is back! You can visit the Three Rivers Festival website to learn more about the route, Grand Marshalls, times, etc.


“With the circumstances that we have all gone through over the past two years, we are excited to be able to bring the parade back for our community” says new Executive Director, Justin Shurley. “It’s time we celebrate together again. I think we’ve earned it.”


The Steel Dynamics Three Rivers Festival Parade will take place on Saturday, July 9 at 10:00 a.m. Parade Applications are due May 30, 2022.

Parade Theme:
Better Together

Grand Marshal:
Information Coming Soon!

Parade Route:
The Parade will start at the intersection of Rockhill and W Wayne Street. We will continue on Wayne and make a left onto S Harrison Street. We will then turn right onto Berry Street. We will finish our parade turing left onto S Calhoun Street until Superior Street. 


  • Commerical ($350.00) 

  • For-Profit School/University ($350.00)

  • Political ($95.00)

  • High School Marching Band (no fee)

  • Non-Profit School/University ( $95.00)

  • Non-Profit Organization ( $95.00)

  • Police/Fire (no fee)

  • Active Military/ Veteran (no fee)


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