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McKenzie White, 2, holds a baseball she received from the TinCaps float Saturday's parade.


Here is a listing of events for the Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival, which runs through July 20 and takes place primarily in downtown Fort Wayne. Weeklong events with daily times that do not change are noted by an asterisk.


7 a.m. – 42nd annual Three Rivers Festival Bicycle Tour; Hickory Center School, 3606 Baird Road; registration at 6 a.m.; $20 registration; young children must be accompanied by adults; call 432-1130 or

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Antiques in the Park, McCulloch Park, 1700 Broadway; antique show with local and area dealers selling furniture, glassware, primitives and garden decorations; free admission

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea market, Lawton Park, Clinton and Fourth streets; open-air market with more than 70 vendors; free admission

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Chalk Walk, 300 E. Main St.; hosted by Fort Wayne Museum of Art, sidewalk art displays and hands-on crafts for kids; free admission

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Art in the Park, Freimann Square, Clinton and Main streets; more than 70 booths of artwork from regional and national artists, including media such as painting, ceramic, glass, sculpture and jewelry; free admission

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Crafters Market, north of Freimann Square, Clinton and Main streets; regional vendors selling jewelry, apparel and other unique gifts; free admission

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Downtown Midway, Headwaters Park East and West, 333 S. Clinton St.; carnival featuring amusement rides, games, free displays and fee-based attractions such as rock wall, caricatures and face painting; individual tickets or all-day wristbands can be bought for amusement rides

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Higher Ground Helicopter Rides, Headwaters Park West, 333 S. Clinton St.; rides are $25 to $35

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Remembrance Rescue Project – NYC Fire Department, Headwaters Park East, South Clinton Street; a mobile memorial site to honor and remember the events of 9/11 and the firefighters killed in the line of duty; free

Noon to 4 p.m. – "Garden of New Orleans, " "Old South" style and lush gardens of New Orleans, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; regular admission applies, $5 adults, $3 for ages 3-17 and free for ages 2 and younger; $1 off admission with TRF button

Noon to 5 p.m. – Science Central Eggs-travaganza, egg drop competition. Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; $1 a person

Noon to 5 p.m. – Fort Wayne's Largest Garage Sale, St. John Lutheran School and Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd.; features 7,000 square feet of clothes, furniture, toys and sporting goods; free admission

Noon to 5 p.m. – Three Rivers T.R.A.I.N. Display, History Center, 322 E. Berry St.; special model railroad exhibit featuring an HO scale and fully operational freight yard; regular museum admission applies ($5 adults, $3 students and seniors, and members or kids younger than 2 free)

Noon to 5 p.m. – DeBrand Chocolate Tours, 10105 Auburn Park Drive; behind-the-scenes tour through DeBrand Fine Chocolates' kitchens; $5 a person with $5 rebate on $10 purchase after the tour

1 to 5 p.m. – National Dodge Ball League Tournament, SportOne/Parkview Fieldhouse, 3946 Ice Way; $100 a team; spectators free

1 to 6 p.m. – Fort Wayne Newspapers Cornhole Classic, Headwaters West Gated Pavilion, 333 S. Clinton St.; 128-team single-elimination tournament open to ages 12 or older; entrance fee per two-person team; spectators admitted free; cash prizes offered

2 p.m. – "9 to 5 the Musical," IPFW, Williams Theatre, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; the premiere of the movie-based comedy will mark the 15th anniversary season of Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre; $12 adults, $10 students ages 12 and younger; 403-8858 or

3 p.m. – Old Fashioned Hymn Sing & Ice Cream Social, Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave.; free

3 to 8 p.m. – Picture Your Pet, Lakeside Park Pavilion No. 2, 1401 Lake Ave; $15 fee includes 5-by-7 photo and reprint waivers; other packages available call 427-5508 or go to

3:30 and 7 p.m. – Planetarium Program at University of Saint Francis, Schouweiler Planetarium, 2701 Spring St.; $4 adults, $3 children and seniors, $14 for families; $1 off with TRF button

4:40 to 10 p.m. – Christian rock band MercyMe with Hawk Nelson, Capital Kings and Warren Barfield. Headwaters Park East, Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza; $10 advance, $20 day of show; $5 for ages 6-12, ages 5 and younger free with paying adult

Starting 5:30 p.m. – Captain Black's River Adventures, up to 12 people for a pontoon boat tour on Fort Wayne's rivers; tours run every two hours; call 747-0767