Fort Wayne weekend events, July 13 – 15

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) –

41st Annual Ventures in Creativity Soft Opening – Friday, July 13 @ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This annual exhibition of local and regional artists showcases a variety of media including oil, arylic, pastel, graphic, watercolor and sculpture. An Awards Reception will follow on Saturday, July 14 from 6-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Location: University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts, 1200 Leesburg Road

Three Rivers Festival – CHALK WALK – Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15 @ 11 a.m.
The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates back to the 16th century. Using pastels, artists may choose to reproduce existing artworks or create their own in their designated square.
Admission: Free
Location: Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main Street

Three Rivers Festival – LUNCH TIME TROLLEY – Friday, July 13 to Friday, July 20 @ 11 a.m.
Hop aboard the free Lunch Time Trolley to get your favorite Junk Food Festival treats! The trolley will include eight downtown stops, including: Junk Food Alley, Main/Calhoun, Berry/Harrison, Harrison/Washington, Jefferson/Parkview Field, Lincoln F.G./Douglas, One Summit Square, and Berry/Calhoun.
Admission: Free
Location: Downtown Fort Wayne

Three Rivers Festival – DOWNTOWN MIDWAY – Friday, July 13 to Saturday, July 21 @ 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily 
Enjoy 30+ carnival rides, classic carnival games and a fun atmosphere during Three Rivers Festival. Please note that all festival rides have height and size restrictions which will be clearly posted on each ride. This year, the festival will also include a Baby Comfort Station that will allow mothers privacy and safety when they need to nurse/change their babies.
Admission: Regular price for wristbands will be $25, or 1 ticket = $1
Location: Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main Street

Three Rivers Festival – RIVER EXCURSIONS – Friday, July 13 @ 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, July 14 @ 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 15 @ 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Come learn about our rivers’ past, and help us envision the possibilities of these important waterways. Free 30-minute Pontoon tours will depart from the Headwaters Park West Ampitheater. No reservations needed.
Admission: Free
Location: Downtown Fort Wayne

Friday Nites Live – Summer Concert Series – Friday, July 13 @ 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a night of free music and entertainment with your family and friends. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended.
Admission: Free
Location: Courtyard Fountain at Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4130 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Three Rivers Festival Concert – Live and Let Die: A Tribute to Paul McCartney – Friday, July 13 @ 7 p.m.
“Live and Let Die” features a four-piece band led by Tony Kishman. You’ll hear hit songs from The Beatles catalog and Paul McCartney’s solo works.
Admission: $12 presale, $15 day of show, $5 kids ages 5 and younger
Location: Headwaters Park East Pavilion, 333 S. Calhoun Street

My Dead Clown – Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 @ 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 15 @ 2 p.m.
This world premiere from a local playwright is a two-time award-winning script. Bill, a grieving undertaker, is one step from being fired, when he accidentally brings a dead clown back to life. A funny and heartwarming story of hope. Seating is first-come, first-served, doors open half an hour before the curtain.
Admission: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors (65+)
Location: First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne Street

Three Rivers Festival Parade – Saturday, July 14 @ 9:45 a.m.
Check out the floats, hear the bands and celebrate the kickoff to Fort Wayne’s biggest summer celebration since 1969. The parade route distance is approximately two miles, winding through the West Central Neighborhood and downtown. The parade typically finishes just before Noon.
Admission: Free
Location: Downtown Fort Wayne

Three Rivers Muster: A Timeline Event – Saturday, July 14 @ 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, July 15 @ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Historical reenactors representing times from the early Vikings through WWII converge on Fort Wayne’s Historic Fort. Demonstrations will be given on period gardening, cooking, military life, and more, spanning up to 2000 years.
Admission: Free
Location: Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Avenue

Three Rivers Festival – ART IN THE PARK – Saturday, July 14 @ 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, July 15 @ 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Art in the Park is a two-day art show in the heart of Fort Wayne. Come visit the 100+ artists from across the country. For the second year, Art in the Park will also feature food and beverage artisans from the area. This event is perfect for everyone, from the sophisticated art buyer to some looking to add some flair to their jewelry collection.
Admission: Free
Location: Freimann Square, 200 E. Main Street

Rock ‘n Paradise Summer Block Party – Saturday, July 14 @ 4-8 p.m.
This free family event is open for all ages and will include live music, games, prizes and food vendors (Ziffles Zip N Go, Whip & Chill, and Bandidos Mexican Restaurant).
Admission: Free, but donations are accepted
Location: Messiah Lutheran Church, 7211 Stellhorn Road

FIT Wayne Fitness Concert – Saturday, July 14 @ 5:30-10 p.m.
Fort Wayne Dance Collective and Open Streets have teamed up to bring you an open-air fitness concert in downtown Fort Wayne. Enjoy DJ-spun calorie slaying music, the country’s hottest cardio-funk class, the city’s best yoga instructors, a HIIT trainer and 100 like-minded people working out together under the stars.
Admission: $40
Location: Indiana Michigan Outdoor Plaza, One Summit Square

Rock the Plaza 2018 – Saturday, July 14 @ 6 p.m.
Enjoy a night of free music at the weekly Rock the Plaza Event. Bring your lawn chairs and a blanket! Food will be available for purchase. This week’s line-up includes: My Soul’s Revolution, Chilly Addams, D Ferren, and URB.
Admission: Free
Location: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza

Three Rivers Festival Concert – Gin Blossoms/Candlebox – Saturday, July 14 @ 7 p.m.
Presented by 98.9 The Bear, watch as the Gin Blossoms take the stage followed by Candlebox, with special guests James and the Drifters.
Admission: $20 presale, $25 day of show, $5 kids ages 12 and younger
Location: Headwaters Park East Pavilion, 333 S. Clinton Street

Comedy Night with Jeff Bodart – Saturday, July 14 @ 7:15-8:45 p.m.
You may have seen Jeff on the Comcast Cable network, WB, or Fox where he was featured on the new show, Laughs. Jeff was also featured on Comedy Central Radio as a result of being a semi-finalist in Comedy Central’s national talent search, Up Next.
Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Location: Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun Street

Open Streets – Sunday, July 15 @ 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The event opens up more than two miles of roadway for walking, biking, rollerblading and numerous activities. Complimentary Activity Hubs will feature giant board games, Zumba, pickleball, live music, BMX Stunts, Derby Girls, and golf.
Admission: Free
Location: Downtown Fort Wayne, along Calhoun Street

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