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DETAILS: Promenade Park grand opening weekend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — The long-awaited Promenade Park is set to have a three-day long opening celebration starting Friday. Here are some of the things you should know as you are making your weekend plans.

The main events start at 5:30 Friday evening, with doors opening at Superior and Harrison Street. Mayor Tom Henry will welcome the community from the floating stage at 6 p.m. and will participate in the ribbon cutting at 6:20 p.m.

There are events taking place all weekend long, a full schedule can be found on the Riverfront Fort Wayne website, but a few events include:

People wanting to help out by volunteering for the grand opening celebration can sign up online.

Friday’s opening ceremony celebration is themed Arts and Culture Day. Throughout the day’s celebration, there are several performances taking place on the floating stage and Sweetwater Bandshell. The performances include:

People not wanting to struggle to find a parking spot near the park can take a ride on a shuttle during the grand opening ceremony. Event organizers say the shuttles are lift-equipped and should make their route every 15 minutes during the event. The times for the shuttles are:

People can park at:

Jacob Burbrink

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