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Three Rivers Festival announces 2020 parade theme

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – One of Indiana’s largest summer festivals announced its 2020 parade theme.

The Three Rivers Festival draws nearly half a million visitors to downtown Fort Wayne each summer.

The crowd favorite and the unofficial kickoff of the summer fun is the Three Rivers Festival parade.

Next year, the parade theme will be 20/20: Visions of Fort Wayne’s Past, Present, & Future.

Organizers say it’s all about celebrating how far we’ve come as a city. They point to the recent opening of Promenade Park and The Landing.

“We are inspired by our city’s past and present and excited for what is in hold for the future of Fort Wayne,” said Jack Hammer, Executive Director.

“We can’t wait to see the creativity from our parade participants celebrating everything Fort Wayne as we start a new decade in 2020.”

Next year’s parade is set for Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 10 a.m.

The festival runs from July 10 – July 18, 2020.

Folks looking to take part in the parade need to apply by April 30, 2020.

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More than 50,000 folks are expected to line the streets of Fort Wayne each year for the parade.

The parade route starts at Wayne and Rockhill, and ends at Calhoun and Superior.

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Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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