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Three Rivers Festival Board of Directors reveals virtual festival plans for 2020 celebration

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - The 52nd Annual Three Rivers Festival has been postponed, but organizers have put together a virtual experience to celebrate the Fort, our rivers and everything that makes our community.

The Three Rivers Festival Board of Directors made the decision to put off the annual event back in early May.

The annual opening ceremony would have been Friday.

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Instead of the opening ceremony that was supposed to happen, Mayor Tom Henry will proclaim July 10 “Jerry White Day” and celebrate the 50 years of volunteerism with the Three Rivers Festival.

Jerry has been an active board member and an integral part of this community event and has been a wonderful example to others on giving back to the community and making a difference.

Organizers have also put together other events for a 2020 Virtual Celebration.

On Saturday at noon, a televised special will look back at the floats and fun over the past few decades at one of the Three Rivers Festivals (TRF) biggest events.

Also organizers have created several opportunities to celebrate the Fort's diverse community which they do every year in the International Village.

But this year, there are several opportunities to participate including a scavenger hunt highlighting international points of interest in downtown Fort Wayne, an ethnic food selfie challenge promoting local ethnic restaurants, and local cultural performances that will be shared on TRF social media pages.

For more information on the virtual celebration, you can head to the Three Rivers Festival website.

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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