The Three Rivers Festival is a yearly celebration held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The celebration's run traverses nine days in mid-July, beginning on the principal Friday after Independence Day. It is a festival of the legacy of Fort Wayne, set up amid the French and Indian War at the intersection of three streams, the Maumee, St. Marys, and St. Joseph. Occasions incorporate a network march through downtown, a sustenance rear way, beguilement rides, a bed race, workmanship and art shows, youngsters' and seniors smaller than usual fests, an International Village, a shopping commercial center, Rivergames and a firecrackers finale.
At the first Three Rivers Festival in 1969, an expected 100,000 individuals went to a fabulous motorcade, and 60 occasions on the Columbia Street Landing. The celebration in 1973 pulled in one million guests. Among its features was the aviation expo by the Navy's Blue Angels. In 1976, the Nation's Bicentennial, the celebration incorporated a global brew can gatherers tradition. That year participation topped 2 million. In 1977, the celebration included firecrackers out of the blue, and its opening day march was the second biggest in the state. The next year, the celebration presented a kids' procession and endeavored to set a record for the World's Longest Hot Dog, at 527 feet long. After two years the celebration included the World's Biggest Pretzel, at 10 feet in distance across.