As if Fort Wayne doesn't have enough great festivals, here is one designed to promote the significance of Fort Wayne’s three rivers to the city’s history and current status.
But don't think this is an event filled with lectures and philosophical debates. Just the opposite is true! This one-day festival offers some of Fort Wayne’s most unique opportunities for fun and creativity.
Riverfest is held on the banks of the St. Joe River at the IPFW Campus. The date for Riverfest is Saturday, June 23, 2012. Hours: 9 a.m. to midnight. Cost: Free
One interesting event I’d encourage people to attend is Sayaka Ganz, IPFW art teacher, creating sculptures from scrap materials and river debris. By using these reclaimed objects, she will show how to turn something as common as a soup can or spatula into cool pieces of art. Hint: This would be a great project for families to work on this summer after hiking on pathways throughout the county. You teach kids to help clean up the environment and be creative simultaneously!
The festival celebrates families with Familyfest. Familyfest has a new location in front of Kettler Hall on the Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne campus. Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The festival will also sponsor a river walk/run, sand volleyball courts for tournaments, local vendors selling yummy food, and musical bands playing.
Make time in your schedule to attend this fun event.
St. Joe River
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
For additional information, please visit the Riverfest website.
Kayleen Reusser has written children’s books and had stories in Chicken Soup books. She writes features for the News-Sentinel newspaper and profiles for the Ossian Sun Riser. She loves to travel and write about her experiences at her website: www.KayleenR.com