FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Food, rides, games and more.
All are signs that the Three Rivers Festival is back at Headwaters Park.
People are excited to be back after it was canceled last year because of the pandemic.
“Ever since Three Rivers was a thing, my family kept on coming here,” Fort Wayne resident Kyle Downing said.
He loves everything about the festival.
“Seeing the sights, enjoying the sounds. That’s what I like about it,” Downing said.
Another Fort Wayne resident, Kevin Dixie, says the festival is a great opportunity to socialize, something that was missing last year.
“You see old friends, new friends, and you see some [people] you don’t know,” he said. “But it’s really a good environment.”
The festival’s Board of Directors President John Nichter says organizers sought input from the community while planning this year’s event.
“They kept saying ‘we can’t wait for the festival to start, we haven’t gone to a festival in several months,’” he said. “So they were just itching to get out of the house and go do something.”
And there’s something to do for all ages.
Kids can catch rubber ducks in a net, ride the swings and enjoy fresh cotton candy, just some of the many activities at the festival.
Nichter saw results almost immediately after it opened on Friday morning.
“People are out, tons of smiles on people’s faces,” he said.
The festival runs until Saturday, July 18.
It’s open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. each day.
You can find a full calendar of events at the festival here.