World Rivers Day

Celebrating Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers

2021 World Rivers Day—Clean Drains Fort Wayne: Be River SmART
Celebrating Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers and our connection to waterways around the globe.

WHEN: Sunday, September 26, 2021, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Promenade Park

Celebrating: Be River SmART: Clean Drains Fort Wayne

  • Canal boat rides aboard Sweet Breeze, at Sweet Breeze Fest, sponsored by SDI.
  • Art mural storm drain tours
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Art projects
  • Children’s obstacle course
  • Test your River SmARTs
  • Live musical and dance performances
  • Food trucks
  • Much, much more!

Learn more about the Clean Drains Fort Wayne project

WORLD RIVERS DAY SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES

12:15

  • Angler Demonstration – Mike Densel (North Dock)

12:30

  • Derek Reeves Quartet (Main Dock)
  • Environmental Resources Center Presentation, Bruce Kingsbury, Ph.D., Purdue Fort Wayne (Family Fun Area)
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1:00

  • G2 Rowing/Sculling Boat Demonstration (Waterfront)
  • Hands on Percussion Activity, William Brown (Trubble Patio)

1:30

  • Storytelling with the ACPL, Susan Baier (Family Fun Area)

2:00

  • Dance Collective performance of Lazy River (Kids Canal)
  • Meet drain mural artists (Park Foundation Pavilion)
  • Promenade Park guided tour (Main Entrance)
  • Accordion Band, Hope Arthur (Main Dock)

2:30

  • Dance Collective performance of Lazy River (Kids Canal)

3:00

  • Storytelling with ACPL, Susan Baier (Family Fun Area)

3:30

  •  Environmental Resources Center Presentation, Bruce Kingsbury, Ph.D., Purdue Fort Wayne (Family Fun Area)

ROVING PERFORMERS & GUESTS

  • Juggling, Brent Helmkamp
  • Hula Hoop Performance, Julia Carmichael
  • Viola Serenading, Derek Reeves
  • Accordion Performance, Hope Arthur
  • Friendly, the Otter, CDFW mascot

WORLD RIVERS DAY ONGOING EVENTS 

WELLS STREET BRIDGE

  • Maumee Watershed Alliance – Rain Barrel Workshop*
  • G2 Rowing/Sculling Information

FAMILY FUN

  • Coloring Activity: Choose your drawing!
  • Corn Hole Challenge: Only rain in the drain!
  • Science Central Fun
  • Drain Stormer Obstacle Course: Help find the lost keys!
  • Drain Stormer Super Hero Mask-Making
  • How a Watershed Works, by City Utilities
  • Cloud Burst Game and Giveaway, City Utilities
  • Robotic Animated Worm, presented by Maumee Watershed Alliance

PARK FOUNDATION PAVILION

  • Clean Drains Fort Wayne Artwork Display and Artist Recognition

PARK FOUNDATION PAVILION-PORCH AREA

  • Maumee Watershed Alliance Presentation
  • Environmental Resources Center, PFW, Presentation
  • Little Rivers Wetland Project, Presentation
  • Riverfront Fort Wayne: What’s happening next?
  • Allen County Partnership for Water Quality Information
  • Eco System Connection, Jerry Sweeten, Ph.D., Manchester College

NORTH DOCK

  • Fort Wayne Outfitters*
  • Boating Demonstrations
  • Northeast Indiana Water Trails

MAIN DOCK

  • DJ & Karaoke Opportunity
  • Canal Boat Rides, SDI Sweet Breeze Fest*
  • Pontoon Rides, Maumee Watershed Alliance

ENTRANCE

  • Friends of the Rivers Welcome Table
  • Sign-Up to be a Drainstorming Neighborhood or School
  • Food Trucks
    • Bravas Food
    • Drop it Like it’s Tot
    • Kona Ice-Shaved Ice
    • Whip & Chill
    • Twisted Smoke BBQ
    • Chow Down
    • Street Chef
    • Monterrico
    • RoKo’s Kitchen
  • Visit Fort Wayne, Public Art Trail Demonstration and Activity
  • Federated Media, WMEE and K105, on-site
  • LED Lighted Display, Artists Drain Murals, Bright Signs

 

*Denotes a cost associated with this activity.