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It's Time to Get Green in Fort Wayne!

Kilts, Kilts, Kilts!
Kilts, Kilts, Kilts!
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Fort Wayne’s Irish Fesival is a 10 year old, family friendly community festival celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The events will be held on Wells Street between Superior Street and Richards Bakery on Wells Street.

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The event begins at 9:30 AM on Saturday, March 17, with the “Get Green” 5-Kilt 5K race.

Events throughout the day include:

River Greening, Wells Street Bridge at 11:00am
Mimicking the famous Chicago river greening, Fort Wayne Firefighter’s turn the St. Mary’s green using eco friendly vegetable dye. Music, food and child friendly activities offer fun for the whole family.

Parade 10:30am
Led by the 1942 fire truck Get Green attendees partake in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade leaving the Wells Street Foot Bridge walking Wells, Superior and Calhoun streets.

Gold Coin Hunt, 1:00pm
What is at the end of the FWFD’s ladder truck? Fort Wayne’s own leprechaun dropping gold coins for the children to collect.

Lucky Charms Eating Contest, 2:00pm
Divisioned matches enable young and old to gobble Lucky Charms for bragging rights and a trophy.

Strongman Competition, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Teams push, pull and lift water-filled
kegs, tractor tires, and kettle bells. The final event - the FIRE TRUCK pull.

Music, Food, Fun, 6:00 - whenever
Drinks provided by Mad Anthony, music by the Freak Brothers.

Headwaters Park West Pavilion is located at 200 N. Calhoun St. For more information, visit Get Green online or call the Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters at 260.424.2450.

Click here to download the official Festival Map.

Click here to download the Itinerary for the day.

To register for the race, click here.


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