Deadline for parade entrants Friday

May 10, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

Organizers of next month’s Three Rivers Water Festival parade wish to remind that the deadline for parade entrants is Friday.

The parade’s theme is “Ahoy, TR,” with an emphasis on pirates, lakes and boating, event organizers said.

Applications for prospective participants may be picked up at the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. No late or day-of entries will be allowed.

The parade will take place at 7 p.m. June 14. Rain date is June 15.

Bratfest Returns to Water Festival

March 23, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

A well-received component to the annual Three Rivers Water Festival will return in 2012 following a six-year absence.

Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners this week approved “Bratfest,” which is to be in operation during the Friday and Saturday of the Water Festival.

Rick Daniels, chairman of the Bratfest, told the commission during Tuesday’s meeting that he headed up the attraction for many years but decided to retire from the task in 2006. The Three Rivers Elks assumed Bratfest for a few subsequent years but the tradition quietly ended a few years ago.

Daniels said he recognizes the significance of Bratfest to the community festival, which prompted him to start it up again.

City officials OK’d the request, allowing the Bratfest team to use the concrete pad and parking area by the east side of the old hospital.

Water Festival – Ahoy, TR!!

February 27, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

Organizers of the annual Three Rivers Water Festival community celebration announced last week that a pirate theme has been designated for the 2012 event.

“Ahoy, TR,” is the theme to be incorporated into the parade and other aspects of the 56th annual festival.

Long considered the unofficial start of summer, the Three Rivers Water Festival is set to take place June 14-16. The parade is slated for June 14, with a rain date of June 15. Potential participants are encouraged to center their entry on a pirate theme, or keep it relevant to boating or lake life.

Festival organizers said the roster of traditional favorites will return this year, including the car show, Lions Club ox roast, Women’s Club pie booth and KidsZone.

Day Two Of Water Festival

June 17, 2011 by WLKM · Comments Off 

The second day of the Three Rivers Water Festival takes place today.

Highlights include the inaugural “Your Hometown Idol” competition, starting at 7 p.m. Midway games and carnival rides will be offered, and traditional favorites, including the Lions Club ox roast and Three Rivers Women’s Club pie sale, will be open for business.

Saturday’s agenda includes the old-car show downtown and a pancake breakfast at the Three Rivers Fire Department. Also scheduled for Saturday, a variety of games and activities in the KidsZone at Scidmore Park, a performance by the Bob Seger tribute band, “The System,” and the event-ending fireworks, slated to start at 10:25 p.m.

Festival Kicks Off Today In TR!

June 16, 2011 by WLKM · Comments Off 

The 55th annual Three Rivers Water Festival kicks off today, and organizers have issued a notice regarding Saturday’s fireworks event.

Due to a change in provisions of the fireworks license granted to the festival by the state, an expanded “keep clear” area on Memory Isle Park will need to be observed by spectators. The newly expanded keep-clear area is the north portion of the park, including the waterway.

Fencing will be in place and the area will be closed at least one hour before the 10:25 p.m. fireworks show begins The provision is in place for the safety of spectators, according to event organizers.

55th Annual TR Water Festival

June 15, 2011 by WLKM · Comments Off 

The 55th Annual Three Rivers Water Festival kicks off Thursday.

Organizers said the annual event will feature the traditional attractions that have been a part of the Water Festival for decades. They include the midway games and carnival rides, the Lion’s Club ox roast, Thursday night’s parade, the old-car show Saturday and event-ending fireworks program Saturday night.

More details about the festival may be found at

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