FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fans of the Three Rivers Festival lined up for the annual parade hours in advance.

Amber Downing told WANE 15 she arrived from Decatur at 4 a.m.- six hours before the event- to secure a spot at the starting point.

The streets highlighted in red are closed for festival events between 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. The parade follows the route highlighted in yellow.

The parade began at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Rockhill and West Wayne streets and ended at Superior and Calhoun streets.

WANE 15 partnered with Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana to march in the parade with the “Better Together” float. WANE 15’s art director, Gregg Tarr, creatively transformed a trailer into an airplane.

WANE 15 marched in the parade with Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana.

The float won an award for “Best Adherence to Theme” presented by the Three Rivers Festival Parade Committee.

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