I skipped the Three Rivers Festival parade again this year, and I doubt if I'll go to many of the events. The festival long ago stopped being a true celebration of Fort Wayne. Now, it's just a week-long series of crowds in search of amusement, with a lot of beer. Certainly there are some things any of us might find to like if we went to look, but you could say the same thing about a shopping mall. Maybe it's time to rethink the whole thing instead of just adding or subtracting attractions year after year. It can be done. Terre Haute is bringing back its annual street fair, after an absence of more than 100 years, by combining four of its current annual festivals into a single weekend.