City will forgo official celebration for larger firework show this Fourth of July

By Samantha Maiette

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The City of Natchitoches will forgo its annual Fourth of July event, Celebration on the Cane, in favor of a bigger fireworks display.

“Last year we did not have Celebration on the Cane due to all the renovations of the riverbank so we allocated those funds to a bigger and better firework show,” said Jana Jenkins Main Street & Public Relations Manager. “We’re doing the same thing [this year and] allocating those funds to bigger and better fireworks.”

Jenkins mentioned that this is a “trial run” to see how hosting just the firework display will work and will see how the community enjoys this setup versus Celebration on the Cane.

The firework display will start at 9 p.m. on the fourth of July and will be visible from the riverbank.

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