Kiwanis Pancake Festival serves up FREE pancakes to community, 5K and Color Run included

The Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches is excited to hold its annual Kiwanis Pancake Festival & 5K Saturday, April 27 at the Collins Family Pavilion at NSU. The pancakes will be FREE to all guests. Yep, we said FREE PANCAKES! You are not required to participate in the 5K to enjoy the pancakes. The community is invited to come out and enjoy a nice hot breakfast!

The Pancake Festival will also offer a wide array of events including: a pancake eating contest, pancake flipping contest and a free Kids Zone that includes painting and bounce houses. The breakfast itself will include delicious pancakes, sausage and your choice of beverage (milk, coffee or orange juice).

The Pancake Festival will host its first color run as a part of the Pancake Festival this year! Along the route, there will be volunteers throwing color at those who want to participate. If you don’t want to get hit with color, you’ll just run to the left of the volunteers.

Cost to run in the 5K is $30 for children 12 and under and $25 for everyone else. Registration will begin at 7:30 am. Sign up & pay online at

One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from this event will be used to support the many programs and projects in the local club including: Terrific Kids, K-Kids, Key Club, Circle-K, Boys & Girls Club water day and many others.

“Our club also takes the time to honor a Lawman of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Fire Fighter of the Year and a Layperson of the Year and we could not be more proud of our hard work and support from the community,” said Lee Waskom.

If you are interested in learning more about Kiwanis, The Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at the NSU Rec Complex at noon. If you would like more information about Kiwanis, visit our website at