The City of Natchitoches invites you to celebrate Independence Day at the 4th of July Firework Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, 2019 at 9 p.m. on the downtown riverbank. The 4th of July Celebration will feature a spectacular firework show over Cane River Lake. Admission is free and open to the public. Two food vendors will provide food for purchase after 5:00p.m. on the downtown riverbank.

The downtown riverbank will be closed to motorists beginning at 6 a.m. on July 4. Those attending the July 4th Firework Celebration should make plans to park on Front Street or elsewhere within the Natchitoches Historic District.

In preparation for the fireworks show, the Church Street Bridge will close to all traffic, including pedestrians and motorists, at 8:30 p.m. In addition, Williams Avenue from Whitfield to Henry Avenue will also close at 8:30 p.m. The roadway and bridge will reopen after the fireworks show is completed and the fire marshal has given the all clear.

For more information, please call the Natchitoches Main Street Office at (318) 357-3822.

According to Cane River Waterway Commission Administrator Betty Fuller, yellow buoys will mark the safety zone area. Enforcement officers will be present to provide directives.

Remember to boat safe, sober, and always wear your life jackets!


  1. will you have to pay to get on bank and watch fire works ? why not just do
    them illegally like everyone else .

  2. It’s a 24-hour celebration. Continuous fireworks, noise, closed streets, more fireworks (and the Chinese thank us for a patronage)…

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