How can you enjoy July 4th in Natchitoches and still maintain social distancing?
Kayaking\Stand Up Paddleboards – Bring your own or rent from Cane River Paddle & Pedal.
Riverboat Tours – Cane River Queen offering tours every 2 hours.
Picnic on the Riverbank – Enjoy a bite to eat from one of our restaurants or food vendors.
Carriage Rides – Cane River Carriage Company will be offering rides throughout the day.
Shop in one of our local owned retail stores.
Various restaurants will be offering outdoor dining options and live entertainment.
How can you enjoy the fireworks on July 4th?
From your personal vehicle parked along various streets either on the East or West side of the River to include Front Street and the Downtown side streets. Please note road closures listed below.
Socially distanced on the Riverbank.
**Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th overlooking Cane River Lake.***
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.
The City of Natchitoches encourages all attendees to practice social distancing and safe hand sanitizing practices.
This event is sponsored by the City of Natchitoches and the Historic District Development Commission. KTBS Channel 3 will be broadcasting live from the downtown riverbank beginning at 6:00 p.m. in conjunction with their annual Freedom Fest which will take place in multiple cities around the Ark-La-Tex this year.
For more information, please call the Natchitoches Main Street Office at (318) 357-3822.