The City of Natchitoches will celebrate Independence Day at the 4th of July Firework Celebration Wednesday, July 4 at 9 p.m. on the downtown riverbank. The celebration will feature a spectacular fireworks show over Cane River Lake. Admission is free and open to the public. The downtown riverbank will be closed to motorists all day July 4.

Those attending the firework celebration should make plans to park on Front Street or elsewhere within the Natchitoches Historic District.

The Church Street Bridge will close to all traffic, including pedestrians and motorists, at 8:30 p.m. 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


Parish President Rick Nowlin announced Parish Government offices, along with the Parish landfill and bin sites, will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Residents are encouraged to exercise caution when using fireworks during the July 4th holiday, especially with the dry conditions the Parish has experienced recently. For any questions about Parish closures, contact the Parish Government offices at 318.352.2714.

The Natchitoches Times office will be closed July 4. Deadline for the Thursday, July 5 edition is Monday, July 2 at 10 a.m. for all content.