The City of Natchitoches celebrate Independence Day at the 4thof July Firework Celebration Thursday, July 4 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 p.m. on the downtown riverbank.
The downtown riverbank will be closed to motorists beginning at 6 a.m. July 4. Those attending the 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.