Celebration on the Cane set for July 4

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The City of Natchitoches will celebrate Independence Day at the annual Celebration on the Cane Saturday, July 4 on the downtown riverbank. The 4th of July Celebration will feature a spectacular firework show over Cane River Lake at 9 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public. Food vendors will provide food for purchase after 5 p.m.. Several downtown restaurants will provide live music throughout the evening.

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Retail shops, paddle boards, kayaking, horse and carriage rides and the Cane River Queen Riverboat will be operating throughout the day.

The City of Natchitoches encourages all attendees to practice social distancing and safe hand sanitizing practices. The downtown riverbank will be closed to motorists beginning at 6 a.m. July 4. Attendees 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. 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 p.m. in conjunction with their annual Freedom Fest which will take place in multiple cities around the Ark-La-Tex.

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