Of course, we're looking for you to join us this Saturday for Sparks int he Park, but I know a lot of you might want to see a fireworks show on Wednesday, July 4.  Here's an option for you. 

Jefferson is a great little Texas town with loads of history and some great events throughout the year. The 4th of July Celebration is described on their Facebook page as;

a fresh slice of Norman Rockwell as Jefferson offers small town Americana, with hot dogs, lemonade, ice cold watermelon, face painting, kids games, an old-fashion Children's parade, live music and more.

Otstott Park Gazebo - Google Maps
Otstott Park Gazebo - Google Maps

The event takes place in Otstott Park at the Gazebo (check the map below) and will feature a great afternoon of events:

  • Bicycle/tricycle decorating contest
  • Homemade ice cream contest
  • Homemade cake and pie auction - proceeds going toward the purchase of children's books and programs at Jefferson Carnegie Library.
  • Shreveport Metropolitan Brass Band plays John Phillip Sousa music
  • Children's old fashioned games
  • Quacker State Duck Race
  • Firework Fantazmagoria over the Big Cypress Bayou.

Booth spaces provided by local youth organizations with all proceeds going directly to those groups.

This year's festivities will conclude with the lighting of the Train Trestle over Big Cypress Bayou.

Below is the schedule according to their event Facebook page as of Tuesday, June 26, please check their page for any updates or adjustments.

5:45 PM -- Children's Parade Line Up
6:00 PM -- Welcome, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance
6:00 PM -- Children's Parade & Judging
6:15 PM -- Ice Cream Championship Judging
6:30 PM -- Cake & Pie Auction - Friends of Jefferson Carnegie Library
7:30 PM -- Band Concert--Shreveport Metropolitan Concert Band
8:00 PM -- Intermission - Presentation of Trophies to Ice Cream Winners
8:15 PM -- Band Concerts Resumes
9:15 PM -- Finish of the Quaker State 500 Duck Race


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