NATCHITOCHES – Celebrate the Fourth of July at Celebration on the Cane on Wednesday, July 4 in downtown Natchitoches.

The City of Natchitoches’ Fourth of July celebration begins at 6 p.m. on the downtown riverbank with a musical performance by The Glenn Rainey Band.

The Glenn Rainey band brings the funk with an upbeat, melodic, and energetic groove inspired by New Orleans and fueled by soul.

The band will perform from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the downtown stage. Vendors will be selling refreshments including cold drinks and snow cones. Fourth of July memorabilia will also be sold on the riverbank.

The highlight of the evening will be a spectacular fireworks show over Cane River Lake at 9 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

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.

The downtown riverbank will be closed to motorists all day on July 4. Those attending Celebration on the Cane should make plans to park on Front Street or elsewhere within the Natchitoches Historic District.

For more information, please call the Natchitoches Main Street Office at (318) 352-2746 or visit