Event slated for Logansport Riverfront Park

LOGANSPORT – The 36th Annual River City Fest will be held May 16-18 at the Logansport Riverfront Park in downtown Logansport, Louisiana.

This year’s festival, “Summertime on the Sabine” will officially kick-off at Riverfront Park located on the banks of the Sabine River in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. The event will begin with Carnival Night on Thursday, May 16 provided by Jim’s Rides of Lake Charles. Thursday will be Carnival only.

On Friday, the festival is open to the public at 3:00 pm with the parade starting at 5:00 pm. Vendors will open on Friday afternoon showcasing a variety of arts and crafts, demonstrations and items of all kind, and food vendors. The carnival opens at 5:00 and closes at 10:00 pm. There will be tons of live entertainment including Friday night’s headliner, Yesterday’s Wine.

Saturday morning the festival opens at 9:00 am with the popular Treasure Hunt returning with the beginning of clues being posted on Saturday morning, along with the many vendors. BDS Motorsports of Stonewall is in charge of the Car Show which will be held from 10 until 2 on Saturday on Riverfront Road.

After Hours Band from neighboring Mansfield will be the headliner for Saturday night. Other musical acts include the Ashley Rachall Band and Southern Outlaws, with American Idol contestant Tyler Blaine Mitchell making a special appearance on Saturday. He will also perform with After Hours.

An awesome Fireworks Show on the Riverfront provided by DeSoto Fire District One will conclude the festivities.

For more information and schedule of events, visit www.discoverdesoto.com or call the River City Fest co-chairs Kathi Wells at (318) 453-3230 or Allison Felts at (318) 872-2710.

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