Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Covington's Bogue Falaya Park on Saturday, July 1st for the annual "Sparks in the Park", a free festival with loads of food, fun and music for all ages to celebrate America's Independence Day.
The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends with a bang with fireworks at dusk, when the Covington Concert Band will perform patriotic sounds cued to the fireworks for a breathtaking experience for all the senses. Other entertainment will be announced as the event nears, including plenty of activities for the kids and vendor booths offering unique gift items and homemade goods.
Picnics and beverages are welcome, but you may want to leave the cooler at home, because there will be plenty of food and drinks on hand with local food trucks offering a variety of cuisine, and Kiwanis of Covington will sell concessions and host a hot dog eating contest. The Rotary Club of Covington will keep the crowd hydrated with lemonade and water, and the Covington Business Association will have wine aplenty to buy.
Heavy traffic immediately following the show is a realistic expectation. Perhaps prepare to hang out for a bit after the show, letting a few folks get out of town.