Fun in a Nutshell is the theme for the Groves Pecan Festival, with carnival weekend activities set for Nov. 5-8, 2015. For 46 years Groves residents, neighbors to us in Port Arthur, have celebrated this nut. They’d love you to join in.
Join in nutty fun at Lions Park, on the corner of Lincoln and Jackson streets in Groves. The Groves Chamber of Commerce will have information on entertainment and parade to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Call them at (409) 962-3631 for more ideas on good times in the area. Groves offers a quaint shopping district on Lincoln Avenue, near Celebration Park.
The festival includes other events leading up to festival weekend: The Pecan Festival Class Car Show is set for Oct. 31 at the park. The event will benefit the Groves Senior Citizen Center.
After your fill of festival food on a stick, try one of our area’s seafood restaurants, such as Larry’s French Market in Groves, where you can twirl to live music with Cajun and zydeco sounds.
This cool weather season is also great for a drive to Pleasure Island and Sea Rim State Park. The Pleasure Island Half Bridge Marathon will begin early on the morning of Nov. 7.
Groves Pecan Festival Weekend Schedule of Events
Thursday, November 5, 2015
5-11 p.m. – Carnival only will be open
Friday, November 6, 2015
Continuous Entertainment: 5-11 p.m. – Carnival, Food and Craft Booths
5 – 5:30 p.m. – Music by Beau Wilson of Electrifying Sounds DJ Service
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Band to Play, Jude Moreau and the Bon Temps Playboys
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Music by Beau Wilson of Electrifying Sounds DJ Service
8:30 – 10:30 p.m. – David Joel Band
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Entertainment: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. – Carnival, Food and Craft Booths
11 a.m. – Festival Kick-off after parade with PNG Band, Cheerleaders, Indianettes, Twirlers and the National Anthem sung.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Tonalta School of Music
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Music by Beau Wilson of Electrifying Sounds DJ Service
1 pm. – Orange Jazz Company
2 p.m.. – Armentor’s United Martial Arts
3 p.m. – Debbie’s School of Dance
4 p.m. – Kim Ross Danceworks
5 p.m. – Queen and court presentation
5:30 – Lamar Jazz Band
6:30 p.m. – ‘Cooking with Pecans” contest winners announced and music by Beau Wilson of Electrifying Sound DJ Service
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Band: Champagne Room
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Entertainment & Events:
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Music by Beau Wilson of Electrifying Sounds DJ Service
Noon – Pet Show Registration at Lee Rodgers Pavilion.
1-3 p.m. – Pet Show
3:00 p.m. – Music by Beau Wilson of Electrifying Sounds DJ Service
3:30 p.m. – Port Neches Middle School Choir
4:00 p.m. – Groves Middle School Choir
4:30 p.m. – Groves Elementary Choir
5:00 p.m. – PN-G High School Indian Singers
5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Music by Beau Wilson of Electrifying Sounds DJ Service