Thunder on the Neches power boat races are highlights of Port Neches RiverFest at River Front Park in Port Neches. The Festival will be May 3-7.
“Thunder on the Neches races, produced by John Schubert with North American Speed Boat Federation, will begin Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continue Sunday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Here are some other reasons to VisitPortArthurTx.com and hit the festival in nearby Port Neches:
Classic Southeast Texas and Budweiser are entertainment sponsors:
Wednesday, May 3 Annual FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT, featuring the Christian band The Digital Age from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 4 Living proof 7:30-9p.m.; Reckless Kelly 9:30-11 p.m.
Friday, May 5 PPO – Pea Patch Orchestra 7-8 p.m.; Bri Bagwell 8:30-10p.m.; Turnpike Troubadours 10:30p.m.-midnight
Saturday, May 6 Bayou Sound 6:30-¬‐7:30p.m,; Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers 8‐9p.m.; Fireworks 9-9:35p.m,; Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers 9:35-¬10p.m.; Shinyribs 10:30 p.m.-midnight
RiverFest also offers a variety of Food and Arts & Crafts vendors Thursday through Sunday. Thursday, May 4, is Philpott Motors Carnival Ride Wristband Night at Riverfest. Stop by Philpott Motors in Nederland and pick up your $5 off coupon. On Saturday, May 6, catch local talent and look for the annual classic car show. The festival will also include a pet show, treasure hunt, fishing tournament, horseshoe and washer tournament and more. 2017 RiverPasses for unlimited carnival rides are on sale NOW at the Port Neches Chamber of Commerce and online at PNRiverfest.com. The price is $40 a person for unlimited rides and free admission to the Entertainment Complex Thursday – Sunday.
Pre-events include the April 29 the Annual Riverfest 1K & 5K Fun Run. Check out the “Smoke on the Water “ BBQ Cook Off at the Neches River Wheelhouse and sign up today. Golf Carts will be running in the area to give attendees rides to the park. For more details information, call the Port Neches Chamber of Commerce at 722-¬‐9154, go to www.pnRiverFest.com, or find the festival on Facebook. Neches Federal Credit Union is a sponsor.