Port Neches RiverFest 2019

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Neches RiverFest: May 1st – Sunday, May 5th 

Port Neches’ Annual RiverFest is back for another year of family fun, food and music! “Thunder on the Neches” boat races begin on Saturday, but the festival and entertainment schedule begins much earlier. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect at RiverFest 2019:

Wednesday, May 1st:
Annual FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT featuring Jordan Feliz 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Thursday, May 2nd:
Thomas Teague 7:00-8pm
Pug Johnson 8:15-9:30pm
The Big Show 9:45-11pm

Friday, May 3rd:
Curse & the Cure 7:00-8pm
Larry Tillery 8:30-10pm
.38 Special 10:30pm-12am

Saturday, May 4th:
Cajun Harmony 6:30-7:30pm
Richard LeBouef 8:00-9pm,
Fireworks 9:00-9:10pm
Richard LeBouef 9:10-10pm
Kyle Park 10:30pm-12am

“Thunder on the Neches” power boat races produced by John Schubert with North American Speed Boat Federation will start Saturday, May 4th from 9:30am-6pm and continue Sunday, May  5th from 9a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

RiverFest also offers a variety of Food and Arts & Crafts vendors Thursday through Sunday.

On Thursday, May 2nd is Philpott Motors Carnival Ride Wristband Night at Riverfest! Stop by Philpott Motors in Nederland and pick up your $5.00 Off Coupon!

On Saturday, May 4th  at the Acadian Ambulance Pavilion there will be lots of local talent performing.  The Annual Classic Car Show sponsored by Melancon’s Funeral Home will also be hosted within the Port Neches Park.

Sunday, May 5th the 2019 Miss Port Neches Royalty and 2019 Mother-of-the-Year will be announced!

Other scheduled events are the Pet Show, Treasure Hunt, 2-day Fishing Tournament, Horseshoe & Washer Tournament, Veteran’s Parade, Fireworks Display, Cutest Baby Contest, Photo Contest and a kid coloring contest where the winner gets his/her picture put on a t-shirt and much more!

2019 RiverPasses for unlimited carnival rides are on sale NOW at the Port Neches Chamber of Commerce and online at PNRiverfest.com.  Price is $45 per person for unlimited rides and free admission to the Entertainment Complex Wednesday – Sunday.

Don’t forget Saturday, April 27th the weekend before Riverfest we will be having the Annual Riverfest 1K & 5K Fun Run. Plus this year check out the “Smoke on the Water “ BBQ Cook Off at the Neches River Wheelhouse and sign up today.

Prices  for the All-inclusive wristbands for the boat races and Entertainment Complex will be as follows:

General Admission  – $30 wristband good for all 3 nights (Thursday– Sunday)

– Wednesday – Faith & Family Night – $5  – Youth 3 and under get in free!

– Thursday  – $15 (Children 3 and under get in free)

– Friday – $20 (Children 3 and under get in free)

– Saturday- $15 (Children 3 and under get in free)

– Sunday (no charge)

The public will also be able to purchase  Faith & Family Night Tickets, Entertainment Passes and Riverpasses online at www.pnriverfest.com

The following areas are NOT inside the gate, and will remain FREE to the public: The Pavilion, All Vendors – Food and Arts & Crafts, Port Neches Park, Fun Run, Car Show, Boat Show, and Barbeque Cook-off.  (Tugboat Island and the Splash Park will be closed May 1st – May 5th)

Golf Carts will be running to give you a ride to the park.

For more details about any of these events call the Port Neches Chamber of Commerce at 722-9154, go to www.pnRiverFest.com , or find us on Facebook.

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