• Port Arthur — “July 4th on Lakeshore,” prelude 7:15 p.m., program beings at 7:30 p.m. at the Carl Parker Center, 1800 Lakeshore Drive. Event includes musical entertainment. Refreshments available. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. Fireworks visible from seawall behind Parker Center.
• Nederland — The city of Nederland and Nederland Chamber of Commerce present “Light Up the Sky on the 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza,” at Doornbos Park. Salute to troops begins at 7 p.m. Event includes musical entertainment. ProFX will provide fireworks show at 9 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. Food vendors will be on site and you can bring picnic baskets.
Pool is open from 1 p.m. until after firework show. Wear red, white and blue for free pool admission.
Fireworks will light up the nighttime sky across the area as both Port Arthur and Nederland present patriotic programs.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur will present its 13th annual Independence Day celebration, featuring free musical and theatrical entertainment, plus a fireworks display over the Sabine-Neches Waterway.
The event, which is sponsored in conjunction with the City of Port Arthur, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Motiva and KBTV Fox 4, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center, 1800 Lakeshore Drive.
Tom Neal, vice president for Student Services at LSC-PA, said an added draw for the event is that it is held inside the Parker Center which is air conditioned.
The event will feature performances by Dwight Wagner, the cast of “Oliver,” featuring Lamar State College theater and Port Arthur Little Theater players, Phil Guidry the Whistler, bag pipes by Jeff Courts and other performances.
“There will be free drinks and popcorn,” Neal said. “We’ll finish up around 8:45 p.m. and walk out back of the building to the sea wall for the fireworks show. It is always so beautiful, like a mirror effect over the water.”
Parking is available around the Parker Center and the Lamar Lecture Hall. Additional parking is available in front of the Performing Arts Center.
Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs, soft drinks and a picnic meal. Alcohol and the use of tobacco products are prohibited on the Lamar-Port Arthur campus, according to information from LSC-PA.
The city of Nederland and the Nederland Chamber of Commerce are coming together for Light Up the Sky on the 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza to be held at Doornbos Park, 2301 Avenue H.
The event beings at 7 p.m. with a salute to the troops featuring a slideshow, set to music, featuring photos of local military personnel who are currently stationed overseas, Jinni Akins, president/ceo of the chamber, said.
Musical entertainment includes performances by Cory Mitchell and Nederland High School Choir. ProFX, who will present the fireworks show, will also DJ the event.
ProFX provides the pyrotechnic show following the University of Texas commencement and is the official pyrotechnic company for the Houston Astros, according to Akins. The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m.
Patrons to the event are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show. There will be food vendors on site as well as vendors selling ice cream and snow cones or you can bring a picnic basket, she added.
The pool will be open beginning at 1 p.m. until after the show. Wear red, white and blue for free admission to the pool.