Family fun day, workshop headline weekend

Published 12:10 am Thursday, July 2, 2015

NATCHEZ — Get ready to celebrate America’s birthday with several activities and, of course, fireworks.

This weekend is predicted to be hot but cloudy, with a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday. For Friday and Saturday, forecasters predict the highs will hover in the low 90s, with the lows in the low 70s.

Sunday has a high of 89 degrees and a low of 73 degrees.

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ATV Workshop

Cammie’s Place, U.S. 33, Fayette, is hosting an ATV four-wheeler workshop from 5-6 p.m.

The class’s focus will be on ATV safety, such as wearing the appropriate gear.

Cammie Hutcherson, owner of Cammie’s Place, said the class is geared toward helping children and parents understand how to safely operate an ATV.

All ages are invited to attend. For more information, call 601- 786-7091.

Family Fun Day

Families looking to celebrate the July 4 holiday early can head on down to the Vidalia Riverfront Amphitheatre for a Family Fun Day.

The event begins at 10 a.m. on Friday and continues on Saturday. For adults and teens, the event has live bands, food, a watermelon eating contest and entertainment for children.

Admission is $12 per child.

Fourth of July Festivities

Lake St. John and the Mississippi River are coming alive to celebrate America’s Independence Day this Saturday.

Over at Lake St. John, the annual Lake St. John Flotilla is scheduled to push off at 3 p.m. The parade begins at the north end of the lake, and anyone who gets hungry can grab some burgers on the Duck’s Nest II pier.

All are welcome to attend.

Once the sun goes down, the fireworks go off. Those who attended the flotilla can stay in place at Lake St. John to view the fireworks there.

Everyone in Natchez can go to the Mississippi River to view Fireworks on the Mississippi River.

Fireworks will be launched from a barge on the river beginning at about 9 p.m.