Mark your calendars for the City of Covington’s 5th annual Sparks in the Park on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. This wonderful family event will celebrate America’s Day of Independence and will begin at 6:30 pm in Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive in downtown Covington. Attendees will enjoy patriotic music followed by an exciting fireworks display beginning at dusk (approximately 8:45 pm) presented by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and the City of Covington.
The show will be a fun, family event for the whole community. “Our ‘Sparks’ fireworks celebration is a wonderful time to get your family together and enjoy Covington,” says Meriwether McGee, Cultural Arts and Events Coordinator for the City of Covington.
New to this event is a “Hot Dog Eating Challenge” at 7:00 p.m. sponsored by Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs. A percentage of proceeds will go to Northshore Families, a non-profit family-driven resource center that serves the greater Northshore area. At 6:30 pm, there will be a free watermelon eating contest for the kids. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free for kids are face painting and balloon twisting, and concessions will be available for purchase from the Kiwanians and Boy Scout Troop 160. Attendees are welcomed to bring their own chairs and picnic. This event is free and open to the public.