Sunny skies lead families to RiverFest

Published 8:40 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017

PORT NECHES — With Wednesday’s heavy storms long gone and sunny skies shining from above, families packed the second day of Port Neches RiverFest on Thursday.

Jana and Cody Harper took a ride on the Wacky Cowboy roller coaster along with their children Finley and Hadlee.

Jana and Cody Harper ride the Wacky Cowboy roller coaster with children Finley and Hadlee.
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“We’re having a blast,” Jana Harper said. “We come every year.”

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Carnival rides for all ages were filled with kids while parents stood nearby taking photos.

Scarlett and Emilio Saavedro scope out the traffic while riding the bumper cars at Port Neches RiverFest on Thursday.
Mary Meaux/The News

Paula Saavedro stood by as her niece Scarlett Saavedro and nephew Emilio Saavedro grabbed the wheel on the bumper cars. The siblings laughed a lot as Scarlett maneuvered their car around and into other colorful cars. Their aunt said they too come every year to RiverFest.

RiverFest continues Friday through Sunday at Port Neches Riverfront Park.


Friday, May 5

  • Noon to 2 p.m. – Special needs session
  • 3 to 5:30 p.m. – S.P.O.R.T. Powerboat testing
  • 5 to 11 p.m. – Mighty Thomas Carnival & vendorsopen


  • 6 .m. to midnight – Entertainment complexopen
  • 7 to 8 p.m. – PPO – Pea Patch Orchestra
  • 8:30 to 10 p.m. – Bri Bagwell
  • 10:30 p.m. to midnight – Turnpike Troubadours