Lamar State College-Port Arthur will host free Fourth of July celebration Lamar State College-Port Arthur will host its 10th annual Independence Day celebration on Friday, July 4, featuring entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display over the Sabine-Neches Waterway.

The event, sponsored in conjunction with the City of Port Arthur, KBTV Channel 4 and the Motiva Expansion Project, begins at 7 p.m. with the Port Neches Veteran of Foreign Wars posting the U.S. and Texas flags inside the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center, 1800 Lakeshore Drive.

Other entertainment includes the Orange County Band, the Driftwood Quartet, Dwight Wagner, Linda and Tom Neal, the Sweet Adelines, whistler Phil Guidry, and a ladies vocal trio featuring Roxane Gray, Hillary Gray and Krista Courts.

Attendees also will enjoy a scene from “The Music Man,” this summer’s combined musical, which will be presented later in the month by Lamar State College-Port Arthur and The Port Arthur Little Theater.

“We invite everyone to bring their friends and family to this wonderful celebration that shows what the Fourth of July really is all about,” said Neal, vice president for Student Services at the college, who will emcee the event.

The fireworks display will begin around 9 p.m. near the Parker Center.

Parking is available around the Parker Center and the Lecture Hall. Additional parking is available across the street front of the Performing Arts Center. 

Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs, soft drinks and a picnic meal. Consumption of alcohol is not permitted on the LSC-PA campus.

For information, call Tom Neal at 984-6156.