The Second Annual Bridge City Heritage Festival will take place on Saturday, September 29 at the Bridge City Community Center on West Roundbunch Road. The event is put on by the Bridge City Historical Society. Admission to the festival is $l per person donation.

The festival will expand this year and boast more than 15 food vendors, an expanded carnival, music stage with live bands, a dunking booth, a petting zoo and many other activities and games for kids, a silent auction, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts including jewelry, candles, crosses, etc. They will also will have three authors present and a dunking booth with the following “victims:” Some of our Dunking Booth victims include:

Norman Gaspard, Bridge City Elementary Assistant Principal; Pastor Brad – St. Paul United Methodist Church; Pastor Paul Zoch, St. Mark Luthern Church; Brian Landry – Bridge City High School Counselor; Lance Groppel – Bridge City Middle School Principal; Dr. Servet Satir; Brad Thibodeaux; Rick Dearing; and Troy Trahan.

Last year, they had over 2,000 people attend the inaugural festival. This year, planners are making it even bigger. Proceeds from the festival go towards collecting and preserving the history of Bridge City and the many events that are put on for the community.

“We were so pleased with the amazing turnout last year for our first ever festival.  This year, we have even more support from the local community. We appreciate that even more merchants are involved in donating supplies and prizes,” said Paige Williams, event chairperson, “and that’s helped us to offer more activities for all ages.”

The Bridge City Historical Society also put on Bridge City’s first annual “Born On The Bayou” Fourth of July Celebration during the summer which attracted more than a thousand people who came by boat and land to listen to music, eat and see the fireworks display.

For anyone wanting to volunteer to help at the event or donate supplies, prizes or funds, please send an e-mail to