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Posted on: October 5, 2021
[ARCHIVED] Hope to see you at La Marque Bayou Fest today, October 16, at Highland Bayou Park!
La Marque Bayou Fest has free family fun all day and free concerts at night! Stay until 10 for the fireworks show! KIDS ACTIVITIES, CRAFT VENDORS, FOOD TRUCKS BOUNCE HOUSES AND MORE!
CHILDREN’S FISHING TOURNAMENT
Join Rusty Hook Fishing Club for the annual kids’ fishing tournament! The first 200 children 12 years old and younger to register will receive a free t-shirt and lunch. Participants must provide a rod and rod and reel, but Boyd’s One Stop will provide the bait. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Kids can fish from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with parent or guardian supervision. For ten categories of fish, kids can win a new rod and reel plus a new tackle box provided by La Marque Lions Club. Alex’s A/C provides goody bags stuffed with goodies from several Texas City – La Marque Chamber members.
PUMPKIN PATCH & DECORATING CONTEST
Pick a pumpkin for FREE, find a spot under the pavilion and get creative! La Marque Lions Club will present cash prizes for the first-, second- and third-favorite pumpkins. Age divisions are 5 years and under, 6-10 years, 11-14 years and 15-19 years. A parent must accompany children under the age of 12.
Dress up your little cowboys and cowgirls and meet us near the pavilion. Registration is at noon and the events start at 1:00 p.m. The fee is $20. There are two age categories, 2-5 and 6-7. Belt buckles will be awarded for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion in each age group. The weight limit is 65 pounds and parents must sign a waiver at registration. Mutton Busting is produced by Lonesome Dove 4H out of Hitchcock, Texas.
Grab your friends, bring chairs and dance the night away at this free community concert! Make sure to visit our food trucks and craft vendors between shows. Come down I-45 South and take Exit 10 to 1991 Getty Road in La Marque, Texas.
JAM: 4:30 PM with The Mighty Orq! One of Houston’s premier blues guitarist who has opened for Steve Miller & Journey. Expect a mix of blues, jazz, rock and roll & hints of zydeco.
DANCE: 6:30 PM with Brown Sugar!
Get on your dancing shoes and get ready to have a Good Time! This band covers the best old school and R&B.
ROCK: 8:30 PM with Johnathan Tyler & The Northern Lights! Rock out to the county blues and Rock& Roll sounds of this Texas-based band who’s been opening for Midland. Search for his new song “Old Friends”.
AMOCO FIREWORKS SHOW
Stay until 10:00 p.m. to watch the spectacular Amoco Federal Credit Union Fireworks Show.
FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLE
It's parking in a field on the grass - rain or shine. All possible accommodations will be made for handicapped parking but space is limited.
Satellite Parking & Free Shuttle Service!
There will be free parking and shuttle service to Bayou Fest from the parking lot in front of Texas Entertainment Xperience, located in Mainland City Centre (10000 E.F. Lowry Expressway) in Texas City.
Shuttles will run continuously from Texas Entertainment Xperience to Bayou Fest from 1:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight!
La Marque Bayou Fest is presented by City of La Marque and Texas City - La Marque Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Bell's Hospitality Tent is presented by Miller Lite. For information, follow us on Facebook, visit lamarquebayoufest.com.