In preparation for Slidell Heritage Festival, the City of Slidell is announcing that Heritage Park, the boat launch and roads immediately outside of the park will be closed in conjunction with the event.

Heritage Park will close to the public at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 2, and will remain closed until 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 4. Both entrances to Heritage Park on Bayou Lane will be closed to traffic and public parking will be unavailable within the park. The Heritage Park Playground will be open, but visitors will have to park in the lot on the corner of Bayou Lane and Pennsylvania Ave.

The Heritage Park Boat Launch will be closed at 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 3 and reopen at 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 4. The public will be able to launch their boats from the Slidell Marine Marina located at 36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road by Nathan’s Restaurant.

The Slidell Heritage Festival is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Slidell, the City of Slidell and The St. Tammany Farmer. The festivities will be held in Heritage Park on July 3 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. There will be great food and drinks, live entertainment by Witness at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

This year admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to donate as all proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, please visit their website at