New Roads hosting Spring Street Festival Saturday | Events
From New Roads
NEW ROADS – New Roads will host its popular Spring Street Festival and Car Show on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Main Street downtown.
Mayor Robert Myers said the annual event will feature a wide variety of vehicles on display, appealing to a large crowd. The show will feature “tricked-out” cars, antique trucks and cars, motorcycles and a large display of corvettes.
“Last year’s event featured 200 cars, and more than 2,500 people attended the show. This year, we hope for 300 cars and just as my visitors or more,” Myers said. He said the New Roads festival is quickly growing in popularity among car enthusiast groups. Calls to participate in the show have come in from across the state, as well as from Mississippi and Alabama. And many past participating groups are increasing their numbers.
For example, the New Orleans Corvette Club, which sent 28 cars last year, is expected to have at least 35 this year, he said.
Lauren Jones, organizer of the festival and the City of New Roads Main Street Coordinator, said the city will present several awards to this year’s class of participants. In addition to its best engine and best interior awards, the city will also present awards for Top 50, Sponsor’s Choice, Best Car, Best Truck, Longest Haul and Best in Show.
“We have a wonderfully diverse group of people who participate in our festival. They love their cars and they love to show them off, and the people who visit really appreciate them,” Jones said.
“This event has really grown to be one of our most popular events here in New Roads, and it’s one of the best and biggest car shows in the Louisiana,” Myers said.
He noted than in addition to the cars, the festival will feature shops, vendors and live music. The downtown streets will be closed off so people can walk around and safely enjoy the many shops, booths and restaurants.
“Our town is all for family fun. This is one of our most popular events for good reason,” Myer said. “New Roads is a quaint town. It’s absolutely one of the most gorgeous places in our state, and it’s a great setting for a car show.”
He noted that the festival ends at 3 p.m., but the city will still offer its visitors things to do afterward. “We are a town that is right on the water. There are waterfront restaurants and there is shopping all along Main Street – all of our shops will remain open,” Myer said.
Jones said car, truck and motorcycle owners can still register to participate in the March 16 show. Advance vehicle registrations are $25 and can be made by calling the New Roads City Hall at 225-638-5360, or automobile owners can pay $30 to register on the day of the show. Admission to the event is free to the public
The show is sponsored by the City of New Roads, the New Roads Main Street Program and the Pointe Coupee Parish Tourist Commission.