WaterFest 2013 to be held June 29 at the Ross Barnett Reservoir

(Jackson, Miss.) — The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, the Barnett Reservoir Foundation, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality will host this year’s WaterFest on Saturday, June 29, in conjunction with the Independence Day Celebration at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland.  The event begins at 2:00 p.m. and concludes at 6:00 p.m.

WaterFest 2013 will feature live music; interactive displays; inflatables and water slides; face painting, children’s crafts, games and activities; educational exhibits and food vendors.

WaterFest, the signature event for Rezonate, annually spotlights the importance of protecting, restoring and improving the water quality of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. This is its second year to be held at Old Trace Park.   More information about the Rezonate initiative and WaterFest is available at www.rezonate-ms.org.

The second Annual Independence Day Celebration sponsored by the Barnett Reservoir Foundation and the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District will be held at both Old Trace Park and Lakeshore Park featuring kid zones, climbing wall, live music, food vendors, a classic car cruise-in (Lakeshore Park only), military displays of jeeps and helicopters and starting at 6 p.m., flyovers of military airplanes and historical aircraft.

Patrons of both parks will enjoy the lighted boat parade, starting at approximately 8 p.m. At 10 p.m. a grand fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the middle of the lake making a beautiful display over the big water.   For more information, http://barnettreservoirfoundation.org/.

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