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Welcome to the Neches River Festival, Inc. website.

This year marks the 69th celebration of the Neches River Festival. The Festival recognizes the importance of the Neches River, for the vital role it plays in our community by providing life-sustaining natural resources, economic vitality, and countless recreational opportunities.

The Festival also honors our most precious gift, our children. By tradition, we pay tribute to our high school seniors as we join them in anticipating their coming graduation while recognizing that our future depends on them.

The 2017 Neches River Festival features many exciting events, including:
Tuesday March 28~ 
King's Arrival and Media Party at the Beaumont Country Club, 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m.   
Thursday  March 30~
Citizen of the Year Presentation, MCM Elegante Hotel, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday April 2~  
Neches River Festival Art Exhibit, 2:00-4:00pm Beaumont Art League, 2675 Gulf Street. 
Beaumont Council of Garden Clubs. Floral & Horticulture Show. 69th Neches River Festival, 3:00 pm, Binks Building, Tyrrell Park
Friday April 7~
Neches River Festival Bridge Tournament, 1:00pm - Beaumont Bridge Studio, 950 North Street
Saturday April 8~
The coronation of Queen Neches the LXIX and her royal court at the Julie Rogers Theater, with the Coronation Ball to follow at the Beaumont Civic Center.
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This year we will proudly provide two scholarships to Lamar University to participants in the Festival.

Queen Neches the 68th was crowned Saturday night, April 9, 2016, at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont.

Queen Neches is Olivia Katherine Lombardo of Beaumont.  She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Randolph Lombardo.  She is a senior at Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School.

Olivia joins the court of King Neches 68th, Joseph Vincent Tortorice, Jr.

 Also announced were:

    First Lady-in-Waiting
    Ashley Brooke Brandimarte
    Second Lady-in-Waiting
    Caroline Carson Bean
    Third Lady-in-Waiting
    Mollie Ann Nelson
    Grand Duchess
    Laura Alicia Sharp, Houston, Texas
    Miss Congeniality
    Remi Kate Kimball
    Best Escort
    Jordan Wade Crutchfield

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