By REGGIE ROSS
Grenada’s biggest festival begins Wednesday and it is expected that close to 100,000 people will be visiting Grenada Lake during the weekend.
Thunder on Water Safe Boating Festival kicks off it’s 24th year with vendors, visitors and carnival personnel preparing to flock to the lake.
Wanda Roche, chairman, said for years the festival has been Grenada’s official summer kick-off and will continue to show how it is one of the best festivals in the state.
“Kids are out of school, and they have fun at Thunder on Water,” Roche said. “With all of the people coming into town, Thunder brings the city one of the biggest economic impacts of the summer.”
Wednesday and Thursday nights are typically considered family nights for the event, and by Friday night, the traffic count at the lake reaches it’s full potential for the fireworks show.
Roche said the fireworks show is an 18-minute display and remains the most popular event.
Saturday is highlighted with events like the kids fishing rodeo, walk and run races across the levee and a tractor pull.
One of the more popular events is the car and bike show, which begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
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