KENNER, La. - The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's Back to the Beach Festival was started in 1990 as a way to support the foundation's Save Our Lake campaign, an effort to restore the health of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.
It was a huge success.
So the foundation has extended it's purpose, hoping now to save our coast.
2012 marks the 23rd annual festival, and it is being held in Laketown at the Lake Pontchartrain end of Williams Boulevard in Kenner.
It is a major fundraising event for the foundation, and that means they'll make sure you and your family have a great time listening to the music, enjoying the food and shopping for that special piece of art.
Sheila Englert, outreach director for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, and Kelvin Gros and Kristin Surmik of Haulin' Tails Seafood & Catering gave us the low down.
The Back to the Beach Festival is happening Saturday from 3:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
For more information, call 836-7117 or go to http://www.saveourlake.org/beach-festival.php.