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We have compiled a list of events for the 4th of July weekend in and around Baton Rouge. If you have events you would like added to this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put 4th of July event in the subject of the email.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS from the Downtown Development District:
8 a.m. - BASF Freedom Mile
Join BASF and Club South Runners for a one-mile race through downtown Baton Rouge. Race begins on River Road near the USS Kidd. A series of one-mile races and a half-mile Parent/Child Run. Transportation provided to start area. Watermelon, fruit, Coca Cola products and Mockler Beverages afterwards. 1st race to start at 7:30 a.m. with other events to follow every 20 minutes. For more information visit www.rrca.org or 927-9200, www.clubsouthrunners.net
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. USS KIDD Freedom Festival - FREE
Museum and Levee green North of Museum: Walk the decks of one of America's most outstanding historic vessels, the USS KIDD (DD-661), and explore the Veteran's Memorial Museum and learn of the sacrifices made by our nation's veterans to insure the freedoms we celebrate on the 4th. The USS KIDD will be open for touring until 5 p.m. with patriotic music broadcast. For more information call 225-342-1942 or visit www.usskidd.com
9 p.m. Fireworks On The Mississippi
Visit the Zoo July 5 and celebrate red, white, and blue animals. It will include arts and crafts and programs. For more information, call (225) 775-3877.
Other Downtown Activities on the 4th of July!
North Boulevard Town Square : "Patriots on the Beacon"
Honoring our Patriots on the North Boulevard Town Square beacon with over 100 photos of men and women who are serving or have served in the military. Patriotic music and movies will also play throughout the day and night in the Square.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH – FESTIVAL OF FREEDOM – FREE: 6 p.m. – 629 Convention Street
10TH ANNUAL LSU MUSEUM OF ART / TSUNAMI – "RED, WHITE, AND THE BLUES" 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Celebrate the 4th from atop 6th floor at Tsunami on the Pennington Rooftop Terrace of the Shaw Center for the Arts. Enjoy a selection of Southern BBQ Buffet from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. with live music by local recording artist, Quiana Lynell (Jazz, Soul, Blues, and Lots of Funk)! Also Includes a selection of water, sodas, tea, house wine (red and white), locally brewed draft beer, a white wine Sangria, and well brand liquor for mixed drinks, and a cash bar will be available. Enjoy the Art Galleries from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. For the shoppers, the Museum Store will be open from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. And then at 9 p.m. from up on the roof, the Grande Finale..."Fireworks on the Mississippi!"
Tickets for the Red, White and Blue Fundraiser Celebration are $125. members, $150. non-members, $50. ages 5 – 20, Free for 4 years and under. A portion of your ticket price is tax deductible and goes toward supporting your art museum. This is a rain or shine event, tickets are non-refundable and all ticket sales are final.
With Special thanks to Kleinpeter Farms Dairy for donating ice cream and DoubleTree by Hilton for donating chocolate chip cookies.100 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor, (225) 389-7200, or www.lsumoa.com » or visit www.servingsushi.com
BATON ROUGE CONCERT BAND "INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT": 7:30 p.m. – Steps of the State Capitol. For more information visit www.batonrougeconcertband.org
BOUDREAUX & THIBODEAUX'S: Featuring The Heaters at 9 p.m. and with Justin McCain at 10 p.m. 214 Third Street, 636-2442, or http://www.bandtlive.com
HAPPY'S IRISH PUB: Featuring Tyler Kitchen and the Right Pieces (Blues / Soul / Jazz / Funk) at 9 p.m. 136 Third Street, 344-2583, or www.happysirishpub.com
ROUX HOUSE "PANTS PARTY" 9 p.m. 143 Third Street, 344-2583, or www.rouxhouse.com
THE BLUES ROOM Featuring Rock – O – Las at 4 p.m. and with Elvin Killerbee at 9 p.m. 244 Lafayette Street, 334-7663, or https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blues-Room/337180466388661
Fourth of July at L'Auberge Casino - Adults only: 7pm-2am Live music will begin at 8pm, followed by Fireworks at 9:30pm. More music performances will proceed the fire work show. You must be 21 or older to enter the Rooftop Pool, Edge and Casino floor. Guests under 21 are welcome on the Lawn, our outdoor event space.
July 3, 2014 - The Kenilworth Independence Day Parade. Begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenilworth Science and Technology School at 7600 Boone Avenue in Baton Rouge.
4th Fest - Main Events: The best view anywhere in the Baton Rouge area for 4th of July fireworks on the Mississippi River. Held July 4th in downtown Port Allen at the Riverfront on the Mississippi River Levee. The fun starts annually at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.. Free to the public and includes face painting, magicians, clowns and space walks for the children. Beverage & food vendors line the levee for all to enjoy. Live entertainment with several local bands allow the crowds plenty of dance music to enjoy before and after the spectacular fireworks show on the river. Click on file below for more information.
Red, White, and Blue day. This event will be held at Sidney Hutchinson Memorial Park in Walker, 13740 Ballpark Road Walker, LA. Honoring retired and active duty veterans for their service. Fireworks, Food, and Entertainment.
Black Lake Club, 4th of July. Fireworks at Dark, Free Food. 26602 Black Lake Club Road in Denham Springs. 225-695-6447
July 4th in Springfield: The town of Springfield, LA will hold it's Independence Day celebration on June 29, 2014. There will be a car show from 5pm until with a fireworks show to end the night. Car show will be at the old Piggly Wiggly parking lot. $10 fee to enter a car. Trophies will be awarded! Fireworks start at 9pm and normally last around 15-20 minutes. It's a great show, don't miss it!
July 3, 2014 - The ONLY fireworks program in Ascension Parish! Main Street Donaldsonville is proud to once again produce the 3rd of July Fireworks. CF Industries, City of Donaldsonville and Donaldsonville Downtown Development District sponsoring this annual COMMUNITY EVENT for all. COME HUNGRY! COME EARLY ! FOOD, CRAFTS, DANCING.
BANDS: Transit 5:30pm, Hai Karate 8:00pm, Fireworks 9:15pm, Hai Karate will come back up after the fireworks for a bit. Bring your chairs but leave your coolers at home.
July 4-6, 2014 Pecan Ridge Bluegrass Festival- 4225 hwy 952 Jackson L.A. CAMP & JAM Contact Alvin Havard at 225-629-5852.
July 4-5, 2014 Red, White, and Blue Festival - North of Clinton, on LIBERTY Highway at the American Legion Park. Contact Lewis 225-281-3144
Red, White, Blue Festival July 4-5: Clinton Lion's Club patriotic Red, White and Blue Festival will be held in the historic town of Clinton for a two-day celebration on Friday and Saturday, July 4 and 5.
The patriotic family-friendly event will be held at the American Legion Hall Fairgrounds.
A musical tribute to veterans and active military members, a patriotic fireworks program, golf cart parade, pony rides, two-day softball tournament, Eddie Hopper Greased Watermelon Relay Race, BBQ cooking contest, blueberry cooking contest, pancake breakfast, classic car and truck show, craft booths, Laser Tag, 5-K Run-Walk and live blue grass, country, gospel and rock 'n' roll music will entertain attendees of the festival.
Bring your lawn chairs and tents. All military and veterans are special guests and are particularly invited.
No coolers, food or drinks will be allowed in the parks as local restaurants and vendors will be selling food.
4th of July Parade from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 102 West Main Street in new Iberia. Parade followed by Honor Guard Ceremony, harmony of patriotic music and fireworks at dusk.
July 4, 2014: 14th Annual July 4th Hometown Celebration. Begins at 9 a.m. Plaquemine Lock SHS will be open for tours and demonstrations, free admission. The Iberville Museum will also open at noon and admission is free. 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Mouth watering food will be served from the Waterfront Park (please no ice chest, pets or tents). 5 p.m. Veterans Boat Parade - theme decorated boats are welcome. 6 p.m. Dancin' on the Boardwalk until the Firework Display at 9 p.m.! Phone: 225-687-3116 Website: www.plaquemine.org
July 2, 2014 - Independence Day in Independence, LA. Events will be held downtown, east of the railroad track. The celebration is from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. There will be food, music, games, and fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Admission is $10, but is free for children 12 and under.
False River Annual Boat Parade Will Be Held On July 5, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at Morrison Parkway. For More Information Contact: (225) 638-5360
Old River Landing Fireworks 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Jul 4, 2014 at Old River Landing, Batchelor Louisiana, 70715. For More Information Contact: (225) 492-3474 www.oldriverlanding.com .
Rock the 5th - Morgan City's Independence Day Celebration. Takes place Saturday, July 5 from 4 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Lawrence Park and the Riverfront. BBQ Dinners, hamburgers, soft drinks and water, beer and wine are all available for purchase. 4 p.m. Hal Bruni Band, 5:30 Band Camp. 9 p.m. Fireworks over the Atchafalaya River.
July 3, 2014: Red, White & You Celebration - Community Event with food, games & music for just some school supplies for local elementary schools from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Morgan City. 985-380-2277.
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