Independence Day changes due to weather

4th of July events moved due to rain.
4th of July events moved due to rain.(KY3)
Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 11:46 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The City of Central‘s Indendepence Day celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 3 has been canceled to the inclement weather forecast for Saturday afternoon, Mayor David Barrow announced July 1, 2021.

“We wanted it to be a great event for the community, but unfortunately, Mother Nature does not want to cooperate,” Barrow said.

He also said the city will repurpose the resources used for the Independence Day celebration for another event later in the year.


The City of Walker has also decided to cancel its 4th of July celebrations.

The firework show was set to take place at Sidney Hutchinson Park but announced on Thursday, July 1 but has now been moved to December 18, during the Christmas event.

According to the Facebook post the live music part has been rescheduled for October, 30 during the Fall Festival.

Plaquemine has moved their 4th of July celebration to a covered area due to the rain that is expected to impact the area.

Officials have moved the event to the Plaquemine Community Center and Pavilion.

The event is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m.

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