Get out your red, white and blue and celebrate America’s Independence! Enjoy some family time at these family-friendly events; our guide is loaded with fireworks, festivals, parades, food, fun and other Baton Rouge Fourth of July celebrations!
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Baton Rouge Fourth of July
Kenilworth Independence Day Parade
Wednesday, July 3rd at 6:30 pm
The annual parade is a Baton Rouge tradition, and this year will mark the 47th time we gather to celebrate our great nation!
- Parade Theme – “Peace, Love and Independence”.
- Grand Marshal – Jay Grymes, WAFB Chief Meteorologist
- Kenilworth Resident of the Year – Dr. James & Joan Wharton, long-time KCA Resident
The 2019 parade is scheduled to roll at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd. It lasts about an hour and rolls as long as weather permits. The route begins and ends at Kenilworth Science & Technology School on Boone Drive.
Kick off your 4th of July weekend next Wednesday at Superior Grill Highland for the #KenilworthIndependence Day parade!
Happy hour is from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. 🍹
The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. 🎺
Our float will pass by the restaurant and throw beads, cups, candy, and parade toys to all guests on the patio!
PLUS, join us afterward outside of the restaurant for a special performance by the 610 Stompers! 😎
USS KIDD’s 4th of July Spectacular!
Thursday, July 4, 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The USS KIDD has been hosting a 4th of July celebration in the downtown Baton Rouge area for over two decades. In that time, it has developed into an incredible family event that celebrates our nation’s freedom. The evening culminates with WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi River sponsored by the USS KIDD! Over the past several years, the KIDD’s 4th of July Spectacular has become synonymous with the patriotic activities that attract thousands of families from across Louisiana and the southern United States. According to the Downtown Development District, the Baton Rouge 4th of July Fireworks Celebration brings in between 75,000 – 100,000 visitors per year. The celebration is made possible in part by the USS KIDD Veterans Museum, WBRZ News 2, the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge, community partners, area sponsors, and volunteers.
********East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Friday safety precautions will be put into place for this year’s Fourth of July celebrations downtown. Events will continue as scheduled, but out of an abundance of caution, due to high river levels, people will not be allowed on the levee after 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 beginning where the levee passes underneath I-10 north to North Street. Source: WAFB
Thursday, July 4th 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
4th of July Festivities in West Baton Rouge! From 4-11pm, featuring music by Parish County Line as well as Foret Tradition, and the best seat for fireworks over the Mississippi! Face painting, kids’ entertainment, food & beverage vendors. Come out for food & fun on the 4th. (No ice chests, please) WestBatonRouge.net/Fourth
Independence Day Celebration:
Thursday, July 4, 3 PM – 9 PM
The City of Walker will be celebrating Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Sidney Hutchinson Park starting at 3:00. There will be games, inflatables, live music at 5:00, food sold by non-profit organizations and of course FIREWORKS at dark.
Also, be on the lookout for the Dinosaurs.
Donaldsonville Independence Day Fireworks on the River
Wednesday, July 3rd 2:00pm-10:00 pm
Located at Frank Sotile Pavilion. Vendors open at 4. Fireworks at 9:45. Bring your lawn chairs! No ice chest.
July 4th Hometown Celebration
Thursday, July 4 – 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The City’s annual July 4th Hometown Celebration, set Thursday, July 4, includes a fun patriotic boat parade. The parade will still line up on Bayou Plaquemine at the Bayou Road boat landing across from the jail.
Pointe Coupee Parish
False River Annual 4th of July Boat Parade :
Festival – Wednesday, July 3, 6 PM – 9:30 PM
Boat Parade – Thursday, July 4, 2 PM – 5 PM
New Roads Presents the 4th of July Boat Parade and Music Festival, July 3 – A Fun-Filled 2 Day Celebration. Enjoy Food, Music & Family On The River!
~Boat Parade & Awards
~Live Entertainment, Special Guest Taylor Frey
False River 4th of July Boat Parade on July 4th at 2:00PM in Downtown New Roads! Participants are encouraged to decorate their boats reflecting this year’s theme. At 2:00PM, boaters will cruise by the front deck of False River Paddle Club, next to Satterfield’s, to be judged by a panel of voters. Trophies will be handed out around 3:00PM.
St. Mary Parish
Party in the Park – Morgan City’s Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 5 PM – 8:30 PM at Lawrence Park.
5:00 – 8:30 Driftwood takes the stage
9:00 Fireworks over the Atchafalaya River
Famous Fair Burgers
BBQ Plate Lunches
Soft Drinks & Popsicles
The Long Allen Bridge (old bridge) will be shut down to traffic at 8:30 to allow pedestrians to walk up the bridge to view the firework show!
There’s something for everyone to celebrate this year’s Independence Day! We hope you have a fun, safe and Happy Fourth of July with your families!
*Dates and schedules subject to change. Please confirm with local convention and visitors bureaus before making your trip. Did we miss an event? Please
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