We are fortunate to live in the land of the free, home of the brave, thanks to our founders and those who fought for freedom so long ago. The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Today, we celebrate America’s Independence with food, fun, family gatherings, fireworks and most importantly, honoring those who have served and continue to serve.
Baton Rouge Moms will always bring you the best in Family Friendly events in and around the Baton Rouge area, we have gathered the latest list of Family Friendly events for 4th of July festivities…
Fourth of July Celebrations in Baton Rouge and Beyond:
Kenilworth Independence Day Parade – Sunday, July 3rd 6:30pm
This year’s parade theme is “Star-Spangled Celebration.” Baton Rouge native Sylvia Weatherspoon of WBRZ Channel 2 news will preside as Grand Marshal and Mark and Vicky Tiller will represent Kenilworth as Residents of the Year. The parade is a special event for Baton Rouge residents, marking the 44th year we celebrate the independence of our country. This parade is one of Louisiana’s largest events celebrating our nation’s independence, with more than 300 participants in fifty-plus units, and several thousand spectators. The 2016 parade is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Sunday, July 3rd. The parade lasts about an hour and rolls as long as weather conditions permit. The parade route begins and ends at Kenilworth Science & Technology School on Boone Drive. Parade groups should arrive at the school at 5:30 pm or earlier for set-up and staging.
USS KIDD’s 4th of July Spectacular! – Monday, July 4, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
4:00 p.m. Vendor Booths Open
Kidd Zone Opens
Baton Rouge Music Studios
5:15 p.m. Hot Dog Eating and Pie Baking Contest
5:30 p.m. Sidecar Symphony
6:30 p.m. Hot Dog Eating and Pie Award Ceremony
6:45 p.m. Parish – County Line
8:30 p.m. Kidd Zone Closes
8:30 p.m. The Michael Foster Project featuring Quiana Lynell
9:00 p.m. WBRZ Channel 2 “Fireworks on the Mississippi” Sponsored by the USS Kidd
9:30 p.m. The Michael Foster Project featuring Quiana Lynell
10:00 p.m. Food vendors close, event ends
No ice chests, BBQ pits, tents, or pets allowed. Tours of the USS Kidd Veterans Museum will be available, at the regular admission price, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on the July 4th
We look forward to celebrating our nation’s independence with YOU, Monday, July 4, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
West Baton Rouge Parish
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 pm and ends at 10:30 pm. 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.
Old Fashioned Family Day Celebration: Monday, July 4 at 10 AM – 9 PM
Clifton Brown and the Rusty Bucket Band will be performing at the Walker 4th of July celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday July 4th at Sidney Hutchinson Park. All games, festivities and events are free, bring your own food and drinks (no alcoholic beverages allowed) or purchase refreshments at the park. Come Join the FUN, FOOD, & FESTIVITIES! FREE ADMISSION, FREE EVENTS, FREE RIDES!Don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets, sunscreen and bug spray!!! No alcohol is permitted in the park.
July Fireworks Balloons & Boom: Friday, July 1st; 6:00pm-11:00pm and Saturday, July 2nd; 1:00pm-11:00pm
16th Annual July 4th Hometown Celebration: Monday, July 4, 2016 – 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pointe Coupee Parish
False River Annual 4th of July Boat Parade : New Roads Presents the 4th of July Boat Parade and Music Festival, July 3-4
NEW ROADS, La. – The City of New Roads will once again host the Boat Parade and Music
Festival. It all begins on Sunday morning, July 3, with the Freedom Fest Triathlon, and a 2 Mile Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. There will also be a Tri and Duathlon immediately following the 2 Mile Fun Run. Registration will be across the street from City Hall, next to St. Mary’s Church. The City will host a Kids Zone from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the grassy lot across from City Hall.
For More Information Contact: (225) 638-5360
St. Mary Parish
Rock the 5th – Morgan City’s Independence Day Celebration. Takes place Sunday, July 3rd from 4 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Lawrence Park.
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.