Looking for all the local 4th of July parades, activities, and fireworks? Many communities are excited to bring back their favorite 4th of July activities in 2021. Get out your red, white, and blue and celebrate America’s Independence! The Baton Rouge area will host a variety of events celebrating the Fourth of July — from parades and fireworks to festivals and lake parties. Baton Rouge Family Fun compiled a comprehensive list of the festivities, starting as early as July 2nd.
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WHERE TO WATCH FIREWORKS IN BATON ROUGE AND BEYOND – plus parades, food & fun.
Kenilworth Independence Day Parade
Saturday, July 3rd at 6:30 pm
The annual parade is a Baton Rouge tradition and returns in 2021! The theme of this year’s parade is “America: Forever Resilient ”
The Grand Marshal – Baton Rouge sportscaster Matt Moscona. The 2021 Keliworth parade is scheduled to roll at 6:30 p.m. on July 3rd at Kenilworth Science & Technology School and roll down Kenilworth Parkway.
USS KIDD’s 4th of July Spectacular – Patriots & Pirates: A Revolutionary Celebration
Sunday, July 4th at 12 PM CDT – 10 PM CDT
USS KIDD Veterans Museum is offering a special V.I.P., that’s Very Important Patriot (or Pirate), event beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and include access to the museum for the evening, food and beverages, access to the ship beginning at 8 p.m., and the best view of WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi River.
WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi
Sunday, July 4th at 9 pm
Downtown riverfront in Baton Rouge and Port Allen 9 p.m. Sunday The display will be accompanied by a live telecast on WBRZ+, WBRZ.com, and WBRZ News 2’s Facebook page.
L’Auberge Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge- FREEDOM RULES WEEKEND
While Fourth Fest won’t be happening in 2021, you can still take advantage of some of the best fireworks views on the Mississippi River!
Stars & Stripes: A Celebration at Conway
Thursday, July 1st – 6 pm-8 pm
Walker – CANCELED
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 3rd at 4:00 pm
Live bands, face painting, and concessions starting at 4:00. Fireworks at dark!
New Orleans City Park’s 3rd of July Celebration
Saturday, July 3rd – 7:00 pm to 9 pm
New Orleans City Park will celebrate the Fourth of July a day early, with a spirited gathering of our community from across the region for a free night of music and fireworks on July 3, 2021, at 7 p.m. on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn.
“We support City Park because of its importance to the City of New Orleans and to the families who reside in the neighboring areas. We grew up in this area and remember how much the City Park meant to us,” says Lisa Romano and Vincent Giardina, Trustees of the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust.
7PM: National Anthem sung by Robin Barnes
Performance by Marine Forces Reserve Band
9PM: Fireworks by AFXPro
Saturday, July 3rd – 3:00 am to 10:45 pm
The Uncle Sam Jam is a family-friendly day of music, food, and fun at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, concluding with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Taking place on Saturday, July 3, this year marks the celebration’s 25th anniversary. The event is free, but different premium parking packages are available.
July 4th Hometown Celebration
Sunday, July 4 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The City’s annual July 4th Hometown Celebration, set for Sunday, July 4, includes a fun patriotic boat parade and fireworks.
Pointe Coupee Parish
False River Annual 4th of July Boat Parade :
Festival – Friday, July 2, 6 PM – 9:30 PM
Boat Parade – Thursday, July 4, 2 PM
St. Mary Parish
Sunday, July 4 – 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm
4th of July Lake Jam on Lake End Parkway! Bands playing from the Judges’ Stand, food vendors, activities for the kids, and fireworks shot from a barge in the middle of the Lake!
St. Tammany Parish:
Sunday, July 4 – 10:00 am to 8:45 pm
Sunday, July 4, – 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Old Town Slidell Soda Shop
- 301 Cousin St, Slidell, LA
Sunday, July 4, – 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
- Abita Springs Trailhead, Abita Springs, LA
- 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 3, – 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, beverages and blankets to Covington’s Bogue Falaya Park on Saturday, July 3rd for the annual “Sparks in the Park”, a free festival for families and friends to relax and enjoy live entertainments and music, and fireworks at dusk. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends with a bang at 9 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
5-6PM: The Dis Honorable Johnsons (Lacroix Stage)
5-7PM: Northshore Traditional Music Society (Frederick Stage)
6-7PM: Extraordinary Sessions (Lacroix Stage)
6-6:30PM: Hot Dog Eating Contest
6:30-7PM: Watermelon Eating Contest
7-9PM: The Covington Concert Band
There’s something for everyone to celebrate this year’s 4th of July! We hope you have a fun, safe, and Happy Fourth of July with your family!
Due to weather, the pandemic, and other unforeseen factors, firework details can and do change. Please visit the original links and check with coordinators before promising a firework show to your family! Baton rouge FamilyFun can’t be held responsible for inaccuracies, typos, changes, human error, clouds, thunderstorms, or meltdowns from tired children who have stayed up too late to watch the fireworks. (We will, however, commiserate with the meltdowns. We’ll be dealing with them too!)