Independence Day is right around the corner and now is the time to make plans to attend the many downtown events!
USS KIDD's 4th of July Spectacular
The USS KIDD's 4th of July Spectacular offers ice cold drinks, delicious food, a variety of musical performances, and the WBRZ's annual Fireworks on the Mississippi beginning at 9PM. Due to the restricted access to the downtown levee we have created a MAP of preferred viewing areas which include Repentance Park, Old State Capitol Grounds, City Hall Plaza, etc.
Start getting your red, white and blue ready to shine, and join the KIDD Crew for this re-energized community event taking place on Thursday July 4th, from 4PM-10PM. The festivities will be located on the River Road with live music performances by Smokehouse & Mamie Porter, Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue and Jonathan Long! Recommended parking is in the River Center Parking Garages or the Third Street Garage.
In addition: BREC on the Geaux will once again be hosting the Kids Zone. There will be face painting, hotdog eating contest, watermelon seed-spitting contest and much more. The KIDD will be selling watermelon slices so that you can practice early for that seed spitting contest! For more information, please call (225) 342-1942.
LSU MOA's Red White and Blue Celebration
View the fireworks from atop the Shaw Center for the Arts' Pennington Rooftop Terrace. Enjoy food from Capital City Grill and Live Music.There will be art-making activities for the kids before the fireworks begin at 9PM.
Baton Rouge Concert Band: Independence Day Concert
Let Freedom Ring with the Baton Rouge Concert Band and their annual Independence Day Concert on the State Capitol Steps! Conclude your day of BBQ, and pie, with a collection of patriotic tunes performed by Baton Rouge's very own concert band! The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30PM and will lead up to the fireworks over the Mississippi River.
Make a Day of It, Be a Tourist!
While downtown for the July 4th activities, experience the revitalization currently happening! Enjoy a downtown "staycation," book a room at one of our many downtown hotels, and experience the local flavor of our many restaurants. After dinner, take a stroll through the downtown streets to check out some of the newest developments such as the newly designed City Hall Plaza, North Boulevard Town Square (movies and patriotic music playing through the day.), Marriott Hotel, and much more!
Happy 4th of July!
Downtown Development District