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Downtown Baton Rouge 4th of July Celebrations and Events!

Patriots on the Beacon in Town Square - all day and night
Honoring Patriots on the North Boulevard Town Square Beacon on the 4th of July all day and night. Over 100 photos of men and women who are serving in the military or who have previously served in the military are featured. Patriotic music will play throughout the day and night in the Town Square. The fountains will debut red, white and blue colors. Check it out on the 4th.

BASF Freedom Mile Run - 8:00 a.m.
Four 1 mile races and a ½ mile fun run. River Road - Hollywood Casino to Old State Capitol - point to point. For more information call Ben Cherbonnier (225) 927-9200 or visit

Star-Spangled Celebration - 12noon - 10:00pm
This July 4th, journey downtown to the Baton Rouge riverfront. The annual Star-Spangled Celebration will kick off at 12PM at the Riverfront Stage between the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial and Riverfront Plaza. Serving as the largest fundraiser of the year for the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial, you are encouraged to buy beverages on the riverfront. The celebration features live musical entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening followed by Fireworks on the Mississippi sponsored by WBRZ and The Advocate. Please come out and support the USS Kidd. For more information call 342-1942 or visit

Movies on the 4th in Town Square - 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Stop by North Boulevard Town Square fountains on your way to participate in other downtown 4th of July activities. We will be screening the summer classic The Sandlot at 4:30PM, on the Town Square Beacon. A second showing of the movie will begin just after it concludes.

Red, White and Blue The Arts and You at the Shaw Center - 6:00 p.m.
Head to the Shaw Center for a 4th of July celebration benefiting the LSU Museum of Art and Manship Theatre: A festive celebration of food, libations and fireworks! Limited number of tickets for this celebration will be available. For more information call 344-0334 or visit

The Baton Rouge Concert Band - 7:00 p.m. (BRCB) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to the cultural enrichment and entertainment of the Greater Baton Rouge area. The BRCB will be performing this Independence Day on the steps of the State Capitol for a concert not to miss. These dedicated musicians are excellent artistic performers from all walks of life. For more information visit

Fireworks on the Mississippi - 9:00 p.m.
Join WBRZ and The Advocate as they present the annual Fireworks on the Mississippi Independence Day celebration. Bring your family and friends out to enjoy the largest fireworks display in the state This grand finale of the day is a site to see!

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Don't miss it! Please plan to arrive early!

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