The best place to be on Independence Day is downtown Baton Rouge. Enjoy the celebrations with good food, a wonderful selection of bands, and a breathtaking fireworks display. The annual Star-Spangled Celebration takes place on the Mississippi riverfront by the USS Kidd. Don’t miss the F-15 fighter flyby, vintage aircraft mock attack, and hot air balloons lighting up the night sky.
Events kick off at 8am and the day of patriotic entertainment culminates with ‘Fireworks on the Mississippi’ at 9pm. For a full schedule of events, head on over to the Downtown Development District website.