Local Fourth of July Events

Here are just a few of the events taking place in and around the city:

Feed the Multitudes - Free food, kids activities from 10 am to 3 pm at Victory Fellowship, 5708 Airline.

Go Fourth on the River - The 24th annual Independence Day celebration with the Dueling Barges Fireworks extravaganza at 9 pm over the Mississippi River.

St. Bernard Salutes America - Celebration will include live music by Amanda Shaw and The Top Cats. The event will feature a hot dog eating contest sponsored by Stonewalls BBQ. Starts at 4:30 pm Fireworks at 9 pm At 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA

Bucktown Bash - Bucktown will celebrate its second annual July 4 Bucktown Bash with a shrimp fest, live music, kids' attractions and a Bucktown heritage display. Starts at 10 am along the levees at Old Hammond Highway.

30th Annual Crab Fest - At Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay St. Louis beginning at 11 am

Red White and Blue Butterfly Release - Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal Street, at 11 am

Mandeville Seafood Fest - Annual Mandeville City Seafood Fest featuring  Jefferson Starship and the Grass Roots, plus local bands. All proceeds will go to NAMI. Noon to midnight at Fontainebleau Park.

Rusty Nail Fourth of July Celebration - The Rusty Nail, Dirty Coast Press, and My House NOLA are partnering for an unforgettable July 4th party featuring food trucks and much more beginning at 4 pm at  1100 Constance Street.

Abita Springs 4th - The town of Abita Springs will hold its first summer festival  featuring music by Soul Revival  with food and drinks. Starts at 6 pm with fireworks at 8:45 pm at the Trailhead.

12 Mile Limit - A special July 4th party featuring food trucks, drinks, and live music. Thank you to our sponsors: Mid-city Neighborhood Organization, The Boston Beer Company, and Old New Orleans Rum. Parking lot with food trucks is open to everyone; must be 21+ to enter the bar. 500 S. Telemachus.

Boat Parade 1 pm July 4th False River, Jarreau (225) 627-6736.

Eunice Fourth of July Celebration 7 pm - July 4th - Northwest Pavillion, Eunice (337) 623-5928 - Fireworks. 

Freedom Festival 3 11 pm July 4th Harvest Cathedral, Houma (985) 851-3000

Fourth of July Parade 7 pm July 4th Main Street, New Iberia (888) 9-IBERIA 

4th of July Celebration 11 am-3 pm July 4th Vermilionville (866) 99-BAYOU 

Go Fourth Celebration 5 9 pm July 4th Lawrence Park, Morgan City (985) 380-4643

July Fete July 4th Rice Festival Grounds, Crowley (337) 788-4100.

Main Street Go Fourth Celebration July 4th Lawrence Park, Morgan City (800) 256-2931.

Let Freedom Ring 8 am 9 pm July 4th Peltier Park, Thibodaux (985) 446-1187. Fireworks.

Patriotic Fete du Pont Breaux July 4th Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux (337) 332-5406. Fireworks.

Red, White, Blue and You 6 pm - July 4th - Downtown Lake Charles (337) 436-9588

River Blast 2004 July 4th Festival Plaza, Shreveport. Free 5 11 p.m. Fireworks, Food, Music. 

St. Bernard Salutes American Fourth of July Celebration July 4th Sidney Torres Park, Chalmette (504) 278-4228. Fireworks.

Slidell Heritage Festival July 4th Old Towne, Slidell (985) 643-1234. Fireworks.