You can't visit Baton Rouge without climbing up the levee to see the Mighty Mississippi in all her glory. The river is the heart of our city, which is why the Mississippi River Levee is our attraction of the week! You can find businesses, plantations, museums, casinos, homes and a university nestled next to the river, and locals like to run, picnic and watch sunsets on the levee.

The Mississippi is beautiful at any time of the day, in any type of weather, but she is perhaps most glamourous, glitzy and glittery on July 4. Come join our community at 9 p.m. to see a brilliant fireworks show over the Mississippi's waters. We promise, you don't want to miss this.

Photo via The Advocate

Come spend Independence Day at Baton Rouge. The day is jam packed with events across town for everyone in the family. Click here for a comprehensive list of all of Baton Rouge's Fourth of July activities.

Photo via Mark Bienvenu

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