Fireworks are lighting up the Baton Rouge sky this year, and you don’t want to miss it! Find a prime viewing spot along the river as the Capital City celebrates America’s freedom with the annual WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi. Enjoy a long holiday weekend with these events happening all around town.
This Is U.S. Exhibit
USS KIDD Veteran's Museum
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The “This Is U.S.” exhibit at the USS KIDD combines three exhibits from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and documents critical figures and events from the colonial era and the Revolutionary War and Founding period through 1968.
FRIDAY, JULY 1
Cool off and enjoy the live music at the Crown Plaza Executive Center’s Poolside Party! Admission is free, and attendees can enjoy food and drink specials, with music provided by Terrell Griffin.
SATURDAY, JULY 2
Join USS KIDD, the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs, and Yoga with Brandi for our FREE monthly partnership yoga class designed for Veterans, Active Military, and First Responders, along with their supporters and families. This basic functional yoga class combines easy and accessible postures with relaxation techniques and is perfect for beginners or those who are injured.
Join Three Roll Estate every Saturday for Food and Patio Tunes – food will be provided for purchase from local vendors and live music will be performed by local musicians.
SUNDAY, JULY 3
Independence Weekend Music Fest
Red Stick Social
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Featuring music by Bad Bongo and Dominick Michael, the Independence Weekend Music Fest at Red Stick Social is the perfect way to begin Independence Day celebrations.
Kenilworth Independence Day Parade
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Kenilworth Neighborhood is celebrating 50 years of its annual Independence Day Parade! This event is sure to be a good time for the entire family, as you catch beads and throws from passing floats.
MONDAY, JULY 4
Patriots & Pirates: A Revolutionary Celebration
USS KIDD Veterans Museum
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day at Downtown Baton Rouge’s Riverfront! Admission includes access to the shoreside museum beginning at 5 p.m., food and beverages, access to USS KIDD beginning at 8 p.m. and culminating with WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi at dusk.
Rockin’ on the Rooftop BBQ Bash Fourth of July Celebration
LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Watch Fireworks and Support Art! View WBRZ's annual Fireworks on the Mississippi from atop the Shaw Center for the Arts' Pennington Rooftop Terrace. Enjoy food and live music. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening with complimentary soft drinks and water provided by Coca-Cola / LSU Auxiliary Services. Music will be provided by Sweet Southern Heat, food served up by City Pork, and a specialty drink by Three Roll Estate!
Baton Rouge Concert Band Fourth of July Concert
The Main Library at Goodwood
Join the East Baton Rouge Parish Library and the Baton Rouge Concert Band for a FREE 4th of July concert in the Plaza! Bring the whole family to the Main Library at Goodwood on Monday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. to hear patriot tunes, marches, and Americana as we celebrate the founding of our great nation!
WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi
Downtown Baton Rouge
Happy Fourth of July! The Manship Family and WBRZ are providing the fireworks to celebrate America’s Independence! A great celebration and tradition for all, this spectacular fireworks display is one of the largest in the Southeast.