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 Fourth of July Fireworks on the Mississippi. Enjoy a long holiday weekend with these events happening all around town. 



Freedom Rules Weekend at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel

Friday, July 2 at 9PM - Monday, July 5 at Midnight

The annual Freedom Rules Weekend hosted by L’Auberge Casino & Hotel is a celebration worth attending! Start the weekend with a concert from “The Cajun Springsteen” himself, Wayne Toups. Then enjoy a spectacular fireworks show on the MIssissippi River from one of the casino’s many viewing areas on Sunday, July 4. 

  • Wayne Toups Concert: Friday, July 2 at 9PM
    • Tickets available here.
  • Fireworks Extravaganza: Sunday, July 4 at 9PM 
    • The Lawn Viewing Party: 7PM - 10PM ($20 cover; must be 21 to enter)
    • The Rooftop Pool Viewing Party featuring Geaux DJ: 7PM - 10PM (Free to the public; must be 21 to enter)
    • Edge Bar Balcony Viewing Party featuring Press 1 for English:  8PM - Midnight (Free to the public; must be 21 to enter)
    • The Promenade featuring The Anteeks: 8PM - Midnight (Free to the public; all ages welcome)


Celebrate 4th of July on the River at Hilton Baton Rouge

Saturday, July 3rd at Noon - Sunday, July 4th at 10PM

The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is hosting a weekend filled with music from local DJs, a cash bar and food sales. Hotel Guests receive free admissions. View the Baton Rouge Fireworks from the pool deck on Sunday night! Wristband access only- 2 wristbands per King Rooms, 4 per Double Bedded rooms. Book your stay for the weekend at


Crowne Plaza Poolside Party

Saturday, July 3 at 7PM - Sunday, July 4 at 11PM

Enjoy free live music from local favorites by the pool all weekend long at Crowne Plaza Executive Center. For more holiday fun, book a 4th of July Live Music Package, complete with either a one- or two-night stay, a dinner and breakfast for two, and an open bar to enjoy with all of the live music. Check out the full lineup:

  • Saturday, July 3
    • Press 1 for English: 7PM - 10PM
  • Sunday, July 4:
    • Corban Barnes: Noon - 3PM
    • Hip Deep: 4PM - 7PM
    • Allison Collins Band: 8PM - 11PM




Kenilworth Independence Day Parade

Saturday, July 3, 6:30PM

The annual Kenilworth Independence Day Parade is on, and this year the theme is “America: Forever Resilient.” Join in on the fun! The route begins and ends at Kenilworth Science & Technology School on Boone Drive.




WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi

Sunday, July 4 at 9PM

WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi, sponsored by The Baton Rouge Clinic, and presented by Visit Baton Rouge, is back with the largest fireworks display in the Gulf South! Get your krewe together and find a viewing spot on either side of the Mississippi River, in Downtown Baton Rouge or Port Allen. You can also view the live telecast from home on 24 Hour News Channel WBRZ+,, and WBRZ News 2’s Facebook page.


Patriots and Pirates: A Revolutionary Celebration

Sunday, July 4 from Noon - 10PM

Enjoy a Fourth celebration for the whole family at the USS Kidd Veterans Museum! Peruse the museum’s military displays, listen to music from the Marine Forces Reserve Band from Belle Chasse performing throughout the day, browse the River Road Market’s food, beverage, arts, and souvenir vendors, and settle in to watch WBRZ’s Fireworks at dusk.


Independence Day JAM at Red Stick Social

Sunday, July 4 from 6PM - 10:30PM

Red Stick Social is throwing a party featuring music from The Quickening and Where Y’acht. Chow down with hamburgers, hotdogs and cold drinks, and come dressed to impress for the “Most Patriotic Costume” contest! Tickets are $20 and available here.


Baton Rouge Concert Band Independence Day Concert

Sunday, July 4 at 7PM

The Baton Rouge Concert Band will be celebrating America’s independence with a live performance including patriotic scores and marches. Bring the whole family to this special celebration at the Main Library at Goodwood’s Outdoor Plaza!


BASF Freedom Mile Run

Sunday, July 4 at 8AM

Kick off Independence Day with some exercise! BASF's and Club South Runners is back with its annual one mile run. The race is set to start at the New State Capitol and end at the Old State Capitol. You can register in-person or online.