Celebrate July 4th in Louisiana

Fireworks, food and fun are the main attractions at our many star-spangled Fourth of July celebrations.

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Fireworks fly overhead in Baton Rouge. Celebrate Independence Day with firework displays throughout the state!

*Dates and schedules subject to change. Please check individual event websites or confirm with local convention and visitors bureaus before making your trip. 

This year, don’t settle for a backyard hotdog and small-time sparkler display. There’s no need with the variety of Fourth of July events planned all around Louisiana — from parades and spectacular fireworks displays to bumping live music and everything in-between!

Independence Day Fireworks and Activities

Baton Rouge: Don’t miss the annual Fireworks on the Mississippi display in Downtown Baton Rouge, lighting up the mighty Mississippi River. Check out more festive events in the area here, including concerts, parades and more.

Broussard: Check out the Broussard Independence Day Festival complete with kids' activities, a DJ, live music and fireworks.

Erath: There’s lots to do at this Fourth of July Celebration, including carnival rides, fais-do-dos, water fights, a fun run, a parade and fireworks.

Houma: Head to Bayou Country Sports Park for The Good Earth 4th of July Festival. There's fun for all with live music, games, food and more!

Jennings: Don't miss this patriotic party! Stars and Stripes Celebration offers plenty of fun: Judge a few sweet and spicy ribs at a BBQ cook-off, or shop goods from craft vendors. Stick around for an extravagant sundown firework show.

Krotz Springs: Experience the beauty of the Atchafalaya River with Fireworks on the River in St. Landry Parish. Pack an ice chest, grab a cozy spot near the riverbank and enjoy a huge celebration with live music and food. 

Lake Charles: See the annual July Fourth Red, White, Blue & You Festival. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to comfortably view the fireworks, which will be choreographed to music played on speakers along the lakefront.

Marksville: Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival is the state’s longest running Independence Day celebration — and for good reason. Sample scrumptious desserts at a bake-off, browse vintage cruisers at a car show and enjoy all-day music. 

Metairie: Stop by the Uncle Sam Jam to celebrate Independence Day at the beautiful Lafreniere Park. Catch live music from top local and national acts, delicious food and a breathtaking fireworks show.

Monroe: Kick off celebrations with the Downtown West Monroe July Celebration with food trucks, live music and fireworks in Alley Park. Celebrate Fourth of July with Monroe and West Monroe's July 4th Fireworks from the Endom Bridge over the Ouachita River.

New Roads: The City of New Roads Independence Day Celebration has live entertainment, hot air balloons, face painting, snowballs, a spectacular fireworks display over False River and a unique patriotic boat parade.

Scott: Head to Lafayette Parish for the free Independence Day Celebration, where you'll enjoy food and beverages, live music, kids activities and fireworks.

Shreveport: Thanks to KTBS Freedom Fest, fireworks will be displayed in Festival Plaza across from Sci-Port, with red, white, and blue lights on the Bakowski/Texas St. Bridge serving as a backdrop.

Slidell: Slidell Heritage Festival touts country music performances, food trucks with local fare and craft vendors. Kiddos will love waterslides and face-painting, but most especially, they'll love ending the night with a fireworks show.

Youngsville: Head over to Sugar Mill Pond for the Youngsville Independence Celebration. Enjoy music by Radio Zydeco, pop-up vendors, kids’ activities and a massive fireworks show.

Looking for more to do? Explore our events calendar here.