4th of July events happening in the Baton Rouge area

Fourth of July is on the horizon!

Unfortunately, the USS Kidd canceled its annual July 4 celebration, but we compiled a list of other celebrations happening in the area.  

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July 3, 2020 – Irene W. Pennington Planetarium at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum

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Head over to the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium on Friday, July 3 to celebrate America in three unique ways. Tickets are $20.

5 p.m.  – National Parks Adventure (exploring America’s great outdoors)

6 p.m. – America’s Musical Journey (stories through a musical soundtrack about America)

7 p.m. – Laser Queen (laser music show featuring classic rock hits)

*Face masks will be required (provided to those who arrive without one).

For more information on the event, click here. To buy tickets, click here.

July 3, 2020 – 2nd Annual 4th of July Boat Parade 

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Join the Baton Rouge Boat Club for the 2nd annual 4th of July Boat Parade. Enter your boat for $35 or head out to one of the spectators viewing areas.

Starting Point – Diversion Canal / Ending Point – Lagniappe

Spectator Viewing Areas – Kevin’s Cajun Seafood Restaurant and Lagniappe Restaurant

Trophies – best decorated boat, best decorated pier, boat with most money collected

For more information on the parade or to enter your boat, click here.

July 4, 2020 – USS KIDD 

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The USS Kidd will not be hosting its annual 4th of July events, but the museum will still be open on July 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To find out more information on the USS Kid Veterans Museum, click here.


And if you are looking to catch a firework show, check out this list of some in the New Orleans area! 

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