2024 Can’t-Miss Baton Rouge 4th Of July Events

Baton Rouge embodies an all-American city with a rich military history and deep national pride. The Fourth of July is perhaps the most iconic holiday in The Capital City, with dazzling fireworks illuminating the Mississippi River and community activities galore. Below, we have listed “can’t miss” Independence Day activities in Baton Rouge intended to create lasting memories for you and your loved ones. We have also included helpful links with updated event times and locations for your convenience. 

We hope this article inspires you to make 2024 the best Fourth of July yet. Most importantly, remember to take precautions for safety and health. Be vigilant about fireworks safety, proper hydration, and Louisiana heat exhaustion. Stay safe, and have a fantastic Independence Day. 

Red, White, and Baton Rouge!


Where To Watch Fireworks In Baton Rouge On 4th Of July?

The WBRZ’s fireworks show is more than a pyrotechnics dream; it is an opportunity for the whole family to experience the magic of Independence Day as awe-inspiring colors light up the Louisiana sky, dancing off the Mississippi River. Join thousands of guests for this annual local event in downtown Baton Rouge, one of the largest fireworks displays in Louisiana. Make sure to come hungry, as there will be food trucks and vendors galore. Fireworks start downtown at approximately 9 pm, but festivities begin at 8 pm. We recommend getting downtown early to reserve the ideal viewing spot. Here is a link to more details


Is There A Baton Rouge 4th Of July Parade?

Fourth of July parades are a time-honored tradition that brings communities together in a vibrant display of patriotism and celebration. This year is par for the course, as the 53rd Independence Day Parade in Baton Rouge, sponsored by Kenilworth Civic Association, will be on full display. The parade starts at 6.30 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd, and lasts approximately an hour. The route begins and ends at Kenilworth School on Boone Drive. This half-century-old Baton Rouge tradition is an experience you simply cannot miss!


LSU Museum of Art & Tsunami Downtown 4th Of July Celebration

Beyond the classroom, LSU’s vibrant campus life doesn’t stop just because it is summer. This adults-only event is the perfect opportunity to kick back, socialize, and enjoy a live DJ on the terrace. This exclusive event will sell out, so get your tickets now for an unparalleled Independence Day experience. Cocktails and a buffet will be served before the ceremony, so come hungry. 


Live Music at City Pork Highland 

From traditional Louisiana dishes blended with an international twist to live backyard music, City Pork is a one-of-a-kind Baton Rouge culinary experience. One thing that stands out about this vibrant eatery is its event calendar, boasting weekly happy hours, cowboy hat brunches, and live music on Thursdays. For Red Stick locals, chowing down on City Pork’s renowned charcuterie & cheese boards while enjoying ethereal patio harmonies has become a regular happening. You are in luck this year because the Fourth of July coincidentally falls on a Thursday, and Carter Hampton, a Louisiana favorite, will play at the City Pork Highland location at 6 pm. 


Red Stick Farmers Market

Far more than a local bazaar, the Red Stick Farmers Market is a place to discover the stories behind the Baton Rouge farming and agriculture community. This treasure trove of artisanal goods takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday during the summer. What better way to kick off Independence Day than by filling your basket with freshly baked bread, pastries, seasonal produce, and local hand-picked flowers? Since the 4th of July happens to fall on a Thursday in 2024, the Red Stick Farmers Market will be held from 8 am - 12 pm at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. 


Freedom Mile Races

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for light exercise, the Club South Runners Freedom Mile is the perfect way to kick off Independence Day. Hosted by Varsity Sports in collaboration with Club South, this series of one-mile races is an open competition for all age groups. Runners can also look forward to receiving well-earned rewards and celebrating their achievements alongside neighbors and loved ones. Races will be held on the morning of July 4th. Here are more details on registration information



We hope this article inspires you to plan an unforgettable 4th of July experience for your family and loved ones. Independence Day is a special holiday because it’s a unifying force that transcends politics and personal differences, capturing the essence of what it means to be American. 

It is not uncommon to see an elderly parent or relative over the holiday weekend and notice things have changed since their last visit. If you feel they may require extra assistance staying independent and safe, please contact At Home Care of Louisiana for a free home care assessment. Our team of trained caregivers provides companion, personal, and 24-hour care in the comfort of your home. 

We are looking forward to meeting you and your family.