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Luling Independence Day event July 3

LULING – St. Charles Parish will hold its 23rd annual Independence Day Celebration on July 3 from 6 until 9 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road.
The event will feature a performance by popular New Orleans band the Topcats, a patriotic balloon-twisting clown, food and more. The Topcats were voted best cover band in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 by Offbeat Magazine’s “Best of The Beat” awards. The self-proclaimed “hardest working band in the New Orleans area” will play popular music spanning six decades. The band celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
The band is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., with a fireworks extravaganza beginning at 9 p.m. An opening ceremony is set to begin at approximately 6:15 p.m.
Local nonprofit organizations will sell food and drinks at the event, including nachos, sweets, soft drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, pickles, snowballs, corn dogs, french fries, jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches and watermelon. Glow necklaces will also be available. Vendors will be located in the West Bank Bridge Park’s concession stand and permanent shelters.
Interstate 310’s southbound and northbound off ramps to Louisiana Highway 18 will be closed 15 minutes prior to the fireworks and throughout the show, and Highway 18 will be closed from Ashton Plantation Boulevard to the School Board Office. Pets and glass bottles will not be allowed within the West Bank Bridge Park; however, guests are allowed to bring their own adult beverages to the event. Ice chests and folding chairs are welcomed.
For more information on parish activities, visit www.stcharlesparish-la.gov, www.facebook.com/stcharlesgov or www.twitter.com/stcharlesgov.