St. Charles Parish Independence Day fun open to all

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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LULING – St. Charles Parish will hold its 24th annual Independence Day Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road.

The event will feature a performance by popular New Orleans band Category 6, two patriotic balloon-twisting clowns, mini golf for the kids, food and more.

The band is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:20 p.m. with a 20-minute fireworks extravaganza to begin at 9 p.m. An opening ceremony featuring a flag raising by a local Boy Scout Troop, the national anthem and the recitation of the parish’s Independence Day proclamation will begin at approximately 6 p.m.

Local nonprofit organizations will sell food and drinks at the event, to include nachos, candy, soft drinks, water, hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, pickles, snowballs, corn dogs, French fries, jambalaya, pastalaya, pulled pork sandwiches and watermelon.

Glow necklaces and American flags will also be available for sale. Vendors will be located in the West Bank Bridge Park’s concession stand and permanent shelters.

I-310 southbound and northbound off ramps to River Road (LA 18) will be closed 15 minutes prior to the fireworks and throughout the show, and River Road (LA 18) will be closed from Ashton Plantation Boulevard to the School Board Office.

Pets and glass bottles are not 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.

In addition, the state fire marshal has ordered that no one be allowed to enter or leave the park for up to 30 minutes before and after the fireworks show.

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