Luling hosting family fireworks fun

Published 12:05 am Saturday, June 11, 2016

LULING — St. Charles Parish will celebrate its annual Independence Day event with a performance by the Bucktown All-Stars from 6 to 9 p.m. July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road in Luling.

A fireworks show will follow the performance at 9 p.m.

For the past 24 years, the band has performed a mix of rock, soul, funk, rhythm and blues and legendary New Orleans classics.

The band has been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards, including several Gambit Reader’s Choice and Offbeat Best of the Beat awards.

Bucktown All-Stars was also named New Orleans’ favorite local band in 2000 and 2009 by the readers of New Orleans Magazine and in 2009 by the readers of Jefferson Life Magazine. The band also performed at last year’s celebration.

In addition to the band, there will be two balloon-twisting Uncle Sam clowns and a miniature golf course donated by Logan’s Little Greens for children to enjoy.

The band is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:25 p.m. with a 20-minute fireworks extravaganza beginning 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 and opening remarks by Parish President Larry Cochran will begin at approximately 6:15 p.m.

The following food and drink items will be sold by local nonprofit organizations at the celebration: nachos, sweets, pulled pork, watermelon, jambalaya, French fries, corn dogs, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, pickles, soft drinks, water, frozen treats and snowballs.

No alcohol will be sold; however, residents may bring their own alcohol. No glass bottles are allowed in the park.