Celebrate Independence Day with Luling fireworks show

Published 12:04 am Saturday, June 29, 2019

LULING — A dazzling fireworks display will light the night sky above the Mississippi River as the grand finale of St. Charles Parish’s 29th annual Independence Day celebration.

The event lasts from 6 to 9 p.m. July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling and features several family-friendly festivities.

The opening ceremony, featuring a flag raising by a local Boy Scout troop, will be followed by the national anthem and opening remarks by St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran.

Groovy 7 will kick-off a live performance at approximately 6:25 p.m. Specializing in top 40 hits as well as classics, Groovy 7 infuses skilled vocalists, guitarists, keyboard players and drummers and has been the opening act for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Pit Bull, Flo Rida, Luke Bryan, Steven Tyler, KISS and Rod Stewart.

The band was awarded the Best of Weddings Band in New Orleans for 2016 and 2017.

There will be two balloon-twisting Uncle Sam clowns for children to enjoy while the band performs, according to coordinators.

A 20-minute firework show begins at 9 p.m. to close the night with a bang.

Local nonprofits organizations will provide food and refreshments.

I-310 southbound and northbound off-ramps to River Road will be closed 15 minutes prior to the fireworks and throughout the show. River Road will be closed from Ashton Road to the School Board Office.

Pets, glass bottles and poppers are not allowed inside the West Bank Bridge Park. No alcohol will be sold; however, residents may bring their own alcohol, ice chests and folding chairs to the event.

The State Fire Marshal ordered that no one be allowed to enter or leave the park for up to 30 minutes before and after the fireworks show.

The West Bank Bridge Park, including the parking lot near the levee, will be closed the afternoon of July 2 in anticipation of this event, and the public will not be allowed to use the bike path, drive or walk past barricades present near the levee during fireworks setup.

For more information on St. Charles Parish activities, visit stcharlesparish-la.gov, facebook.com/stcharlesgov or twitter.com/stcharlesgov.