• 88°

St. Charles Parish To Host Annual Independence Day Celebration July 3

Hahnville, LA – President Matthew Jewell is pleased to announce St. Charles Parish will host its 31st annual Independence Day celebration at the West Bank Bridge Park Saturday, July 3, 2021, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Groovy 7 followed by a spectacular fireworks show. Local 12-year-old singer Ella Grace will perform the National Anthem.

“We are thrilled to continue the annual fireworks spectacular in St. Charles Parish that we have all enjoyed over the years,” President Matthew Jewell said. “I am excited to see everyone out at the West Bank Bridge Park, and I know that the performances and fireworks will be sure to wow everyone.”

The Independence Day program will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the raising of the flag, the national anthem and brief remarks from President Jewell. Groovy 7 will take the stage at approximately 6:25 p.m., and a 20-minute fireworks display will start at 9 p.m.

An exclusive VIP area and reserved parking will be available for all Veterans to enjoy the event. Reserved parking will be first come, first serve.

Local non-profit organizations will sell food and drink items at the celebration, including pastalaya, popcorn, corn dogs, french fries, watermelon and more.

I-310 southbound and northbound off-ramps to River Road (LA 18) will be closed 15 minutes prior to the fireworks until the end of the show. River Road (LA 18) also will be closed from Ashton Road to the School Board office.

Public Notices For July 3 Event

Pets, glass bottles and poppers are NOT allowed inside of the West Bank Bridge Park. Alcohol will not be sold at the event. However, residents may bring their own alcohol, ice chests and folding chairs to the vent.

The State Fire Marshal has ordered that no one is 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 at the Mississippi River overlook, will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 2 in anticipation of the event. The public will NOT be able to use the bike path, drive or walk past barricades present near the levee during the fireworks setup.

For more information regarding St. Charles Parish, please visit our website at www.stcharlesparish-la.gov, Cox Channel 6, UVerse Channel 99, or follow us on Facebook (@stcharlesgov) and Instagram (@stcharlesgovernment).