The Feather Fund NOLA presents A Cultural Blast in the River Parishes

Published 9:04 am Wednesday, June 21, 2023

LULING — THE FEATHER FUND NOLA is hosting a kick-off event with St. Charles Parish at the 33rd Annual Independence Day Fireworks Display at the West Bank Bridge Park. Beginning at 5:30 pm, The Feather Fund NOLA will present performances by the Big 6 Brass Band and an appearance by Aboriginal Carnival Indians, A Tribe Called Gumbolia. Following the Indians, the Bucktown Allstars will take the stage before the culminating fireworks show.

In partnership with St. Charles Parish, Shell, United Way of St. Charles Parish, the River Parishes Tourist Commission, and the Louisiana Office of Tourism, the Feather Fund seeks to bring Louisiana culture and entertainment around the state. This event creates a festive introduction to St. Charles Parish, which has served as a welcoming home to promote STEAM activities, workforce opportunities, and cultural celebration within the parish. In October 2023, The Feather Fund NOLA will host a two-day Aboriginal Cultural Festival to celebrate the various pioneering people that settled Louisiana.

More information about the July 3 event and the nonprofit’s activities can be found at www.featherfundnola.com

Directions to event:

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

Additional information:

Pets, glass bottles, and poppers are NOT allowed in West Bank Bridge Park. No alcohol will be sold; however, residents may bring their own alcohol, ice chests, and folding chairs to the event. (Food and drinks will be sold at the event.) In addition, 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.