Where to celebrate Fourth of July in Baton Rouge

     It’s time to get decked out in red, white and blue, because tomorrow is the Fourth of July. 

    There’s no shortage of celebrations around Baton Rouge this week, including the city’s main event on Thursday night: the WBRZ-TV fireworks show downtown on the river. 

    The spectacular display on the river is the largest in the state and takes a crew of 10 to execute each summer. The show starts at 9 p.m.  

    There are other Baton Rouge events too, including the USS Kidd Veterans Museum’s Fourth of July Spectacular celebration at 4 p.m. The event will have local food vendors and hot dog eating and watermelon seed spitting contests. Attendees can pay $20 for tickets to watch the fireworks from the decks of the ship. 

    The LSU Museum of Art will be having a celebration from 7 to 10 p.m. on the rooftop of the Shaw Center, perfect for watching the fireworks, too. Tickets range from $35-$55 for food and music. 

    There is also the Independence Day Concert at the Louisiana State Capitol before the fireworks show. The Baton Rouge Concert Band will be playing patriotic tunes on the steps of the Capitol from 7:30 p.m. until the start of the display at 9 p.m.

    Originally published by 225 Magazine, click here for the full story. To get the latest on Baton Rouge food and events subscribe to the free 225 Dine e-newsletter.

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