Jun 27, 2012 12:19 PM by Melissa Canone
Red, White & BOOM will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 5pm-9:30pm. Grammy nominee Marcia Ball will kick off the musical celebration in Parc International performing alongside with the Acadiana Symphony. Numerous contests will be held in Parc International including ASO's 2nd Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. For the first time ever ASO is hosting a Mercedes Car Raffle sponsored by Moss Motors. The drawing for the 2012 red Mercedes will take place just before the big BOOM! Raffle tickets are available at your ASO box office or online.
Parc International is not the only place full of patriotic fun. Festivities will continue in Parc Sans Souci where your Acadiana Symphony is hosting the Conservatory KidZone filled with water slides, face painting, arts and crafts, balloon animals, costume contests, and much more water filled fun for kids! Parents can enjoy a broadcast of Marcia Ball and the ASO performance while their children play and keep cool in the Conservatory KidZone. The celebration has also expanded into Parc Putnam where local bands will be celebrating the 4th of July at "Freedom Fest!"
Gates open and festivities begin at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The spectacular Grand Finale Fireworks show will take place at approximately 9:30 pm. A $5 admission fee to Red, White and BOOM! gives patrons access to all three parcs. In collaboration with Food Net of Lafayette, ASO is offering free concession tickets for canned food donations brought to the celebration. All proceeds from Red, White and Boom! benefit ASO's children's education programs. Parc Passes will be available at the gate or may be purchased in advance at the ASO Box office located at 412 Travis Street in the Oil Center.
Freedom Fest Line Up
4:00 pm - Rockin' Rotarians
5:00 pm - Lafayette's Bayou Boys
6:30 pm - Nik L Beer
8:15 pm - Chubby Carrier
Red, White and BOOM!
5 pm - Gates open
6:15 pm - Legend's Hot Dog Eating Contest
7 pm - ASO with Marcia Ball
9 pm - Mercedes Raffle Drawing
9:30 pm - The Big BOOM!