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Fallen Officers Memorial
On July 4, the Fallen Officers Memorial will be in Church Point. This tour is going across the United States where officers have paid the ultimate sacrifice and been lost in the line of duty. The memorial will arrive in Church Point around noon and will stay until around 2 p.m. at the Depot on Thibodeaux St. Church Point PD asks residents to come out and pay tribute to all fallen soldiers, but also Capt. Kevin Trahan, who will be honored in the memorial.
JULY 2ND - JULY 4TH
Mardi Gras in July
The Cazan Center in Mamou is hosting Mardi Gras in July, a free three-day event celebrating independence, Cajun culture, and the end of COVID-19 restrictions. Festivities kick off at 5:00 on Friday, July 2. There will be an art market, vendors, food, music, and more. Read more about the event here.
Cooked Creek Bash
3rd annual Crooked Creek Bash will be held July 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm. $5 admission. Food vendors, fireworks, entertainment by Ashton Dupre and Band. No glass bottles.
JEFF DAVIS PARISH
The 2nd Annual Hometown Celebration will take place in downtown Welsh on Saturday, July 3, from 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a BBQ cookoff, a pie baking contest, live music, food trucks, craft vendors, and more.
Stars & Stripes: A Music Celebration
Stars & Stripes: A Musical Celebration is set for Sunday, June 27, in New Iberia. It will take place from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Sugar Cane Festival Building, located at 600 Parkview Drive. The free concert will feature the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Iberia Community Concert Band. It will include patriotic and World War II era music to honor military veterans.
The New Iberia Fourth of July parade isn't happening this year, but the Honor Guard ceremony along with harmony of patriotic music is still set to take place at 6 p.m. in Bouligny Plaza.
Sugar Mill Pond Independence Celebrations
July 3 at Sugar Mill Pond in Youngsville from 5 pm to 9 pm. Fireworks show, live music by DG & The Freetown Sound.
Uncle Sam's Jam
Uncle Sam’s Jam is a free-entry, family-friendly event held in Parc International from 5-9 pm, featuring live music by Julian Primeaux and tunes by DJ RV. Kids activities will also be on-site. Ice chests are asked to be kept at home, as there will be food, beverages, and a cash bar on site. The night will conclude with a Blue Monday Mission Fireworks Special, followed by a firework display.
Along with celebrating, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana and the Acadiana Veteran Alliance. Donations are also welcome at the entrance tent. Over the past few years, Uncle Sam’s Jam presented by Lafayette Roofing & General Contractors LLC was typically celebrated on July 3rd, but this year, Uncle Sam’s Jam takes place on July 4th.
For more information, follow Uncle Sam’s Jam’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1879394862258945. Should you have any further questions regarding Uncle Sam’s Jam or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Uncle Sam’s Jam, contact Maaike Erents at email@example.com.
The City of Broussard Fireworks Show
Broussrd will hold their 16th Annual Fireworks Show happening over the St. Julien Park on Sunday, July 4th. Gates open at 5:30 pm and includes activities for the kids, a DJ, and live music.
The Fireworks Show will begin at 9 pm. The Broussard Chamber's Facebook Page to will provide a live-stream of the fireworks show for those who can't make it out to the event.
ST. LANDRY PARISH
Sunrise in Sunset is being held at the Artisan and Farmer's Market on July 3 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be vendors in both barns, where you can shop through 10,000 square feet of antiques, art, and collectibles. There will also be a live band and food vendors.
The inaugural 4th of July Party at the Yambilee building and AG Arena. The event is being held July 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Fireworks begin at dusk. there will be hotdogs and drinks and live music.
The event is free to the public.
The City of Eunice will once again host its annual July 4th Fireworks Sunday, July 4th at 9:00 PM at the Eunice Recreation Complex at 461 Sittig Road.
Mendoza Ford in Maurice is sponsoring an Independence Day Celebration on June 26, 2021. All proceeds from the event will go to the Maurice Police Department and the Maurice Volunteer Fire Department. The event will be held from 5 pm to 10 pm at Mendoza Ford. The event is free to the public. $5 bracelets to taste all cookoff entries. Fireworks at 9:30 pm.
JUNE 30 - JULY 4
Erath 4th of July Celebration
The Annual 4th of July Festival in Erath is back this year. This year the festival will take place from June 30 - July 4. It will feature carnival rides, food, live entertainment, and a fireworks display. Further details on the festival are expected to be announced soon. Last year the festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but residents were still able to enjoy a fireworks display. To keep up with the latest information and details, follow Erath 4th of July's Facebook page.
OUTSIDE OF ACADIANA
USS KIDD Veterans Museum presents “Patriots and Pirates, a Revolutionary Celebration” for Independence Day this year.
The event includes military displays on site, the Marine Forces Reserve Band from Belle Chasse performing throughout the day, a River Road Market with food, beverage, arts, and souvenir vendors, and culminates with WBRZ’s Fireworks at dusk. All of this will be happening on the beautiful Baton Rouge Riverfront. USS KIDD Veterans Museum will offer a special V.I.P., that’s Very Important Patriot (or Pirate), event beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and include access to the ship and museum, food and beverages, and the best view of WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi River. Tickets are available at www.usskidd.com/product/4th-of-july-patriots-and-pirates-a-revolutionary-celebration/ [usskidd.com].
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