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Celebrating Independence Day In Louisiana

Summer is a time for celebration in America, especially in July for Independence Day. Louisiana takes holidays seriously and throws a party, festival or parade for just about anything. So for 4th of July, we go all out with the festivities. Start making plans for 4th of July at locations near 1st Lake’s apartment communities in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Mandeville and Slidell.

4th of July Festivities Near New Orleans

Essence Fest – Fourth of July kicks off Essence Fest in New Orleans through July 7, the biggest music festival in Louisiana this summer. See headliners like Beyonce, Maxwell, New Edition, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, Brandy and many others. There will also be many great inspirational speakers, plus cooking demos, block parties, family friendly activities and much more.

Go Fourth on the River – Head to New Orleans for the premier Fourth of July celebration, Go Fourth on the River. There will be the signature Dueling Barges fireworks show, steamboat cruises on the Mississippi River, a celebration in Jackson Square and more.

Baton Rouge – If you are a resident of the 1st Lake apartments in Baton Rouge, you will be close to a fantastic Fourth of July celebration downtown. Along the riverfront, there will be activities and events all day long, like food vendors, tons of live music, a staged air raid performance, and fireworks over the Mississippi River.

Slidell Heritage Festival – The Slidell Heritage Festival on July 4 doubles as an Independence Day and local culture festival. Starting at 3:30 p.m. there will be fun live local band performances and fireworks at 9:00 p.m. followed by more live music. There will also be a children’s area with giant inflatable toys, a climbing wall and a video game trailer. There will be something for everyone!

Have a fun and safe 4th of July celebration, no matter which one choose!