- KENILWORTH CIVIC ASSOCIATION ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: 6:30 p.m. The 2012 parade theme is “Honoring Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary.” The parade will feature more than 300 participants in more than 50 units. For more information and the parade route visit http://www.kenilworthneighborhood.com/JULY4KCA.htm.
- DONALDSONVILLE JULY 3RD CELEBRATION: 5 p.m. Food, music and fireworks at Crescent Park. The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m.
- BASF FREEDOM MILE: Join the Club South Runners at 8 a.m. for a 1-mile foot race downtown. Visit http://www.clubsouthrun
- STAR-SPANGLED CELEBRATION: Begins at noon, downtown near the USS Kidd. No ice chests, barbecue pits, tents or pets allowed.
- AIR RAID BATON ROUGE: 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Louisiana Air National Guard will conduct a fly-by over the USS Kidd with F-15 Eagle jet aircraft in tribute to men and women in uniform. Immediately following, grab your helmets and take cover as vintage World War II aircraft stage a mock attack on the USS Kidd. The destroyer will defend herself with her guns.
- HOT AIR BALLOON LIFTOFF: 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hot air balloons to light up the evening skies.
- JENNY BROOKS AND CHRIS LEBLANC BAND: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Slidell country music singer Jenny Brooks will sing from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. before pop rock Baton Rouge artist Chris LeBlanc and his band take the stage at the Star-Spangled Celebration downtown.
- FIREWORKS ON THE MISSISSIPPI: 9 p.m. fireworks show presented by WBRZ-TV and The Advocate.
- JULY 4TH FEST: 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Riverfront in downtown Port Allen. There will be face painting, a magician, clowns, inflatables, and food booths. Live music from 5 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. No ice chests allowed.
- AMERICAN LEGION: 6:30 p.m. Town Ball Park on Burnett Road. Food, drinks and music all day. Fireworks at dark. Tailgate with your friends.
- FOURTH OF JULY HOMETOWN CELEBRATION: Bayou Plaquemine Water Front Park, 57845 Foundry St. Canoe races, arts and crafts, games, a boat parade at 4:30 p.m., dancing and a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
- FALSE RIVER BOAT PARADE: Judging of decorated piers begins at 11 a.m. Judging of decorated watercraft and party barges begins at noon. The boat parade begins at 1 p.m. in front of La Express Boat Landing and runs along the south end of False River for several miles.