Freedom’s festivities Freedom’s festivities Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Mary Brennan and Dan Madera, from left, watch fireworks with other spectators gathered for July 3 festivities on Wednesday in Donaldsonville's Crescent Park. Advocate story July 17, 2013 Comments Donaldsonville’s Crescent Park and Mississippi riverfront were packed with visitors for the city’s annual July 3rd Independence Celebration. Organizer Missy Jandura said the event included food, fireworks and music. More than 2,000 attended the community party, she said. Donaldsonville artist Alvin Batiste drew black and white sketches of visitors “for a nice touch to the days event,” Jandura said.