It's Independence Day 2024 and if you and the family will be in town, there's a good chance you'll want to get out and celebrate the holiday.

And if you're in that number, you may want to catch one of the great fireworks displays around Acadiana.

Below is a list of events in the area culminating in a great big ole fireworks display.

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Wednesday, July 3

Youngsville Independence Day Celebration (Youngsville Sports Complex)  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm -- Kids activities, pop-up vendors, live music from The Rouge Krewe, Gino V, DJ RV, food & beverages, and a spectacular fireworks display. Free to attend.

Jennings Stars & Stripes 4th of July Celebration (Oil & Gas Park) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm -- Music by The Eighties Experience at 6:00 pm. Food vendors, snow cones, face painting, and a fireworks show at 8:30 pm. Free to attend.

Thursday, July 4

Broussard Independence Day Festival (St. Julien Park) 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm -- 18th Annual Fireworks Show along with activities for the kids, a DJ, and live music. The fireworks begin at 9:00 pm. Free to attend.

Erath 4th of July Celebration (Downtown Erath) -- The entire celebration runs from June 30 through July 4 with carnival rides, live music, water fights, and culmination with the giant fireworks display over the Erath Skies at 9:00 pm on Independence Day.

Fireworks on the River (Nall Park, Krotz Springs) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm -- Enjoy hot dogs, watermelons, and live music. Guests are welcome to bring ice chests, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets. Free to attend.

2nd Annual Red, Rice & Blue (Acadia Rice Arena, Crowley) Free event hosted by the City of Crowley. A fun-filled day of music, fun jumps, food, cook-off, and dancing. Music by Alex Touchet (1:30 pm), Adam Leger (4:00 pm), and Wayne Toups (6:30 pm). Fireworks at 9:00 pm.

Red, White & Boom! 4th of July Celebration (Yambilee Building, Opelousas) Food, drinks, and live music starting at 6:00 pm. Parking is $5. Fireworks show at 9:00 pm.

Town of Leonville July 4th Celebration and Fireworks Show (Leonville Boat Launch) Parking available at St. Leo Church and Leonville Elementary School. There will be an ice cream /snowball truck onsite and Leonville Fire Department will be selling BBQ hot dogs and drinks. Music starts at 6:00 pm with fireworks at 9:00 pm. Free to attend.


We will update this list as we receive information about other events. If you know of any other public 4th of July events and fireworks displays, please email the info to jude@973thedawg.com.

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