BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The potential for inclement weather is leading to the cancellation and moving of some July 4th celebrations in the area.
The Plaquemine July 4th Hometown Celebration is going to happen, ‘rain or shine’ from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
More info on where the Plaquemine July 4th Hometown Celebration was moved can be found below:
The Plaquemine July 4th Hometown Celebration WILL be held on Sunday, July 4th, but has been moved into the new Plaquemine Community Center and pavilion because of the rain forecast.
This event is normally held in the Mark A. “Tony” Gulotta Bayou Waterfront Park, which is located next to the Community Center and pavilion at 57845 Foundry Street, Plaquemine. We will have a slight change in location in order to put the event under covered facilities. By using both the pavilion and Community Center we will be able to accommodate our great band, Phat Hat, provide a large dance floor, and still have plenty of space for our food and crafts booths and kids activities. Attached is a flyer on the event noting the slight change in location so that we are under cover. The fireworks will also go on at 9 pm.
The July 4th Hometown Celebration is a big Westbank event, and the City has been getting many calls asking if it will be cancelled. It will go on rain or shine because we will be under cover.
Included on the list of cancelled shows so far are Central and Walker.
CENTRAL: This was posted on Mayor David Barrow’s Facebook page:
Due to forecasted inclement weather on Saturday, we have made a decision to cancel the Independence Day Celebration and repurpose it later this year as another event. We wanted it to be a great event for the community, but unfortunately, Mother Nature does not want to cooperate.
Cancelled: Bring your lawn chairs and come celebrate Independence Day Weekend on Saturday, July 3 starting at 6pm at Amazing Place (Cooking in Central property) 10305 Blackwater Rd. Food trucks, live music under the pavilion, and fireworks at 8:30pm.
CITY OF WALKER:
On Thursday, the City of Walker cancelled their celebration because of the potential for bad weather and the condition of the parking area.