PLAQUEMINE, La. (BRPROUD) — More than eight thousand people will attend Iberville Parish’s 21st annual Fourth of July Hometown Celebration. People have said this is the biggest one yet.

From fireworks to food, and even a boat parade, celebration is in the air. People in Iberville Parish said this Fourth of July hometown celebration is going to be one to remember.

“It’s an event that I enjoy coming to every year,” said Sed Tresch.

With more vendors than ever before, vendors said they are looking forward to meeting new people, keeping the family tradition going, and having a good time.

“My mom started it off 22 years ago, and I just got to carry it on. It has become a tradition,” said Tresch.

“I try to get to know every customer who is here and look at everyone’s arts and crafts, what everybody brought to the table and everything and to meet a lot of new people,” said Ruthie Holmes, owner of Ms. Ruthie’s.

The hometown celebration will include free kids rides, a veterans ceremony, and everyone’s favorite — fireworks. 

“The fireworks, fireworks. My kids are coming later and they love fireworks,” said Katelyn Mullins, owner of Katelyn’s Creation.

Lorraine Hidalgo, the coordinator of the event, said today is about bringing everyone together.

“Everybody enjoying themselves,” said Hidalgo. “It reinvigorates you when you get a vendor that’s so appreciative of what we can offer here.”

The firework display will start at 9 p.m.