Fourth Of July Celebrations In New Orleans and Baton Rouge

Fourth of July is a little over a week away! We put together a list of where you can find Fourth of July Celebrations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Celebrations In New Orleans and Baton Rouge

New Orleans Area

Uncle Sam Jam: July 3rd — Noon-9pm: Food, drinks, music and fireworks; music by Josh Turner, Lonestar, Courtney Cole and more; Fireworks at 9pm; No outside food and drink allowed; FREE; Lafreniere Park

St. Charles Parish Independence Day Celebration: July 3rd — 6-9pm; Entertainment, children’s activities and more; Fireworks at 9pm; Chairs, drinks, ice chest permitted; No pets or glass bottles; FREE; West Bank Bridge Park, Luling

Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market: July 3rd– 7-10:30pm; Concert by Brad Sapia Band; Fireworks at 10pm; FREE

Happy 3rd of July: July 3rd — 7:15-9pm; Marine Corps Band will play patriotic music on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn followed by fireworks at 9pm; Blankets, chairs, dogs on leashes, and picnics permitted; No tents; FREE; City Park

Zephyrs VS Iowa: July 4th– 6pm; 4th July Celebration; Mini Flag Giveaway, fireworks and concert after the game.

St. Bernard Salutes America: July 4th — 6-10:30pm; Food, music, face painting, hot dog eating contest and more; Music by Amanda Shaw and the Topcats; Fireworks; FREE; Civic Center Grounds

Go 4th On The River: July 4th — 9pm; Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza; The soundtrack will be simulcast on Magic 101.9 FM, WWL AM and FM, and; Fireworks are also visible from the Algiers Levee; FREE; New Orleans Riverfront


Light Up the Sky: July 2nd — 5-9pm; Zemurray Park – Ponchatoula Recreation District 1

Sparks In the Park: July 2nd — 6pm; Food, drinks, free flags, face painting, fireworks and more; Food and drinks will be sold but you can also bring a picnic; Bogue Falaya Park

Celebrate America: July 4th — 10am-3pm; Golden Oldies Motor Club, The Steel Soldiers, live music and more; All proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project; FREE; Downtown Hammond

Madisonville Old Fashioned 4th: July 4th — 1:30pm; Parade, horseshoe tournament; beauty pageant and more.

Mandeville 4th Of July: July 4th — 4-9pm; Live entertainment by Rick Sampson and the Four Unplugged; Fireworks over the lake

Abita Springs 4th of July: July 4th; Music by Five Finger Discount, local artists, activities, fireworks and more; Abita Trailhead

Baton Rouge Area:

Farm to Forth: July 2nd — 8am – noon; Cooking and sampling of great 4th of July dishes and more; Pennington Biomedical Research Center

3rd of July Fireworks: July 3rd — 5-11pm; Music by The Avenue Cruisers and The Allison Collins Band; Fireworks on the Mississippi River at 9:20pm; No tents, coolers, or outside food; Bring bag chairs; Crescent Park and Donaldsonville Riverwalk

Kenilworth Independence Day Parade: July 3rd — 6:30pm; “Learning to Love Liberty”; music and more; parade starts at Kenilworth Science and Technology School

North Bouleard Town Square: July 4th — all day; “Patriots On The Beacon”; Honor our patriots with over 100 photos of those who have served in the military; Patriotic music and movies will play throughout the day and night.

Old Fashioned Family Day Celebration: July 4th — 9am-9pm; Food, fun, free rides and events, live music and fireworks; Sidney Hutchinson Park , Walker, LA

False River Boat Parade: July 4th — 1pm; “Traveling the USA”

4th Fest: July 4th — 4-10:30pm; The best view anywhere of the fireworks on the Mississippi River; Face painting, magicians, clowns, space walks, food, live entertainment, and more; FREE; Downtown Port Allen at the Riverfront

USS KIDD’s 4th of July Spectacluar: July 4th — 9am-9pm; Games, crafts, inflatables, face painting and more; No ice chest, BBQ pits, tents or pets allowed; Fireworks on the Mississippi River at 9pm

Fireworks On the Mississippi: July 4th — 9pm; Can be viewed from either side of the river

Star Spangled Saturday: July 5th — 8am-noon; Celebrate with locally grown produce, live music and more; Red Stick Farmers Market – Fifth and Main

Have a save and happy 4th o July!

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Moving With Pets

Are you worried about moving your pets to a new home?

Your pet is your companion, your best friend, your furbaby! Moving can be super stressful on them. You are taking them out of their comfortable, well-known environment.  Then you are traveling, in a fun car or scary plane, to a place with new smells, new sounds…basically a whole new world.  Unfortunately we can’t explain that this is harmless, that we aren’t leaving them, that the whole family is going and we are here to stay.  We just have to do our best to make our pets comfortable using what we can.

Here are five tips we’ve compiled to help making moving day with your pets as stress free as it can be for them and you!

Five Tips for Moving WIth Pets

Five Tips for Moving with Pets

1. Keep them on their regular routine up until moving day. Take your daily walk, keep them on the same diet. Keep everything familiar.

2. Make sure your pets medical records are up to date and they are current on their shots. Have these with you in your DO NOT pack box so they are easily accessible.

3. Buy a comfortable carrier for long car rides. Allow your pet to get used to their carrier before leaving. Don’t let your pet ride loosely in the car with outside some type of restraint. This is a hazard for you and them. Also crate your pet while the movers are moving your furniture and boxes so they don’t escape.

4. If transporting your pet across country seems too much for you, find a reliable pet transport service. These services will transport your pet for you in a safe way.

5. If you are moving locally, it’s better to find a friend to take your pet for a few days or even board them in a reliable kennel. It’s better to have them out-of-the-way and safe than underfoot! Ask your vet and other pet owners for more recommendations!

We love pets and hope your move is safe and less stressful! Moving in New Orleans? Call (866) 7MOVE-ME / (866) 766-8363, email, or fill out this form for a FREE quote from Atmosphere Movers!


Three Things To Do In Baton Rouge This Weekend

It’s Thursday and the weekend is fast approaching. Here are our top three picks on things you should do in Baton Rouge this weekend!

Three Things To Do In Baton Rouge This Weekend

Live After Five: This free concert series is put on by the Downtown Business Association is in its 17th season. The concert is held on Fridays in the spring and fall The Crest at Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard/Town Square. This Friday, Gina Brown and Anutha Level will be performing from 5-8pm.

Beyond Ballet: This performance held at the River Center Theatre is an exciting mix of contemporary ballet and modern dance. The performance will feature the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre Company and Ensemble dancers along with guest artists, Helen Daigle and Brandon Ragland. Beyond Ballet will be Friday night at 7:30 and tickets for orchestra seating are just $30. Purchase tickets and more information. 

Sunday in the Park: Sunday’s from 2-5pm, enjoy this free concert series from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. This Sunday enjoy Colin Lake as he performs as part of Louisiana’s Earth Day Celebration. Concerts are held at North Boulevard Town Square in Downtown Baton Rouge.

Have a great weekend! Go out and enjoy the fun that Baton Rouge has to offer.

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25 Things To Do In Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is known for being the home of the LSU Tigers and Louisiana’s State Capitol. However, there is a lot of fun to be found here! Here is a list of 25 things to do in Baton Rouge.

25 Thinks to do in Baton Rouge

Myrtle’s Plantation About an hour’s drive from Baton Rouge in St. Francisville, Myrtle’s Plantation is known as one of the country’s most haunted plantations. Tours are given daily, but if you are up for the challenge you can do the night time tour or even spend the night!

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center – This BREC park is a 103 acre facility dedicated to conservation, education, recreation and tourism. There is a 9500 sq foot building with live animals and exhibits. There are also boardwalks and trails through the cypress-tupelo swamp, beech-magnolia, and hardwood forest.

Louisiana Art and Science Museum The museum offers educational entertainment for visitors of all ages. From art galleries showcasing fine art exhibitions to the interactive art and science galleries designed just for children, LASM is great for the whole family. On the first Sunday of every month, LASM offers free admission to the children’s galleries.

LSU Museum of Natural Science Learn about science and Louisiana at this museum located on LSU’s campus. Featuring exhibits about Louisiana’s past, Mike the Tiger, and the Native Americans that called Louisiana home.

Rural Life Museum – Take a step back in time to the 18th and 19th centuries to see how people in Louisiana lived.

Baton Rouge Zoo – Geaux wild and connect with animals from all over the world like tigers, bears, alligators and more!

Hilltop Arboretum – Fourteen acres showcasing Louisiana native trees and shrubs. The Hilltop Arboretum is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk and offers free admission.

Blue Bayou and Dixie Landing – Open seasonally during the summer months, Blue Bayou and Dixie Landing offer fun for all ages. Dixie Landing is home to 29 rides, including four roller coasters and Blue Bayou is home to over 20 water attractions.

Magnolia Mound Plantation – This plantation is a rare survivor of the vernacular architecture influenced by early settlers from France and the West Indies. The main house built in 1791 and surrounding buildings are open for tours.

State Capitol Baton Rouge

State Capitol Building – Built in 1932, it is the tallest capitol building in the US. There is an observation deck on the 27th floor overlooks the city of Baton Rouge. The capitol building and observation deck are free to the public and open daily for tours.

Old Governor’s Mansion – Visit and learn about the Louisiana governors who lived here from 1887 – 1929. Tours are offered Tuesday – Friday from 10 am – 4 pm.

St. Francisville – Located just north of Baton Rouge, St. Francisville is home to a great historic district, six plantations and more. It’s a great place to spend a day or a weekend.

USS Kidd – Located in downtown Baton Rouge, the USS Kidd is a Fletcher-class destroyer and is also known as the “Pirate of the Pacific”. You can walk the decks and explore the USS Kidd Tuesday- Sunday from 9am – 5pm.

Highland Road Park Observatory – Located on the south side of BREC’s Highland Park, the observatory offers lectures, children’s programs, evening sky viewing and more.

Old State Capitol – This 160 old building houses the Old State Capitol Museum of Political History and is open to the public free of charge Tuesday – Saturday from 9 am – 4pm.

Sherwood Forest Indoor Playground –  Located in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish, this park houses an indoor walking track, fitness facility and virtual playground.

LSU Campus – Home of the LSU Tigers! Visit the historic Indian Mounds, Mike the Tiger, Death Valley and more.

Botanical Gardens – Baton Rouge has two beautiful botanical gardens for you to explore, The Botanic Gardens at BREC’s Independence Park and LSU AgCeter Botanic Gardens.

Downtown Baton Rouge – Take a stroll through downtown and see the Mississippi River, shop, and play.

Ice Skating – Leo’s Iceland has an Olympic sized ice rink and offers lessons and hockey seasonally. The Baton Rouge River Center offers Ice Skating on the River for two weeks during the holiday season, opening December 19th.

Red Stick Farmer’s Market – Open Thursdays from 8 am – noon at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Saturdays from 8 am – noon in downtown Baton Rouge (5th and Main Streets) the market features food from locally owned farms and food businesses.

Old Hickory Railroad – Take a trip back in time on a steam locomotive through the town of Jackson, La.

LSU Museum of Natural History Explore the history of Louisiana at this museum located on the LSU campus.

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