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Celebrate July 4 at Red, White, Blue and You

Fireworks over Lake Charles (Source: KPLC viewer) Fireworks over Lake Charles (Source: KPLC viewer)
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Red White Blue and You parade map (Source: City of Lake Charles) Red White Blue and You parade map (Source: City of Lake Charles)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The City of Lake Charles has a full slate of Independence Day events planned for Tuesday, July 4, as part of the annual Red, White, Blue and You celebration.

The Fourth of July street parade starts at 6 p.m. The parade will head south on Ryan Sweet and end at Dr. Debakey Drive. Parade entry forms are now being accepted. Line-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Mill Street.

The festivities continue at 6:45 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center Arcade Pavilion with music by Jarius Daigle & the Jazz Kats, followed by a concert by the Lake Charles Community Band, backed by the Louisiana Choral Foundation and Friends, and an Armed Forces recognition. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their blankets or lawn chairs. Every member of the audience will receive a complimentary flag to wave. 

There will be concessions and face painting. Festival t-shirts will be on sale for $5. 

The evening will be topped off with a fireworks extravaganza over the lake starting at 9:15 p.m. Tune into LA 92.9 FM for the soundtrack simulcast. 

In case of inclement weather, the program will move to the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum.

For more information and parade registration forms, call 337-491-9159, or email katie.harrington@cityoflc.us.

The Red White Blue & You celebration is preceded by the Southwest Louisiana Patriot’s Ball presented by the Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1. The ball will be held at the Lake Charles Civic Center Contraband Room. For ticket information, call the USS Orleck at 337-214-7447,  email info@orleck.org or visit www.mafc.ticketleap.com.         

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