City of Lake Charles announces return of Red White Blue & You
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The City of Lake Charles says its annual Red White Blue & You fireworks over the lake is coming back Sunday, July 4.
“Moving back into a bit more of normalcy for the city of Lake Charles. And this festival, red white blue and you is one of the most celebrated we have in this area. It really is one of those festivals that is true lake Charles. And so we’re thrilled to have it back this year for July 4th,” Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter said.
The city says the public is invited to bring their blankets or lawn chairs to observe the show, which will be choreographed to music and played on speakers along the lakefront as well as simulcast on KBYS McNeese Radio 88.3 FM.
The Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission Queens will be on hand distributing complimentary American flags to wave, and food trucks will line Bord du Lac Drive beginning at 7 p.m. serving a variety of local cuisines and other tasty treats, according to the city.
“For 2021, we’re just trying to dip our toe back in the water. So, the fireworks will be the main event this year,” Hunter said.
Even with weather concerns, he says that fireworks are to be set off rain or shine around 9:15 p.m. Sunday.
“We have visited with the contractors that are actually out there shooting off the fire works and they’ve told us - unless it’s a torrential down pour - they should be able to pull this things off.”
For next year, Hunter said he hopes more of the celebration will make a comeback.
“We’re very optimistic and very much expecting that for 2022 - a lot of those other aspects, perhaps the parade, the live music - those will return,” Hunter said.
The city says the event is entirely supported by sponsors.
Red White Blue & You is presented by Coca-Cola, Visit Lake Charles, Entergy, and Sasol of North America, and additional support is provided by CITGO Petroleum, Devall Towing, Dunham Price, Centerpoint Energy, DW Jessen and Associates, JD Bank, Louisiana Lottery, Phillips 66, and Turner Industries, according to the city.
The city adds that this year’s logo was designed by SOWELA student Priscilla “Bailey” Little.
For more information, visit www.cityoflakecharles.com or call 337 491-9147.
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