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Annual 4th of July celebration in Baton Rouge

A 4th of July celebration somehow takes on greater meaning when it unfolds in a historic military setting. So it is with Independence Day in Baton Rouge, where the battleship USS KIDD, which is permanently at home on the Mississippi River, hosts throngs of visitors for food, drink, tours and an impressive celebration.

The day begins with food and other concession booths opening at noon. Each year features a long list of live musical entertainment. 

Then, stick around for a truly exciting event – an air show featuring a mock attack on the KIDD. The day wraps up with a nighttime display of spectacular fireworks over the river.

Join the fun in Red Stick Plaza, and take a tour of the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial and Museum. Spend the day along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge for an unforgettable 4th of July.

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