ALEXANDRIA, La. — Getting ready to celebrate the red, white and blue on Wednesday? Here's some events around Central Louisiana and the Miss-Lou to party on America's 236th birthday.
The City of Alexandria presents Rock the Red on the 4th of July. This annual event will begin July 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Alexandria's Downtown Ampitheatre. New Orleans Southern Soul and Variety band J. Diamond Washington & Company will be performing prior to the fireworks display. Food and beverage vendors will be available. Rock the Red is free to the public to attend.
The Louisiana Mudfest will get started and continue through July 8, starting with fireworks on the bayou on the 4th, and performances by Papa's Axe on the 6th and a bikini contest on the 7th. Special admission charges for this week is $40 per person.
Fireworks show along the Mississippi River begin at 9:00 p.m. The show will be viewable on the Mississippi side from high on the Natchez bluff or along the banks on the Louisiana side in Vidalia.