Red White Blue & You to include Parade, Concert and Fireworks

Plans are underway for the City of Lake Charles’ annual Red White Blue & You Celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Entry forms are now being accepted for parade units including floats, marching units, vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and golf carts. From organizations and businesses to the neighborhood kids, all are welcome to join the fun. The parade will roll on Ryan Street from Pine Street to Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive beginning at 6 p.m. Parade information and registration forms are available by clicking here or by calling 337 491-9176.

 

The celebration continues at the Lake Charles Civic Center Arcade Pavilion with concessions, face painting and a patriotic program. The program begins at 6:45 p.m. with the sounds of Bluesiana RED. The Lake Charles Community Band, along with the Louisiana Choral Foundation and Friends, will also take the stage featuring a sing-a-long and a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces. Audience members are encouraged to bring their blankets or lawn chairs. Every member of the audience will receive a complimentary flag to wave. Festival t-shirts, designed by Sowela student Austin Rains, will be on sale for $5. If inclement weather prevails, the program will be moved to the Civic Center Coliseum.  

 

The fireworks extravaganza, beginning at 9:15 p.m., will be choreographed to music. Tune into KBYS 88.3 FM on your car radio or listening device for the soundtrack simulcast. The event is open to the public with free admission, presented by the City of Lake Charles, Coca-Cola, Louisiana Lottery, Sasol, and the Lake Charles/SWLA Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional support is provided by American Press, Entergy, First Federal Bank of Louisiana, Lake Charles Toyota, Acadian Ambulance, Alcoa, CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana, Centerpoint Energy, Devall Towing, Dunham Price, DW Jessen and Associates, IBERIABANK, JD Bank, KBYS 88.3FM, KPLC-TV, Lakeside Bank, MidSouth Bank, Phillips 66, Pumpelly Oil Co., Team Citgo and Turner Industries.

 

The Red White Blue & You celebration is preceded by the Southwest Louisiana Patriot’s Ball presented by the Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission (MAFC) on Saturday, June 29 at 6 p.m. in the Contraband Room of the Lake Charles Civic Center. This year, the event is being hosted by Mayor and Mrs. Nic Hunter as well as the MAFC. A limited number of tickets are available; for ticket information, go to www.foundationswla.org or the Civic Center Box Office.

 

Red White Blue & You has been voted one of the “STS Top 20 Events” among 12 states for the month of July by the Southeast Tourism Society which promotes travel to and within the Southeastern part of the United States.

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Published: 2019-06-11

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