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14th Annual July 4th Hometown Celebration hosted by Plaquemine Main Street Program

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

PLAQUEMINE - A patriotic boat parade, great food, crafts, rides, games and music, along with fireworks, are the highlights of the 14th Annual Plaquemine July 4th Hometown Celebration. It is set for Friday, July 4, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park.

The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site will be open with free tours from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., and the Iberville Museum will be open with free admission. Louisiana net making demonstrations will be given by Ray Guillot and free arts and crafts for the kids will be provided at the Museum.

A patriotic boat parade on Bayou Plaquemine begins at 4:30 p.m., and will honor military veterans. There is no charge for boats with patriotic decorations. The boat parade will arrive at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park at 5 p.m. and the grand marshals, the military veterans, will be introduced.

Food, crafts, rides and game booths will be available at the park from 3 - 9 p.m. and music will be provided by Unfinished Business from 6 - 9 p.m. A jitterbug dancing contest will be held at 7 p.m. An elaborate fireworks display will close the celebration at 9 p.m.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, and boats can be docked at the Waterfront Park. Ice chests, personal tents, pets and fireworks are not allowed. This event is sponsored by the Plaquemine Main Street Program. For more information call the Main Street office at 225-687-3116.