Plaquemine July 4th Hometown Celebration features boat parade, music, fireworks and fun

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
The annual July 4th Hometown Celebration is set to kick off on Saturday, July 4 at the Waterfront Park in Plaquemine.

The Plaquemine Main Street Program will celebrate its 15th annual Hometown Celebration on Saturday, July 4, with a boat parade, music, games and rides for the kids, food and fireworks.  The family-oriented festival includes free admission to the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, Plaquemine Lock Historic Site and Iberville Museum.

The celebration will be held at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, at 57845 Foundry Street, in historic downtown Plaquemine. The park is adjacent to the Plaquemine Lock Historic Site and the Iberville Museum. Following is the schedule of activities:

2 - 9 p.m. - Plaquemine Lock Historic Site open with free admission and Lock tours.

3 - 7 p.m. - The Iberville Museum open with free admission. 

5 p.m. - Music starts with the sounds of Unfinished Business. 

5:30 p.m. - The boat parade departs from the boat landing across from the Iberville Parish Jail on Bayou Road.  The Grand Marshals of the boat parade are local veterans. Those wanting to enter the boat parade should be at the boat landing at 5 p.m. There is no fee to participate in the boat parade, but decorating boats in patriotic colors is encouraged.

6 p.m. - The boat parade docks at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, and a brief ceremony honors the Grand Marshals and all veterans.  Music will resume after the ceremony.

7 p.m. - Jitterbug dance contest on the boardwalk.

9 p.m. - The day is capped off with a dramatic fireworks display to patriotic music.

The park will be filled with other activities, such as space walks, games, arts and crafts booths, and much more.  Booths are available for food and craft vendors by contacting the Plaquemine Main Street office at 225-687-3116 for information.

No ice chests, tents, fireworks or pets will be permitted into the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, but bring your lawn chairs.

For more information go to www.plaquemine.org/events; or call 225-687-3116 or e-mail Kristine Hebert at khebert@plaquemine.org or Event Chairman Lorraine Hidalgo (225) 687-6891.