City of New Roads hosts free 4th of July festival celebration



NEW ROADS, Louisiana (WAFB) – The Town of New Roads will host a celebration on July 4 in the “Prettiest Town on the Water”. The theme of the star-studded event is “Quarantine in America”.

The event runs from Friday July 2 through Sunday July 4 in downtown New Roads.

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The city has said the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the 2020 celebration to shrink, and this year the festivities will kick off with a bang. The Weekend of Events kicks off on Friday, July 2, with live performances from the Michael Foster Project performing brass music spanning multiple genres. A spectacular fireworks display over False River will immediately follow around 9 p.m.

The highlight on Saturday night will be a live performance by Tyree Neal. The boat parade will close the weekend on Sunday, July 4 at 2 p.m. at 210 Morrison Parkway. Boats of all sizes will parade down False River, decorated in the afternoon theme. DJ Robbo will provide the musical soundtrack for the weekend. There will also be slides for children each day.

Full program of the event:


4 p.m. DJ Robbo

5 p.m. The Michael Foster Project

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Slides

9 p.m. Fireworks


2 p.m. DJ Robbo

2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Slides

5 p.m. Tyree Neal

SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021

12 p.m. DJ Robbo

1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Waterslides

2 p.m. Parade of boats

All events are free and open to the public. Spectators are reminded to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety and to take advantage of sanitation stations.

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