The celebration continues at the Lake Charles Civic Center Arcade Pavilion with concessions and a patriotic program at 7 p.m. with the sounds of the Westlake High School Jazz Combo.
The Lake Charles Community Band and conductor Leo Murray will take the stage featuring a salute to the U.S. armed forces and a sing-a-long with the Louisiana Choral Foundation and friends.
The audience is encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and wave complimentary flags. Festival T-shirts will be on sale for $7.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Civic Center Coliseum. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
For more information or parade entry forms call (337) 491-9159 or visit www.cityoflakecharles.com.