As the anniversary of our nation's independence nears, cities and towns across Acadiana are preparing for their annual fireworks shows. July 4 is always a fun holiday because it involves BBQ, swimming, socializing, and of course, firework shows. The tents selling fireworks are already set up for areas that allow fireworks, and always remember to practice safe firework handling and watch out for the children.

If your town doesn't allow residents to use fireworks, but you still want to see the explosions in the sky, here is a list of firework shows launching this 4th of July holiday:


Freedom Fest: Red, White, and BOOM
July 4, 2013
412 Travis Street
Lafayette, LA  70503
5:00 p.m.
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Independence Day Celebration
July 3, 2013
101 Waterview Road
Youngsville, LA  70592
5:30 - 9:15p.m. (Fireworks at 9:00p.m.)
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Erath 4th of July Celebration
June 30 - July 4, 2013
400 City Park Drive
Erath, LA  70533
6:00 p.m.
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Erath 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2013
Downtown Erath
9:00 p.m.

New Iberia

Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2013
East Main Street
New Iberia, LA  70560
6:00 p.m.


Celebration on the Cane- Red, White, and Blue!
July 4, 2013
Church Street
Natchitoches, LA   71457
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.