The City of Lake Charles is calling for entries into the Fourth of July Red White Blue & You Parade. Entry forms are now being accepted for parade units including floats, marching units, vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and golf carts. From organizations and businesses to the neighborhood kids, all are welcome to join the fun. Parade units are invited to use red, white, and blue star-spangled decorations to add to the patriotic spirit of the parade. The parade will roll on Ryan Street from Mill to Seventh beginning at 6 p.m.
Follow the parade to the Civic Center Arcade Pavilion. The program kicks off at 7 p.m. with Blue Grass music from Market Blue, a concert by the Lake Charles Community Band backed by the Louisiana Choral Foundation and friends, and recognition of the Armed Forces. There will be on-site food vendors and face painting for the kids. This year’s festival t-shirt was designed by Darrel Steven Buck. The shirts will be $5 at t-shirt booth. Every member of the audience will receive a complimentary flag to wave. The evening will be topped off with a fireworks extravaganza over the lake. To listen to the simulcast music for the fireworks show, tune into 92.9 FM. All events are free. For a parade entry form and rules, go to www.cityoflakecharles.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 337-491-9159