WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi set for July 4 at 9 p.m.
BATON ROUGE - WBRZ News 2 will host WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi, sponsored by The USS Kidd, which is the largest fireworks show in Louisiana on July 4, 2016.
WBRZ is proud to continue the tradition created by the Manship Family. WBRZ and The USS Kidd will provide the Baton Rouge Area with a massive fireworks display at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2016. WBRZ’s Fireworks on the Mississippi is a holiday staple in our community and has been gladly supported by WBRZ for more than 47 years.
Rocky Daboval, WBRZ’s General Manager, said, “WBRZ and the Manship family are honored to have another year, in our 47 year tradition, of coming together with our community to celebrate our nation’s freedom. We are thankful for our servicemen and women, and thankful to have been born in the greatest country in the world.”
This year’s fireworks display can be viewed from either side of the Mississippi River, in Downtown Baton Rouge or in Port Allen. WBRZ would like to encourage the public to join us in our annual tradition of honoring our troops and our great nation.
Sylvia Weatherspoon, WBRZ’s Anchor/Reporter, said, “This is always such a wonderful event for family and friends. The light show is amazing...folks show up early and spend the day in downtown Baton Rouge. It’s guaranteed to be a lot of fun. Of course, we know the significance of July 4th, honoring the men and women of the US Military who serve and protect our nation. We are thankful for the freedoms we enjoy and look forward to celebrating our Country and our community with this 47 year tradition of Fireworks on the Mississippi.”
WBRZ would like to thank the Port of Baton Rouge and Verret Shipyards of Plaquemine for their assistance.
Further information about the show along with road closures and parking maps will be posted to WBRZ.com as the event nears.