Celebrate the Fourth of July in the Capital City – Baton Rouge is the place to be for America’s birthday.

Baton Rouge is the place to be for America’s birthday. Downtown will play host to events all day, starting with the BASF Freedom Mile at 7:30 a.m. that begins on River Road near the USS Kidd. The event includes a series of one-mile races and a half-mile parent/child run. Visit rrca.org or call 927-9200 for more information.

The USS Kidd Freedom Festival kicks off at 11 a.m. and includes patriotic music throughout the day, a flag ceremony, music from Rosie and the Swingin’ Riveters at 1:30 p.m., games, food and much more. Get more information here. The annual Fireworks on the Mississippi display starts at 9 p.m.

More Fourth of July activities will take place throughout downtown. Patriotic movies and music will play all day at North Boulevard Town Square. First Baptist Church (629 Convention St.) hosts a Festival of Freedom at 6 p.m. The LSU Museum of Art and Tsunami host the 10th annual Red, White and the Blues event at 7 p.m.-10 p.m. More information and tickets are available here. The Baton Rouge Concert Band performs an Independence Day concert on the steps of the State Capitol at 7:30 p.m. For more information on Fourth of July events, click here.