Stars and Stripes Celebration and Independence Day Weekend Events

July 4th decorations with patriotic holiday cupcakes.

The cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette come together each year to celebrate the birth of our nation at the Stars and Stripes Celebration, where there’s plenty to see and do.

Stars and Stripes Concert

On Thursday July 4th, head to Riehle Plaza in downtown Lafayette for the Stars and Stripes Celebration, which starts with the Stars and Stripes Concert featuring the Lafayette Citizens Band. Performances of patriotic songs from the band, the Freedom Singers, and many more will start at 5:30 p.m. Get there early because the plaza fills quickly. Around 10 p.m. the celebration culminates in a dazzling fireworks presentation over the river.

Battle of the Brave Ruck and Run

The celebration doesn’t stop on Thursday night; the weekend provides several events for the whole family. Honor active military and veterans by taking part in the Battle of the Brave Ruck and Run. On Saturday morning at 7 a.m., you can choose from a 10K Ruck, 10K Run, or 5K Run/Walk as a meaningful memorial of our soldiers’ sacrifices.

Wolf Park Summer Celebration

Head to Wolf Park for a silly summer celebration on Saturday at 2 p.m. as the park owners treat the wolf pack to a Watermelon Party. Watch the wolves tear into their tasty meals of watermelons stuffed with meat, cheese, dog biscuits, and ice cream.

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