Baton Rouge's Independence Day Parade:



6:30 pm, Thursday, July 3, 2014.

"Learning to Love Liberty"

Map of Parade Route

Come celebrate our nation's birthday at the parade and join us for one of Baton Rouge's premier Independence Day events! The parade features military and civic groups, bagpipers, antique cars, buggies, elected officials, horse groups, and more!!

Swing by Kenilworth Science & Technology School for the start of the parade. Enjoy the music of the Jemini Venture bluegrass band. Come visit with the animal adoption agencies who will be there. The Baton Rouge Sheriff Department wil be on the school grounds taking identification fingerprints for kids.

2013 Parade Information:

  • 2013 Theme: Hometown Heroes"

  • 2013 Resident of the Year: Max Scott
    Congratulations to our 2013 Resident of the Year, Dr.Max Scott, formerly of LSU. We thank Max for his years of dedicated service as Treasurer of the Kenilworth Civic Association.

  • 2013 Grand Marshal: Collis Temple, Jr.
    Included in the parade were his sons, former LSU stars and NBA players Collis Temple III and Garrett Temple and his daughter, Colleen Temple.

  • 2013 Parade Information

    Parade Judges for 2013 were:
    .....David LeCerte, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
    .....LTC Mary "Marston" McKeon, Commanding Officer, LSU Air Force ROTC
    .....Duane Leblance, Director of award winning Catholic High School marching band
    And the award winning groups for 2013 are:

    Best Float . . . . . . Kenilworth Swim Team
    Best Group . . . . . . Greenwell Springs Youth Riders
    Best Individual. . . . Dan Claitor, State Senator
    Most Patriotic . . . . Vietnam Veterans
    Most Original . . . . Baton Rouge Magnet High School Junior Classical League
    Judges' Choice . . . . Tiger Train
    Best Fits Theme. . . . Military Order of the Purple Hearts

  • Baton Rouge Police Department
  • United States Marine Corps
  • Baton Rouge Caledonian Pipes & Drum
  • Boy Scout Troop 103
  • Mayor Kip Holden
  • Acacia Shriners
  • Acadian Ambulance
  • Al Azar Grotto
  • Baton Rouge 4x4 Club
  • BREC Baton Rouge Zoo
  • BR Fire Department
  • BR Magnet HS Junior Classical League
  • Boy Scout Troop 103
  • Constable Reginald Brown
  • Cajun Classic Chevy Club
  • Celebration Station
  • Senator Dan Claitor
  • Cub Scout Pack 103
  • John Delgado
  • Exchange Club of Baton Rouge
  • Greenwell Springs Youth Riders
  • Kenilworth Swim Team
  • Louisiana National Guard
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Navy Sea Cadets
  • St.George Fire Department
  • Krewe of Tiger Train
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Vietnam Veterans of Louisiana
  • Women Veterans of Louisiana
  • Underhill Family
  • Kenilworth Civic Association
    Thanks to our parade sponsors, including:
  • USAA Insurance Company
  • Lamar Advertising
  • Linda Fredericks Realty
  • Matherne's Supermarket
  • Coca-Cola


  • Looking back on the 2013 Parade....

  • Looking back on the 2012 Parade....

  • Looking back on the 2011 Parade....

  • Looking back on the 2010 Parade....

  • "Neighbors" Magazine article on Kenilworth Parade, June 2008

  • Contact the KCA through
    if your civic and/or patriotic group is interested in being in the parade!!

  • List of Past Grand Marshalls and Residents of the Year

    In 1973, a small group of Kenilworth residents gathered on riding lawnmowers and bicycles to form a parade. Now there are around 50 entries in the parade each year, and several thousand spectators gather to enjoy the parade.