Show This Hot Dog-Eating Contest Who Is Boss During an Independence Day Celebration

The USS KIDD has hosted an annual 4th of July celebration in the downtown Baton Rouge area for over two decades. In that time, it has developed into an incredible family event that celebrates our nation’s freedom. Now, see what the buzz is about when you participate in USS KIDD’s 4th of July Spectacular this Thursday night!

Over the past several years, the KIDD’s 4th of July Spectacular has become synonymous with the patriotic activities that attract thousands of families from across Louisiana and the southern United States. According to the Downtown Development District, the Baton Rouge 4th of July Fireworks Celebration brings in between 75,000-100,000 visitors per year.

There’s a lot to look forward to during the 4th of July Spectacular! Events will include a hot dog eating contest, popsicle parade, watermelon seed-spitting contest, and live performances. Make your day even more spectacular by purchasing tickets to view fireworks from the ship or All-Inclusive VIP tickets.

Regular admission to USS KIDD’s 4th of July Spectacular is $15 for everyone ages 4 and up. VIP admission is $25 for children (4-12) and $65 for adults (13+). VIP with ship access ticket holders can enjoy catering from a local restaurant. Food and drink will be provided to VIP attendees from 6:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. For more information, visit

The Reserve at Jefferson Crossing Apartments, providing the perfect balance of comfortable and convenient apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is helping spread the word about this special event happening in our community! We believe it’s in your best interest to attend with family and friends!

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, July 4, 2019—4:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
USS Kidd Museum
305 South River Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

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