Families celebrated July 4 a day early in Donaldsonville with food, music and fireworks. Lawn chairs were lined up, and blankets filled in green spaces July 3 in Crescent Park for the Donaldsonville Development District’s annual July 3rd Fireworks on the River celebration.

Bands performed while residents danced and cooks prepared a variety of foods. And fireworks over the Mississippi River highlighted the evening. The event was sponsored by the DDD, City of Donaldsonville, Main Street Donaldsonville and C.F. Industries.