Plans for the annual Third of July celebration and fireworks show are progressing in Donaldsonville, event organizer Missy Jandura said.

“We like to say, ‘Come forth on the third,’ ” she said. “It’s a nice, small-town, family fireworks show. The music starts at 5 (p.m.), and the fireworks generally go about 9:20 (p.m.) or so,” Jandura added.

The party starts in Crescent Park, 112 Crescent Park Drive, in Donaldsonville, Jandura said, with the Avenue Cruisers starting the evening with music and the opportunity to jitterbug and visit, she said.

The Allison Collins Band will entertain the crowd starting at 8 p.m. until the fireworks start. The band will play until 11 p.m.

Patrons are advised to come hungry. “There will be lots of food and drinks out there,” she said.

The event is sponsored by CF Industries and the city of Donaldsonville, and is produced by the Donaldsonville Development District, she said.

Bring chairs, but no tents, coolers or outside food are allowed.