Fifth annual July 4th flotilla (boat parade) on Bayou St. John at Dumaine Ave and Moss Ave. Starts at 5pm goes til sunset at 8pm. Please be kind to the neighbors and respectful of the environment. One neighbor on the bayou leads an empassioned life filled with hate for our beautiful parade and picnic. He works hard to get it shut down—don’t give him or others the opportunity. Be an example of beautiful Americans celebrating our Nation’s Independence Day. Respect our freedom to enjoy a day of friends on the Bayou: keep it classy and we will be able to continue this sacred tradition for years to come.
The King and Queen of Kolossos ask that in lieu of gifts you follow the following proclamations:
No littering: Overflowing public trash cans just mean trash blowing into the bayou…Dont add to it. Take your trash home. Fireworks cause tons of litter please do not bring them. Cigarette butts are litter. If you see litter around—please pick it up. Please no Mardi Gras beads, glitter, airborne trash or anything else coming off of your person
Cars: Don’t ever drive your car or truck on the bayou to bring your boat in. This hurts the grass and the animal habitats in the banks. Do not block neighbor’s driveways. Do not block street traffic.
You are responsible for your own safety. Life vests and sobriety are a magic equation for safety. Driving a boat while intoxicated can land you in jail for drunk driving.
Parade is weather permitting.
Bridges are very low, often less than 2 ft from the water. Only small boats, kayaks, and canoes and homemade designs will be short enough. Gas motors are not allowed. Small electric motors are allowed.
If you do not own a boat you can rent canoes, kayaks and paddle boards for about $25. I recommend reserving before July 4th as last year the demand was higher than the supply.
Boat Rentals in NOLA:
Kayaks: BayouKayaks.com BayouKayaks@gmail.com
Massey’s Professional Outfitters
509 N Carrollton Ave,
Paddleboards: NOLA Paddleboards
Store Address: 4721 Magazine Street,
Costumes are encouraged. However costumes should not liter. No glitter please, no cheap feather boas (they shed like crazy).
Theme: FREEDOM! Patriotic themes are encouraged.
Clean up of the Bayou from 9am til 11am on Tuesday the 5th. https://www.facebook.com/events/403640003076148/