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7 Places to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks Around New Orleans

10:29 July 03, 2017
By: Jordan Selesnick

Unsure of what to do for July 4th weekend? Where Y’at is here to help you decide with this list of the best events during the most patriotic long weekend of the year. You can get down and dance, or see some fireworks with your family because New Orleans has it all.


Westwego Farmers Market
Friday, June 30
7:00-10-00 pm at the Farmers and Fisheries Market

It’s not a normal farmers market in Westwego during independence weekend. They spice it up with a lively celebration from 7 to 10 PM, accompanied by big, beautiful fireworks. It is located at 484 Sala Ave.

Uncle Sam Jam
Monday, July 3
4:30 pm - till at Al Copeland Concert and Meadow Stage in Lafreniere Park

Sail into the Al Copeland Concert and Meadow Stage in Lafreniere Park to catch a phenomenal show headlined by The Drifters. Rumor has it that Uncle Sam himself is going to make an appearance. Don’t be afraid to dress up in your favorite star-spangled attire!

St. John the Baptist Parish
Monday, July 3
6:00-9:00 pm at St. Peter Catholic Church, and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

This is the most dynamic Independence Day event in New Orleans as it features celebrations on both the east and west banks of the Mississippi River. Have fun on the west side at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. On the east side, you can head over to St. Peter Catholic Church grounds for a good time.

St. Charles Parish
Monday, July 3
6:00-9:00 pm at West Bank Bridge Park

The Bucktown All-Stars will be performing their slam hits at the West Bank Bridge Park from 6 to 9 pm. Catch some explosive fireworks over the river along with rockin’ jams.

Happy 3rd of July in City Park
Monday, July 3
7:00-9:00 pm at Goldring/Woldenberg Lawn in City Park

The Marine Corp Band New Orleans is bringing the heat in City Park this year with classic patriotic banners on the Goldring/Woldenberg lawn. Festive food and drink will be for sale including burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, wine, and beer. Try out the “Snowball Concierge” service to have a delectable snowball prepared right in front of your eyes.

Go 4th on the River
Tuesday, July 4
9:00 pm – till at the New Orleans and Algiers Riverfront

At 9 pm on the 4th is the annual Independence day firework show. Beautiful colors will blast over the river, creating a dazzling reflection in the water, bringing excitement for all. The spectacle will be accompanied by specially selected tunes, featuring Neil Diamond and more. Thanks to new technology, you can download an app to listen to the music here.

Party at Crescent Park
Tuesday, July 4
5:00-10:00 pm at Crescent Park

There’s no better place to catch the fireworks than on the river itself. Crescent park’s beautiful architecture on the water is home to one of the most exciting Independence day events. DJ Magic Mike will be on the turntables. There will be food from Mr. Choo and Diva Dawg food trucks. Zack Smith will also be offering a paid photography workshop with firsthand firework photography experience.

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