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4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks 2020

The Big Easy City is great at celebrating! Summers here are hot, and so are the festivities

4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks in New Orleans 2019 - Best Time
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New Orleans is famed as a party destination, and the city shows its best during the 4th of July celebration. The biggest event—Go 4th on the River—takes place on the banks of the Mississippi. Its major highlight is the Dueling Barges show, a stunning fireworks display to the sounds of patriotic music; this show is definitely worth seeing! There are a lot of locations to catch the spectacle along the river. Many people ride on steamboats or take fireworks cruises during the evening to get the best possible views.

4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks in New Orleans - Best Season 2019
Best time for 4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks in New Orleans 2019

During the day, you can enjoy festive atmosphere in the French Quarter or enjoy a ride along the river and visit the French Market, Flea Market, and the Riverwalk Marketplace. Most city parks host barbecues and picnics with friends and family.

Mid-City New Orleans. 4th of July celebrations along Bayou St. John 2019
Mid-City New Orleans. 4th of July celebrations along Bayou St. John