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.
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.