2014 July 4th Firework Celebrations in New Orleans!


2014 July 4th Firework Celebrations in New Orleans!

What would be a 4th of July celebration without fireworks, right?! The 2014 July 4th fireworks celebrations start the night before with several July 3rd festivities around the city. Check out below where you can several find fireworks displays throughout the New Orleans area this Independence Day.




July 3rd – Fireworks Festivities!


~ July 3rd Concert and Fireworks in City Park

1 Palm Drive in City Park
Time: 5:30-9pm
Admission: Free
Check out the Marine Corps Rock Band followed by the Marine Corps Band of New Orleans. Fireworks start at 9pm. Chairs and blankets are welcome to sit and enjoy the show but no tents allowed. You may bring your own food and refreshments, but concessions with also be open. Enjoy the show!


~ Uncle Sam Jam in Lafreniere Park

3000 Downs, Blvd, Metairie – Lafreniere Park
Time: 3p-9pm
Admission: Free
Live DJ starting at 3pm followed by Live Music at the Al Copeland Concert Meadow Stage starting at 5:30pm
Line up:Christian Serpas and Ghost Town at 5:30 p.m.; Country star Lee Greenwood, 7:30 p.m.; and country singer Jana Kramer, 9:20 p.m. There will be a break in the music at 9 p.m. for the fireworks. Chairs and blankets are welcome; no outside food or drink. 


~ Fireworks at the Treasure Chest Casino

5050 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA
Admission: Free
Fireworks display at 9:30pm, hosted but the City of Kenner and Treasure Chest Casino
Admission: Free


~ Sparks in the Park 

Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive, Covington.
If you are on the Northshore, be sure to check out this Inaugural Independence celebration in Bogue Falaya Park. Concessions will be available, but chairs, blankets and pinics are welcome. Fireworks show at 8:45pm
Time: 7p-9p 
Admission: Free


July 4th – Celebrations


~ Go 4th on the River 

750 Decatur
2014 marks the 23rd annual celebration of this event and most definitely one of the best events all summer. Make your way down to the mighty Mississippi to catch one of the best firework displays all year. The fireworks start at 9pm. For the best views, the barges are located between Gov. Nichols St Warf and the Canal St Dock, but if can’t make it that close, the grand display can be seen for miles.
Tip: Two other great spots in the city to see these fireworks: The Algiers Levee on the Westbank and Crescent Park in the Bywater
Admission: Free

~ Take a ride on the Creole Queen.

Creole Queen, Poydras St at the Spanish Plaza Dock

One of the best views of the dueling barges fireworks display on the Mississippi River. The cruise starts to board from 8p-9p and cruise until 11pm.

Admission: $119 per adult, $69 kids ages 6-12, and $20 children 3-5. The cruise includes dinner, the view of the fireworks show, open bar and dj entertainment

~ Steamboat Natchez Fireworks Cruise

 The Steamboat Natchez, Toulouse St at the Jax Brewery dock.
Enjoy an open bar, barbecue buffet and live music by the Dukes of Dixieland, from 7:30-9:30pm. Boarding begins at 6:30pm. Dinner seating times are at 6:30pm or 7:45pm
Admission: Adults: $76, children ages 6-12 – $32, children ages 2-5 – $15


~ Boomtown Casino

4132 Peters Rd, Harvey
Time: 7:30-10pm
If you arent but the Mississippi River, the Boomtown Casino is the next best place to see the fireworks on the Westbank. Food and drinks are available for purchase. The fireworks begin at 9:30pm
Admission: Free


~ Slidell Heritage Festival

Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell.
This year marks the 17th annual Slidell Heritage Festival. Enjoy live music, great food and fireworks!
Time: 4p-11pm
Live music: Voodoo Gumbo at 5:30pm; The Boogie Men at 7:30pm, 
Fireworks at 9pm; and The Molly Ringwalds close out the night starting at 9:30pm
Admission – $8; children 12 and under with an adult: Free.
Of course, you know New Orleans, there is always something going on. To find other celebrations that do not include fireworks, check out this article on NOLA.com. Happy Independence Day! Stay safe!