2024 Fourth of July Events In New Orleans

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Summer in New Orleans is in full swing and the Fourth of July is upon us.  Celebrate and honor America's birthday with some of these awesome Fourth of July events in New Orleans.

Families watching 4th of July Fireworks in New Orleans


Happy 3rd of July at New Orleans City Park

Wednesday, July 3, 2024, from 6-9:15 pm. Performance by the Marine Forces Reserve Band starting at 7:15 with fireworks at 9 pm on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn in New Orleans City Park. Guest are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets, and picnics. No pets, please. FREE

Independence Day at the Museum

Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 11 am – 2:30 pm. The museum hosts two events that are free and open to the public! At 11 am the Jefferson Chorale will perform patriotic tunes in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion and at 1 pm the New Orleans Concert Band will perform a program of patriotic favorites in the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.

Go 4th of the River in the French Market District

Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 5:30-9:30 pm. Head to the Moonwalk across from Jackson Square and enjoy food trucks, live performances, music, and fireworks! You can also head over to Crescent Park for to enjoy even more food trucks and fireworks!


Go 4th on the River

Thursday, July 4, 2024, at 9 pm, find a spot along the Mississippi River in Downtown New Orleans, the French Quarter, or Algiers Point for the fireworks at 9 pm.

Steamboat Natchez Fourth of July

Take a cruise on the Steamboat Natchez and watch the fireworks from the River!

4th of July Celebration Cruise on the Creole Queen

Enjoy an open bar, live entertainment including a DJ, jazz band, and a buffet of all-American favorites on the Creole Queen. Boarding is from 7-8 pm on July 4, 2024, and the cruise is from 8-10 pm. Cost is $ 149 per adult; $69 per child ages 6-12; $20 per child ages 3-5.


Uncle Sam Jam:

Wednesday, July 3, 2024, from 3 pm – 10:30 pm. This event is at Lafreniere Park and is free.  There will be live music, booths, and much more, including fireworks at 9 pm.

Feed the Multiples

Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 10 am – 2 pm at Victory Fellowship Church. This free food festival includes live music as well as giving away shoes, groceries, jambalaya, BBQ chicken, sno-balls, and more. Located at 5708 Airline Dr. Next to the Saints training camp.


Slidell Heritage Festival

Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Heritage Park. Gates open at 6 pm, live entertainment by the band Rockin’ Dopsie Jr & The Zydeco Twisters and Karen Waldrup starting at 7 pm. Fireworks at 9 pm. Food trucks and beverages are available for purchase. FREE

Sparks In the Park

Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 5:30-9 pm. Bring your chairs, picnic, and blankets! Food and drink are available for purchase—fireworks at dusk. The event will take place at Bogue Falaya Park in Covington.  

Light Up the Lake

Wednesday, July 3, 2024, from 6 PM on the Mandeville Lakefront. Kids activities, food trucks, live music, and fireworks over the lake at 8:30 pm.

Madisonville Old Fashioned Fourth

Thursday, July 3, 2024.  Contests start at 10 am, parade at 5 pm, and fireworks at dusk at the Madisonville Riverfront, and admission is free.

St. Charles Parish Independence Day Celebration

Wednesday, July 3, 2024, from 6-9 pm. Entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks, and more.  Chairs, drinks, and ice chests are permitted. No pets or glass bottles. West Bank Bridge Park, Luling.

St. Bernard Salutes America

Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 5:30- 10:00 pm. There will be local vendors selling food, drinks, and much more. The fireworks will be at the end of the night.  This event is held on the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center Grounds and is free.

Did we miss any 4th of July Events in New Orleans? Let us know in the comments!

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