The biggest celebration happens on the banks of the Mississippi with the annual Go Fourth on the River extravaganza. “Dueling Barges” is an exciting fireworks show to the tune of patriotic music – it’s a world renown, one-of-a-kind spectacle! Spend the day exploring the French Quarter before settling down for the show, which usually starts around 9pm. There are a lot of different locations to catch the excitement along the river, so no matter where you watch, you’ll be front and center for the action!
Steamboats offer “fireworks cruises” for the evening, so you can get up close and personal with the amazing show. Participating steamboats, prices, and food and drink offered on board varies, so make sure you call ahead to get information and tickets.