Red, White, & Vieux Carré
Grab your geaux cup and come out and celebrate Independence Day – New Orleans style! Whether your plans consist of grabbing a gourmet hot dog from Dat Dog, or jumping aboard the Steamboat Natchez to view the best firework display on the Mississippi River, there are so many events going on this Fourth of July that you do not want to miss!
The festivities started early this weekend. Louisiana power boats lined up at the 4th annual “Uncle Sam Jam” at SunBuns in Manchac to grab festive fishbowl drinks and play fun games. The party continued on Monday with a “Happy 3rd of July” kickoff party at City Park complete with hot dogs, lemonade, and cold beer, and a patriotic concert with the Marine Corps Band and stunning fireworks display.
Start your 4th of July early by throwing on your star spangled shorts and stopping by The National WWII Museum to honor those who have fought for our Country. After checking out the Museum, don’t forget to swing by American Sector for some great American grub! Crescent Park is hosting a party with a view of both the St. Bernard firework display and the dueling barges. They will have food trucks, beverages, and a DJ hosted dance party on the Wharf.
If you’re looking to steer clear of the festivities happening downtown, head up to the Northshore for the 1st annual Mandeville Independence Day Parade. Also, the SS Boogie Barge will be setting sail with The Disco Amigos again this year to celebrate the birth of our nation in Disco style over at Bayou St. John. If that doesn’t float your boat, head over the Shrine on Airline to grab a hot dog and watch baseball and fireworks as The Babycakes take on the Round Rock Express. Lafreniere Park will also be hosting their annual “Uncle Sam Jam” with food, cold drinks, a concert, and complete with a fireworks show starting at 9pm. St. Bernard will be celebrating with their 33rd annual “Salute America Celebration” on the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center Grounds. Admission is free and will include entertainment from Jason Dorsey, Cypress Pop Trio, and KARMA. There will be face painting, a magic show, jugglers, and a spectacular firework display.
Whether you are looking to watch some Babycakes Baseball, eat a hot dog, put your toes in the bayou, watch fireworks, or crack open a cold beer this Independence Day, New Orleans is definitely the place to be!