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Where to watch New Orleans July 4th fireworks in 2019

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At 9 p.m. Thursday, July 4, dueling barges will shoot a sparkling, kaleidoscopic interplay of artillery shells into the night sky—just as they have for hundreds of years. The fireworks are over the Mississippi River, so French Quarter balconies and riverfront parks are solid viewing areas. Whether you’re an East Banker or a die-hard Wanker, you’ll find a spot to ooh-and-ahh over the free show in the sky.

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Crescent Park

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This Bywater park provides a stellar view of the fireworks over the river in a less touristy spot. On July 4, it's open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The celebration includes food trucks at the Mandeville Wharf and performances by The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles and MoJeaux. Dogs, outside food and drinks, as well as blankets and chairs are welcome.

Woldenberg Riverfront Park

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This is the front-and-center seat for the Go Fourth on the River celebration. Live music kicks off at 4:30 p.m., and the General Roy S. Kelley fireboat will make an appearance, presenting a water show with red, white, and blue fountains.

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Steamboat Natchez

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For $109 ($55 for kids), you get dinner; an open beer, wine and soda bar; music by a DJ and a great view of the fireworks. Boarding will begin at 6:30 p.m.; cruising is 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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The Creole Queen Paddlewheeler

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For $129, you can board the Creole Queen at 7 p.m. and watch the fireworks show while docked near the Spanish Plaza. The cruise takes off when the fireworks are over, and there’s a buffet, an open bar, and live music.

Algiers Point

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Catch the dueling barges fireworks show in Algiers Point. It’s usually a less crowded option than the other side of the river, with the added bonus of the downtown skyline as a backdrop.

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Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center

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From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, you can catch the 35th Annual St. Bernard Salutes America Celebration. The celebration will have food, drinks, live entertainment, kids’ activities, and a fireworks display. Admission is free.

Posted by St. Bernard Parish Government on Friday, June 15, 2018

New Orleans City Park

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The park hosts its free "Happy 3rd of July" party with The Marine Corps Band on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn and fireworks at the Peristyle. Concessions, sno-balls, wine, and beer will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own picnic. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.

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Treasure Chest Casino

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On Thursday, July 4, you can catch a fireworks display over Lake Pontchartrain at this casino. The display starts at 9 p.m.

Lafreniere Park

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The annual Uncle Sam Jam includes live music from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the fireworks start at 9 p.m. Amanda Shaw, 10,000 Maniacs, The Topcats, and THE ORCHESTRA starring ELO former members headline.

Food and drinks will be for sale in the park. The event is free.

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Crescent Park

This Bywater park provides a stellar view of the fireworks over the river in a less touristy spot. On July 4, it's open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The celebration includes food trucks at the Mandeville Wharf and performances by The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles and MoJeaux. Dogs, outside food and drinks, as well as blankets and chairs are welcome.

Woldenberg Riverfront Park

This is the front-and-center seat for the Go Fourth on the River celebration. Live music kicks off at 4:30 p.m., and the General Roy S. Kelley fireboat will make an appearance, presenting a water show with red, white, and blue fountains.

A post shared by Clair Hall (@cbearhall) on

Steamboat Natchez

For $109 ($55 for kids), you get dinner; an open beer, wine and soda bar; music by a DJ and a great view of the fireworks. Boarding will begin at 6:30 p.m.; cruising is 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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The Creole Queen Paddlewheeler

For $129, you can board the Creole Queen at 7 p.m. and watch the fireworks show while docked near the Spanish Plaza. The cruise takes off when the fireworks are over, and there’s a buffet, an open bar, and live music.

Algiers Point

Catch the dueling barges fireworks show in Algiers Point. It’s usually a less crowded option than the other side of the river, with the added bonus of the downtown skyline as a backdrop.

A post shared by Becky P. (@enigmaarts) on

Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, you can catch the 35th Annual St. Bernard Salutes America Celebration. The celebration will have food, drinks, live entertainment, kids’ activities, and a fireworks display. Admission is free.

Posted by St. Bernard Parish Government on Friday, June 15, 2018

New Orleans City Park

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The park hosts its free "Happy 3rd of July" party with The Marine Corps Band on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn and fireworks at the Peristyle. Concessions, sno-balls, wine, and beer will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own picnic. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.

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Treasure Chest Casino

On Thursday, July 4, you can catch a fireworks display over Lake Pontchartrain at this casino. The display starts at 9 p.m.

Lafreniere Park

The annual Uncle Sam Jam includes live music from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the fireworks start at 9 p.m. Amanda Shaw, 10,000 Maniacs, The Topcats, and THE ORCHESTRA starring ELO former members headline.

Food and drinks will be for sale in the park. The event is free.

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