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Places to watch New Year’s Eve 2019 fireworks in New Orleans, mapped

This year brings more pyrotechnics than ever before

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Good news, explosives fans: the close of New Orleans’ tricentennial year brings more fireworks displays than ever before to the Crescent City. The expanded shows will be visible from 70 neighborhoods citywide in a final blowout event to commemorate New Orleans’ 300th birthday.

“There is no better way to end the year than bringing fireworks to all New Orleans residents this New Year’s Eve,” stated Mayor LaToya Cantrell in a press release. “Additional sites will create a more inclusive celebration of a cherished local tradition.”

The expanded fireworks show is a joint effort between Cantrell, Councilmember Jay Banks, and Chevron. The 2018 NOLA Foundation, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, and New Orleans and Company also provided funding.

“New Orleans has done a great job all year promoting its tricentennial, and we are pleased to support this celebration,” said Chevron manager Leah Brown in a press release.

Here’s where to go to watch New Orleans’ biggest fireworks show ever (and don’t forget to check out our sister site, Eater, for places to grab a bite before the show).

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1. Joe W. Brown Park

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5601 Read Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127
(504) 658-3080
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The celebration kicks off at 8:30 p.m. with a fireworks display in New Orleans East. Artillery shells, mortars and more will launch from the intersection of Read Boulevard and Interstate 10, making nearby Joe W. Brown park an ideal viewing station.

2. City Park

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City Park
New Orleans, LA

Live in Lakeview, Lake Terrace, Gentilly, De Saix, or any of the other neighborhoods surrounding City Park? This 9:30 p.m. show in City Park is for you. Head to the Big Lake for the best view.

3. 500 Napoleon Ave

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500 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

The next display takes place at 10:30 p.m., near where Napoleon Avenue dead-ends into the Mississippi River. If you’re partying at Tipitina’s (or if you’re on the West Bank), you’ll be within a stone’s throw of the show, which launches from barges stationed between Jefferson Avenue and Napoleon Avenue.

4. The Moonwalk Riverfront Park

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We’ve singled out the Moonwalk for the midnight display over the Mississippi River, but honestly, anywhere along the riverfront will offer prime fireworks viewing—including the Riverwalk, Woldenburg Park, and Jax Brewery. But if you like levees, benches, and wide pavilions, the Moonwalk is your best bet.

5. Crescent Park

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Crescent Park Trail
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 636-6400
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Watch the midnight fireworks from Crescent Park if you’re looking for smaller crowds and more of a neighborhood feel. Crescent Park extends its hours until 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, and it’s a great place to bring the whole family: kids, dogs, and ya mama an‘ ‘em. Chairs and outside food and drinks are allowed, but leave the tents, ice chests, fireworks, sparklers, glass bottles, and weapons at home.

6. Algiers Point

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Algiers Point
New Orleans, LA 70114

Don’t forget that the East Bank and the West Bank send off twin dueling displays at midnight. A West Bank locale offers prime viewing of both, and beautifully frames the display against New Orleans’ twinkling downtown skyline. Hop on the ferry and make an evening of it.

1. Joe W. Brown Park

5601 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127

The celebration kicks off at 8:30 p.m. with a fireworks display in New Orleans East. Artillery shells, mortars and more will launch from the intersection of Read Boulevard and Interstate 10, making nearby Joe W. Brown park an ideal viewing station.

5601 Read Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127

2. City Park

City Park, New Orleans, LA

Live in Lakeview, Lake Terrace, Gentilly, De Saix, or any of the other neighborhoods surrounding City Park? This 9:30 p.m. show in City Park is for you. Head to the Big Lake for the best view.

City Park
New Orleans, LA

3. 500 Napoleon Ave

500 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

The next display takes place at 10:30 p.m., near where Napoleon Avenue dead-ends into the Mississippi River. If you’re partying at Tipitina’s (or if you’re on the West Bank), you’ll be within a stone’s throw of the show, which launches from barges stationed between Jefferson Avenue and Napoleon Avenue.

500 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. The Moonwalk Riverfront Park

New Orleans, LA 70116

We’ve singled out the Moonwalk for the midnight display over the Mississippi River, but honestly, anywhere along the riverfront will offer prime fireworks viewing—including the Riverwalk, Woldenburg Park, and Jax Brewery. But if you like levees, benches, and wide pavilions, the Moonwalk is your best bet.

5. Crescent Park

Crescent Park Trail, New Orleans, LA 70117

Watch the midnight fireworks from Crescent Park if you’re looking for smaller crowds and more of a neighborhood feel. Crescent Park extends its hours until 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, and it’s a great place to bring the whole family: kids, dogs, and ya mama an‘ ‘em. Chairs and outside food and drinks are allowed, but leave the tents, ice chests, fireworks, sparklers, glass bottles, and weapons at home.

Crescent Park Trail
New Orleans, LA 70117

6. Algiers Point

Algiers Point, New Orleans, LA 70114

Don’t forget that the East Bank and the West Bank send off twin dueling displays at midnight. A West Bank locale offers prime viewing of both, and beautifully frames the display against New Orleans’ twinkling downtown skyline. Hop on the ferry and make an evening of it.

Algiers Point
New Orleans, LA 70114