Where to Celebrate July 4th in or around the Westbank of New Orleans!


June 28, 2023

Are you looking for ways to celebrate July 4th in the West Bank of New Orleans, La.? 

We have all your Independence Day fun in or around the Westbank — fireworks, parades, community picnics, and more — rounded up right here for you!

Here are  ways you can find your family fun in or around the Westbank of New Orleans to celebrate July 4th Independence Day:

July 1st

Slidell Heritage Festival

The Heritage Festival provides a full day of family fun here in Slidell’s Heritage Park.  It is a great time and it’s all done while raising funds for local charities. We celebrate heritage and independence every 4th of July weekend the best way we know how, with those we love.   Music, drinks, great food.  What a day!

There is something for everyone including; awesome food options, sensational music/entertainment,  and a fantastic fireworks display.

Admission: Adults $15, Free Children 12 and under. Entry fees raise funds for Slidell Charities.
Where: Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell, 415.710.7347.

Sparks in the Park

Join the City of Covington's Independence Day celebration, featuring face painting, patriotic music, and watermelon and hot dog eating contests from 5:30pm to 9 p.m. Enjoy fireworks show at dusk (8:45 p.m.). Chairs, blankets, and picnics are welcomed. Concessions will be available for purchase. Kids' activities and refreshments begin at 6pm, music begins at 7pm, and fireworks at 8:30pm (dusk).
Admission: Free.
Where: Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive, Covington, 985.892.1873.

Holiday Weekend at the French Market

Celebrate the Independence Day holiday weekend at the French Market on Saturday, July 1st from 11am-4pm!
Performance will take place at the French Market Flea Market; 86 French Market Place! The event is free and open to the public.
11:00am The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles
12:15pm LeTrainiump
1:15pm SOUL Brass Band
2:15pm The Rumble featuring Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr.

Admission: Free.
Time: 11am-4:00pm

July 3

St. John the Baptist Parish Independence Day Celebration 

The St. John the Baptist annual celebration includes food, games, and music, 6-9 p.m., fireworks around 9pm. Festivities take place on both sides of the Mississippi River: at St. Peter Catholic Church in Reserve on the east bank and at the St. John Courthouse in Edgard on the west bank. Entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m. This event is free to the community. The event will be broadcast on the government access channel starting at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free.
Where: St. John the Baptist 2361 Hwy 18, Edgard, La. 

Light Up The Lake Independence Day Celebration

The City of Mandeville will celebrate Independence Day by lighting up Lake Pontchartain on the Mandeville lakeshore.   Join us for our 9th Annual Light Up the Lake celebration on Monday, July 3, 2023. Patriotic Tribute by Rockin Doopsie Jr., Kids Tent, games, face painting and food trucks.  Entertainment on stage, located between Coffee and Carroll Streets, begins at 6:00 p.m. We will begin shooting the fireworks from Sunset Point at 8:30 p.m.  The event is free to the public. 

Picnics are allowed along the lakefront beginning at 10:00 a.m. No glass bottles or charcoal grills allowed.  

For more information, visit
Location: Mandeville Lakefront; Music Stage at Coffee & Carroll Streets
Hours: Picnicking begins at 10 am, Entertainment at 6 pm, Fireworks at Dusk.
Admission: Free

July 3

Happy 3rd of July

Patriotic music on City Park's Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn, 6:00-9:15 p.m., followed by fireworks at the Peristyle. Blankets and chairs and picnics permitted. Concessions, snowballs, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. Red, white and blue attire encouraged. Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland will be open 3-9pm.
Admission: Free.
Where: City Park, 1 Palm Drive.

Uncle Sam Jam

Lafreniere Park will celebrate the 4th of July from 2:30pm-10:30 p.m. with food, drink, music, and fireworks (expected at 9:30). Enjoy their great line up.
Chairs and blankets are welcome; no outside food or drink.
Admission: Free.
Where: Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 504.838.4389
Parking : Free at the Shrine on Airline or purchase VIP Parking Pass to park inside the gates.

St. Charles Parish Annual Independence Day Celebration

St. Charles Parish will hold its annual Independence Day Celebration from 5:30 until 9 p.m. on July 3rd at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road. The band is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., with a fireworks extravaganza to begin at 9 p.m. The celebration features music, children's activities and more. Guests can bring their own chairs, drinks, and ice chests to join the fun. No pets or glass bottles allowed. Food for sale

Admission: Free
Where: West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling, 985.783.5183.

St. Bernard Salutes America,

The St. Bernard Salutes America Celebration and Fireworks Display on Sunday, July 3rd, from 5:00-10:00 p.m. on the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center Grounds located at 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette.

Fireworks begin at 9:15pm. Come out, enjoy the fun, and support our local vendors who will be offering a wide variety of food, drinks and more. 

Admission: Free.
Where: Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 504.473.7238.

July 4

Go 4th on the River 

The Port of New Orleans will bring out the General Roy S. Kelley fireboat and make a return appearance along the river, with its famed water show with plumes of red, white, and blue fountains beginning at 6:00 p.m. and leading up to the 9:00 p.m. Dueling Barges Fireworks extravaganza over the Mississippi River between the Gov. Nichols Street Wharf and the Canal Street Dock. Bring radios to hear the soundtrack, which will be simulcast on WLMG-FM, WWL-AM, WWL-FM and  The Gen. Kelley was used by the Port of New Orleans to fight fires, give tours, and conduct search-and-rescue missions on the Mississippi River. Built in 1994, the Gen. Kelley is 95 ft. long and 16 ft. wide with a 7 ft. draft. It seats 24 and typically has a crew of three.

Go 4th on the River Fireworks Show at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th!
For more information: 
Admission: Free.
Where: Moonwalk, 750 Decatur St. or along the levee in Algiers Point.


View of fireworks from Algiers Point Levee

Fourth of July Fireworks in Abita Springs

Bring chairs, blankets, family and friends to Abita Springs' Trailhead & Park for an Independence Day celebration with live music, fireworks, kids' activities, food trucks and snowballs, and Abita Beer. No outside food or drinks. 

Time 2pm-9:30pm.
For more information, please visit here
Location: Abita Springs Trailhead Park
Hours: Fireworks at dusk
Admission: Free

Madisonville Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with kids' games, cornhole and horseshoe tournaments, a Veterans' Salute, watermelon eating and rooster crowing contests, a pie bake-off, and fireworks all on the waterfront in front of the old town hall. Bring your chairs, coolers and picnic baskets and find a spot on the riverfront to enjoy the fun! The day of family fun closes with fireworks at dusk (about 8:45 p.m.).
The event is free to the public. Street parking available throughout the town.

Admission: Free.                                                                                                                                                                       Where: Madisonville Riverfront, Water Street at Louisiana 22, Madisonville, 985.237.1688.
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4th at Crescent Park

Crescent Park will extend its operating hours on Tuesday, July 4th for the Independence Day for the Go 4th on the River fireworks display at 9:00pm. The park will close at 9:30pm immediately following the fireworks display. 

Please note that the elevators at Mandeville Wharf Crossing are out of service and ADA access, including parking, is available at the park’s downriver entrance located on Chartres Street between Bartholomew and Mazant Streets. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs & blankets, food & drink, and wear festive attire. Please keep the park clean and use trash bins provided or pack out your trash. There will be no food and beverage outlets or entertainment inside the park.

Fireworks of any kind, firearms, tents, and cooking inside the park are prohibited.

Crescent Park at French Market, 1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70117
When: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost: Admission is free
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Hope you all have a happy -- and safe! -- July 4th holiday on the Westbank!

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