4th of July Fireworks

Here are a few of our picks for catching the fireworks around the 4th of July holiday! Since July 4th falls on a Wednesday this year, you can stretch out your celebrations over a couple of days. Have a fun and happy 4th!


Light Up the Lake Mandeville - Entertainment on the stage begins at 6pm with a special military tribute, Groovy 7 and fireworks over the lake at dusk. Kids can enjoy the Keep Mandeville Beautiful Kid's Tent and Old Mandeville Business Association Food Court opens at 5pm with picnic food for purchase. Picnics on the lake can begin at 10am. Free. facebook.com/events/1711402652311430/

Slidell Heritage Fest - A day-long event with stuff for the kids, live music, and food/drink sales before the fireworks display and Bag of Donuts keep the party going after the fireworks. $10 adults, $5 ages 4-12. 3 and under free. slidellheritagefest.org



Uncle Sam Jam - Lafreniere Park in Metairie hosts a free event with music, The Topcats after the fireworks, with food and drink available for sale on the 3rd of July. facebook.com/events/610889799291899/

Baby Cakes Game - Their biggest fireworks display of the season follows the game against OKC at the Shrine on Airline. Tickets are $10. cakesbaseball.com

3rd of July at City Park - Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy The Marine Corps Band on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn and fireworks from the top of the Peristyle. The first 5000 guests receive free 3D glasses to watch the fireworks. Concessions will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own picnic. 7-9pm. Free. neworleanscitypark.com/events/3rd-of-july

Sparks in the Park in Covington - Family friendly event from 6:30pm-9pm at Bogue Falaya Park kicks off with free watermelon eating contest for the kids, then a hot dog eating contest. There's face painting for the kids. Bring chairs and blankets. Food/drink will be available for purchase. Free. louisiananorthshore.com/event/sparks-in-the-park/1703/



Go Fourth on the River - Head downtown for the dueling barges fireworks show voted one of the best in the country. You can see it from either side of the River and most spots downtown. go4thontheriver.com

4th Fest in Crescent Park - A new celebration spot for the fireworks on the river. 4:30pm-9:30pm. Entertainment includes the Victory Belle's and Bag of Donuts at Mandeville Wharf and Pan Vibrations at Piety Wharf. You'll have one of the best views of the Mississippi River Dueling Barges Fireworks Shows. Coolers are prohibited. frenchmarket.org/event/4th-fest-in-crescent-park