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Katharine Currault on “Go 4th on the River” and other Independence Day fun

click to enlarge The 24th annual Go 4th on the River celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks extravaganza over the Mississippi River. Barges stationed at the foot of Canal Street and the Gov. Nicholls Street Wharf launch a dueling display over the French Quarter riverfront. Accompanying patriotic music is broadcast on WLMG 101.9 FM, WWL 870 AM and 105.3 FM and WWL.com.

The 24th annual Go 4th on the River celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks extravaganza over the Mississippi River. Barges stationed at the foot of Canal Street and the Gov. Nicholls Street Wharf launch a dueling display over the French Quarter riverfront. Accompanying patriotic music is broadcast on WLMG 101.9 FM, WWL 870 AM and 105.3 FM and WWL.com.

Thursday, July 3

City of Kenner Fireworks Display, 9:15pm
The City of Kenner and Treasure Chest Casino present a free lakefront fireworks display. The show is visible from Laketown and the levee area, or the decks of the riverboat casino for those 21 and older.
Treasure Chest Casino
, 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner

Golden Meadow-Fourchon International Tarpon Rodeo, July 3 - 5
Fish, music, food and fireworks are on display.
Port Fourchon Marina, 288 Flotation Canal Road, Golden Meadow

Happy 3rd of July, 5:30 - 9pm
The celebration includes patriotic music by The Marine Corps Rock Band and the Marine Corps Band, food, wine, beer and fireworks.
New Orleans City Park
, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans

Independence Day Celebration Along the River 6 - 9:30pm
The festivities include live entertainment, food and fireworks on both sides of the Mississippi River.
The east bank celebration is at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1550 Hwy. 44, Reserve, and the West Bank celebration is at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2361 Hwy. 18, Edgard.

Sparks in the Park, 7 - 9pm
The celebration includes patriotic music, fireworks, face painting and food and drink options.
Bogue Falaya Park, Downtown Covington.

Uncle Sam Jam, 3 - 9pm
The event features DJs in the afternoon and live bands in the evening, with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. There also are food and drink vendors.
Lafreniere Park
, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie.

Friday, July 4

The 15th Annual Four on the 4th, 7:30am
The four-mile run/walk features music, awards and door prizes. Proceeds benefit children's fitness programs at the YMCA and other organizations. Admission $25.
Hubie Gallagher Park, 1000 W. 15th Ave., Covington.

America: The Party, 4 - 9pm
My House NOLA sponsors the party, which includes music, dancing, food trucks, drinks, a photo booth, a Jello-eating contest and a costume contest. Cover $5.
Rusty Nail
, 1000 Constance St., New Orleans

Bucktown Bash, 11am - 8pm
The events includes a blessing of the shrimp fleet, live entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, food from Bucktown restaurants and more. Admission $5, ages 12 and younger free.
Bucktown Harbor and Marina, 325 Metairie-Hammond Hwy., Metairie.

Feed the Multitudes, 10am - 3pm
The 25th annual event provides live entertainment, free haircuts, manicures, pedicures, a shoe giveaway and free food, including jambalaya, barbecue chicken and snowballs.
Victory Fellowship Church, 5708 Airline Drive, Metairie.

Go 4th on the River, noon - 9pm
The Independence Day celebration features patriotic music and dueling fireworks barges on the Mississippi River. There's live music at Spanish Plaza from noon to 9pm, when fireworks start. Free admission.
Spanish Plaza, 1 Poydras St., New Orleans

July 4th at Twelve Mile Limit, 2 - 9pm
Mid-City Neighborhood Organization sponsors the party, which includes food trucks, drinks and music.
Twelve Mile Limit, 500 S. Telemachus St., New Orleans.

Mandeville City Seafood Festival, 12pm - 12am
The festival features a fireworks display and music by Jefferson Starship, Grass Roots, Four Unplugged, Supercharger and more. There also are food and craft vendors, Carnival rides and kids activities.
Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190 Mandeville, New Orleans.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, 1:30pm
The festivities include a patriotic parade with floats, a flag-raising ceremony, children's games, a horseshoe tournament, a beauty pageant, music, food and fireworks.
Downtown Madisonville, 803 Main St., Madisonville.

St. Bernard Salutes America, 4:30 - 10:30pm
The festival includes food, drinks, snowballs, music, games, rides, crafts and fireworks.
Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center
, 8245 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette.

The Victory Belles: Spirit of America
The Victory Belles perform patriotic tunes and music from the songbooks of George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin. Tickets $25. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts
, 325 Minor St., New Orleans.

Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market Fourth of July, 7 - 10pm
The celebration includes fireworks, food, drinks and music.
Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego.

Saturday, July 5

The 4th at the Fort, 10am - 3pm
Attendees enjoy outdoor and historical activities, along with a flag retirement ceremony from the Slidell Boy Scouts.
Fort Pike Historic Site, 27100 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans.

Fourth of July Beach Celebration, 2 - 9:30pm
The celebration includes a beach bonfire and live music.
Bogue Chitto Park, 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, Covington.

Houma Independence Day Celebration
The celebration includes fireworks, a two-mile race, a parade and craft vendors.
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma.

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