Pin It

Preview: Fourth of July celebrations 

Matthew Hose looks at fireworks and festivals on the North and South shores

Two Fourth of July festivals feature fireworks, music and more. The 22nd annual Go 4th On the River is sponsored by several downtown attractions along the Riverfront, which will offer special deals and free music throughout the day. The music lineup includes several Navy bands, The Victory Belles and Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys performing at locations including the Riverwalk Marketplace, the Steamboat Natchez dock and Washington Artillery Park, across from Jackson Square. The day culminates with the 9 p.m. dueling barges fireworks show over the river, and there will be musical simulcasts on Magic 101.9 FM, WWL 870 AM, and Visit the website for details.

  The Mandeville Seafood Festival stretches to five days from July 4 through the weekend. Located in Fontainebleau State Park, the festival features two music stages, a car show, carnival rides, a craft fair, food vendors and Fourth of July fireworks (8:45 p.m. Wednesday). The music ranges from gospel to rock and headliners include 5 Finger Discount, Christian Serpas and Ghost Town, the Chee Weez and many others. Thursday is dedicated to the Louisiana bicentennial, and special guests include Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and Jay Chevalier. Proceeds from the festival benefit local charities. Tickets $10 when purchased online in advance, $5 before 5 p.m. at the gate, $15 after 5 p.m. at the gate, festival pass $35. — Matthew Hose

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Submit an event Jump to date

More by Matthew Hose

  • Best of New Orleans

    And the winners are ...
    • Aug 28, 2012
  • Freshman Foibles

    • Aug 21, 2012
  • Arnie Fielkow to return to New Orleans for basketball conference

    The former city councilman will bring former NBA stars to perform community service, and will also announce plans for an athletic scholarship named for his father.
    • Aug 7, 2012
  • More »

Spotlight Events

  • Gomela/to Return: Movement of Our Mother Tongue @ Ashe Power House
    1731 Baronne St.

    • Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 29
  • Sea of Common Catastrophe @ University of New Orleans
    Robert E. Nims Theatre, Performing Arts Center, St. Anthony Drive off of 2000 Lakeshore Drive

    • Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 28
  • White Rabbit Red Rabbit @ St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
    583 Broadway St.

    • Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27
    • Buy Tickets
  • Close Me Out @ Hi-Ho Lounge
    2239 St. Claude Ave.

    • First Saturday of every month
  • St. Claude Second Saturdays @ St. Claude Arts District
    2820 St. Claude Ave.

    • Second Saturday of every month
    • 4 going/interested

© 2017 Gambit
Powered by Foundation