Go 4th On The River

Go 4th On The RiverDon’t miss the free Dueling Barges Fireworks Display along the historic New Orleans Riverfront at 9:00 pm. This unique salute to America’s Independence will feature a fireworks display from two barges over the mighty Mississippi.

For more information visit: http://www.go4thontheriver.com/

What To Expect

The Riverfront Marketing Group invites you to celebrate Independence Day along the banks of the historic New Orleans Riverfront with the FREE Fireworks Show On The Mighty Mississippi at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th! This year’s celebration is presented by Zito Companies, Magic 101.9, WWL 870AM/105.3FM, WWL.com, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, The Berger Company, New Orleans & Company, T.T. Barge and J&M Displays, plus more than twenty other community sponsors.

“The Riverfront Marketing Group cherishes the Fireworks Over The Mississippi River tradition that attracts local and national attention,” says Adrienne Thomas, treasurer of the Riverfront Marketing Group. “Our core supporters have truly stepped up to preserve this treasured tradition, but funding remains a challenge as we still have a small gap to fill.”

The Riverfront Marketing Group through J & M Displays will again provide an iPhone and Android app that will allow anyone who downloads the app to hear the passionately patriotic show music in real time in sync to the fireworks. Go to Go4thontheRiver.com and scan the QR code.

By popular demand the French Market District will also present the third annual Fireworks Photography Workshop with Zack Smith Photography in Crescent Park. Participants are guaranteed a VIP riverfront viewing area to photograph the 9:00 p.m. fireworks show and learn about unique techniques to get the best photos ever! Register at www.ZackSmith.com.

The Port of New Orleans will bring out the General Roy S. Kelley fireboat again this year 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. fireworks show. Built in 1994, the General Kelley was used by the Port of New Orleans to fight fires, give tours, and conduct search-and-rescue missions on the Mississippi River. The General Kelley is 95 ft. long and 16 ft. wide with a 7 ft. draft. It seats 24 and typically has a crew of three.

Ample parking is available at the JAX Brewery Parking Lot, the Garage at Canal Place, and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. For valuable coupon offers, including special Fourth of July hotel room rates, log on to Go4thontheRiver.com.

The barges will be positioned on the river between Gov. Nichols St. Wharf and Canal St. Dock. You will be able to see them from both banks of the river. The fireworks show is choreographed to a medley of patriotic songs. This patriotic fireworks display is ranked in the top 5 “must see” according to the american pyrotechnics association.