June 19, 2019 | New Orleans

Steamboat Natchez photo by Kerri McCaffety.

New Orleans' colors aren't just purple, green and gold – they’re red, white and blue. 

While New Orleans was part of France until 1802, nobody knows how to celebrate Independence Day like we do. Here’s what’s going on – and where fireworks are going off – around town.

Go 4th on the River

There’s no better way celebrate the red, white and blue than with fireworks shooting from a barge on the Mississippi River in rhythm to patriotic tunes. View the festivities from Woldenberg Park, Jax Brewery, the Moonwalk, or elsewhere in the Vieux Carré or watch from Algiers Point on the Westbank. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with a water show from a fireboat. To enjoy choreographed fireworks with the music, download this app. Find out more.

4th of July on the Steamboat NATCHEZ

The Steamboat NATCHEZ has some of the best seats in town for Go 4th on the River. Enjoy a fabulous buffet and music from a local DJ while fireworks go off above you. Make reservations here.

New Orleans Baby Cakes Independence Day Celebration

Is there anything more American than baseball? On July 4th, the New Orleans Baby Cakes take on the San Antonio Missions at the Shrine on Airline. Be there for the biggest postgame fireworks show of the year. Learn more.

3rd of July Celebration at City Park

If you can't wait for the 4th to celebrate your freedom, do it at City Park on the 3rd!  Bring chairs or a blanket to the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn on Wednesday for patriot tunes from the Marine Corps Brass/Funk Band and fireworks from the Peristyle.  Pack your own picnic or hit the concessions for food and a snoball. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and the fireworks will follow.