June 11, 2007 | Upcoming Events

Looking for a great way to celebrate Independence Day this year? The attractions along the New Orleans riverfront suggest that you look no further as the 17th Annual Go 4th on the River is the place to be this July 4.

In addition to a day full of entertainment and activities for the entire family, this great annual event features a fireworks extravaganza over the Mississippi River with "dueling barges"…ranked the 5th most "must-see" fireworks displays in the U.S. by the American Pyrotechnics Association.

For the complete entertainment schedule, go to www.go4thontheriver.com.

The festivities continue as the 13th Annual Essence Music Festival returns home to the Big Easy July 5-7. This "party with a purpose" offers three days of great music in the Superdome at night and inspirational "empowerment seminars" during the day…plus all that our great city of New Orleans has to offer!

2007 headliners include Beyonce`, Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige, The O'Jays, Maze, Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown, Ludacris, Isley Brothers, Steve Harvey, Robin Thicke, plus many, many more!

For hotel reservations, go to www.bestneworleanshotels.com.