If there's one thing New Orleans knows how to do, it's throw a great party. Independence Day is no exception!
There are many places across Louisiana where you can see amazing fireworks displays, but not many where you can see dueling pyrotechnics and floating, exploding shells on the Mississippi River. For that kind of spectacle, you'll have to head to NOLA's “Go 4th on the River” celebration.
Go 4th on the River is ranked by the American Pyrotechnics Association as one of the “Top Five Must-See Fireworks Displays in the U.S." The show features two "dueling barges" over the Mighty Mississippi, each participating in a choreographed fireworks battle that lights up the night sky. You'll also see unique pyrotechnics that, when launched, land in the water and shoot up a towering column of light, sparks and color, creating a show not only in the night sky, but in the water's reflection.
The fireworks display is free and can be viewed from either side of the river. Just bring a blanket or lawn chair, grab a seat by the levy and prepare to be amazed!
Local radio stations Magic 101.9, WWL 870 AM and FM and website WWL.com will be airing a simulcast of the music which coordinates with the fireworks show so bring your streaming device or a portable radio.
Go 4th and have a great holiday!
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