2019 Fourth of July celebrations, fireworks around Southeast Louisiana

Here's where to find fireworks around the New Orleans metro area.

If you’re mapping out plans for Fourth of July festivities, most cities throughout the New Orleans metro area have a big celebration and fireworks to help light up your night.

We gathered this list of Independence Day events you can enjoy around the area. Check back for updates as we get them.

Slidell Heritage Festival

Saturday, June 29 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Heritage Park

Gather up the kids! Crowds can gather for fireworks and fun when the Slidell Heritage Festival returns to Heritage Park on June 29. Attendees can expect the firework show to start 9 p.m. The entertainment lineup includes New Orleans pop cover band Bag of Donuts, Cajun fiddler and singer Amanda Shaw and Gulf Coast jazz, blues and funk band Unfazed Show & Band. Several food and drink booths will feature traditional festival fare. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 4 to 12 years; children 3 and younger are admitted free. There is also free parking.

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Light Up the Lake Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m.
Mandeville Lakefront between Coffee and Carroll Streets

The City of Mandeville hosts its Light Up the Lake Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 29. The fun, family event takes place on the Mandeville lakefront, where the public is welcomed to to picnic beginning at 10 a.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase starting at 5 p.m. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with live music by Four Unplugged and a military tribute. There will also be a kids’ tent for the little ones. The evening will close with a festive firework show over the lake at dusk. A rain date is set for Sunday, June 30th. Organizers say no glass containers or charcoal grills allowed.

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Abita Springs Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, June 29 at 5 p.m.
Abita Springs Trailhead and Park

The Abita Springs Independence Day Celebration brings a free event to the Abita Springs Trailhead and Park starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 29.The evening will begin with a festive bike and wagon parade through the town, so be sure to bring your costumes! The celebration also features a firework show at 9 p.m. and a live music concert. Local civic organizations will host fun activities and games for the kids. Plus, there’s plenty of food. Bring your chairs and blankets. This event is free and open to all the public.

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Uncle Sam Jam 2019

Wednesday, July 3 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Lafreniere Park

The 2019 Uncle Sam Jam will be held at the Al Copeland Concert & Meadow Stage in Lafreniere Park. The annual patriotic party features musical performances, unique festival food and a fireworks display.The event is free and open to the public.

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Sparks in the Park

Wednesday, July 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bogue Falaya Park

This fun, family event includes patriotic music and fireworks at Bogue Falaya Park in downtown Covington. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will an exciting fireworks display beginning at dusk (approximately 8:45 pm). Free for kids are face painting and balloon twisting, and concessions will be available for purchase. You can also join in the 2nd annual Hot Dog Eating Challenge, starting at 7:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs and picnic. This event is free and open to the public.

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Happy 3rd of July

Wednesday, July 3 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
New Orleans City Park

Bring your chairs and blankets to New Orleans City Park for the annual Happy 3rd of July event. The park will offer concessions for sale, or guests can also bring their own. A patriotic performance from the Marine Corps Band New Orleans begins around 7 p.m. on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn. Fireworks from the Peristyle start at 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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St. Bernard Salutes America Celebration

Wednesday, July 3 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center Grounds

The 35th Annual St. Bernard Salutes America Celebration will be held from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3  on the grounds of the Frederick Sigur Civic Center. Local vendors will offer food, drinks and more. There will be fun for all ages including food, drinks, live entertainment, children’s activities, a spectacular fireworks show and more. The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m.

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St. Charles Parish Independence Day Celebration

Wednesday, July 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
West Bank Bridge Park

Top 40 party band Groovy 7 will help St. Charles Parish kick off its Independence Day festivities starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park. Guests are encouraged to bring their own ice chests and folding chairs. No glass bottles, pets or poppers allowed.

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St. John the Baptist Parish's Independence Day Celebration

Wednesday, July 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
East Bank and West Bank of St. John Parish

Residents in St. John Parish can enjoy fun, family-friendly Fourth of July festivities on both sides of the river. The parish’s Independence Day Celebration kicks off on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and features a salute to veterans. East Bank residents can gather at St. Peter Catholic Church Grounds in Reserve, La. On the West Bank, you can participate in festivities at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edgard, La. This year, no one will be allowed on the levee for safety reasons because of higher than normal river levels.

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Pearl River 4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 3 at 6 p.m.
Downtown Pearl River Town Hall

Bring your chairs and the family to Pearl River’s third annual 4th of July Celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3.  Activities include a pie eating contest, field games, a hula hoop contents, petting zoo and more. A fireworks display will start at dusk. The event is free and open to the public.

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New Orleans Baby Cakes Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, July 4 at 7 p.m.
Shrine on Airline

Celebrate the nation’s birthday with America’s pastime. The New Orleans Baby Cakes take on the San Antonio Missions on Thursday, July 4 at the Shrine on Airline. Then, the night ends with a bang. Stick around after the game for a spectacular fireworks show! Tickets start at $5.

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Mande Independence Day Parade and Festival

Thursday, July 4 at 5 p.m.
Mandeville Lakefront

North Shore marching group the Mande Milkshakers kicks off its annual Mande Independence Day Parade starting at 5 p.m. along the Mandeville Lakefront. Spectators are encouraged to dress in patriotic flair for the patriotic parade. A parade after party with live music and food vendors will be held at the Mandeville Trailhead from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Let Freedom Ring Festival

Thursday, July 4 at 4 p.m.
Peltier Park

Thibodaux residents can enjoy fireworks at the Let Freedom Ring Festival starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at Peltier Park. The festival will feature live music, a silent auction and food vendors.  Plus, be sure to decorate your bike for the bike parade. Prizes will be awarded for most patriotic and most creative bikes. The bike parade starts at 7 p.m. Fireworks kick off at 9 p.m.

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Madisonville's Old Fashioned 4th of July

Thursday, July 4 at 11 a.m.
Madisonville Riverfront

Enjoy family fun at this Fourth of July event on July 4 along Riverfront in Mandeville. The celebration kicks off at 11 a.m. with a parade starting at the Maritime Museum and ending at the Riverfront in front of Town Hall. Families, groups, bands, and kids are all welcome to be in the parade. There will be a prize awarded for the best decorated bike. The parade will end with a tribute to America’s veterans. Other activities include a beauty pageant, a horseshoe tournament, kids games and a watermelon eating contest. Fireworks start at dusk around 8:30 p.m. at the Riverfront. The event is free to the public.

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4th Fest at Crescent Park

Thursday, July 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Crescent Park

4th Fest in Crescent Park brings a family-friendly event for all to enjoy in the French Market District. The free fun begins at 4:30 p.m. The live music will kick off at 5:30 p.m. in Mandeville Wharf, leading up to the 9 p.m. Dueling Barges Fireworks Show on the Mississippi River. Carry-in beverages and food allowed or enjoy the food and drink for purchase at the Mandeville and Piety Wharves. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. Fireworks, firearms, ice chests / coolers, glass bottles, and tents are prohibited.

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Go 4th on the River

Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m.
New Orleans Riverfront

The free annual fireworks show lights up the sky over the Mississippi River starting at 9 p.m. This unique salute to America’s Independence features a fireworks display over the Mighty Mississippi and can be seen from both banks of the river. 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.

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Inaugural SneauxBall Festival

Thursday, July 4 at 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
New Orleans East

Be the first to attend the debut of the inaugural Sneauxball Fest on the 5900 block of Bullard Avenue. Festival-goers can enjoy local music and interactive children’s activities along with their sno-balls. Local vendors will be serving a wide variety of sno-balls and New Orleans-style food. In addition, several merchant vendors will be onsite selling their unique gifts and products. The festival will feauture a car show displaying different modern and antique cars, a Greek step show, and a business networking happy hour focusing on local small businesses. The festival will wrap up with a concert displaying community talent that the whole family can enjoy.

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