Where to Watch Fireworks on July Fourth and How to Celebrate Independence Day in New Orleans this Summer


The Fourth of July is one of only two holidays in the United States where the glow of fireworks lights up the sky. Patriots will hear the booming sounds of Independence Day throughout the long weekend. Watch the fireworks from a park, rooftop bar, or steamboat. There are many ways to celebrate in a city built around food and music.

Spend the Day at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans

A day of patriotic tunes awaits those who visit the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on the Fourth of July. As early as 11 a.m., guests can gather at the Louisiana Memorial Pavillion to relish the singers of Jefferson Chorale. The Independence Day celebration persists at 1 p.m. in the Boeing Center. The New Orleans Concert Band will play some of the nation’s favorite patriotic songs.

Watch the Fireworks at One of New Orleans’ Many Parks

One of the best family-friendly activities for Independence Day in New Orleans is picnicking at one of the city’s lush local parks. City Park and Audubon Park have shady live oaks and plenty of space to accommodate picnicking families. Crescent Park has the clearest views for a riverfront panorama of the city’s evening fireworks.

Hang Out at a New Orleans Brewery

Those looking for a bubbly Fourth of July experience will fare well at one of the Crescent City’s breweries. Local brewers like Urban South, Zony Mash, and NOLA Brewing Company keep the IPAs, lagers, and sours flowing throughout the day. Some spots host food truck vendors, serving American barbecue to commemorate the patriotic holiday.

Visit a Rooftop Bar in the City

Regardless of which neighborhood the Fourth of July festivities commence, watching the fireworks from the roof ensures the best view. Spectators may see the New Orleans skyline during the show depending on the location they watch from. Mambo’s is a favorite in the French Quarter for watching the holiday commotion from an elevated distance. Capulet is the star of the show for a rooftop view of the Bywater.

Take a July Fourth Cruise on Steamboat Natchez

Embrace America’s steamboat heritage by watching the fireworks from the Mississippi River. Passengers will embark on an evening of buffet food, live music, and sunset views on the steamboat Natchez. As soon as the boat leaves the dock, the holiday festivities begin.

Eat at a New Orleans Barbecue Joint

In New Orleans, there is no shortage of barbecue joints. Every neighborhood houses a spot offering smoked meats and savory sides of macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and collard greens. Blue Oak BBQ in Mid-City is a local favorite ideal for fueling up before a night of fireworks and patriotism.

Have a Staycation at the Jung Hotel & Residences

The best way to celebrate the Fourth of July is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. The Jung Hotel & Residences is ideally situated near the Canal Streetcar line, allowing easy accessibility. Make a reservation at the Jung Hotel today and experience adventure, fun, and leisure.