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Where To See 4th of July Fireworks Displays Around NOLA!

June 23, 2020

Independence Day will be different this year due to COVID-19.

With the Governor’s announcement on June 22 that Louisiana will remain in Phase Two, many of the much anticipated fireworks displays have been cancelled. But, don’t stress! We’ve put together a list of places where your family can still catch a fireworks show (while practicing social distancing!). 


Liberty at the Lake Drive-In Fireworks Show
Bucktown Marina, 325 Metairie Hammond Hwy. Presented by Zito Companies, the tailgate party features live music by the Bag of Donuts, food and bar trucks will be from 6:30-8:30 pm followed by the fireworks show at 8:45. Registration $25 (includes vehicle and driver) + $15/passenger. In addition to the local food and bar trucks onsite with refreshments for purchase, outside food and drink will be allowed. Thursday, July 2, 5:30-9 pm.

Festing on the Fourth
Bucktown Marina, 325 Metairie Hammond Hwy. Presented by Z Event Company, enjoy “drive in/tailgate” fun featuring music by Amanda Shaw, Flow Tribe, Brass-a-holic’s, and D-Play with the night ending with a fireworks show! Bring your own food or purchase from one of the vendors, including food trucks from NOLA. Everyone must purchase a ticket for entry. See their Facebook page for details on vehicle specifics. $50/vehicle; $45/individual passenger ticket. For more information please contact Susan, Z Event Company: or 504-510-5838. Saturday, July 4, 3-9:30 pm.


Let Freedom Ring Festival
Peltier Park, 301 Peltier Park, Thibodaux. Due to COVID-19, the festival activities have been cancelled, only the fireworks will be displayed and families can enjoy them from the safety of their vehicles. Saturday, July 4, 9 pm.


Abita Springs Independence Day Celebration
Abita Springs Park, 22044 Main St, Abita Springs. The Annual 4th of July free concert and fireworks show will feature special guest performer, Four Unplugged, who will take the stage at 7 pm. Bring your chairs but leave your ice chests at home. Admission is limited. VIP viewing area with refreshments, $20/ticket; General Admission, $10/ticket; kids 12 and under are free with adult admission. Saturday, July 4, 5-9 pm.

Light Up the Lake Independence Day Celebration
Mandeville Lakefront, Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville. The City of Mandeville hosts Light Up the Lake, which includes fireworks beginning at 8:30 pm. Spectators may watch from their cars parked in bays along Lakeshore Drive or on the lakefront, respecting social distancing. Tune into The Lake 94.7-FM to hear synchronized music as you watch. Saturday, July 4, 8:30 pm.

Land-O-Pines Family Campground Celebration
The Land-O-Pines Family Campground, 17145 Million Dollar Rd., Covington. Weekend activities include: Band Friday night, D.J. with fireworks Saturday night, tournaments, golf cart parade, poker run, hayrides, daily bingos, games, and more. Waterslide open late on Friday and Saturday nights ($). Reservations required, 3 night minimum, (2 nights ok if booking regular campsites only). Cancellation calls by Sunday, June 28, to qualify for a deposit transfer or raincheck. July 2-5.


30th Annual Independence Day Celebration in Luling
West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling. St. Charles Parish will celebrate its 30th Annual Independence Day event with a performance by Groovy 7, followed by a spectacular fireworks show. American Idol Top 20 Contestant and Destrehan native, Faith Becnel, will perform the National Anthem. Friday, July 3, 6-9 pm. 

Here’s a run-down on the fireworks displays that have been cancelled or are still pending for 2020.


Happy 3rd of July
Go 4th on the River
Fireworks Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez


Uncle Sam Jam
Here Comes the Boom! at Treasure Chest Casino


Madisonville Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Slidell Heritage Festival
(TBD) Sparks in the Park in Covington

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