New Year's Eve Fireworks Displays
Produced by the Crescent City Countdown Club in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy and the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund, this internationally acclaimed tradition is a community project made possible by New Orleans & Company, with Allstate Sugar Bowl, The Berger & Tiller Families, French Quarter Festivals, Inc., J & M Displays, WWL 870AM/105.3FM, WWL.com, Magic 101.9, and 23 dedicated community sponsors.
The spectacular fireworks display along the historic New Orleans Riverfront in downtown New Orleans can be seen from the East and West Banks of the Mississippi River from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside to Crescent Park at the French Market. At the stroke of midnight an intense barrage of colors—including team colors of the Allstate Sugar Bowl contenders, University of Alabama and Kansas State—will light up the dark sky! The extraordinary display will feature ten-inch shells that travel 1,000 feet high, then break out across a 1,000-foot span over the Mighty Mississippi. The fireworks show will be streamed live on WWL.com and WWL Radio Facebook.
Residents and visitors should expect heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the Central Business District, French Quarter, and Marigny throughout the New Year's Eve and Allstate Sugar Bowl events. The New Orleans Police Department will restrict vehicular traffic in and around the French Quarter as follows:
NO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ALLOWED
8pm - 4am overnight Friday, Dec. 30 thru Sunday, Jan. 1
- Dauphine St. at all intersections from Iberville St. to St. Ann St.
- Royal St. at all intersections from Iberville St. to St. Ann St.
- 700-800 blocks of St. Ann St., Orleans Ave., St. Peter St., Toulouse St., St. Louis St., Conti St., Bienville St., and Iberville St.
- Bourbon St. at all intersections from Iberville St. to St. Ann St.
- All streets starting with Dumaine Street toward Esplanade Avenue will be open to cross Bourbon Street
Additional intermittent street closures, including Canal St. from Claiborne Ave. to Convention Center Blvd., might be required as crowd size warrants. Decatur St. from Dumaine St. to St. Louis St. will also be closed to vehicles ahead of the fireworks display on Saturday, Dec. 31 once crowd size warrants.
NO PARKING ZONES
Friday, Dec. 30 at 4 PM through Sunday, Jan. 1 at 6 AM
Saturday, Dec. 31 at 12 AM through Sunday, Jan. 1 at 6 Am
- Decatur St. from Dumaine St. to Conti St.
- N. Peters St. from Conti St. to Canal St.
- 500 & 600 blocks of Frenchman St.
Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking.
Additional parking restrictions may be implemented as necessary. Always follow posted signs. Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking.
- Do not block hydrants, driveways and sidewalks.
- Do not park within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection, or stop sign.
- Park in the direction of travel on one-way streets and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.