Go 4th on the River
A fireworks display produced by "Go 4th on the River" will take place in New Orleans along the Mississippi Riverfront at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
Produced by the Riverfront Marketing Group (RMG) in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy and New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund, this spectacular fireworks display can be seen from the East and West Banks of the River from Hilton New Orleans Riverside to Crescent Park in the French Market District. And there’s more! CNN will be showcasing the NOLA fireworks around the world as part of its “Fourth in America” special!
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 7:00 p.m. and leading up to the 9:00 p.m. fireworks show.
In anticipation of crowds, the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will set up an incident command post at the 24/7 Real-Time Crime Center, where local, state and federal public safety agencies will be represented and will coordinate emergency response if necessary.
Increased public safety personnel from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), New Orleans Fire Department, and Emergency Medical Services will be present in the French Quarter.
In anticipation of large crowds, the New Orleans Police Department and the Louisiana State Police will restrict traffic to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Additional intermittent street closures might be required as crowd size warrants.
For more information, visit http://www.go4thontheriver.com/events.html. As always, please take care in large crowds and report suspicious activity to public safety officials.
Marigny, French Quarter, Central Business District
Vehicles should be made aware that they will not be able to cross Bourbon St.
All streets starting with Dumaine St. toward Esplanade Ave. will be open to cross Bourbon St.
French Quarter Closures
French Quarter Closures
From 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. overnight Tuesday, July 4th, public safety officials will screen vehicles entering the French Quarter within the perimeter of Canal, Decatur, Dumaine, and Rampart Streets. Only residents, employees, hotel guests, and taxis or ride hailing services will be allowed to drive vehicles into the French Quarter.
No Vehicles Allowed
From 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. overnight Tuesday, July 4th, public safety officials will close Bourbon Street from Canal to Dumaine Streets and the 700 and 800 blocks of St. Ann, Orleans, St. Peter, Toulouse, St. Louis, Conti, Bienville, and Iberville Streets to all traffic.
All streets leading into the French Quarter on the following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic:
- Canal St.
- N. Rampart St.
- Dumaine St.
- Decatur St.
No Parking Zones
From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. overnight Tuesday, July 4, no parking will be allowed on the following streets:
- 700-800 blocks of St. Ann, Orleans, St. Peter, Toulouse, St. Louis, Conti, Bienville, and Iberville Streets
- Decatur St. from Conti St. to Dumaine St - both sides
- N. Peters St from Conti St to Canal St. - both sides
As always during major special events, residents and visitors are encouraged to take care in large crowds and to report suspicious activity to public safety officials.
For special event updates, text NOLAEVENTS to 77295.
Additionally, the New Orleans Fire Department reminds residents that the discharging of consumer fireworks in Orleans Parish is illegal. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.