These Fireworks Displays Around New Orleans Will Drop Your Jaw

Well, it’s that time again! 4th of July in New Orleans is upon us. Of course, the annual Essence Festival is going to descend on the city that weekend, bringing in another round of incredible acts to entertain the crowds. This year, Mariah Carey and Kendrick Lamar headline alongside Maxwell and Jeremih. But if you weren’t lucky enough to snag Essence Festival tickets, don’t worry. There is plenty of other things to do in and around New Orleans to celebrate independence day–including a number of fireworks displays! Here are 6 of the biggest events going on in the city that weekend.

Check out our updated 2017 fireworks list here!

Have you been to any of these events before? Where do you go to get the best views of the fireworks on the river? Let us know your secrets! We love to hear your feedback.