Louisiana great state to watch fireworks with many festivals, holidays, sporting events and unique cultural celebrations. Both visitors and long-time residents of the state can let ‘Laissez les bon temps rouler’ and kick back in a lawn chair and watch the merrymaking of fireworks down on the bayou or in the bustling areas of downtown. Watching Louisiana Fireworks is always fun and memorable.
Celebrate Independence Day New Orleans style at Go 4th on the River. This patriotic salute to America’s birthday features one-of-a-kind dueling barges fireworks display along the New Orleans riverfront at Riverwalk – Woldenberg Park. The toe-tapping musical score is broadcast is heard in more than 30 states. In Metairie, stay after they play and watch the Zephyr minor league baseball team’s postgame celebration of razzle dazzle patriotic pyrotechnics. In Gulfport, there is a huge Louisiana fireworks display on the Mississippi Coast and in Biloxi there is an Independence Firework Display along the beachfront. Baton Rouge. Journey downtown to the Baton Rouge Riverfront and celebrate freedom at the Annual Star-Spangled Celebration . You’ll experience all the expected festivities including live entertainment and ‘Fireworks On the Mississippi,’ a breathtaking fireworks display over the Mississippi River.
Haul out the holly and fire up the fireworks, there is a major holiday celebration in Natchitoches, a town known as the “City of Lights” since 1926. The quaint town is lit up with thousands of twinkling lights along the riverfront area that has evolved into a full-fledged Festival of Lights. Of course, no winter weather decorating in a festival honoring ‘lights’ would be complete without a major display of pyrotechnics that happens each Saturday night of the six week festival.
Let the good times roll on New Year’s Eve in wild New Orleans style by heading to Jackson Square to take in the pre-midnight entertainment and then watch "Baby Bacchus" drop from his lit-up perch, switching on the light that signals the New Year. Following is a spectacular, 15-minute New Year’s Eve New Orleans pyrotechnic event that launches from twin barges anchored in mid-river – an over-the-top, not-to-be missed display before you stop by the French Quarter to continue partying into the first hours of the new year. For a different perspective, take a ride on one of the steamships in the river for a front row seat on the fun. In Madisonville, a New Year’s firework show creates a festive night over the Tchefunct River and
If you’re a fan of the NFL, the past world champion New Orleans Saints play football in the Superdome, a great spot for celebratory pyrotechnics. Or, the minor league baseball team, the New Orleans Zephers, who play in the NOLA suburb of Metairie, also add sparks to the summer with exciting firework shows. Check the team’s schedules for exact dates. Another famous Louisiana party is Mardi Gras, or ‘Fat Tuesday,’ and is filled with parades, gala balls and a party in the streets. A newer tradition has started over the last two decades to celebrate on Monday, ‘Lundi Gras – Fat Monday’ with live music, parades and a spectacular Louisiana fireworks display over the river at night.
When heading out to Louisiana it’s always a good idea to check in with your hotel concierge or the Louisiana Visitor’s Center for firework viewing activities. Always on the pulse of what is happening all over the city, including firework shows, you’ll find quick and accurate information from this go-to resource for entertainment. The state of Louisiana is an extremely exciting place to watch fireworks light up the riverfronts, bayou, French Quarter and other famous Louisiana landscapes. When you watch pyrotechnic displays in Louisiana you’ll be ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing to Creole inspired colors and designs in the sky.