26th Annual (2016) GO 4TH ON THE RIVER
A community project produced by the Riverfront Marketing Group.*
*Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, The Garage at Canal Place, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, JAX Brewery Millhouse, New Orleans Paddlewheels- CREOLE QUEEN, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, Parking Lots at JAX Brewery, Pat O'Brien's Bar, Steamboat NATCHEZ/Gray Line Tours, The Westin New Orleans Canal Place.
With support from Crescent Park at French Market, French Quarter Business Association, French Quarter Festivals, Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lawrence & Associates Law Firm, Garrety & Associates, CPAs, Gulf Coast Air Photo, Port of New Orleans and our appreciation to the City of New Orleans.
To commemorate our 26th anniversary, the Port of New Orleans will bring out the General Roy S. Kelley fireboat and make a return appearance along the river, with its famed water show with plumes of red, white, and blue fountains beginning at 6:00 p.m. and leading up to the 9:00 p.m. fireworks show. The Gen. Kelley was used by the Port of New Orleans to fight fires, give tours, and conduct search-and-rescue missions on the Mississippi River. Built in 1994, the Gen. Kelley is 95 ft. long and 16 ft. wide with a 7 ft. draft. It seats 24 and typically has a crew of three.
Photo taken by Don Young for the Port of New Orleans