26th Annual (2016) GO 4TH ON THE RIVER
A community project produced by the Riverfront Marketing Group.*
*Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, JAX Brewery Parking Lots, The Marketplace at JAX Brewery, N.O. Paddlewheels- CREOLE QUEEN, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, Pat O'Brien's Bar, The Shops and Garage at Canal Place, Steamboat NATCHEZ/Gray Line Tours, The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
With support from French Quarter Festivals, the Greater New Orleans Hotel Lodging Association, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, French Quarter Business Association, Lawrence & Associates Law Firm, Brent A. Silva, CPA, APAC, Gulf Coast Air Photo, The Victory Belles representing The National World War II Museum and our appreciation to the City of New Orleans.
To commemorate last year's 25th anniversary, the Port of New Orleans brought out the General Roy S. Kelley fireboat and made 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