'Go 4th On the River' Fireworks Display to Be Staged Along Riverfront for Fourth of July on Sunday
NEW ORLEANS — A fireworks display produced by "Go 4th on the River" will take place in New Orleans along the Mississippi Riverfront at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 2021.
The gift of city fireworks was made possible by actor and producer Will Smith, along with his company Westbrook, who are in production on the feature film "Emancipation" here in New Orleans. The City also wishes to acknowledge the support of the Riverfront Marketing Group for helping to make the event happen.
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.
To ensure the safety of pedestrians, the NOPD will restrict traffic, with no vehicles allowed on the following streets:
Bourbon Street from Canal to St. Ann streets from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The 700 and 800 blocks of Iberville, Bienville, Conti, St. Louis, Toulouse, St. Peter, Orleans and St. Ann streets from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Decatur Street from Canal to Dumaine streets from 6:30 p.m. (or until crowd size warrants) and until crowds disperse.
No-parking zones will be in effect on the following streets:
Bourbon Street from Canal to St. Ann streets from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The 700 and 800 blocks of Iberville, Bienville, Conti, St. Louis, Toulouse, St. Peter, Orleans and St. Ann streets from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Decatur Street from Canal to Dumaine streets from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Jackson Square will close early at 5 p.m. Crescent Park will extend its hours to 10 p.m. to accommodate fireworks viewers.
A safe Fourth of July celebration starts by getting vaccinated. As COVID variants increase in our community, they can be easily spread in big crowds enjoying the festivities. Fortunately, current vaccines are excellent protection against all strains of the virus. Please encourage family and friends to get vaccinated before they join in holiday plans, so COVID-19 doesn't get invited to the party.