Press Release 2022
RIVERFRONT MARKETING GROUP
Go 4th on the River 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Debra L. Bresler, Coordinator DATE: June 20. 2022 (985) 630-4604
Celebrate America’s birthday along the historic New Orleans Riverfront with the FREE Go 4th on the River Fireworks Show at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th! Produced by the Riverfront Marketing Group (RMG) in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy and New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund, this spectacular fireworks display can be seen from the East and West Banks of the River from the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk to Crescent Park at French Market District.
Thanks to New Orleans & Company and The Berger and Tiller Families, along with J&M Displays, WWL 870AM/105.3FM, WWL.com, Magic 101.9, and twenty-three Community Partners, this cherished tradition will light the skies over the Mississippi River. Choreographed to patriotic music, the display will feature hundreds of rapid-fire shells sweeping the sky at heights of 200 feet above the Mississippi River. The fireworks will be streamed live on WWL.com and WWL Radio Facebook. Listen for the reverberations of booms bouncing around the many downtown skyscrapers!
“Go 4th on the River is a community project, and each year the Riverfront Marketing Group must start over to raise funds needed to produce this beloved tradition,” says Adrienne Thomas, the RMG treasurer. “This year our community has come together to embrace this star-spangled 4th of July celebration as only New Orleans can!”
Come down early to experience 4th Fest in Crescent Park from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. A family-friendly event, live music begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring Jamaican Me Breakfast Club, followed by Big 6 Brass Band at 7:45 p.m., all leading up to the 9:00 p.m. Go 4th on the River Fireworks Display over the Mighty Mississippi. Bring fest chairs and blankets! For more information, including a list of food venders and other exciting details, visit www.FrenchMarket.org.
By popular demand Zack Smith Photography will return to Crescent Park to present a Fireworks Photography Workshop, the only New Orleans photography class you will need to learn how to photograph New Orleans’ fireworks on the 4th of July! Participants are guaranteed a VIP riverfront viewing area to photograph the 9:00 p.m. fireworks show and learn about
unique techniques to get the best photos ever! Get more details and register at www.ZackSmith.com.
The Port of New Orleans will bring out the General Roy S. Kelley fireboat again this year 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. Built in 1994, the General Kelley was used by the Port of New Orleans to fight fires, give tours, and conduct search-and-rescue missions on the Mississippi River. The General Kelley is 95 feet long and 16 feet wide with a 7-foot. draft. It seats 24 and typically has a crew of three.
Ample parking is available at numerous parking lots along the Riverfront. See the Parking Map on the website.
For more information and special offers from our sponsors, log on to Go4thontheRiver.com.
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