Planning a trip to the Big Easy on Fourth of July weekend? Here are a couple options on events to take part in for both tourists and locals alike.
1. Fireworks Spectacular – Towards the end of the day, visit either side of the Mississippi River and watch the Fireworks show. Starting at 9PM, you will be able to enjoy a 20 minute show of incredible fireworks exploding into the air. So bring a chair or blanket, or hop on the ferry, and enjoy this show above the water.
2. ESSENCE Festival – This 4 day event takes place between July 2nd and July 5th, and is home to a number of R&B, Hip Hop, and Jazz artists. This is an event that is different from the traditional Fourth of July festivities. Some of the popular artists performing at this festival are Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, and Erykah Badu. If you are looking for a change, visit the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for this festival.
3. ESSENCE DJ Day Parties – Right before the festival, there are day parties from 1PM-5PM to get you pumped up for the artists’ performances. Popular DJs that will be starting you off for a fun night are Funkmaster Flex, Spinderella, and Biz Markie.
4. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas – The Audubon Nature Institute is feeling patriotic and offering a discount on usual admission to their aquarium and insectarium. If the DJ Day Parties are too busy for your preference, visit this aquarium along the Mississippi River for a relaxing day in NOLA, you will even have time for the fireworks right after.
Don’t miss out on any of these events, however whatever you decide on doing for Independence Day will be great and delightful. We wish all of you a safe and enjoyable Happy Fourth of July from Loop Linen.