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Crescent Park will host a fireworks viewing party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in partnership with Go 4th on the River
Piety Wharf and Mandeville Wharf will be open for fireworks viewing with food and drinks available for purchase

(New Orleans, Louisiana-June 28, 2016): Celebrate Independence Day at Crescent Park, the newest part of the French Market District! Crescent Park will be open on Monday, July 4, 2016, with the extended hours of 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for fireworks viewing on the river. There will be a DJ dance party, food trucks and adult and family friendly beverages for purchase on Mandeville Wharf. Piety Wharf will be open for viewing as well with its own drink station.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support Crescent Park, which receives limited public funding for its operations. No outside food, beverages or coolers will be allowed. Chairs are welcome. There will be security checkpoints at all three entrances to the park: Bartholomew Street, Piety Street and Mandeville Street. Parking in Crescent Park lots will be $15 a car and will fill up fast!

Click here for more parking information and maps.


After the Fourth of July, turn your red, white and blue into blue, white and red to celebrate Bastille Day!
The French Market hosts several events in partnership with Bastille Day Nola.

July 14th at 10 a.m. Council of French Societies Wreath Laying Ceremony at New Place de France, French Market District, at St. Phillip and Decatur Streets. The Joan of Arc statue is the site of this annual wreath laying ceremony, where local dignitaries gather to honor our French heritage. The event is open to the public and includes a singing of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise.

July 17th 3:00-5:00 p.m. French Market Bartender and Waiters Race. This unique French tradition started in the early 20th century in Paris, and is now held around the world annually in honor of France's national holiday, Bastille Day, and in honor of hospitality industries everywhere. The race challenges local hospitality bar and wait staff to strut their stuff in a speed walking race while carrying food and beverages. This year's race will be shorter and even faster, as it returns to its "original" 2011 spot between the Old U.S. Mint and The French Market. Come cheer on your favorite bartender or waiter-and encourage them to sign up to win cash and gift certificate prizes!! Registration is free. Entertainment begins on the Farmers Market stage at 3 p.m. with Harmonouche, followed by a performance by Les ReBELLES Nola! The race begins at 4 p.m. sharp with awards at 4:45 p.m.