GRETNA, La. —
Events that are cancelled
New Orleans City Park July 3rd event, Go 4th on the River firework event and Lafreniere Park Uncle Sam Jam event are canceled.
No fireworks over Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner.
Events that are still on
July 3 –
- Sparks from the Park - Fireworks, 9 p.m.
Bogue Falaya Park, Covington
(BOGUE FALAYA PARK WILL BE CLOSED)
From City of Covington:
"The pyrotechnics will be fired from nearer the front of the park ... our test launch Monday night showed one could see them from various places around downtown and the Division of Spring. Bring your chairs, a beverage (no glass) and relax. New Hampshire Street from Boston to Theard and Boston to Rutland will be closed to allow for chairs and proper social distancing."
- St. Charles Parish - Fireworks 9 p.m.
West Bank Bridge Park, Luling
For more information, click here
July 4 –
- Light Up the Lake - Fireworks, 8:30 p.m.
Along Lakeshore Drive on the Mandeville Lakefront
- Chalmette, Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Sidney Torres Park, Chalmette
Fireworks ONLY. There will be NO entertainment, food, restrooms etc. at this event.
For more information, click here
- Festing on the Fourth - Music, 3 p.m. / Fireworks, 9 p.m.
Bucktown Harbor Park
Music starting at 3 p.m. (including Amanda Shaw, FlowTribe, Brass-a-Holics). Fireworks follow at night. Tickets $50 per vehicle or $45 per individual.
For ticket information, click here.
- Information on Boomtown Casino fireworks in Harvey is pending.
This Fourth of July will look different without the big gatherings like Go Fourth on the River. Instead, some families have been getting ready for their own shows at home.
"Fireworks shows are cancelled, so we'll be doing that at home," said Elizabeth Lehmann who lives in Marrero. "We would have saved money if we would have been able to go to the Algiers Point fireworks show, so this time will be a little more isolated. We'll have just our immediate family rather than other family coming and joining in."
"Those folks would typically not come buy fireworks," said Ryan, Templet, owner of Captain D's Fireworks.
Templet is seeing many customers shopping for the same reason.
"A lot of folks are saying we want to buy our own fireworks since we can't watch them publicly," he said.
That means some first-time firework buyers.
"Just use common sense. Fireworks are safe for the most part, don't drink and pop fireworks, watch your kids," Templet recommends.
He is also seeing customers shopping earlier than normal
"We've had early sales which is surprising, usually fireworks is a last minute business," Templet said.
His employees wear masks and signs at his stand read "please keep your distance," to encourage shoppers to stay six feet apart.
There are still a few fireworks shows in the area and people are encouraged to watch from their cars to practice social distancing.
The Drive-in movie theater style fireworks show, Liberty at the Lake, is set for Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Bucktown Marina in Metairie.
In Mandeville, Light Up the Lake Firework Show is scheduled for July 4 at 8:30 p.m. The show can be viewed from vehicles parked in the bays on Lakeshore Drive or from the seawall, practicing social distancing.
In Chalmette, St. Bernard Salutes America will host its 36th annual fireworks show July 4 at 9:30 p.m. at Torres Park. Everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing.
Personal fireworks are banned in some areas including New Orleans, unincorporated areas of Jefferson Parish, and Slidell.