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City Park to celebrate 3rd of July with free concert, fireworks

Fireworks over the Peristyle (courtesy of City Park)

City Park will be celebrating Independence Day early, and with a bang.

The Happy 3rd of July event will return to the park on Sunday (July 3). The free celebration on the Great Lawn features a concert and a fireworks display.

The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the national anthem sung by local artist Robin Barnes and a patriotic program featuring the Marine Forces Reserve Band.

The evening culminates with fireworks atop the Peristyle at 9 p.m.

“Gatherings like these are the lifeblood of New Orleans City Park,” said Cara Lambright, City Park CEO. “It is our great honor as park stewards to welcome guests from all across the Gulf South for this holiday display. We know it will be a night to remember.”

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs and don red, white and blue. Tents — or staking anything into the lawn — are not allowed.

Food and libations will available for purchase, but guests can bring their own and enjoy a picnic on the Lawn.

A map showing parking and road closures can be found here.

3rd of July fireworks display over City Park. (courtesy of City Park)

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