When it comes to mid-summer fun, nothing compares to a July 4th holiday weekend spent in New Orleans.

Right from the start, July is packed with can’t-miss events. From Independence Day festivities to annual Downtown events, you can fill your weekend itinerary with unforgettable excitement.

Summer’s biggest weekend is right around the corner, so here’s some of the most anticipated celebrations happening in New Orleans during the July 4th holiday weekend. Find the perfect plans for your getaway and book your stay at Hotel Monteleone today!

July 4th holiday weekend in New Orleans

Start Your Celebration at City Park

The holiday weekend party starts early in New Orleans at City Park’s Happy 3rd of July event, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the Woldenberg Great Lawn. Enjoy hot dogs and snowballs while listening to the Marine Corps Band of New Orleans play patriotic music, followed by a fireworks display.

This event is free and open to the public, and perfect for relaxing with the whole family!

July 4th holiday weekend in New Orleans

Go 4th on the River

Every year, New Orleans goes all out with jaw-dropping fireworks over the Mississippi river.

Two dueling barges launch a dazzling light show starting at 9:00 pm on the 4th. The annual show is praised as one of the best fireworks displays in the country.

Want a picture perfect view? Woldenberg Park offers a front row seat for the Riverfront spectacle. And it’s just a short walk from Hotel Monteleone’s front doors!

Family Fun for Independence Day

Look for some family-friendly activities for your July 4th weekend? The Audubon Institute’s Aquarium of the Americas, Zoo, Butterfly Garden, and Insectarium will all be open on July 4. And they offer special discounts during the holiday weekend.

These world-renowned institutions are a treat for all ages. Come spend your day exploring the wonders of nature – and beat the summer heat with a cool, indoor tour!

Join the Party at ESSENCE Festival

The holiday weekend doesn’t stop when the 4th comes to a close. New Orleans doesn’t miss a beat, kicking off the Essence Festival on July 5th.

The largest African-American music and empowerment event in the country is celebrating its 25th year with three days of music, style, and excitement.

July 4th holiday weekend in New Orleans

It’s the summer fest of the season that brings superstar artist and celebrated speakers to Downtown New Orleans. And be sure to check out the outstanding lineup of vendors, forums, and exhibitions!

It’s all happening in Downtown New Orleans during the holiday weekend – and the fun is nearby when you stay at Hotel Monteleone!

Celebrate Your Summer Holiday at Hotel Monteleone

New Orleans is the perfect place to spend your July 4th holiday weekend. And there’s plenty to explore right outside our doors!

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of our great summer rates and book your room at our historic French Quarter hotel today! 

 Celebrate our nation's birthday with a fireworks display over the Mississippi River, plus lots more during 4th of July weekend in New Orleans!


Book your summer stay at Hotel Monteleone and enjoy 15% off standard rates.

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