New Orleans 300th Anniversary Celebration

New Orleans will not only be celebrating the New Year New Year’s Eve but will also celebrate the city’s 300th anniversary. The tricentennial year will be celebrated with four firework shows around New Orleans.

“We’ll be celebrating the city’s 300th anniversary across the city of New Orleans, so whether you’re in New Orleans East, Algiers, uptown or downtown, all of our residents will be able to participate and see the skyline just beautiful with fireworks,” Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference Thursday morning.

Residents can enjoy fireworks in several spots around the city.  The firework celebrations will begin at 8:30pm December 31, 2018 with a firework show at Read Boulevard and Interstate 10 in New Orleans East. Next at 9:30pm fireworks will be displayed in City Park close to the New Orleans Museum of Art.  Around 10:30pm a show will be display on the river between Jefferson Ave. and Napoleon Ave. Midnight fireworks on the Mississippi River close to the French Quarter will accompany the dropping of the fleur-de-lis from the roof of Jax Brewery at Jackson Square.

“I encourage you to come out and raise your glass whether it’s Cristal (champagne) or MD 20/20 (fortified wine) or just water,” Banks said. “Whatever it is, come out and toast a glass to this wonderful birthday celebration because New Orleans is about all of us, it is for all of us, and this celebration represents each of us.”


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