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Happy 3rd of July: Celebrate America with Music and Fireworks

Each year City Park and the The Marine Corps Band New Orleans put on a spectacular show on July 3rd on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn. This year's event will not dissapoint! Plus...fireworks from the top of the Peristyle. 

Wear your red, white, and blue best and bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy patriotic music.

Arrive early to get a great spot on the lawn. The Marine Corps Band New Orleans will play patriotic music including the 1812 Overture, America the Beautiful, and other favorites.

The first 3000 guests can receive red, white, and blue glow necklaces.

Concessions will be available for purchase, see below for menu, or guests may bring their own picnic. The snoball stand will also be open with dozens of flavors and snoball flights, too. In an effort to minimize our environmental impact, New Orleans City Park will offer recycling and composting services at this event. Please help City Park reduce event waste by bringing refreshments and food in reusable containers, recycling plastic bottles, and aluminum cans and by composting food waste.

Due to large crowds and noise from the fireworks, we encourage you to leave your pets at home.

Traffic and Parking Information: Dreyfous will be closed at Anseman at 3pm until 11pm. The City Putt parking lot will be closed to the general public. All remaining lots will be open to the public. If dry, we will also utilize Irby Field for parking. After the event, staff will direct all traffic from Victory Drive on to Marconi heading north.

Do not stake tents or blankets into the lawn.

WHEN: July 3rd

WHERE: The Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn
Dreyfous Avenue and Anseman Street will be closed before, during, and immediately after this event.

7pm to 8:15pm: Marine Introductions and Marine Corps Brass/Funk Band

8:30pm to 9pm: The Marine Corps Band New Orleans

9 pm: Fireworks from the top of the Peristyle (time is tentative)

COST: This is a free event.

City Park will be selling food and beverages. Menu:
Hot Dogs
Pulled Pork Nachos
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Ice Cream Sandwiches

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Bottled Water
Michelob Ultra
Southern Prohibition Ice Box Lemon Gose
Urban South Paradise Park
Tiki White Sangria
Copa Di Vino Cabernet

Storyland Named Among Best Family-Travel Activities in New Orleans by Forbes

This month Forbes named New Orleans one of the “Top 10 American Cities for Family-Friendly Travel” and Storyland in New Orleans City Park among the Best Family-Travel Activities in New Orleans. With its many attractions, events, and open green spaces, City Park’s 1300 acres is a dream destination for anyone year-round and Storyland is a at the heart of the Park.

“Storyland is a treasured part of New Orleans. Generations of children have memories of the dragon slide and three little pigs. This true gem in City Park will be revitalized this year, restoring the existing site and adding new additions creating an environment that will bring deeper interaction with the fairytales through fun, play, and education,” said Bob Becker, CEO for New Orleans City Park.

In Storyland children can climb aboard Captain Hook’s pirate ship, follow Pinocchio into the mouth of a whale or scamper up Jack & Jill’s hill. Delighting children since the 1950s, this charming theme playground is a child’s dream filled with 20 larger-than-life storybook sculptures featuring classic fairytale characters. Children can have fun, play, and learn all while running under the shade of City Park oak trees.

Besides Storyland, the website singled out the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s big move to City Park in September of this year. 

New Orleans City Park is in great company with other attractions such as the Audubon Zoo and rides on the streetcars. To visit the post and see the other winners, please visit this link:

In its 169th year, City Park continues to push forward with thoughtful progress. Last month a 6 acre expansion of the New Orleans Museum of Art Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden was opened. Café du Monde beignet restaurant will open its doors this summer providing both locals and tourists alike a sugar experience that’s a true part of the New Orleans experience. A new ‘swing-ride’ will join the other 17 amusement rides in Carousel Gardens Amusement Park this fall. In the fall a large outdoor kitchen will open inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Scout Island Scream Park, a Halloween festival throughout October, will delight children with family friendly activities during the day and offer frightful haunts at night. This November and December Celebration in the Oaks will host its 33rd year bringing over 1 million lights over 25-acres.