Looking for fireworks this 4th of July weekend?

     The Louisiana Northshore will have many celebrations across St. Tammany Parish, from big festivals in community parks to backyard cook-outs with the fam. This weekend, local towns, community sponsors and volunteers will come together to celebrate the USA and Americana itself with loads of music, food and fun, and the big finale, fireworks!

     Find your spark at these community festivals in Slidell, Abita Springs, Covington, Madisonville, Mandeville and Pearl River.

Patriotically dressed men and women hold USA balloons in front of red, white and blue bunting at the Pearl River 4th of July Celebration

4th Annual Pearl River 4th of July Celebration

  • Friday, July 1, 6-9 p.m.
  • Downtown Pearl River & Town Hall, 39460 Willis Alley, Pearl River
  • Admission: Free
  • Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and the whole family for small town fun at this 4th annual festival, kicking off with an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. and featuring a pie eating contest, three-legged race, hula hoop contest, sack races and more. Fireworks begin at dusk. 


Kids' work on activities on a sidewalk lined with tents at Slidell Heritage Festival

25th Annual Slidell Heritage Festival

  • Saturday, July 2, 4-11 p.m.
  • Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell
  • Admission: $10 for ages 13 and up, free for age 12 and under
  • This annual summertime blowout features live music by Soul Revival, Amanda Shaw and The Phunky Monkeys, along with food vendors, games and inflatables for the kids, arts and crafts booths, and fireworks at 9 p.m.


Hot dog eating contest at Covington's Sparks in Park

Sparks in the Park

  • Saturday, July 2, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Bogue Falaya Wayside Park, 213 Park Drive, Covington
  • Admission: Free
  • Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, blankets for an evening of all-American, old-fashioned fun. Picnics and beverages are welcome, but feel free to leave the cooler at home: six food trucks will be on hand, as well as local charities selling hot dogs, hamburgers, jambalaya, drinks and adult beverages. Entertainments include a hot dog eating contest, face-painting, kids’ activities, DJ music, and vendors with homemade apple pies and jellies and patriotic gifts for purchase. The Covington Farmer's Market String Band will perform, and the evening ends with a bang, when the Covington Concert Band will perform patriotic sounds cued to the fireworks for a breathtaking experience for all the senses.



Patriotic pup at Mandeville's Light Up the Lake 4th of July Celebration

Light Up the Lake Independence Day Celebration

  • Sunday, July 3, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Lakeshore Drive Park, Mandeville
  • Admission: Free
  • The 8th annual event features picnicking all day along the Mandeville lakefront, food trucks, kids' tent, face painting, and special events at an entertainment stage located between Coffee and Carroll Sts, including a patriotic tribute and live music by Groovy 7 and The Brasshearts. Fireworks show at dusk from Sunset Point over Lake Pontchartrain.


Madisonville 4th of July fireworks at sunset over the Tchefuncte River_photo by Joanie Johnston

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

  • Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. to dusk
  • Tchefuncte Riverfront and Town Hall, 403 Saint Francis St, Madisonville
  • Admission: Free
  • Madisonville’s annual day of family fun starts with a veterans’ salute and offers lots of opportunities to play and celebrate summer, with kids’ games, cornhole and horseshoe tournaments, watermelon eating and rooster crowing contests, a pie bake-off, and fireworks at dusk. Bring your chairs, coolers and picnic baskets and find a spot on the riverfront to enjoy the fun.


Box Office Giants will perform at the Olde Towne Slidell 4th of July celebration

Olde Towne Slidell 4th of July Celebration

  • Monday, July 4, 12-9 p.m.
  • Throughout Olde Towne & 2200 Block of Carey St, Slidell
  • Admission: Free
  • Put on your red, white and blue and bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes for a day of celebration in Olde Towne. Enjoy great food, cooling zones, kids activities and live music by Rhythm Chasers BandBox Office Giants, Stacy Weaver Band and Bryanna Matt Band. And don't forget the big finalé: a fireworks show choreographed to music!

Four Unplugged will perform at Abita Springs' 4th of July celebration.

Abita Springs 4th of July Celebration

  • Monday, July 4, 2-9:30 p.m.
  • Abita Springs Trailhead Park, 22044 Main St, Abita Springs
  • Admission: Free
  • Bring chairs, blankets, family and friends (but leave the picnic baskets at home) for Americana in Abita. Gulf Coast Classic Cruisers host a car show, Christian Serpas & Ghost Town and Four Unplugged supply the beats, there’s face painting for the kids, your favorite food and drink vendors from the Abita Art & Farmers Market, the Abita Beer Truck, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

However you celebrate, be sure to keep cool, stay safe and drink responsibly. Need a ride? Visit our website for a list of transportation services in your area.
Happy Independence Day!