4th Of July Activities Calendar 2024 – Mandeville, Slidell, Abita Springs, Northshore

Fireworks Northshore Louisiana

Shots were fired on April 19th, 1775, at Lexington when the Continental Colonies and Great Britain sparked the Revolutionary War. A long, bloody year ended with the victorious birth of the United States of America, marking the 4th of July as the date we gained our freedom and sovereignty as a nation. 

Independence Day is considered the pinnacle summer holiday for Americans. It is a celebration of the sacrifices made by our founding fathers and a beacon of hope for people worldwide. There is no better way to honor equality and justice than creating the best 4th of July possible. That’s why we keep the following list of Northshore Independence Day events updated annually. From fireworks to festivals, pool parties, and barbeques, we hope you make this 4th of July an unforgettable holiday for you and your family. Remember, prioritize safety by staying hydrated, wearing ample sunscreen, and practicing fire safety. 

Where To Watch Fireworks On The Northshore

Transforming the calm Lake Pontchartrain waters into a burst of reflective colors offers a unique Fourth of July fireworks experience you won’t want to miss. Truly a sight to behold, the booms and crackles glow over the shoreline, sending the crowd into an awe-inspired ripple of excitement. Below is a list of Mandeville, Covington, Slidell, and Northshore fireworks celebrations, etc. It’s important to remember that viewing spots fill up fast, so arrive early to reserve your seating. 

June 29th (5 pm) – Pearl River 4th of July

July 3rd (6 pm) – Mandeville Lights Up The Lake

June 29th (4 pm) – Slidell Heritage Festival

July 4th (10 am) – Madisonville Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival

July 4th (2 pm) – Abita Springs’ 4th of July Celebration

25th Annual 4 On The 4th Race

A proper Louisiana Independence Day indeed brings a full barbeque belly. That’s why we recommend igniting your 4th of July metabolism with morning exercise. The 25th Annual 4K in Covington, Louisiana, is a fantastic way to drench sweat while exercising patriotism. Perfect for the whole family, people of all ages (even kids) are welcome to join. It’s important to remember that a 4th of July race isn’t just about personal well-being and achievement; it’s about coming together as a community to honor the sacrifices of those who founded our great nation. 

4th Of July Hot Dog Eating Contest At The Brass Monkey

If a 4K isn’t your preferred competition, a different kind of battle will take center stage at The Brass Monkey (Slidell) on July 4th at 11 a.m. A good old-fashioned hot dog eating contest is more than just a display of gastronomic prowess; it’s a time-honored tradition embodying the spirit of independence. Whether you are a participant or spectator, this “battle of the meat” is bound to bring laughter, entertainment, and community. Here is a link to purchase tickets or register as a contestant

Northshore Farmers Markets Are Open All Weekend

There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than by supporting your local community. Fill your baskets and load up on produce for your 4th of July barbeque while connecting with Northshore farmers and artisans. You will feel virtuous knowing that your dollars go directly to your neighbors’ pockets, preserving the Louisiana agricultural heritage. The good news is that, unlike many local stores and shops closed on the 4th of July, farmer’s markets are eager for your visit. Here is a list of Northshore farmer’s markets in the area

Live Music @ Donz On The Lake

If you want to skip the overcrowded fireworks celebrations, consider unwinding at a local watering hole this 4th of July. Esteemed a staple by local Northshore residents, Donz on the Lake will have live music presented by The Highway Miles on Friday, July 5th, from 9 pm – 12 am. You are missing out if you haven’t been to Donz. Old Mandeville’s most historic bar is conveniently located a block from Lake Pontchartrain and affords incredible sunsets, cold brews, and table games. Get your tickets here

Remember, Safety Comes First On 4th Of July 

The Fourth of July ignites the spirit of patriotism and brings people together in a vibrant display of camaraderie and joy. From the sights and sounds of dazzling fireworks to the scents and tastes of smoky grill flavors, we all want an unforgettable Fourth of July weekend. That said, we must remember that safety for ourselves and others is our top priority. Fireworks, alcohol, and excessive sun can quickly turn a joyous occasion into a dangerous one. Never drink and drive, practice firework safety, stay out of the sun for long periods, and hydrate. By practicing these simple rules, you’ll guarantee an incredible Independence Day weekend for you and your loved ones. 

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