The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual Independence Day Celebration along the New Orleans Riverfront with all-day activities for the whole family. New Orleans Summers are hot â€" and there is no hotter place to be for the Fourth of July than in the Crescent City. The biggest celebration happens on the banks of the Mississippi with the annual Go Fourth on the River extravaganza. â€œDueling Bargesâ€ is an exciting fireworks show to the tune of patriotic music â€" itâ€™s a world renown, one-of-a-kind spectacle! Spend the day exploring the French Quarter before settling down for the show. There are a lot of different locations to catch the excitement along the river, so no matter where you watch, youâ€™ll be front and center for the action!