Gambit's guide to festivals and fairs

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
New Orleans

July sure is a busy month for New Orleans, as it gets ready for all of its festivals and fairs. July 3rd consist of a warm up for Independence Day celebrating it with live music, food, drinks, and fireworks. Also in July comes the Fourth of July Celebration with a big street fair and outdoor festivity with live music, food, and souvenir vendors.


3 — Uncle Sam Jam (Lafreniere Park, 300 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 504-838-4389) — Warm up for Independence Day celebrations with live music, food, beverages and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Hours 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Admission free.

3-4 — Erath Fourth of July Celebration (Corner of Broadway and Edwards streets, Erath, 337-937-5585; — This street fair and outdoor fais do-do features live music, food and souvenir vendors. On July 4, there are water fights between fire departments, a 5-kilometer fun run, a parade at and fireworks display. Hours 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, 6 p.m. -12:30 a.m. Wednesday, 1 p.m. –midnight Thursday. Admission free.

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