6 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Our top picks for this July 4th weekend's events.

Thursday, July 3
Headliner Prince requests you wear purple to his set at the Essence Music Festival tomorrow. The fest is happening today and all weekend. Info here.
Friday, July 4
Watch the annual dueling barges fireworks “extravaganza” on the Mississippi River at Go 4th on the River. Info here.
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a patriotic revue from the National WWII Museum’s resident vocal trio, The Victory Belles? They perform this weekend at Rivertown. Info here.
There’s plenty of parades in New Orleans, but Krewe of Kolossos hosts a floating parade on Bayou St. John for 4th of July. The krewe, known for its ornately decorated bicycles, will be sure to impress with its crafty floating floats. Info here.
Saturday, July 5
The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane continues with a multimedia-heavy production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Info here
A divorcee navigates the world of online dating in The Human Buffet, on the books at Mid-City Theatre. Info here.

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