New Orleans has the 5th best 4th of July fireworks show in the country. The first is Disney World- but I feel like that shouldn't even count! New Orleans does its show from two barges on the Mississippi River. It was great.
The Westbank Expressway Bridge across the Mississippi. I drive across it a few times a week to work.
After the show we decided to be really patriotic by going to the Pravda- a communist themed bar in the French Quarter. Essence Fest is in town, so downtown was crowded and full of energy. It was a fun night.