America: The Party. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., (504) 525-5515; www.therustynail.biz — Where Y'acht performs at the annual party, and DJs play bounce music. Hot dogs are served. Admission $10. 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Feed the Multitudes. Victory Fellowship, 5708 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 733-5005 — The community party features free food, manicures and shoes, and there's live entertainment. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Go 4th on the River. Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans, 701 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 524-8200 — The Independence Day celebration includes a fireboat spouting red, white and blue water and dueling fireworks barges on the Mississippi River, accompanied by patriotic music. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Free admission. 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Happy 3rd of July. Goldring-Woldenberg Great Lawn, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 482-4888; www.neworleanscitypark.com — City Park celebrates Independence Day with live music from the Marine Corps Band, fireworks and concessions. Bring chairs and blankets. Free admission. 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday.
Light Up the Lake. Mandeville Lakefront Harbor, Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville — The City of Mandeville celebrates Independence Day with live music located between Coffee and Carroll streets and fireworks over the lake after sunset. Food and drinks are available for purchase. 3 p.m. Saturday.
Mandeville Independence Day Parade. Mandeville Lakefront, corner of Lakeshore Drive and Coffee Street, Mandeville — The inaugural parade is followed by a picnic. 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Slidell Heritage Festival. Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell, (985) 646-4371 — American Idol winner Caleb Johnson performs at the family-friendly Independence Day concert and festival. There's food, pony rides, inflatables and arts and crafts vendors. Tickets $10, kids free. 4 p.m. Saturday.
Sparks in the Park. Bogue Falaya Park, Covington, (985) 892-1811 — The City of Covington celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks display. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
St. Bernard Salutes America. Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 278-4242; www.sigurcenter.com — The family-friendly Independence Day celebration features face painting, a magic show and musical performances. A fireworks display begins at 9:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Truck Pool July 4th Party. Sidney's Saloon, 1200 St. Bernard Ave., (504) 947-2379; www.sidneyssaloon.com — There's a "truck pool" at the bar's Independence Day party, and tacos are served. 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Uncle Sam Jam. Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, (504) 838-4389; www.lafrenierepark.org — Jefferson Parish celebrates Independence Day with a concert featuring Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, Ryan Boudreaux, Mixed Nuts, Marc Broussard and The Drifters. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Free admission. 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday.