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Crescent City Countdown Club to Welcome in 2018 and Celebrate the 300th Anniversary of New Orleans!

With a dedicated corps of community sponsors, the Crescent City Countdown Club will welcome 2018 and celebrate the 300th Anniversary of New Orleans! At the stroke of midnight, the illuminated fleur de lis will descend to the roof of the Jackson Brewery, and from a large barge in the middle of the Mississippi River, silver and gold fireworks will announce the New Year as a bright “300” sign created in fireworks is illuminated, creating a beautiful reflection on the river’s surface. A dramatic celebratory fireworks display will fill the sky over the river with every color of the rainbow. Multiple nautical special effects will be launched from the barge out onto the river, where they will float momentarily and launch colorful pyrotechnics into the air and create thunderous noise. The Grand Finale will bring the pyrotechnic production to a dramatic and memorable close as the city begins its year-long Tricentennial celebration.


The fireworks show is FREE and can be seen from the East and West Banks of the Mississippi River from the Riverwalk to Crescent Park at the French Market. Enjoy the spectacular Symphony in the Sky!


From all of us at the Crescent City Countdown Club,
have a safe, healthy, and happy new year, everyone!


About the Music...

All live musical entertainment will emanate from the Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Fest stage. This year’s headliners are Imagine Dragons and Walk The Moon. Entertainment will lead up to the countdown, which will launch the fleur de lis on top of JAX Brewery and the exquisite Symphony in the Sky over the Mighty Mississippi River. 

Click the link for the Allstate Fan Fest entertainment schedule -


About the Fleur de Lis...

In New Orleans, rather than drop a traditional glowing ball to welcome the new year, a large fleur de lis is lowered during the countdown to midnight in historic Jackson Square. Solomon Group reimagined the design of the city's adopted symbol, making it more visually striking for television audiences. The six-foot-tall fleur de lis incorporates backlit sign-style construction with acrylic faces set inside custom metal fabricated channels that are internally lit with RGBA LED tape. Look for it during “Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018,” live for the Central Time Zone countdown in New Orleans!

Download the app to hear the choreographed fireworks music.

The fireworks show is choreographed to a soundtrack of New Orleans’ own Fats Domino classics, along with the spirited fight songs of our visiting Sugar Bowl Clemson and Alabama football teams. This year the CCCC, through J & M Displays, will provide an iPhone and Android app that will allow anyone who downloads the app to hear the show music in real time in sync to the fireworks.

The app can be downloaded by going to or scan the QR code below.

QR Code for App