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Annual New Year's Eve Fireworks are CANCELLED for this year -- make plans for next year as we welcome in 2022!

This was last year's Press Release...


Crescent City Countdown Club


For immediate Release

DATE: December 20, 2019

CONTACT: Debra L. Bresler

(985) 630-4604


Welcome 2020 with the Traditional New Year’s Eve
French Quarter Fireworks Display
over the Mighty Mississippi


The Crescent City Countdown Club (CCCC) will welcome 2020 with the traditional NOLA New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks display. This year’s display is sponsored by New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Allstate Sugar Bowl, The Berger Company, French Quarter Festivals, Inc., and New Orleans & Company, with other dedicated community sponsors. The fireworks show is FREE and can be seen from the East and West Banks of the Mississippi River from the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk to Crescent Park at the French Market.


For the very first seconds of 2020, fireworks will light up the dark sky above the Mighty Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans. Choreographed to a sound track of New Orleans’ own Trombone Shorty, Big Chief, The Meters, and Dr. John, along with the fight songs of Allstate Sugar Bowl contenders, the University of Georgia and the University of Baylor, an intense barrage of fireworks in every color of the rainbow will burst from heights of 100 feet to 800 feet.  A powerful grand finale that will be shot to U2’s “The Saints Are Coming” will bring this pyrotechnic production to a dramatic and memorable close as 2020 begins.


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. Go to and scan the QR code.


With an amplified production value and additional pyrotechnics, theatrical lighting, and projection effects, Solomon Group will produce the historic fleur-de-lis drop atop JAX Brewery on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. 


Come down to Decatur Street in the French Quarter for the Allstate Fan Fest, which is free and open to the public, Tuesday, December 31, from 4 p.m. to midnight through the traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks show over the Mississippi. The New Year’s Eve Mardi Gras-Style parade begins at 2:30 p.m. Allstate Fan Fest starts with the Baylor Bears pep rally at 4 p.m., followed by the Georgia Bulldogs pep rally. Don’t miss performances by Sheryl Crow and Usher! Fan Fest is located at Jackson Square in the Jax Brewery parking lot off Decatur Street (418 Decatur Street). For more information, visit


The Crescent City Countdown Club is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization officially formed in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina exclusively to preserve and produce New Orleans’ traditional New Year’s Eve festivities in the French Quarter. “We are grateful to all of our sponsors who make it possible to produce this treasured New Year’s Eve tradition each year,” says CCCC Secretary/Treasurer Adrienne Thomas. “Our grassroots efforts have truly bloomed into an internationally recognized tradition.”


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