Plan your Fourth of July adventures now so you can make sure that your Toyota Rav4 is ready for the occasion. Since Kenner is right by New Orleans, most people will make the 20- to 30-minute drive in their Rav4 to enjoy a larger firework display and other activities. Taking the Rav4 there gives you room for the entire family, and its compact size makes it easy to park.
Gear up for the Fourth of July with the Essence Festival. It aims to celebrate African-American culture and music, but everyone is welcome to the Superdome to celebrate. Plan to attend the performance by your favorite artist. Headliners include Mariah Carey, Ciara, Faith Evans, and Kendrick Lamar. The event also includes speakers, New Orleans bands playing jazz music, and vendors selling arts and crafts.
Fourth on the River
As always, the Fourth on the River celebrations are the best Independence Day option around Kenner and the other cities surrounding New Orleans. The annual dueling barges fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. on the Fourth, which is a Monday this year. Expect this impressive aerial display to last around 15 or 20 minutes. Drive your Rav4 to any area along the river, on either side, to get a nice view. If you are by the French Quarter, aim to snag a spot in Woldenberg Park or Crescent Park.
Combine the fireworks display with a night of live music and dinner with one of the steamboat cruises. Make your reservations right away if you plan on doing this since there are only two riverboat paddle wheelers that are still operational.
Now is the time to make sure your Toyota Rav4 is in good shape so it can take you and your family to New Orleans to celebrate Independence Day. Visit Ray Brandt Toyota in Kenner, Louisiana, to have it checked out at the service center or buy your Rav4 if you don’t already have one.