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Essence Festival

This year, ESSENCE celebrates its 25th anniversary with an extraordinary lineup of musicians, special guests, experiences and more.

Presented by Coca-Cola, ESSENCE Festival is the largest celebration of African American music, beauty, health, entrepreneurship and more.

Join in celebrating ESSENCE’s 25-year milestone, July 4-7 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and throughout the Crescent City. 

Earlier Event: July 5
Bucktown Harbor Farmers Market
Later Event: July 7
National Strawberry Sundae Day