New Orleans' 300th Anniversary. As one of the world’s most unique and diverse cities, New Orleans will celebrate with our citizens and open our doors to the world to share our rich history and culture. During the Tricentennial we will celebrate our past accomplishments, the resilience of our people and set the course for our future.
Stronger than ever
“As we approach 2018, we honor our city’s history and her place in the world. New Orleans is a resilient city, as history has proven many times over. We have faced and overcome the challenges of rebuilding a great city after fire, war and disasters – both natural and manmade. With the Tricentennial, we now have the opportunity to celebrate the hard work of generations of New Orleanians who have made us one of the world’s most authentic and beloved cities and to remember the fullness, richness and diversity of our history as it should have always been remembered. I invite you to join us.”
The Tricentennial Volunteer Challenge will engage residents and visitors to our city to accumulate 300,000 hours of volunteer service on 300 projects throughout 2018. Individuals and groups are encouraged to select from a variety of projects and to register online to participate. To learn more: