Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection
The Joyner and Giuffrida collection centers around African-American abstract art from the 1940’s up to the present moment. Presented by the Helis Foundation at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Learn More
10/13/2017 - 06/30/2018
The Church in the Crescent: Three Hundred Years of Catholicism in New Orleans
This exhibit shares the story of the St. Louis Church from its beginnings as a small wooden church to its present-day iconic edifice. With photographs, portraits, letters, and incredibly preserved artifacts,Learn More
10/16/2017 - 07/31/2018
Women of New Orleans: Builders and Rebuilders
Presented by Nola4Women. Various events which honor generations of women who have played a prominent role in the city’s history through exhibits, performances, lectures and a blog Learn More
New Orleans Book Festival
The official kickoff to the Tricentennial. Will be a one-day celebration of books for readers of all ages including music and fireworks. Open to the public. Learn More
NOLA 300 Conference
NOLA 300 is an opportunity for diverse voices to recount the past, discuss the present and envision the future of New Orleansat the historic Orpheum Theater. Admission is $25. Learn More
11/18/2017 - 02/25/2018
Prospect New Orleans presents a triennial city-wide event showcasing contemporary art. This year’s event aligns with the Tricentennial and finds inspiration in the lotus plant. Learn More
Neighborhood Summit: Celebrating 300 Years of Resilient Neighborhoods: Laying a Strong Foundation for the Future
The annual Neighborhood Summit celebrates the strength, history, and diversity of our city’s neighborhoods, bringing together community leaders, non-profit agencies, and city government. At the day-long summit, neighborhood leaders and residents ...Learn More
12/06/2017 - 12/09/2017
The Arts Council’s LUNA Fete, Presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group
Luna Fete combines modern art, light, and technology to create a beautiful spectacle on top the architecture of the city. This free, multi-day celebration is unlike any other. Learn More
Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Official Countdown to Tricentennial
Rockin’ New Year’s Eve by Dick Clark Productions. Celebrate with a concert at 9 and fireworks at midnight.
King’s Day Celebration, Fireworks and Kick-Off to Tricentennial Mardi Gras
The first day of the Tricentennial Carnival Season will kick off with Mardi Gras themed fireworks on the river at 9 pm.
Tricentennial Mass at St. Louis Cathedral
Produced by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Opening mass begins at 11 am.
Chinese Opera by the Houston Chinese Consulate
The Houston Chinese Consulate is hosting a Chinese Opera to be performed next Chinese New Year to celebrate the New Orleans Tricentennial. Date: Friday, February 16, 2018 ...Learn More
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo presented by New Orleans Ballet Association | NOBA
The Historic New Orleans Collection’s exhibition “New Orleans, the Founding Era”
A multifaceted exploration of the city’s first few decades and its earliest inhabitants. Admission is free. Learn More
03/08/2018 - 03/11/2018
Tricentennial Symposium: Making New Orleans Home
Lectures and cultural programming will take place throughout the city and explore the 300-year history. Open to the public. ...Learn More
03/08/2018 - 09/02/2018
Salazar: Portraits of Influence in Spanish New Orleans, 1782-1802
The exhibition will showcase the portraits of Louisiana’s earliest known artist. The exhibit aims to contextualize his art, created during Spanish rule of Louisiana, by illustrating the lives of his subjects.
Up From the Streets Tricentennial Concert
The concert will focus on New Orleans being the cradle of jazz. Local and international musicians will tell the story of the city’s unique musical history and global influence.
Dedication of the Saxophone Sculpture from Namur, Belgium
Tricentennial Inter-Faith Prayer Service at St. Louis Cathedral
The service will be an opportunity for the various faiths of New Orleans to come together in thankfulness and unity.
04/19/2018 - 04/25/2018
Tricentennial NOLA Navy Week
Navy ships from the U.S. and around the globe will be in New Orleans for a week long festival, including free ship tours and a cook-off between the ships.
04/19/2018 - 04/22/2018
Tall Ships® New Orleans 2018
Tall Ships® of America’s unique selection of antique ships will be on display at Woldenberg Park for the weekend. Learn More
04/20/2018 - 04/22/2018
An official welcoming ceremony of international dignitaries, and dinner for international guests at historic restored Gallier Hall.
Neighborhood Celebrations, Dedication of city wide murals, and Tricentennial fireworks
Community Celebration at Armstrong Park and throughout the city. Various block party style events culminating with a fireworks display from City Park and the riverfront.
New Orleans Jazz Fest Closing and Tricentennial Fireworks Show
06/01/2018 - 06/30/2018
Nola4Women Global Summit on Women and Girls
The summit will shine a spotlight on New Orleans as a thought leader in the global conversations about women and girls. By Nola4Women. Learn More
10/25/2018 - 01/27/2019
New Orleans Museum of Art Duke of Orléans Exhibit (The Orleans Collection)
This unique exhibition will illuminate the city’s vivid history by showcasing art collected by Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, the origin of the city’s name, throughout his lifetime.
12/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
Luna Fête Presented by Arts Council
A visionary initiative that features unusual art installation and a festival of lights employing the city’s iconic architecture as the canvas for large-scale and inspiring contemporary light and video mapping
Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Concert
Please Note: Event Calendar is subject to change
Also be sure to check out New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation’s event calendar for other fun events around town.