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. More information can be found on the Ogden Museum website. ...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, the exhibit explores the rich history of the Catholic Church’s three centuries in the Crescent ...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
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. For more information visit the Prospect.4 website. ...Learn More
01/25/2018 - 01/28/2018
Tabasco® A Burlesque Opera
On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, McIlhenny Company, the makers of TABASCO® Sauce, will mark this historic milestone with a restaging of TABASCO: A Burlesque Opera, which was last heard in New Orleans in 1894. The limited engagement will be produced by the New Orleans Opera Association, featuring ...Learn More
2018 Love Your City Awards Gala
Celebrating New Orleans’ Impact Economy, this awards ceremony, celebrates the incredible social and environmental impact that LifeCity Certified businesses have achieved in 2017. From installing rain gardens that reduce flooding, to strengthening health care benefits, there are so many organizations to recognize for their leadership ...Learn More
Tango Fire from Argentina presented by New Orleans Ballet Association, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, and Casa Argentina
Directed by international superstar German Cornejo, this fiery ensemble of world champion tango couples from Buenos Aires expertly performs all of the lightning fast, precise footwork and sensational acrobatic partnering of authentic Argentine tango. Performance will take place at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Visit the New ...Learn More
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 23, 2018 Time: 7pm Location: Harrah’s Casino Theater Cost: Free ...Learn More
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo presented by New Orleans Ballet Association | NOBA
Flawlessly performed with impeccable artistry by an exquisite company of 50 dancers and set to the romantic Prokofiev score, this ultra-modern staging of Roméo & Juliette is a must-see event for ballet enthusiasts and new audiences alike. Performance will take place at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Tickets are ...Learn More
02/27/2018 - 05/27/2018
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. More information can be found on The Historic New Orleans Collection website. ...Learn More
The NORD Foundation’s 2018 CHAMPIONS Gala
The gala is a celebration of the revitalization of a historic recreation system. The recipient of the 2018 Legacy Tribute Award will be world-renowned musician and composer Branford Marsalis. Table Sponsorships are available for purchase on the NORD Foundation website. ...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.
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 Salazar’s art, created during Spanish rule of Louisiana, by illustrating the lives of his subjects.
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. More information can be found on the Tall Ships® website. ...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.
Claiborne Corridor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
This grand opening of the demonstration phase of the Claiborne Corridor Cultural Innovation District is the realization of 45 years of community planning, design, and engagement. Join the “Under the Bridge” at Ursulines and Claiborne Avenues as we cut the ribbon and introduce this neighborhood
Voices of the Congo Square
Produced by Shaka and Naimah Zulu will bring the essence, culture, and mystique of the Mardi Gras Indians to the Orpheum Theater on Friday, April 20, 2018. Visit the Orpheum Theater website for more information. ...Learn More
Tall Ships® Tricentennial Gala Fundraiser
The grand Tall Ships® Tricentennial Gala is a tribute to New Orleans’ 300th anniversary. There will be an anniversary cake, dancing, and live music on the dock and on the decks of the visiting tall ships. It will not be a night to be missed so wear your best black tie and ...Learn More
Citywide Family Reunion
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.
Trombone Shorty will perform with his band at the Sanger Theatre on the first Saturday of Jazz Fest.
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 technology.
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.