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, 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
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
Zachary Richard: Cajun Heart – New Orleans Premier
The documentary “Zachary Richard: Cajun Heart” is a beautiful, cinematic showcase that follows Zachary Richard on his quest to understand why Acadians and Cajuns are such resilient people, and to access the status of the Acadian identity today. Sponsored by Codefil. Link to purchase: ...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 share information across communities, develop new skills to bring home, and build relationships old and ...Learn More
12/06/2017 - 12/09/2017
The Arts Council’s LUNA Fete, Presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group
A celebration in Lafayette Square features illuminated installations, digital sculptures, video-mapping projections and art animated by technology to inspire audiences of all ages. Free and open to the public. ...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.
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
Tango Fire from Argentina presented by New Orleans Ballet Association
With ten glamorous dancers and a quartet of the finest musicians, Tango Fire ignites the stage with a blazing hot, Broadway-style show of “tango at its sexiest and most stupendous.” (The Telegraph) ...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 16, 2018 Location: Harrah’s Casino Theater Cost: Free ...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
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. ...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.
Claiborne Corridor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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.
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.
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.