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
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.
NOLA 300 Conference
The conference will feature a series of presentations and panels on the past, present and future of New Orleans as we enter the next 300 years.
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
12/06/2017 - 12/09/2017
Luna Fête Presented by Arts Council
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.
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Presented by the government of Monaco in cooperation with the New Orleans Ballet Association at the Mahalia Jackson TheaterLearn 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.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.
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.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
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.