NOLA TRICENTENNIAL EVENTS
So how does a 300-year-old city celebrate its special anniversary? Well, no place parties better than New Orleans so its calendar is jam-packed with events all year-long.
Here are some highlights:
There will be a Tall Ships Festival alongside the Tricentennial NOLA Navy Week, a Voices of Congo Square Festival produced by the Mardi Gras Indians, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s Treme Threauxdown performing on the first Saturday of New Orleans JazzFest, citywide family reunions with spectacular fireworks displays, and LUNA Fete – illuminating the city’s iconic architecture.
There are a whole host of exhibitions, too:
On the founding era; St Louis Church; and The Orléans Collection from the treasure trove of the city’s namesake, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans. In honour of its Tricentennial, New Orleans is also building a new airport, redeveloping its storied riverfront, and creating a 21st-century medical corridor. 2018nola.com