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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.

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