Big Tricentennial Weekend Events

April 10, 2018

This is the biggest weekend for New Orleans 300 birthday party!!!! Here are the biggest events we thought you'd want to know about...

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. More info on the schedule and details here including the FIREWORKS on Sunday night.

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 by visiting the Tall Ships® website:

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 revitalization initiative, complete with new businesses, art, music, and green space.

Voices of the Congo Square
Produced by Shaka and Naimah Zulu Voices of the Congo Square will bring the essence, culture, and mystique of the Mardi Gras Indians to the Orpheum Theater on Friday, April 20, 2018. More at

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.

New Orleans Tricentennial Dog Parade
Celebrate New Orleans’ 300th birthday with a four-legged parade presented by NOLA City Bark and Gambit. Come out and show your NOLA spirit with a morning dog walk around NOLA City Bark. This fun event will also include a costume contest for the best New Orleans-centric dog attire. Let’s celebrate with the “lucky dogs” that get to call New Orleans home. Registration begins at 10 am parade begins at 11 am. More at