Don't Miss Our FREE Family Day Today!

Join our FREE Family Reunion Day at Woldenberg Park for music, food, fun and games.

Head over to Woldenberg Park at 1 Canal Street today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the ESSENCE Festival's first-ever Family Reunion Day. Families will a day of music, food, fun and games for FREE. And if that's not enough, attendees can enjoy a fireworks show at sunset. 

Highlights of the FREE event, which will be co-hosted by Carla Ferrell and DJ Mike Swift, include: 

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Along with the event at Woldenberg Park, the family and community seminars at the Empowerment Experience kick off at 10 a.m. at the Convention Center (900 Convention Center Boulevard). Today's speakers include New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu, Master P, Roland Martin, DeVon Franklin, along with Traci and Trina Braxton.

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