Over the years, ESSENCE Festival has become known for its electrifying performances each 4th of July weekend but there's so much more to the festival than the performances. Couples, especially will find a ton of great activities to participate in. Here's our top five for couples (in no particular order):
#5: Shops at ESSENCE: The Shops at ESSENCE is sure to have something for you and your boo to enjoy! This is where you can get your grub on at ESSENCE Eats, find haute, visit the Art & Culture Marketplace handmade décor for your home, and connect with community-based causes in Community Corner.
#4: Day Party Series: If you've ever been to New Orleans for #EssenceFest then you know the city will be on ten the entire weekend! But the Day Party Series are the parties you do NOT want to miss! Celebrity DJs DJ Drama, Biz Markie, Spinderella, and now Funkmaster Flex will be live on the 1s and 2s to get the party going. So, don't miss the turn up!
#3: Healthy Living workshop: If you're looking to get into the best shape of your life, you don't want to miss these #EmpowerU workshops! Shaun T [creator of Insanity] and Tonya Lewis Lee, will give you invaluable tips on starting and sticking with a fitness routine.
#2: #BlackLivesMatter panel: This informative panel at Empowerment Experience will explore the progress of Modern Day activism and What We Must Do Next.
#1: Love & Relationships workshop: This workshop featuring newlyweds, Sarah Jakes and Touré Roberts promises to be one perfect for those looking to not only make it work but to have lasting love.