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There's nothing better than spending Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans with half a million of your closest friends!

Essence.com
Oct, 20, 2015

It's that time again! The buzz around the ESSENCE Festival 2016 in New Orleans, LA is building as we announce the dates to our "party with a purpose."

Great food, even better vibes, empowering seminars and blockbuster concerts are just a few of the reasons to start planning your trip to the Big Easy now.

Without further delay, here are your official ESSENCE Festival 2016 dates: Thursday, June 30 to Sunday, July 3

Stay tuned for headliner announcements and ticket information—they're coming soon!

To keep up with all things ESSENCE Festival, follow us now on Twitter.

There's nothing better than spending Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans with half a million of your closest friends! We'll see you there.