Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • 900 Convention Center Blvd.
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
Mercedes Benz Superdome
  • 1500 Sugar Bowl Dr.
  • New Orleans, LA 70112



Travel FAQ

Traveling to the Festival

The 2018 ESSENCE Festival starts on Thursday, July 5th and officially ends the late evening of Sunday, July 8th. If you're traveling into New Orleans, we recommend you come into the city on Wednesday, July 4th.
The Festival is located in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the New Orleans Mercedes Benz Superdome with other locations to be announced. Get more info here.
Yes and parking is available at the Convention Center and Superdome (based on availability and subject to fees). Note that all parking garages accept cash only.
Airline package are not available through the Festival at this time. Please reach out to your select travel agent to make your flight reservations.
Find our list of preferred hotels and book your rooms above.