This year we’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary with 25 special experiences across four days of entertainment, empowerment and community! Join our celebration now with early bird tickets for the 3-night concert series at the Superdome!

    Early-Bird Weekend Package:

    Mainstage + 4 Superlounges
    Over 40 artists for 3 nights
    Lowest price guaranteed


    When is the best time to travel?

    • The 2019 ESSENCE® Festival begins on Thursday, July 4 and officially ends the evening of Sunday, July 7th. We recommend arrivals on Wednesday, July 3rd.

    Where is the Festival located?

    • The Festival is located in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Mercedes-Benz Superdome with other locations to be announced.

    Are there airline packages?

    • ESSENCE® is not offering any airline packages or coordinated travel offers at this time.

    What are the hotel options?

    • The 2019 FESTIVAL Block will be opening soon for all our featured properties.


    ESSENCE® Festival is not affiliated with any travel agencies. We recommend booking your travel directly or working with a travel agency you trust. Potential hotel and travel packages will be accessible through this website upon availability.