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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.

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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.