Join us to celebrate the holiday with local art exhibits, a live DJ and delicious fare brought to you by ESSENCE EATS food trucks.
ESSENCE Tech Summit
Dig into the tech space with interactive demos and advice from leading industry experts and thought leaders.
ESSENCE Eats – Passport 25
Leave your diet at home and indulge in unique culinary experiences from restaurants and food experiences across the city.
ESSENCE Beauty Carnival
Hear from your favorite beauty influencers and wellness experts live on stage, indulge in curated shopping experiences and more! This ultimate celebration of black beauty will get you ready to step into the world with an inner calm and an outer glow!
ESSENCE Recruitment Fair
See what’s next for your career with a wide range of exciting new prospects to explore.
The ESSENCE Stage
Formerly our ESSENCE Empowerment Experience, hear from some of our most influential voices across politics, entertainment, fashion, business, and more on issues that matter most.
ESSENCE x Girls United
Through our new Girls United initiative, we’ll be kicking off the 4th of July with acts of service as we come together to empower young girls and women.
ESSENCE E-Suite Returns
In year two of our ESSENCE E-Suite At ESSENCE Festival, take your career to new heights with the help of CEOs, small business owners, top executives and more at the networking event of the year.
Get ready for 3 nights of performances from over 50 of the biggest names in music on 1 mainstage and 4 superlounges. This year’s lineup includes more than a few new faces who have never played at ESSENCE Fest.
Take your workout on the road with you in a series of upbeat classes hosted by ESSENCE’s favorite fitness gurus.
ESSENCE Entertainment All Access
See your favorite celebrities in live interviews and performances on the ESSENCE Center Stage, plus check out early screenings of some of the year’s most anticipated movies, TV shows, documentaries and more in the ESSENCE Screening Room. Then, stick around to meet your faves up close and personal in the Fan Zone.