One of the most unique things about the ESSENCE Festival each year is our ability to celebrate every aspect of Black culture by bringing you amazing memories that you’ll never forget.

Join your favorite names in music, fashion, business, beauty, politics and more at the 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture! Click HERE to get your tickets now!

From Aaliyah performing at our very first Festival, to jaw-dropping moments from Barack Obama, Beyonce, Oprah and more, there’s never a shortage of moments that make the Festival an experience that’s truly unlike any other.

As we prepare to head back to NOLA for the 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture, here’s a look back at 28 ESSENCE Fest moments that definitely deserve a spot in the history books.


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