It’s been said that ESSENCE Fest is something like the largest Black family reunion you’ve ever been to, where you get to connect with thousands of “family” members you’ve never met, but instantly . Well, if there’s one thing we all love about family reunions, it’s the food!

Click HERE to register now and keep your stomach filled and your tastebuds happy at the ESSENCE Eats Food & Wine Festival!

Get ready to celebrate culinary excellence at the first-ever ESSENCE Eats™: Food & Wine Festival! Enjoy the rich flavors of Creole cuisine and learn the origins of some of our culture’s most beloved dishes. Going down from 10AM – 6PM everyday between Friday, July 1 and Sunday, July 3 at The Sugar Mill and Mississippi River Heritage Park, this inaugural experience will leave your tastebuds satisfied and your palette enriched. Experience fine food trucks and vendors who are whipping up the exquisite tastes of New Orleans and beyond, plus, enjoy celebrity chef appearances, cooking demos, panels and more featuring some of the biggest names in food and entertainment.

Scroll down below to check out the full lineup and then visit the official website HERE to register. See you in NOLA!