Travel Info



Festivals, Conferences & Exhibitions
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Mercedes Benz Superdome
1500 Sugar Bowl Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Conferences & Exhibitions
Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Festivals & Invest Back
Louis Armstrong Park
701 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116


Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Click here for the 2019 FESTIVAL Block.

Scam Protection:

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.

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