Essence in the Park

Kick off ESSENCE Fest
Join us for a special Big Easy welcome at a FREE 4th of July celebration all day, all outside at Louis Armstrong Park!
Thursday, July 4 | 12PM-9PM
Armstrong Park
701 N Rampart St

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Get the weekend started right. 2 Stages to keep you entertained throughout the day. Hosted by NOLA’s own Sheba Songz with performances by Common, Big Freedia & more.

Get a taste of NOLA’s famous flavors plus loads of other delicious options served up by ESSENCE Eats™ vendors.

Fun for all ages
Round up the little ones for face painting and arts & crafts while grownups get to eat, drink, shop, and join in NOLA’s famous second line parade!

Know Before You Go:
Prohibited Items: Weapons, Pets, Skateboards, Bikes, Glass, Ice Chests, and Grills.
Seating: Chairs and Blankets are welcome in designated areas.
Transportation: Lyft and Uber are recommended as parking is very limited. Bike valet will be available.

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FREE & REQUIRED REGISTRATION for guests 18+ for entry into the 2019 ESSENCE Festival® festivals, conferences, and exhibitions.

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