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St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter

New Orleans Tricentennial

New Orleans is turning 300 in 2018 – get in on the celebration!

You only turn 300 once, and New Orleans is celebrating her Tricentennial year to the fullest. Enjoy special events, seminars, concerts, firework shows, hotel specials and more as we honor the people and stories that have made New Orleans the one-of-a-kind city that she is.

From culinary legends to Civil Rights activists, StoryCorps brings you some of New Orleans’ most compelling narratives.
  • Most cities are built on concrete. New Orleans is built on stories. To celebrate our 300th birthday, we’re sharing some of the best ones and inviting you to come tell yours.
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  • No one throws a party like New Orleans, and in honor of the city’s Tricentennial, this year’s calendar is jam-packed with special parties, symposiums, and more to honor of New Orleans...
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  • This year in New Orleans is a pretty big deal - but that doesn't mean it has to break the bank. Find special deals and discounts throughout the city to experience New Orleans’ Tricentennial...
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  • 2018 is New Orleans’ Tricentennial, and the city has many exciting special projects and city-wide improvements for its 300th birthday.
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Sieur de La Salle claims the Mississippi River and its basin for France
  Find out more about 300 years of NOLA’s rich history.
A Streetcar Passes in front of Gallier Hall
For more about the tricentennial or to purchase NOLA 300 merchandise.