2014 Essence Festival™
The 20th Anniversary of the Festival will be our biggest year ever with our concerts each night in the Superdome, our FREE ESSENCE Empowerment Experience and other fun activities at the Convention Center and a weekend filled with official events each day throughout New Orleans. Be sure to keep checking this page or do any of the following to be one of the first to know about the must-attend Festival Weekend Events we are planning for you.
In 2014, we are bringing back the art and culture experience at FAMILY DAY!
Sugar Bowl Drive
New Orleans, LA 70112
FAMILY DAY will take place on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Woldenberg Park
We are very exited to feature creative entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and community organizations at the 2014 ESSENCE™ Festival. There are three (3) locations where vendors can showcase their products: Convention Center, Superdome and at ESSENCE® Family Day at Woldenberg Park.
THE SHOPS AT ESSENCE
Arts and Culture Boutiques
Exhibit booths filled with original designs and handcrafted arts in the nation's largest marketplace.
ESSENCE ® Eats
Guests can taste the authentic cuisines of New Orleans' finest restaurants.
Bookstore & Author Signings
Submit your application to have your book available for purchase in the 2014 Essence Festival Bookstore managed by Garden District Book Shop.
Raise awareness and support for local and national community-based non-profit organizations.