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Celebrating 300 Years of New Orleans

April 19th, 2018 |

New Orleans was founded in 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, making 2018 its tricentennial year. The port-side city has a range of events to celebrate its 300 years this 2018. Staying with us at Andrew Jackson Hotel in 2018? See if you’re in town for these special events.

Tricentennial New Orleans Navy Week

Tall ships and US Navy ships from around the country will dock at the Port of New Orleans to ring in the tricentennial celebrations. The ships will be docked at the port and Lake Pontchartrain from April 19-25. Tall ships will be open to the public on select dates. New Orleans will welcome dignitaries from around the world in Jackson Square on April 21.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s Treme Threauxdown

 

This event isn’t necessarily tricentennial-themed, but it’s all part of the weeks of celebrating New Orleans. Previous Treme Threauxdowns have been huge hits. See Grammy-nominated Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue put on a special show with a great lineup and special guest at Saenger Theatre on April 28. Get your tickets in advance!

 

[Check out our guide to Crawfish Season]

Riverfront Tricentennial Fireworks Show

This event is not to be missed! Planned for the same day that the Jazz Fest closes, the tricentennial fireworks show is set to be quite the show for all to see. The show will take place along the Mississippi riverfront. More info here.

Exhibit: New Orleans, the Founding Era

The tricentennial exhibition explores New Orleans’ first decade and early inhabitants with artifacts, paintings, maps, and charts. The Historic New Orleans Collection has assembled more than 75 objects on loan from organizations in France, Spain, Canada, and the US. The exhibition is free and runs through May 27. The Historic New Orleans Collection is located at 533 Royal St. More info here.

 

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