New Orleans is 300 years old! Celebrate with us!

Posted on: January 1, 2018 | Posted in: New Orleans

New Year's Eve celebrations have ended, but 2018 has many more celebrations in store!  2018 marks the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city of New Orleans and we plan to celebrate this new year more than any other "New Years" of the past.  The "Tricentennial," or 300th anniversary of New Orleans is a time to reflect on the past, but also look to the future. Spend a day wandering the streets of the famous French Quarter or "Vieux Carre" and you may think that not much has changed in 300 years, and you'd be right! We take pride in the historic homes, districts, and traditions of our founding fathers, and work continuously to preserve those aspects of the city that make New Orleans so special. We are a city rooted in history and tradition and that is one of the things that keeps visitors coming and why the locals never want to leave. But, we are also looking to the future and implementing changes that can improve our city going forward. If you are visiting New Orleans this year, you can expect to see an increase of cultural events in honor of the Tricentennial, the commencement of new infrasctructure projects, including an addition to our airport and the restoration of the historic Gallier Hall, a variety of concerts from international artists, fireworks, parties, symposiums and more!  Be sure to check out the list of Tricentennial events here to see what's going on during your stay.