2018 will mark the 300th Anniversary of the City of New Orleans, one of the world’s most fascinating cities, and a year’s worth of celebrations of its rich history, diverse culture and distinctive traditions have been planned.
The year-long celebration will kick off with the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Official Countdown by Dick Clark Productions on December 31, 2017. A concert will begin at 9:00 pm with Mardi Gras themed fireworks on the Mississippi River at midnight. Throughout 2018, New Orleans will open its doors to locals and visitors to share in its many celebrations. New events have been planned and the existing annual events will be bigger and better than ever! To see a list of events planned so far, visit 2018nola.com/events. Make plans to come and stay with us at Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast. We are located on St. Charles Avenue where you can catch the streetcar to the French Quarter and walk to many events.
Throughout the NOLA Tricentennial year, improvements and renovations to the City have been planned to create a pathway to prosperity with a vision of making the City more successful in the next 300 years. Many improvements have already begun. Planned for improvement are Gallier Hall, Louis Armstrong International Airport, Bourbon Street, The Lafitte Greenway bicycle and pedestrian trail and park, The New Orleans Riverfront, added streetcar routes and many others.
Today the City of New Orleans owes many of its celebrations to the diverse cultures which settled the City: French, Spanish, African Americans, Cajun, Creole, and immigrants from Italy, Ireland, Germany, Greece, Vietnam and many other countries.
Please read this “Message from New Orleans” by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau announcing information relevant to New Orleans and the celebration of the Tricentennial and its new website.
If you’ve thought about visiting New Orleans, 2018 is the year to come! Come celebrate with us! Book now!