Official Katrina 10 Events

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The 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina marks a vital milestone in the history of the city, where New Orleans and the nation will no longer look back and define the city through the prism of a catastrophic storm, but instead will look to the future of the city, its prosperity and its resilience.

Join us as we reflect on those we lost, honor the thousands who have helped the city recover and celebrate the city’s resilience and its future.

Katrina 10 Media Center

Friday, August 21, 2015 – Sunday, August 30, 2015

A week long series of panel discussions focused on highlighting the Katrina 10 stories of individuals, organizations and government officials. These panel discussions, which are open to media and general public, will cover the following topics: Civic Engagement, Criminal Justice Reform, Culture & Tourism, Disaster Recovery & Emergency Preparedness, Economic Development & Entrepreneurship, Flood Protection and Sustainability, Health & Wellness, Housing Recover, K-12 Education Reform, Neighborhood Revitalization, Universities & Higher Educations Role in Recovery. Learn More

Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel  – 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm

For general registration click here | For media registration click here.

Click here to view the Katrina 10 Media Center Schedule

Anyone participating in any Katrina 10 event at the Sheraton Hotel will receive a reduced parking rate of only $12 per day. Be sure to tell the parking attendant you are with Katrina 10.

For hotel accommodations click here.

Release of the City of New Orleans Resilience Strategy

Tuesday, August 25, 2105, 11:00am

City of New Orleans Resilience StrategyAs part of 100 Resilient Cities, powered by the Rockefeller Foundation, the City of New Orleans will release its first ever Resilience Strategy, with an aim of becoming a global leader in urban resilience. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate will also be in attendance.

Location: Ashe PowerHouse Theater – 1731 Baronne Stree

Time: 11:00am

To RSVP for this event click here.


Katrina Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony

Saturday, August 29, 2015

tuggle figure 1An early prayer service Katrina Memorial on Canal Street where the unidentified and unclaimed bodies from Hurricane Katrina are laid to rest

Location: Hurricane Katrina Memorial – 5056 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70124

Time: 8:29am


Lower 9th Ward Wreath Laying & Resilience Festival

Saturday, August 29, 2015

L9RFAnnual music and arts festival in the Lower 9th Ward commemorating Hurricane Katrina.

Location: Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center – 1616 Caffin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Time: 11:00am – 7:30pm

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Citywide Day of Service

Saturday, August 29, 2015

K10 Day of Service LogoMayor Landrieu and the City of New Orleans, with support from Walmart, will host one of the most comprehensive and unique service projects in the country. The Citywide Day of Service will engage thousands of volunteers and focus service on seven specific regions of the City. Volunteers will support over 100 individual projects. This event is open to volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience.  Learn More

Location: Various Locations throughout the City of New Orleans

Time: 7:30am – 2:00pm


The Power of Community

Saturday, August 29, 2015


A Katrina 10 commemoration featuring an Interfaith Prayer Service and musical and cultural performances. Learn More

Location: Smoothie King Center – 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans, LA 70113

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Doors open at 4:00pm

Register for your free tickets to attend this event here



Saturday, August 29, 2015

In commemoration of ten years since Hurricane Katrina, the Foundation for Louisiana will co-host with the Katrina 10 Commemoration a traditional second line parade spanning uptown and downtown New Orleans.

Location: Various locations

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pM.

Click here to learn more.


Katrina 10 Block Party

Saturday, August 29, 2015

ashebuilding2The Katrina 10 Commemorative Second Line and Block Party is being done in partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana. The closing block party at Ashe Cultural Arts Center will feature live music by Brass-a-holics and a variety of local food trucks, including Diva Dawg, Nola Foods, Ms. Ackie’s, Stop Jockin Snowballs, Keith’s Snowballs and more.

Location: Ashe Cultural Arts Center – 1712 O.C. Haley Boulevard

Time: 6:30pm


Community Second Line

Saturday, August 29, 2015

At the conclusion of the Power of Community program, attendees will be invited to second line out of the Smoothie King Center, joining up with the traditional second line groups from uptown and downtown New Orleans. The merged second line parade will culminate in a public block party outside of Ashe Cultural Arts Center at 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. until 8PM. Beverage stations will be positioned at various points along the Katrina 10 Commemorative Parade route.