It’s official: the NBA All-Star Weekend is coming to New Orleans in 2017 and bringing with it world-class competition and entertainment. All-Star Weekend culminates with the best players in the world facing off against each other in the 66th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Smoothie King Center, but that’s just a small piece of the fun. Falling on the first weekend of Mardi Gras, the excitement of parades and All-Star activities together creates a once-in-a-lifetime event in downtown New Orleans.
NBA All-Star Weekend Events
While the specifics are still TBD, here are a few insights about All-Star Weekend in New Orleans!
- On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Smoothie King Center hosts the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night
- The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will host additional events, including NBA All-Star Practice, the Celebrity Game, and the Development League All-Star Game
- Concurrent NBA Cares and Jr. NBA events will take place in the city throughout the week