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30 Americans

Apr 23 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Kehinde Wiley: An…

Apr 23 - 23, 2014
Follow Wiley as he undertakes an exciting new project: a series of classical… more

The Victory Bells -…

Apr 23 - 30, 2014
Salute the USA with the Victory Belles’ newest red, white and blue… more

White Glove…

Apr 23 - 30, 2014
The National WWII Museum It’s one thing to read on an exhibit label… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 23 - 23, 2014
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Zurich Classic

Apr 23 - 27, 2014
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

Bootsy Collins

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Founding father of funk Bootsy Collins funks up The Joy Theater during… more

Crescent City…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014

Ogden After Hours-…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
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Slightly Stoopid

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Slightly Stoopid will be bringing their signature San Diego vibe to New… more

Slightly Stoopid with…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
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The Andrews Brothers

Apr 24 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

Apr 25 - May 5, 2014
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Apr 25 - Nov 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

Audubon Aquarium of…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Audubon Aquarium will host Party for the Planet, with events including live… more

Flowtribe

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Straight out of New Orleans and into your ear-holes, Flow Tribe brings the… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 26 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

MOGWAI + Majeure

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Must be 18 or older with Proper ID MOGWAI plus Majeure DATE: Saturday, April… more

Neighborhood Pet…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Neighborhood Pet Adoption & Bake Sale, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be… more

Shamarr Fest at…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
 A new and powerful addition to post-Jazz Fest revelry, Shamarr Fest… more

30 Americans

Apr 23 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

New Orleans Ranks as Top Ten Destination to Celebrate Halloween

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Kelly Schulz or Jennifer Day
504-566-5019
kschulz@neworleanscvb.com / jday@neworleanscvb.com

                             New Orleans Ranks as Top Ten Destination to Celebrate Halloween
                                             According to eHow.com and Cheapflights.com
     
Big Easy Reigns as Home to Ghastly Fun with Centuries of Voodoo Legends and Witchcraft Lore

NEW ORLEANS – October 26, 2010 – New Orleans was ranked number four internationally as a top ten destination to celebrate Halloween, according to a joint list released on October 22 by advice and information web site eHow.com and travel web site Cheapflights.com. No longer just about trick-or-treating in the local neighborhood, Halloween has become synonymous with the Big Easy where spooky cemetery tours, world-class costuming and haunted hotels offer hair-raising jaunts at every turn.

New Orleans’ place on the list—among other frightful cities—cements the Big Easy’s status as a top destination this holiday. Competing cities that also ranked include:

· Salem, Massachusetts
· Bran, Romania
· London, England
· New York, New York
· Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
· Tombstone, Arizona
· Forks, Washington
· Orlando, Florida
· Long Beach, California

“New Orleans is a one-of-a-kind city where thrilling paranormal happenings meet affordability,” said Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. “When it comes to Halloween—one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year—New Orleans is a place that truly captures the attention of all travelers and has something for everyone to enjoy.”

From the Haunted Mortuary, New Orleans Spirit Tours and Audubon’s “Boo at the Zoo” to Voodoo Music Experience and the Krewe of Halloween, visitors to the Big Easy can look forward to a Halloween experience unparallel to any other city. Travelers will reap the benefits of citywide deals and packages that are sure to make spines shiver. For spooktacular October savings in New Orleans, visit www.neworleanscvb.com/mediapackages. Book now as hotels across the city are nearly sold out!

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is the driving catalyst for New Orleans’ largest industry, strategically leading national and international marketing, public relations and visitor services efforts that attract millions of visitors, events, conventions and festivals. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com.

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