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15th Annual Satchmo…

Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

Anthony Bean…

Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015
Experience over 80 youth giving an electrifying performance in tribute to the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 31 - 31, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Gospel Music Festival

Jul 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for48th Annual Gospel Music Workshop of America!     … more

My Morning Jacket

Jul 31 - 31, 2015
My Morning Jacket has built a reputation as a group who consistently challenges… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 31 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Saenger Theatre…

Jul 31 - 31, 2015
Atlanta rapper Future has earned a place at the genre's vanguard with his… more

The Historic New…

Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015
One of the premier decorative arts events in the country, the four-day program… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 31 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Author to Reader Con…

Aug 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for  a FREE to the public book signing with 80+ authors. Parking… more

COOLinary New Orleans…

Aug 1 - 31, 2015
It is going to be a delicious summer!  During the month of August, enjoy… more

Hemispheres Cup -…

Aug 1 - 1, 2015
Two of the best rugby clubs in the world, the Saracens from England and the… more

Louisiana SPCA’s…

Aug 1 - 31, 2015
In memory of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana SPCA is… more

Saturday Farmers…

Aug 1 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

Whitney White Linen…

Aug 1 - 1, 2015
Drape yourself in cool, white linen and join 16,000 art aficionados in the Arts… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - Oct 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - Oct 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for the opening reception for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality… more

Off-site Pet…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Off-site Pet Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA, will be held in the… more

American Recovery…

Aug 6 - 8, 2015
The American Recovery Association (ARA) and Harding Brooks Associates, LLC… more

15th Annual Satchmo…

Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… 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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