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ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 5 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 7 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Smoothie King Center…

Jul 10 - 11, 2015
Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood to the Smoothie… more

Toast & Tiki Tails

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Toasts & Tiki-Tails" will be held at the NO Fleas Market  during… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

The French Market’s 4th Annual Boo Carré Halloween and Harvest Festival Sunday October 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Amy Kirk Duvoisin
(504) 522-2621 ext. 20
akirk@frenchmarket.org

The French Market's 4th Annual Boo Carré Halloween and Harvest Festival Sunday October 21st 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A daytime family event featuring free trick or treating for kids, indoor/outdoor entertainment, petting zoo, cooking demonstrations, costume contests, and plenty of pumpkins for sale!

 Trick or Treating is free for kids in costume from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pick up your black Boo Carré bags at Dumaine Plaza in the French Market District, near the entrance to Dutch Alley at Decatur Street. Get a Trick or Treat Sheet telling you which shops are participating. The trick-or-treating will take place throughout a 6-block area, from the Upper Pontalba, the Colonnade on Decatur, in Dutch Alley, and through the Farmers Market.

IN DUTCH ALLEY: between Dumaine and St. Phillip Streets

Note: There will be hay bales for fun photos and romping for little ones in Dutch Alley.

INSIDE THE JAZZ PARK in Dutch Alley: Free music and theater!

12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Jim and Martha Hession perform ghoulish ragtime and jazz pieces

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. The Uptown Music Theatre performs "SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK" under the direction of Delfeayo Marsalis

3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Jim and Martha Hession perform Halloween themed jazz pieces

Outside in Dutch Alley, between the Jazz Park and the Pavilion:

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Drum Circle with Hope Stone Kids New Orleans (formerly Kid's Play NOLA). A dance and drumming performance workshop that is fun for the whole family. Our master teacher CoCo Williams will perform Afro-Cuban dances accompanied by master drummer Alexey Marti. After each performance the audience will be encouraged to participate in the fun; CoCo will teach the steps while Alexey will teach the rhythms that accompany each traditional dance. The entire family is welcome to join.

4 p.m. Navy Band New Orleans Brass Band performs classic New Orleans-style music

At the Pavilion in Dutch Alley (at St. Phillip Street): FREE!

Petting Zoo 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rowdy's Rascals Petting Zoo features horses, pigs, goats and free photos!

Facepainting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Halloween-themed face painting all day. Free!

Interactive Craft Booths: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids can "make and take" artwork, made with the help of local artisans. Free!

  • Make jack-o-lantern scarfs with Adorn me Antoinette/ Chelsea Design Studio.
  • Paint wooden pumpkin magnets and wooden Boo Carré dog tags with HeARt of Justus
  • YA/YA Young Artists/Young Aspirations will help kids create Halloween themed artwork
     

FARMERS MARKET STAGE between Ursulines and Gov Nicholls Streets

11:00 A.M. KIDS COSTUME CONTEST. Sign up 15 minutes prior (10:45 a.m.). Free to enter! Prizes include gift certificates to the French Market District shops and restaurants. Limited to the first 12 contestants. Categories: Spookiest, cutest, silliest, most original, best handmade costume, plus a Boo! Shout contest bonus prize. Open to kids age 1 through 12.

12:00 p.m. FAT HEN GROCERY Pumpkin carving & cooking demonstration

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Amerigroup presents a HARVESTING HEALTH COOKING DEMO featuring Meals from the Heart Café cooking up healthy seasonal foods. Free samples.

2:00 to 3:00 p.m. PIE EATING CONTESTS hosted by Southern Food and Beverage Museum, with pie crust demonstrations and discussions. Featuring sweet potato pies provided by Loretta's Pralines! Kids and adult eating contests.

3:30 P.M. KIDS COSTUME CONTEST #2. Sign up 15 minutes prior (10:45 a.m.). Free to enter! Prizes include gift certificates to the French Market District shops and restaurants. Limited to the first 12 contestants. Categories: Spookiest, cutest, silliest, most original, best handmade costume, plus a Boo! Shout contest bonus prize.

4:00 P.M. - 6:00 p.m. Abita Springs Opry features two performances: The Petty Bones at 4 p.m. and Last Chance Bluegrass Band at 5 p.m.

PLUS, nearby in Farmers Market stalls all day:

Pumpkins for sale at two produce stands in the Farmers Market: MOTHER NATURE'S CUPBOARD & FRENCH MARKET PRODUCE

Plus these special vendors:

  • Pumpkin Carving by Chris Hunter, known for his "Jazzy Ice" sculptures. Specialty pumpkins carved and for sale by this award winning local artist. ($)
  • Pumpkin painting; buy a pumpkin and paint it yourself! Paint and supplies offered free, with friendly adult monitors on-hand to assist and inspire. Free with pumpkin purchase!
  • Funeral carriage pictures with Airship Isabella. ($)
  • The Cupcake Fairies will be selling special harvest themed cupcake kits that you can buy and make on site or make and take home. Halloween and harvest themed decorations will be included in the kits. ($)