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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Top Five Stops for a Haunted Halloween in New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:
Rob Wilbanks/Sarah Forman, NOCVB
504-566-5019
rwilbanks@neworleanscvb.com, sforman@neworleanscvb.com

NEW ORLEANS - September 24, 2013 - New Orleans is often referred to as "America's most haunted city."  Why, you ask? New Orleans psychic medium Cari Roy says it's a "paranormal gumbo" of reasons, which includes the city's age, its religious and spiritual history, and the number of historic events and larger-than-life personalities which were concentrated in a relatively small space.

"This is why so many supernatural enthusiasts are drawn here. The odds of experiencing a paranormal encounter are far greater in New Orleans than in any other part of the world," says Roy. "I have seen many skeptics turn true believers because of something they felt while staying in one of our hotels or wandering through our cemeteries."

New Orleans has plenty of attractions and events for Halloween tourists.  Here are five that will haunt and delight visitors of all ages:

  • Boo at the Zoo (Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26): Audubon Zoo offers a safe, fun-filled Halloween event for children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, a Ghost Train, a haunted house (scary and non-scary), games with prizes, entertainment and more.
  • Haunted Tours (year round): Specters of the city's long and storied past are believed to still dwell in the many old buildings and graveyards of the Crescent City. On dark, moonless nights in the French Quarter and the Garden District you can almost see and feel them. To experience these paranormal nocturnal phenomena, a number of walking tours are offered by experienced guides.
  • Halloween New Orleans (Oct. 24 - 27): Experience Halloween Gay New Orleans style with this weekend-long extravaganza, including a costume contest, second line and brunch.
  • 25th Annual Vampire Ball (October 25): Thrown by the official Anne Rice Vampire Lestat Fan Club, this year will be a special treat as the author herself has announced plans to attend!
  • Krewe of Boo (Oct. 26): Throw me something, Monster! Experience the official Halloween parade in the heart of New Orleans French Quarter, followed by "Spook Fest," a wild and scary affair inside Mardi Gras World with live music and much more-costumes are a must!


More information about these and many of the haunted activities in New Orleans is available at www.neworleanscvb.com/halloween.

So this Halloween, come on down to New Orleans, America's most haunted city. Who knows...you may just be greeted by one of our ghostly counterparts. Don't look for them, they'll find you!

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,000-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Frankfurt, London, Paris and Toronto. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrates its 53rd anniversary in 2013. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com, www.facebook.com/neworleanscvb and www.twitter.com/neworleans.

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