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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 28 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
We invite you to experience Ashé Cultural Arts Center's fourth annual… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 28 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 28 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Exploring SAORI:…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
This 2-hour weaving taster with artists Nancy Rhett and Jenny Pelc will provide… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Indy Race Day at…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for the Indy Race Day at Champions Square, featuring vintage sports… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 28 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 28 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Kinder Garden - Play,…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Kinder Garden for kids ages 18 months to 5 years has moved to the last Saturday… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 28 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes. … more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 28 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

N'Kafu Traditional…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company presents its annual concert, M'Batle… more

NOLA Food Fest

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Sample over 50 America's hometown eats from around the country. Four blocks in… more

NOMA Egg Hunt and…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Mark your calendars for the NOMA Egg Hunt in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… 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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