Halloween in NOLA
More Halloween Events:
- French Quartour Kids offers a Spooky Tour beginning Septmeber 2 every Friday and Saturday. This tour welcomes kids into a world of mystery. Explore relics from our distant past- spells, superstitions, and ghost hunting. The tour excludes all of the gruesome stories, focusing instead on the hauntings and legends that followed. It is kid friendly. (For those looking for a bone-chilling experience, there are great companies offering adult spooky tours.)
- The annual Boo Carre Halloween & Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, October 15th from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. throughout the French Market District, and will include miniature golf, a petting zoo, a spooky secondline, live music and much more.
- This year's Anba Dlo VII Halloween Festival and Parade will take place Saturday, October 15th at the New Orleans Healing Center. Anba Dlo (Pronounced "Ahnbah Dlo") is Haitian Kreyol for "Beneath the Waters" and is meant to acknowledge and honor the importance of water to our life. Now in its eighthyear, Anba Dlo VII is unique as a one-of-a-kind, costumed, interactive community festival that also celebrates the multicultural and artistic heritage of New Orleans. Multiple bands and live music stages will be set up throughout The New Orleans Healing Center and Saint Claude Corridor.
- Boo at the Zoo Friday, October 21, Saturday, October 22, Friday, October 28, & Saturday, October 29 from 5-9 p.m. This Halloween celebration is a safe, fun-filled event for children up to 12 years old. It features trick-or-treat houses with candy, Ghost Train, a haunted house (scary and non-scary), games with prizes, entertainment and more. Tickets are $17 per person, with free admission for children under 12 months of age.
- Crawloween at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is the perfect opportunity for six-legged hijinks! The event takes place October 29-31 and will feature bug-themed trick-or treating, halloween-themed cookies, pumpkins that double as animal exhibit and a "Guess How Many Maggots are in the Jar" contest. Kids will also have the opportunity to see spiders, scorpions and roaches while learning myths behind some scary critters. Kids under 12 in a bug-themed costume get a $3 discount.
- Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat Fan Club holds its annual Vampire Ball. The ball will be held on Friday, October 28 at The Republic. The Vampire Ball & the farewell Cocktail Party will feature talent from Skinz N Bonez, Pandora Black, Varna and DJ Seraph. There will also be a personal appearance by Anne Rice.
- Experience Halloween Gay New Orleans style over the weekend of October 27-30 with Halloween New Orleans. This extravaganza includes a costume contest, second line and brunch and benefits Project Lazarus, a home in New Orleans for men and women with AIDS.
- Friends of the Cabildo will be hosting its annual Ghostly Galavant Fundraiser, October 22, 23, and 29. The three-day event offers Ghostly Galavant Tours, Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23 and Ghostly Galavant Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party, Halloween, Saturday October 29 at the Old US Mint. The Saturday and Sunday Ghostly tours leave from the 1850 House on Historic Jackson Square. The tours will run every half-hour from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Ghosts, such as Louisiana Governor Earl Long, voodoo priestess Marie Laveau and the Baroness Michaela Pontabla, may all be happened upon in French Quarter buildings and courtyards.
- The Krewe of Boo is back in New Orleans to haunt locals and visitors with their annual Halloween parade. The Krewe of Boo will roll at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, parading through the streets of the French Quarter. After the spooktacular festivities, everyone is encouraged to stroll over to Mardi Gras World, where the party continues.
- One of the largest festivals annually held in New Orleans is the Voodoo Music + Art Experience, October 28-30. Mixing local favorites with well-known headliners creates a jam-packed line-up for the festival-goers. This years' headliners include Tool, Arcade Fire, The Weeknd and more.
- PubCrawls.com is hosting a Halloween Pub Crawl October 29-31. Crawlers can register participating Bourbon Street venues the day of the event or online and will be equipped with wristbands and maps. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume.
- Halloween Children's Tea will be offered at the Windsor Court Hotel on October 22-23 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Want to experience haunted New Orleans all year round? Check out a cemetery/voodoo or paranormal/ghost tour such as:
- Bloody Mary Tours and Soiree- New Orleans After Dark - explore Historic and Off the Beaten Path haunted sites, graveyards and more. Join behind the scenes van tours with seven people maximum, group walking tours or design your own paranormal adventure.
- Haunted History Tours- Daily and nightly theatrical, historical & entertaining walking tours of the French Quarter & Garden District. Ghost, Vampire, Voodoo, Cemetery & more. As seen on A&E, History Channel, Bravo, MTV, & recommended by The Travel Channel as "A Must Do!"
- New Orleans Cemetery Tour- Stroll through the past and present of this fascinating city viewed through St. Louis Cemetery #1 (established 1789) with Robert Florence, author of New Orleans Cemeteries and City of the Dead, and New Orleans' top-rated guides.
- Spirit Tours New Orleans- Daily Cemetery/Voodoo and nightly Ghost/Vampire tours our Specialty. Visit St. Louis Cemetery #1, a real Voodoo Temple and the Haunted French Quarter.