Local Halloween Events To Get You in the Spooky Spirit

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You might think it’s too early to start making your Halloween plans, but since this will be the first Halloween in three years with major events, it’s never too early to start making a plan! Below are some fun Halloween events happening throughout the city for adults and kids.

Ghost Manor


Corner of Magazine St. and Second St.

Throughout October

This very haunted Victorian on Magazine St. has become home to some of the most fiendish and fun specters in New Orleans. Watch them dance and fly in the windows after dark for an audio-visual extravaganza. Something new is added to the manor every year, which has become a tradition that shouldn’t be missed!

Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics


Livaudais Hall, 2205 Second St.

October 13 and 27

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to New Orleans. This hour-long concert by Delachaise Ensemble features performances of Stranger Things Theme, Beetlejuice Theme, The Addams Family Theme, Halloween Theme, Ghostbusters Theme, and much more.

Ghosts in the Oaks


October 20-23

Ghosts in the Oaks features trick-or-treating, arts & crafts, a pumpkin patch, and hot dog roasting around the campfire.

Boo at the Zoo


October 21-23

Boo at the Zoo is a family-favorite daytime Halloween tradition, providing a safe and enjoyable experience for the whole family! Kids can expect animal experiences, hauntingly festive décor along the mysterious paths of Audubon Zoo, an extinct species graveyard where you can pay your respects to species that are no longer with us and learn how to prevent extinctions from happening in the future, festive treats, themed photo opportunities and more! Costumes are encouraged for all guests.

Krewe of Boo! Halloween Parade


French Quarter

October 22

Krewe of Boo is the official Halloween parade of New Orleans, first rolled in 2008 and has been an annual event since 2013. With 450 riders, 15 floats, and 35 marching bands and dance krewes, Krewe of Boo has grown from a single parade into a weekend full of events. The parade is put on by Kern Studios, the same company responsible for the floats in some of the city’s largest Mardi Gras parades.

Brews and Boos


New Orleans City Park Carousel Gardens

October 28-29

Brews and Boos features adults-only access to the amusement park, costume contest, DJ, and unlimited beer for guys and ghouls 21+

LGBTQ+ Halloween New Orleans (HNO)


Various Locations

October 28-30

Halloween New Orleans is back for its 39th year, taking you on a wild journey to a magical world of adventure. Follow us down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass to 3 unique events packed full of unforgettable experiences and endless possibilities. October 28 is The Queen’s Ball and Silent Auction, October 29 is Nightmare in Wonderland, and October 30 is Mad Hatter’s Tea Dance.

Anne Rice Vampire Ball


Elms Mansion, 3029 St. Charles Ave.

October 29

Join Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat Fan Club for the 34th Annual Gathering of the Coven at our lavish Masquerade Ball. Dress in your masquerade best (long formal with mask) or anything fabulous. The dress code will be enforced.

Tickets include an open premium bar • full gourmet dinner (tables of gourmet food and passed hors d’oeuvres) • live (undead) music • DJ • performances • silent auction • costume contest.

See www.vamplestat.com for details.

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