Halloween is not just for children!
For Halloween in New Orleans, traditionally celebrated on October 31st, there are so many different celebrations going on around town towards the latter part of October.
The premier Halloween event and one of the largest festivals of the year is Voodoo Music + Art Experience, held on Halloween weekend, October 27-29th, in City Park.
Mixing local favorites with well-known headliners creates a jam-packed line-up for the festival-goers. The 2017 headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem, DJ Snake, and more.
Feast Under the Stars at Voodoo, is a one-of-a-kind dining experience on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 7:00pm.
The tables will be set on the middle of the festival site for a curated meal by five of New Orleans’ best chefs. Wine will be provided and expertly paired with each unique course. The all in price includes your meal with wine and parking on the grounds for Thursday night’s Feast. You will receive a full menu and more details from the Feast Under Stars hostess as we get closer to Voodoo. You do not need a ticket to Voodoo in order to purchase a ticket to Feast Under The Stars. This is a separate and unique event.
Frenchmen Street is quite the hotspot for Halloween.
Locals turn up in full costume for the occasion. Also Ann Rice’s Vampire Lestat Fan Club presents the 29th Annual Vampire Ball on Friday, October 27th, at 8pm at The Republic, located at 828 South Peters Street. The entertainment includes Skinz n Bonez, Mermaid Burlesque, Jayme Bullet, DJ Seraph, David J, and Nightbird.
What is a celebration in New Orleans without a parade?
The Krewe of Boo ( http://www.kreweofboo.com/events) will parade throughout the Boo Carré (French Quarter) on Saturday, October 21st, and begins rolling at 6:30pm. There are a number of other associated events, including the celebration of the Krewe’s 10th Anniversary and Blaine “Mr. Mardi Gras” Kern’s 90th Birthday. What an apropos way to celebrate Mr. Mardi Gras’ Birthday!