Krewe of Boo
Krewe of Boo, New Orleans' official Halloween parade will roll through New Orleans on Saturday, October 22, 2016. It’s the only major parade with full size floats to travel through the French Quarter.
The Krewe of Boo started in 2007 and while there were a couple of years that they didn’t parade, this year is looking like it’ll be a top-notch event that you don’t want to miss. There will be world class floats designed and built by Kern Studios, the best marching bands from the city, and a number of special marching units. The exact details are being kept a secret, but this promises to be a great parade.
Start practicing saying “Throw me somethin’ monster!” Instead of the generic beads that often end up on the ground after the parade passes, this year Krewe of Boo is throwing primarily locally made throws that are food items and collectables, ranging from medallion beads Elmer's Cheewees and even Aunt Sally's Pralines.
If you’re interested in riding on a float, you can find membership information here. The Krewe promises that it’ll be a once in a lifetime night that you’ll never forget.
The parade starts on Elysian Fields Avenue in the Marigny and travels into the French Quarter on N. Peters Street. It takes a left on Canal Street and travels up Canal until Dauphine Street where it makes a U-turn and heads back down to Tchoupitoulas Street where the parade comes to an end.
Join in the fun at the annual after-parade costume party, the Monster Mash. Location and entertainment to be determined.
There will be food, booze and music. Krewe members get in free, but it’s open to the public to purchase tickets. Costumes are required.