New Orleans is at her best in October. It’s perfect courtyard weather, plus we have a whole lineup of fun festivals planned, including the Krewe of Boo Parade from Kern Studios, the makers of Mardi Gras! Come celebrate everything from beignets to BBQ to Boo at the Zoo.
Krewe of Boo, Oct. 19
Trick or treat takes to the streets at New Orleans’ Official Halloween Parade. It’s no secret we love a parade in New Orleans and this Mardi Gras-style procession of ghouls and glitter is one of our favorites. Come catch a good time and some candy! Due to the tragic accident at the Hard Rock Hotel, the route will not travel down Canal Street this year. For an updated parade route, check out www.kreweofboo.com.
Scout Island: Scream Park, Select Dates in September, October & November
City Park offers eight acres of creepy fun this October. Brace yourself for the Cirque du Fear Fright Zone, The Horseman's Fright Zone, and the Blood Bayou Fright Zone. Experience the Devil's Swamp Terror Tour, Zombie Outbreak Battlefield, The Scream Factory Haunted Fun House, thrilling carnival rides and more. Fear not: There’s also a scare-free zone for younger kids with hayrides, a pumpkin patch, face painting and other age-appropriate activities. Photo courtesy of City Park.
Treme Fall Fest, Oct. 4-6
Come fall in love with the culture of the Treme, America's oldest black neighorhood. Eat, drink, dance and visit historic sites like the the Tomb of the Unknown Slave outside St. Augustine Church.
Oktoberfest, Oct. 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19
The Deutches Haus of New Orleans is sponsoring three weekends of beer and good cheer. Come see dogs in lederhosen, enjoy oompah music, and all your favorite German foods.
Beignet Fest, Oct. 5
Donut miss this fabulous festival at the City Park Festival Grounds. If you can stop at just three (the traditional order size) than you’re a better person than we are.
Gentilly Fest, Oct. 11-13
Get your Gentilly on with great food, authentic New Orleans music, one-of-a-kind arts & crafts and fun Kids' Village activities, including pony rides.
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Oct. 18-20
It’s hard to get the blues when you’re filling up on BBQ in Lafayette Square Park! Headliners include Jimmie Vaughan, Samantha Fish, and Shemekia Copeland.
Mac n Cheese Fest, Oct. 12
Join us at Louis Armstrong Park for your fill of Mac N Cheese dishes from over a dozen local restaurants (along with other inviting menu items). Celebrity judges will pick the best.
Boo at the Zoo, Oct. 25, 26 & 27
Come ride Ghost Train, wind your way through a haunted house and go trick-or-treating. This fun Halloween party at the Audubon Zoo has been a family favorite for years.
Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, Oct. 25-27
This year's headliners this include Guns N' Roses, Post Malone, Beck and more. Come “Worship the Music”in City Park. View complete lineup.
Halloween, Oct. 31
Second only to Mardi Gras when it comes to costume creativity and fun, Halloween in the French Quarter is not to be missed. Come stroll the streets of the Vieux Carré for some out-of-this world partying and people watching.