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Fun Things to Boo for Halloween

Halloween Ghosts

Think Halloween in New Orleans is just for kids? You are “dead” wrong. Thanks to Mardi Gras, adults as well as kids live to dress up here. Along with trick or treating, here are some “fun things to boo" and don't foget to visit our Spooktacular Halloween gallery.

Ghost Tours

Halloween PumpkinsScare up a few extra bucks and tour the “Most Haunted City in America” with an educated, entertaining guide who can bring the dead to life for you. Grayline Tours offers a nighttime Ghosts & Spirits Walking Tour that’s sure to send a chill up your spine.
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Krewe of Boo

Krewe of Boo, the official New Orleans Halloween parade, is a spooktacular event with 3-D paper mâché and fiberglass likenesses of Frankenstein, Dracula, and all your favorite ghouls. The parade makes its way through the Boo Carré, passing your favorite haunts as it heads toward the Convention Center.
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Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo

For a safer way to experience Halloween, head to Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo. On October 23 and 24, there will be socially-distanced trick or treating, The A-MAZE-ing Maze, a Spooky Haunted House, seasonal crafts and food trucks. From October 20 through 24, you can enjoy animal experiences, the Extinct Species Graveyard and seasonal treats – as well as the Zoo all decorated for Halloween! Proceeds benefit the Audubon Zoo and Children's Hospital New Orleans. 

The Zoo wants you to know that activities have been adjusted to meet all State of Louisiana COVID safety guidelines. Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test is not required. Per City of New Orleans mandates, however, proof of vaccination or a negative 72-hour PCR COVID-19 test and masks are required to enter any indoor facilities at the Zoo. Reservations are required.
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2021 Scout Island Scream Park

City Park is home to horrific Halloween fun in October. A nail-biting good time awaits in the Cirque du Fear Fright Zone, The Horseman's Fright Zone, and the Blood Bayou Fright Zone. If you dare, you can also discover the Devil's Swamp Terror Tour, Zombie Outbreak Battlefield, The Scream Factory Haunted Fun House, thrilling carnival rides and more. Have little ones? There’s also a scare-free zone with a pumpkin patch, hayrides face painting and more. 

2021 Voodoo Music & Arts Experience

Fall in New Orleans is festival weather! This popular festival takes place annually on Halloween weekend at New Orleans City Park. Come “Worship the Music” with big-name headliners under magnificent centuries-old live oaks. 
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