Travel + Leisure Names New Orleans One of the
13 Best Places to Visit for Halloween Around the World in 2022.
New Orleans is at her best in October. It’s perfect weather for a ghost or cemetery tour, plus we have a whole lineup of fun festivals planned, including the Krewe of Boo Parade, featuring floats from the world-renowned Kern Studios. Come celebrate everything from BBQ to Boo at the Zoo. And there's just nothing like Halloween in the French Quarter! Find your hotel now!
Krewe of Boo, Oct. 22
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! For parade route info, check out www.kreweofboo.com.
National Fried Chicken Festival, Oct. 1 & 2
New Orleans is the birthplace of Popeyes. We KNOW fried chicken. Come celebrate with us this October on Lakeshore Drive. And, while you're at it, check out neworleansrestaurants.com's new Best of Guide: New Orleans Fried Chicken.
Oktoberfest, Oct. 7-8, 14-15 & 21-22
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.
Gentilly Fest, Oct. 8 & 9
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. 14-16
It’s hard to get the blues when you’re filling up on BBQ in Lafayette Square Park! Come hungry and prepare to dance it off!
Tujague's Halloween Celebrations, Oct. 22, 23 & 28
Head to Decatur sooner not later for three fun Halloween events. For the best view of the Krewe of Boo Parade, book your space on the balcony at Tujague’s. Their Krewe of Boo Parade Watching Party on October 22 will include balcony access, drinks, food and more. Then they’re following that up the next day with Poppy’s Pop Up Drag Queen Brunch: Halloween Edition on October 23. And finally grab your broomstick and fly over on October 28 for a Witches Lunch. There will be plenty of toasting and cackling!
Halloween Fun at 3rd Block Depot Kitchen & Bar, Oct. 20 & 29
Wondering how to make this the best Halloween ever? Mystery solved! Head to 3rd Block Depot Kitchen & Bar for their Murder Mystery Dinner on October 20 at 6 p.m. or join them for their Spooktacular Drag Bruch on Saturday, October 29 from noon to 3 p.m. Both events will feature devilishly delicious food by Executive Chef Nick Ocheltree. Book through Open Table now.
Boo at the Zoo, Oct. 21, 22 & 23
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.
Treme Fall Fest, Oct. 22 & 23
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.
Head to the river this October for The Riverwalk Outlet's First Annual Halloween Fest from 4-8 p.m. They are promising trick-or-treat opportunities, spooktacular activities, Halloween-themed entertainment and an outdoor movie screening of “Hocus Pocus." There will be free popcorn and cotton candy while supplies last and local vendors will be offering tasty delights for purchase throughout the evening. Costumes are highly encouraged.
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.