September 21 2023 | Upcoming Events

Travel + Leisure Names New Orleans One of the
13 Best Places to Visit for Halloween Around the World.

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. 21

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

National Fried Chicken Festival, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 

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's new Best of Guide: New Orleans Fried Chicken

Fall Food Lab Experiences at Tiki Farm, Oct. 7th & 14

Suis Generis in the Bywater is offering several events this fall at Tiki Farm in Pearlington, Mississippi. On October 7th, the topic is "Introduction to Koji and Fermentation." Then on Saturday, October 14th, the discussion will center on "Zero Waste Cooking & Composting." Both events include a six-course dinner. Learn more.

Oktoberfest, Oct. 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28

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. 6 -8

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. 13-15

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!

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. 21 

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.

Krewe of Boo Viewing Party at Tujague's, Oct. 21

A monstrous good time awaits on Decatur Street at Tujague's. Join them on the balcony from 6:00-10:00 pm to watch the Krewe of Boo Parade. Enjoy an open call brand bar along with specialty cocktails, beer & wine, and a scary-good buffet. Guests will have access to an amazing view of the parade from their private balcony, use of indoor seating, and access to private bathrooms throughout the evening. Tickets are $160 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Purchase tickets.

Witches Luncheon at Tujague's, Oct. 27

Have broomstick, will travel. Fly over to Decatur Street for a Witches Lunch featuring a 3-course menu and Spooky Specialty Cocktails. There will be plenty of toasting and cackling! See menu. Available 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Witches and Warlocks Lunch at Annunciation Restaurant, Oct. 27

A wicked good time awaits at the Witches and Warlocks Lunch at Annunciation Restaurant. From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. they'll be serving up a 3-course pre-fixe menu featuring hair-raising bites and scary libations for just $45 per person, excluding beverage, tax and gratuity. Book through Tock or call 504-568-0245. Peronally, we can't wait to try the "Bobbin' for Apples" Pie.

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.

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