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Nine Reasons to NOLA in October

Yell, "Throw me something, Monsta!" at Krewe of Boo.

You want fall color? Come to the most colorful city in America – New Orleans. Here’s just a sampling of what’s up this October. Click on the links below to learn more.

Beignet Fest, October 7

New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds will be filled with beignet lovers this October with powdered sugar smiles. Along with beignets, enjoy bands like Hill Country Hounds, The Confetti Park Players Chorus, Imagination Movers, One Love Brass Band, Brass-a-holics and Eric Lindell. 

Krewe of Boo, October 21

New Orleans’ official New Orleans Halloween parade is a spooktacular event. Come yell “throw me something, Monster” as all your favorite ghouls roll by.

Ghost Tours, All October

Tour the “Most Haunted City in America” with a guide who knows who’s buried where and who refuses to stay dead!

Gentilly Fest, October 6-8

Come to Gentilly for live music, great food, arts & crafts and Kids' Village activities, including pony rides, a kids stage, a New Orleans Fire Department fire truck, face painting, an imagination playground, pottery making and more.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, October 13-15

Grammy-winning artists Robert Cray and Bobby Rush are headlining this year's celebration in Lafayette Square Park. Come hungry. All the best meat smokers and barbecue restaurants in the region will be there.

Boo at the Zoo, October 20, 21, 27 & 28

This Halloween event at the Audubon Zoo is a safe, fun Halloween party perfect for kids up to age 12. You can trick-or-treat, ride the Ghost Train, tour a haunted house and more.

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, October 22

Join more than 50 vendors, musicians and artists at this Uptown celebration of New Orleans most famous sandwich.  

Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, October 27-29

“Worship the Music” with big-name headliners under the famous live oaks in City Park. Come see Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, The Killers and more. 

Louisiana Seafood Festival, October 27-29

If you love Louisiana seafood, you won't want to miss this three-day celebration at Woldenberg Park. Fried, boiled, sauteed, raw...we got it all, y'all, along with live music, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, and an Arts Village.



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