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.
Krewe of Boo, October 19
New Orleans’ official New Orleans Halloween parade is a spooktacular event. Come yell “throw me something, Monster” as all your favorite ghouls roll by. Due to the tragic accident at the Hard Rock Hotel, the route will not travel down Canal Street. View the updated parade route at www.kreweofboo.com.
Scout Island: Scream Park, Select Dates in September, October and November
The Scout Island Scream Park, which opened for the first time last year in City Park, features The Devil's Swamp, Zombie Combat, Scream Factory, Cirque du Fear Fright Zone, Blood Bayou Fright Zoen, the Kraken Beer & Spirit's Pirate Club, The Paranormal Experience, carnival thrill rides, music, and a scare-free zone for the little ones with a hay ride, face painting and more.
Oktoberfest, October 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19
Enjoy three weekends of oompah music, brats, schnitzel and German beer! Sponsored by the Deutches Haus of New Orleans.
Treme Fall Fest, October 4-6
Come celebrate the food, music, art, history and culture of the oldest black neighborhood in the U.S.
Beignet Fest, October 5
New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds will be filled with beignet lovers this October with powdered sugar smiles. Along with beignets, enjoy live music by popular local bands.
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 11-13
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 18, 19 & 20
Get the blues in this yearly celebration in Lafayette Square Park featuring great music and barbecue. Come hungry. All the best meat smokers and barbecue restaurants in the region will be there.
Mac n Cheese Fest, October 12
Love you some Mac n Cheese? Head to Louis Armstrong Park where you’ll find all kinds of takes on this beloved American dish.
Boo at the Zoo, October 25, 26 & 27
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.
Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, October 25-27
“Worship the Music” with big-name headliners under the famous live oaks in City Park. See line-up.
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