Halloween is on a Friday night this year; that means all the ghouls and goblins and silly witches will be thronging the streets of New Orleans looking for a spooky home. Stay in the historically ghostly Garden District this year; the Grand Victorian is the perfect place to rest after experiencing Halloween in New Orleans!
Within walking distance of our Garden District bed and breakfast is the New Orleans Witches Ball presents La Grand Danse Macabre. Put on your best witchy costume and spend the evening enjoying food, drink, music, contests and prizes, ritual, and revelry!
The Voodoo Music Experience in City Park is just a streetcar ride away and features headliners Foo Fighters, Krillex, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Big Freedia, Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, the Soul Rebels and more.
Take haunted tours of the French Quarter at night or a haunting and hilarious ghost tour by Friends of the Cabildo with ghost “sightings” in building and courtyards. Or if that’s too scary, daytime tours of one of the world-famous above ground cemeteries are a few blocks walk from the Grand Victorian. There is also a tour geared to kids, French Quartour Kids will explore why this All Hallow’s Eve became popular and how it has evolved over the years.
Also for young or young at heart, the annual Boo Carre Halloween & Harvest Festival on October 19 in the French Market District will include miniature golf, a photo booth, Halloween crafts, a costume contest, pumpkin painting and much more.
Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat Fan Club holds its annual Undead Conference with four days of events including Supernatural Author Panels, book signings, and The Lestat Ball.
Jazz in the Park concert series presents Rebirth Brass Band along with Kermit Ruffins to Armstrong Park. Along with providing great music, Jazz in the Park also features a second line parade, a kids play area and food and crafts from local vendors.
New Orleans Museum of Art will host an outdoor screening of Rosemary’s Baby on October 18 at 7 p.m. in NOMA’s Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
There is something spooky for everyone. Enjoy the feasts and the shows and then rest up with us for the next day’s activities. Book now to reserve your spot in America’s best city for Halloween – New Orleans!