New Orleans is a town that loves an excuse to dress up and party, so it makes sense the city would fully embrace Halloween. Revelers across the city celebrate the autumnal holiday for weeks, getting wild at holiday parties, haunted houses, parades, movie screenings, and even flash mobs. If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t worry. Here’s our list of the best things to do on Halloween in New Orleans.
Cheer on a Different Sort of Parade
In the dry spell smack dab on the calendar equidistant from this year’s Mardi Gras and next year’s, the Krewe of Boo puts on a fantastic Halloween parade to rival the performances of other krewes around town. The official Halloween parade of the city since 2007, the krewe marches through the French Quarter from Elysian Fields to Andrew Higgins Drive, with massive floats, skeleton bands and dance groups, riders on horseback and motorcycle, and plenty of thematic throws, all ending in an all-night party.
Attend an Entire Halloween Festival
Like a twisted theme park, Scout Island Scream Park opens a full month before Halloween, providing weekend after weekend of chills and thrills. There are a bevy of haunted houses with themes from ancient Egyptian mummies to zombie outbreaks to witch covens, as well as carnival rides, games and kid-friendly, scare-free entertainment.
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