Halloween 2018 Events Guide

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Halloween in New Orleans has something for everyone; from the smallest trick-or-treaters to the biggest party monsters. This is a city so rich in haunted history it is widely known as “The Most Haunted City in America.”

SPOOKY

  • The Mortuary Haunted Mansion: 4800 Canal Street. Since The Mortuary first opened its doors as a haunted attraction in 2007, it has been featured on the top ghost hunting shows including Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab, Syfi Channel’s Ghost Hunters & Ghost Hunter’s International, The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures and featured as one of America’s Scariest Attractions! It’s the perfect setting for a one-of-kind adrenaline pumping, nail-biting haunted house experience! The property is surrounded by actual graveyards known in New Orleans as “The Cities Of The Dead.” Now add to what is undoubtedly a very scary environment to begin with, state of the art animatronics, theatrical sets, movie quality makeup, over-the-top special effects, unusual themes and details adds up to experiencing one of the most terrifying Halloween haunts ever. 
  • Scout Island Scream Park: City Park. For select days in October, Scout Island, a wooded area located in City Park North of I-610, will be transformed into a land of terror with: The Devil’s Swamp, Zombie Combat, Scream Factory, Cirque du Fear Fright Zone, The Horseman’s Fright Zone, Blood Bayou Fright Zone, The Kraken Beer & Spirits Pirate Club, The Paranormal Experience, Carnival Rides, and more. The festival will have activities for all ages. Families with small children are invited to attend early and take part in the pumpkin patch, hay ride, and Scare Free Kids Zone. Live music, food, and beverages will be available for purchase. Sets are built by The Mortuary Haunted Mansion craftsmen.
  • House of Shock: 319 Butterworth St, Jefferson. The New Orleans-based House of Shock Haunted House and Halloween Festival is back celebrating its 25th season with a brand-new event! THE HOUSE OF WAX a tribute to Museé Conti! This brand new event focuses on Louisiana's own dark and macabre past! Learn about Mad Madame Lalaurie, The Myrtles and The Honey Island Swamp Monster to name a few! We also pay a special tribute to New Orleans' own infamous mad scientist Morgus the Magnificent! The House of Wax stays true to our New Orleans roots... And everyone knows that wax museums are creepy by nature! The fact that The House of Shock is putting their twist to it, makes it over the top.

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY

  • Harvest Festival at Crescent Park: Sunday, October 27th. Live music, local food vendors, a harvest bazaar and a kid's zone. It will be held at the Mandeville Wharf, at the base of Esplanade Avenue along the riverfront.
  • Shivers at the Shops: Canal Place (333 Canal Street) in downtown Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The family-friendly event features trick-or-treating at some stores, face-painting and balloon sculptures, a costume contest and kids crafts including making "their very own slime." New this year: Kids can check out virtual reality tech. For adults: Shopping specials at stores from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Boo at the Zoo: Audubon Zoo, will be held Friday and Saturday starting at 5 p.m. The ticketed event for kids up to 12 years old features a host of games, inflatables, live entertainment and animal interactions.
  • Boo Carre Halloween and Harvest Fest: Dutch Alley in the French Quarter (912 North Peters Street) on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trick-or-treating ensues throughout the French Market District, along with crafts-making, complimentary candy bags for costumed kids and live music.
  • Ghosts in the Oaks: City Park. Come on out to the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.
  • Jefferson Parish Library Trick-or-Treating: East Bank branch (4747 West Napoleon Avenue) and West Bank branch (2751 Manhattan Boulevard) on Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids will trek from department to department in the library trick-or-treating after they've decorated their candy bags.
  • Trunk or Treat - Movies in the Park: Muss Bertolino Playground in Kenner (620 West Esplanade Avenue) on Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Hosted by the Kenner Parks and Recreation Department, Kenner's "Trunk or Treat" features candy, games and photos. Free
  • Park-A-Boo: Metairie's Lafreniere Park (3000 Downs Boulevard) runs on Friday 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The family-friendly fest features a "not too scary" haunted house, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, games and "roaming cartoon characters." No alcohol, smoking or pets allowed.
  • Boo Fest: Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington (95 Judge Tanner Boulevard) on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring pumpkin decorating at a pumpkin patch, face painting, music, haunted houses, a costume contest and chili cook-off.
  • Halloween at the Trailhead: Mandeville Trailhead (675 Lafitte Street) on Saturday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. With proceeds benefiting Hope House and the James Store House, the free event will feature trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a costume contest, music and "a slime factory."

 

VOODOO

Yes, The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is it's own category. 3 days of music and fun in City Park over Halloween weekend, October 26-28. This year's headliners include Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, Artic Monkeys and tons more national and local acts.

 

KREWE OF BOO HALLOWEEN PARADE

Krewe of Boo: As the official New Orleans Halloween parade, Krewe of Boo brings the celebration to life. The parade frightens and excites the crowds with 3-D papier mâché and fiberglass props that mimic all of Halloween’s spooky creatures. The Krewe of Boo Halloween parade usually takes place the Saturday before Halloween and progresses through the French Quarter and Warehouse District up to the Convention Center.


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