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2016 Halloween Events in New Orleans

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Something for Everyone This Halloween in the Big Easy

If you are spending Halloween weekend in New Orleans be prepared to indulge in numerous fun, spooky and festive events. There are hundreds of Halloween activities to fill your schedule no matter what your age. Discover new things around the city and make 2016 a Halloween to remember.

If you are looking for kid-friendly fun, Ghosts in the Oaks may be just what you need. This is a fund raiser for City Park which was damaged severely by Hurricane Katrina. The event is held on Friday, October 23, in Storyland from 6pm-9pm. Wear your costume and get ready for trick-or-treating, lots of food, and good music.

Enjoy a live performance of Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show just in time for Halloween. This performance, which has somewhat of a cult following, will be performed by Westwego Performing Arts Theater. Showings are any Friday or Saturday between October 23 and November 7. This show is a unique Halloween event complete with audience participation.

New Orleans Audubon Zoo hosts it’s annual ‘Boo at the Zoo’ event October 23-25. Kids will enjoy trick-or-treating, games, a haunted house and the Zoo’s ‘Ghost Train’. Tickets must be pre-purchased and are sold in limited quantities.

Music fans are eagerly anticipating Halloween weekend for one very good reason, Voodoo Fest. The alternative festival, which is set in historic City Park, will be showcasing acts such as Eminem, KISS and Jane’s Addiction. This unforgettable festival begins October 30 and continues through November 1. Since Halloween is on a Saturday, this three-day music festival will fall right in the middle of all the spooky activites.

If you are simply looking to be scared, there is one Halloween event in New Orleans that you can not miss. The House of Shock is unlike any haunted house you’ve attended. Performed 2-3 times a night is a multi sensory stage performance with live actors, stunts and pyrotechnics. This world famous show is performed every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October along with the Wednesday and Thursday before Halloween. The House of Shock has gained national recognition through such publications as Rolling Stone magazine, VH1 and Maxim magazine.

If you decide to stroll through the streets of the French Quarter this Halloween, you are still in for a wild and spooky time. The week leading up to Halloween night is filled with festive folks gallivanting on Bourbon Street, the Riverwalk and everywhere in between. Each year Halloween crowds get bigger and bigger proving that in New Orleans there is always a reason to party.




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