During the Halloween season, the energy level rises. As you well know, New Orleans loves costumes and parades and you'll not be disappointed. Halloween is a less-crowded Mardi Gras.
Here's a quick list of not to miss Halloween activities:
|Krewe of Boo Parade|
The Krewe of Boo parade is on Saturday, October 24th this year. This parade features large spooky themed floats, marching bands, and of course thrown beads, coins, and bags of chips. It's a blast!
|Royal Street Art Galleries|
Wander through the neighborhoods to look at Halloween decorations. Residents put real effort into them.
|Frenchmen Street Musicians|
|Crazy 3-Headed Lady (that's me!)|
On Halloween night, the action is definitely on Frenchmen Street. The crowds are so thick you can't drive a car and the costumes are outrageous. Bands play and compete for space on every corner and the bars all have walk-up windows. Need I say more?
|St. Louis Cemetery Grave Offerings|
Don't miss the guided tours. Even if you're typically not a fan of guided tours like me, the guides are very knowledgeable and fun. We took tours of St. Louis Cemetery #1 and a history of Voodoo tour. Both were excellent.
If you have a thing for vampires or the Showtime series Penny Dreadful (this year's theme) then you won't want to miss the Endless Night Vampire Ball on Halloween. This is a serious costume ball, my friends.
New Orleans at Halloween is something you have to experience at least once in your life.