Halloween in New Orleans

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DWI defense attorney Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLCGhosts, goblins, and ghouls, oh my!

The streets of New Orleans, Louisiana will be taken over on Oct. 31 for Halloween. Like everything else in the Crescent City, we do the holiday a little differently.

Second only to Mardi Gras for wild and crazy fun, Halloween isn’t just for kids here. New Orleans is known widely as “The Most Haunted City in America,” so look no further for a truly spook-tacular evening.

Here are some of New Orleans’ greatest Halloween stops:

  • Haunted Tours: Take one of the many haunted tours through the French Quarter or other scary spots in the city. There are haunted houses Uptown, in the Garden District, and all around New Orleans. Of course, you can’t miss the world-famous aboveground cemeteries. Also be sure to stop at the voodoo shops and costume stores throughout the French Quarter.
  • Street Parties: The largest Halloween celebration occurs on Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny. Here, locals and tourists take to the streets in their elaborate and outlandish outfits.
  • “Boo at the Zoo”: For a more family-friendly experience, check out this event at the Audubon Zoo. The zoo stays open all evening, with entertainment, food, trick-or-training, scary stories, and more.
  • Trick-or-Treating: The Louisiana Children’s Museum will have Halloween-related events and activities. Also, check your local listings in newspapers for trick-or-treating events at churches and community organizations.
  • Krewe of Boo Returns: The Krewe of Boo returns to the streets of New Orleans after a two-year hiatus. This annual Halloween parade is set for Oct. 26, the Saturday before the holiday.

We encourage you to explore the city on All Hallows Eve. We also implore you to be safe, carefully consider what events are suitable for children, and most importantly…have fun!

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By George Vourvoulias

George is a founding member and managing member of Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias L.L.C., a New Orleans law firm. George concentrates his practice in maritime personal injury, construction litigation, personal injury, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and DUI defense. George Vourvoulias's Google+ Profile