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October 21, 2021

October in Greater New Orleans

October in Greater New Orleans consists of gorgeous fall weather, Halloween festivities, the start of festival season, Oktoberfest celebrations, and abundant outdoor activities! 

Halloween Festivities are plentiful and can be enjoyed by all ages throughout the month of October. Families can appreciate the decorative houses throughout the city— be sure to check out the famous Skeleton House on St. Charles Avenue and Ghost Manor on Magazine Street. Celebrate Mardi Gras a little early with the annual Krewe of Boo parade in the French Quarter which is appropriate for all ages. Audubon Zoo hosts Peek-A-Boo at the Zoo each year, a family fun trick or treating event around the whole zoo. For more daring souls haunted houses like The Mortuary and New Orleans Nightmare will surely give you a fright! Learn about the haunted history of New Orleans with a ghost tour or a haunted house tour

October is the start of festival season in the Greater New Orleans Region. Festivals such as Voodoo Festival, New Orleans Film Fest, Gretna Festival, Gumbo Festival, Treme Fall Fest, Gentilly Fest, Beignet Festival, Art for Art’s Sake, Cresent City Blues and BBQ Fest, Fall Festival in Hammond, and Oktoberfest celebrations create excitement for Mardi Gras and spring festivals that are celebrated throughout the region. Oktoberfest in New Orleans is celebrated at the Deutsches Haus in City Park, where they have plenty of German food, drinks, and music. Learn more about the festivals in our region here.

October is the perfect time to get outdoors in the Greater New Orleans Region. Outside dining, picnicking at the park or along the lakefront, biking along Tammany Trace Bike Trail or Lafitte Greenway, and kayaking in Bayou St. John or the Bogue Chitto River are just a few of the great ways to enjoy the driest month of the year.