Halloween Festivals And Events


October 12,13,19,20,26,27  Jean Lafitte’s Haunted Tour 

Billed as kid friendly ( which is why we’re including this cool new haunted tour) its recommended that kids be at least 6 – although use your own judgement on how brave your child is! . It runs Every Friday and Saturday in October you’ll find plenty of thrills, a live DJ nightly, and costumes welcome. its a haunted swamp tour! Gates open at 7, Boats run from dark to midnight. $25 adults, $12 kids. Call 504.689.4186 for reservations.

October  19, 20, 26, 27 Boo at the Zoo

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to this annual zoo extravaganza featuring games, trick-or-treating, a haunted house, the Zoo’s Ghost Train and more! $17 per person. Children under 12 months are free. The Boo at the Zoo is a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital and Audubon Zoo. Audubon Zoo (5 – 9 pm)

     October 19 & 20 Ghosts in the Oaks


 This family-friendly Halloween event offers fun for the whole family including unlimited rides in Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, trick-or-treating in Storyland, arts and crafts, face-painting, live music and much more. Early admission begins at 6 pm and gates open at 7 pm. Early admission is offered at $20/person and general admission is offered at $15/person; $12/person for Friends of City Park members. Children under 36 months are admitted free of charge. Tickets will be sold for either October 19 or October 20 and will be honored only for the night purchased. For more information on the event, please visit Friends of City Park’s Events page or call 504-483-9376.


October 20 West Jeff Family Festival

The West Jefferson Hospital Foundation cordially invites you to the 3rd West Jeff Family Festival. Bring the family and experience live music by August Rush, Aaron Foret, The Wiseguys, a special appearance by “Liz” from Swamp People, a car show, expanded WJ Kid Zone, costume contest, Trunk-or-Treat and much more Admission to the West Jeff Family Festival is FREEFood will be served by various vendors and the beverages will be sold by the WJH Foundation.

October 20– 21  Oak Alley Plantation Arts and Crafts Festival 

9am – 5 pm, Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn • 3645 Highway 18 (Great River Road) • Vacherie, Louisiana USA 70090

$5 for ages 10 and over, under 9 is free. With mroe than 160 arts and crafts vendors, pony rides, bungey jumping, petting zoo, face painting , food and more!

October 20  Pumpkin Patch Family Fun Day

First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans

benefiting the Program Of Hope 

Corner of S. Claiborne Ave and Octavia St.

Admission for games and activities 10am to 4pm: $5 first child, $3 for siblings

Admission price includes:Bounce House, Face Painting, Games

*Pony Rides starting at 10, length of time is at the discretion of the trainer, may not last all day

Admission to pumpkin patch only: free

Pumpkins are available for purchase, daily M-F 3pm to 7pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 1pm-7pm

Food and drinks will also be available for purchase during Family Fun Day.

October 21  Boo Carre Halloween and Harvest Festival 

the 4th annual Boo Carre Halloween and Harvest Festival returns to the French Market, with trick or treating for kids at 25 retail shops and vendors from the Upper Pontalba to the Farmers Market, with plenty in between, including these highlights:

  • Rowdy’s Rascals Petting Zoo—all day at the Dutch Alley Pavilion.
  • Delfeayo Marsalis’s Uptown Theatre performs SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK at 1 p.m. inside the Jazz National Historical Park, Dutch Alley.
  • Free Trick or treating—all day, while supplies last. Kids in costume get a trick or treat bag and list of participating “treaters” to visit throughout 6 blocks. Pick up bags at Dumaine and Decatur Streets, Dutch Alley.
  • Buy a pumpkin in the Farmers Market and decorate your pumpkin for free!
  • Sign up for costume contests at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and our 1st annual SWEET POTATO PIE EATING CONTEST at 2 p.m.
  • Join a drumming and dancing circle from 11 a.m. to 12 noon with Hopestone Kids in Dutch Alley.
  • Make cool stuff to take home and wear: Halloween masks, scarves, and necklaces.
  • Step into a stiltwalking procession through the District with kids from The International School of Louisiana’s Circus Arts Program at 4 p.m.!  Join the procession and get a free pumpkin mask!
  • Enjoy live music by Abita Springs Opry  4-6 p.m. at the Farmers Market stage.
  • Take pictures in Dutch Alley with special Halloween character cut-outs—and hay bales!

October 23 – 27 Spooky Week 

Louisiana Children’s Museum A spooky week of fun at the Museum, where kids will make a bootiful Halloween bracelet to wear trick-or-treating. At 11 am and 1 pm daily, there will be a special Story Time reading of If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Erica Farber and J.R. Sansevere. In Art Trek, they’ll make a self-portrait inspired by Edvard Munch’s The Scream. $8, members free. (11 am – 3 pm)  


October 26  Halloween Fest

St. Pius X School, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd.

will include a not-so-haunted hay ride, family games, and food, plus a
haunted house in the Msgr. Screen Gym from 6:30 – 9 pm Prices vary by
activity. Call 504.282.2811 for more info. 6 – 10 pm)

October 27 Pumpkin Patch Costume Contest and Movie
First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans

Something low key for the moms who are getting weary of all the Halloween fun around town: http://www.facebook.com/events/117164681773415/

Pumpkin Patch Costume Contest and Movie Night

4:30pm in the pumpkin patch 
(if raining, we will move into the fellowship hall)
The age categories will be:
18 and over 
Judges will consider scariness, cuteness, and creativity to select overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age category. All participants will receive treats just for entering. 5:30pm Casper the Friendly Ghost animated cartoons upstairs in the fellowship hall. $2 donation per person to cover for hot dogs, snacks and drinks during the show.

October 27, 28, 29 Park-a-Boo! 
Pavilion Island, Lafreniere Park, East Jefferson
It’s a 3-day Halloween celebration primarily for children 12 and under to trick or treat, have fun in a “boo” house, face paint, play games, etc. Safety and fun is paramount. Sponsored by the Kenner Kiwanis and The Jefferson Chamber Foundation. (Fri. 5 – 8:30 pm; Sat. 1 – 8:30 pm; Sun. 2 – 5:30 pm) 

October 27 Operation Pumpkin
10 am – 1 pm
Surgeons create hand carved Jack -o-lanterns Children’s Hospital with proceeds benefitting Children’s Hospital.
Kids can enjoy Trick or Treating in all the shops as well as mask making and pumpkin adornment with help from RHINO gallery artists. 

noon- Celebrity judges will pick the scariest and most creative pumpkins. 

October 28  St. Paul’s Fall Fest

from 11 AM – 5 PM, St. Paul’s will have family fun for everyone at Fall Fest.  Activities include: petting zoo, miniature golf, inflatables, children’s craft tent, food, old-fashion games, flag football, and more!  We will also have a pumpkin decorating contest and a pie eating contest!  Admission is free.  $10 play all day bands and food and drinks available for purchase.  For more information contact Lisa Davis at (504) 488-1319, ext. 119 or ldavis@stpauls-lakeview.org.

October 28 Museum Mash

Louisiana Children’s Museum. Celebrate Halloween inside the Museum . Kids can Play games and win prizes, make crafts, and boogie at the Monster Mash dance party! 5:30-8:30 pm. Admission $5 museum member, $10 non members. 

October 28   2nd Annual Robért Fresh Market Kids Duathlon

The Run-Bike-Run race for children ages 5 to 15 offers three different distances for each age group.  Proceeds from race entry fees benefit the Angels on Earth Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides physical theraphy and service equipment to children with physical and learning disabilities in need.  Can you please add this Robért Kids Duathlon to the “Halloween Festivals and Events” on your website and/or in the event calendar?   Athletes & parents are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes on the day of the race.  

Race begins at 8:30. Sign up online at konafitnesscafe.com or at any Robert Fresh Market Store.

October 28 OctoberFast 
Nola Motor Sports Park . A full day of fun and activities for the entire family. 
Kids Events: 
Kids 1 mile fun run on the track. Race packet/goodie bag to the first 100 kids.  Free!  
Inflatables and Mobile Fitness unit  provided by Elmwood Fitness Center, and Trunk or Treating from noon to 1 pm. There will also be a pumpkin patch kids activity are open for 9 am– 5pm. Cost: $5 and covers all crafts!
Adult Events:  A Zombie 5K, Drag-n-laps ( drag race and road race) , a blood drive and Costume Kart Race. Visit the fb page!

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