Halloween is almost here! Filled with frightful fun, this is the perfect time to break out your favorite dress-up duds, grab a candy bag and head out for a memorable night. Whether you’re going out with friends or looking for kid-centered fun the whole family can enjoy, you’ll find what you’re after in the New Orleans area.
1. Molly’s on the Market Halloween Parade
1107 Decatur St, New Orleans
On Halloween night, a chilling parade will step off from Molly’s on the Market. Jim Monaghan’s annual Halloween parade is a beloved favorite with costumed participants tossing fun throws to those waiting street-side in a Mardi Gras-like atmosphere. Marching bands and horse-drawn carriages join the lineup for an event that’s worth a trip into downtown NOLA. If you want to join the fun, tickets are $150.00 a person and include the throws. If you don’t want to be in the parade, you can always stake a spot on the sidewalk to catch some fun items and view the costumes.
2. Boo Fest at Lakeview Regional Medical Center
95 Judge Tanner Blvd, Covington
Less than 10 minutes from our Springs at River Chase community, Boo Fest is a great pick for families that want a kid-friendly Halloween. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. Activities include music, face painting, a costume contest and a free photo booth to commemorate your Halloween. More than 70 decorated haunted houses are spread through the event space so you can trick or treat with local businesses and other individuals who’ve set up a spooky residence at the event.
111 Terra Bella Blvd, Covington
TerraBella Village is hosting its Pumpkins-in-the-Park festival on October 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will find pumpkin painting, hay rides, kids crafts and a jump house. Food and drinks are available for purchase. The event is free, but guests are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the Covington Food Bank.
4. Boo at the Zoo
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans
Just 45 minutes from our Springs at Fremaux Town Center apartment community, Boo at the Zoo is a playful pick you can fit into any calendar. The event takes place both Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. Designed for children ages 12 and under, the event features a ghost train, haunted house, live entertainment, games and trick-or-treat trail. The activities are included with admission. This event lasts from 5 to 9 p.m.
How are you planning to celebrate Halloween this year? Share your costume ideas and festive plans with others in the comments section below.