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5 Reasons to Visit New Orleans this Fall

October 9th, 2018 | New Orleans Events

1. Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade

Oct. 20, 6:30 pm
Elysian Fields in Faubourg Marigny through the French Quarter
The Mardi Gras city is no stranger to parades, and Halloween is no exception. The Krewe of Boo puts on the city’s official Halloween parade, drawing crowds of over 100,000. See the procession of dynamic parade floats, wicked papier-mache skeletons, and creative costumes just steps from Hotel St. Pierre! The parade route passes right through the heart of the Quarter, ending at Generations Hall on Andrew Higgins Boulevard where the ticketed Monster Mash costume party will commence. See details.

2. Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

Nov. 11, 10 am to 6 pm
Oak Street in the Carrollton Neighborhood
New Orleans' signature sandwich gets the spotlight at this all-day event that features the best po’ boy vendors in town. Eat your way through the city’s favorite sandwich packed with fried oysters (‘tis the season!), crawfish, and other local goods. Live music by NOLA’s finest is planned for the event. Admission is free with $5 wristband access to po’ boy purchase.

3. Voodoo Fest

Oct. 26-28
City Park
One of New Orlean’s favorite music festivals is back for its 20th year this Halloween weekend. Live the Voodoo Experience with 65 bands playing over the three-day festival. Read our tips on how to survive the Voodoo Experience, buy tickets in advance and book your lodging at Hotel St. Pierre while there’s still time!

4. Ghost Tours

French Quarter
Ghost tours are always a popular activity in the French Quarter, but this time of year they’re just a little bit spookier. Visit spirits at the morgue (now an Irish-themed pub) and hear horror stories of the LaLaurie Mansion or the cryptic past of the Mahogany Jazz Hall. Book a ghost tour to check out the Quarter’s haunts using our local ghost tour guide. For more, read up on the most haunted places in the French Quarter. 

5. Bayou Classic

Nov. 24 at 4 pm
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
There’s no better sign of the season than the Bayou Classic in New Orleans. Now in its 45th year, the annual face-off between Grambling and Southern is preceded by city-wide events and a killer battle of the bands. Book with us at Hotel St. Pierre for a stay in the French Quarter and easy access to the Superdome.


What are you waiting for? Visit the most haunted city in the country this season. Check out rates at Hotel St. Pierre, located in the heart of the French Quarter.