The Crescent City is replete with haunted spots, from dive bars to graveyards, so when the spookiest holiday of the year rolls around, you can bet this town knows how to celebrate.

By Avery Stone
July 24, 2017
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New Orleans is one of the most unique and spirited places in America, hands downso its no surprise that the citys Halloween festivities go above and beyond the norm. Here, three events to put on your late October to-do list this year.

Audubon Zoo's Boo at the Zoo

Looking for a way to celebrate Halloween with the whole family? Don your best costumes, and head to the Audubon Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo extravaganza, which includes trick-or-treat houses with candy, a haunted house, a zombie-themed train ride, games, and more. (All treats and games, excluding concessions, are free with admission.)

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The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

During October 27 - 29, music and art lovers flock to City Park for the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, a festival that combines music, art, food, and Halloween spirit. Over 70 bands grace the festivals four stages (this years highlights include Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, The Head and the Heart, and Kehlani), but theres a whole host of things to do between sets: across the festival grounds, Voodoo features interactive and immersive large-scale art installations, food from local and regional restaurants, andof coursehaunted experiences.

The Krewe of Boo Parade

Typically held on the Saturday before the holiday, the citys premiere Halloween parade, the Krewe of Boo, transforms the historic French Quarter into a spooky party for people of all ages. Featuring ornate floats constructed by Kern Studios (a float-building company known for its fantastical Mardi Gras creations), this is a party not to be missed.