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 New Orleans' most comprehensive list of Halloween fun for families in 2017!

 
 
Spooky Tour for Kids
French Quartour Kids, 1100 Chartres St. A spooky tour through the French Quarter, just for kids ages 5-10, with tricks, treats, spells and superstitions. Lasts 1 to 1 1/2 hours. $20/person. Tours every day in October, except Oct. 1 and Wednesdays. 11 am.
 
Thursday, Oct. 5
A Dark and Stormy Night
Felicity Church, 1220 Felicity St. Big Class, a non-profit, youth writing program featured in this issue's Spotlight section, will be hosting a Halloween fundraiser, complete with cocktails and ghost stories. Ticket prices vary. For more information, visit bigclass.org. 6-10 pm.
 
Friday, Oct. 6
Oktoberfest NOLA
Deutsches House, 1700 Moss St. Enjoy German food, drinks, oompah songs, dancing and more at this annual event. Tickets are $8. Free for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit oktoberfestnola.com. 4-11 pm.
 
Saturday, Oct. 7
Oktoberfest NOLA
Deutsches House, 1700 Moss St. See Oct. 6 listing for details. 1-11 pm.
 
Friday, Oct. 13
Oktoberfest NOLA
Deutsches House, 1700 Moss St. See Oct. 6 listing for details. 4-11 pm.
 
Books and Boos
The French Library, 3811 Magazine St. 5-7 pm.
A spooky storytime and a not-so-scary French film. Snacks and drinks for kids and grown-ups to be served.
 
Saturday, Oct. 14
October Fest at Swap for Kids
Join Swap for Kids for their 5th Annual October Fest! FREE Pumpkin Project. Lots of last minute costumes for sale. Treats for the kids! And, a huge discounts on everything in store. 10 am-5 pm.
 
Oktoberfest NOLA
Deutsches House, 1700 Moss St. See Oct. 6 listing for details. 1-11 pm.
 
Spooktacular Halloween Party
Delcazal Park, Corner of Verret and Opelousas Streets, Algiers. 3:30-7 pm. Join Confetti Kids for their annual Halloween Spooktacular! Enjoy crafts, games, carnival style concessions, dancing and a live DJ at this family friendly event. Donate a baked good for their Halloween Cake Walk! Wear your best costume for a chance to win a trophy in the annual costume contest! Scare the audience in their first ever Scariest Laugh competition! Also, for the first time ever, bring your treat bags and come enjoy the 'Spooktacular Tent, Table or Treat'! Bring your own chairs and blankets to enjoy a family friendly Halloween movie under the stars! Admission is FREE & all ages welcome! Nachos & Snowballs will be available for purchase courtesy of KONA ICE.
 
Spooky Halloween Sip & Shop
Little Nuts Toy Shoppe, 209 Harrison Ave, New Orleans. Join Little Pnuts for a frightfully fun evening filled with scary sweets, treats, giveaways and fun! Come dressed up and you'll be entered to win one of 3 fabulous prizes. Also, a spooky sweets & bubbles filled with a little bit of toil and trouble. Don't miss out, it's going to be quite the scare! Visit their website for more information. 4-6 pm. 
 
Sunday, Oct. 15
Halloween Spooktacular Family Concert
Louis J. Roussel Hall, Loyola's Campus, 6363 St. Charles Ave. 
This annual Halloween Family Concert returns featuring classical music’s delightfully spooky music. Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume! Be sure to arrive 45 minutes prior to the concert to interact with our ghastly and ghoulish musicians and their instruments. Admission to LPO Family Concerts is FREE for children ages 15 and under. Music begins at 4pm. 
 
Friday, Oct. 20
Oktoberfest NOLA
Deutsches House, 1700 Moss St. See Oct. 6 listing for details. 4-11 pm.
 
Boo at the Zoo
Audubon Zoo. This annual extravaganza is a safe, fun-filled Halloween event for children 12 years and younger, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, a Ghost Train, a haunted house, games and more. $17/person. All games and treats, except concessions, are free with admission. Continues on Oct. 21, 27 and 28. 5-9 pm.
 
Fall Festival 
St. Paul's Lutheran.2624 Burgundy St . Free Admission 5pm.
 
Ghosts in the Oaks
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland, New Orleans City Park. This family-friendly Halloween event includes trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and a pumpkin patch. Tickets are $12/members, $15/regular admission (7 pm) and $20/early admission (6 pm). Free for children younger than 3. Continues through Oct. 22. 6-10 pm.
 
Howl O Ween Party
Abita Brewery. St Tammany Humane Society. Food Trucks. Bring the pup and make sure they are in costume!  6– 9 pm
 
Saturday, Oct. 21
Gretna Farmer's Market
3rd St & Huey P Long Ave., Gretna. Bring the kids to the Gretna Farmer’s Market for the annual pumpkin giveaway. There will be free pumpkins for the children to decorate courtesy of Chief Arthur Lawson and the Gretna Police Department. Free. 8:30 am-12:30 pm.
 
St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center Monster Mash
Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive, Covington. Celebrating its 29th year, enjoy local food and entertainment, with a trick-or-treat village, games, a bid & boo auction, arts & crafts, princess and pirate tea, and more. Ticket prices vary. For more information, visit sthfoundation.org/foundation/MonsterMash.htm. 10 am-3 pm.
  
Patchfest 
The Gardens of College Inn, 3000 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans. Enjoy pumpkin picking, face painting, food, booths, photos, music by Jake Landry & the Right Lane Bandits, pumpkin decorating and more. Prices range from $2.50 - $20. For more information, visit everyfriendneedslove.org/pumpkin-patch. noon-5 pm.
 
Oktoberfest NOLA
Deutsches House, 1700 Moss St. See Oct. 6 listing for details. 1-11 pm.
 
Boo at the Zoo
Audubon Zoo. See Oct. 20 listing for details. 5-9 pm.
 
Ghosts in the Oaks
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland, New Orleans City Park. See Oct. 20 listing for details. 6-10 pm.
 
Krewe of Boo
Downtown New Orleans. This spooktacular parade makes its way from Elysian Fields Avenue, down Canal Street and to Andrew Higgins Drive. For more information, visit kreweofboo.com. 6:30 pm.
 
Sunday, Oct. 22
Ghosts in the Oaks
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland, New Orleans City Park. See Oct. 20 listing for details. 4-8 pm.
 
Friday, Oct. 27
Boo at the Zoo
Audubon Zoo. See Oct. 20 listing for details. 5-9 pm.
 
Trunk or Treat & Movie Under the Stars
Johnny Jacobs Playground, 5851 5th Ave, Marrero. Join Councilman Mark D. Spears Jr., Council District 3, for a fun evening of Trunk or Treat and Movie Under the Stars. Booster Club members will sell concessions this evening, costumes are welcome (non-ghoulish) and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Since this a Movie Night, bring your chairs and blankets! Free. 5 pm-10 pm.
 
Teen Halloween Party
Milne Rec Center, 5420 Franklin Ave. Join us if you dare…Teen Halloween Party kicks off with a outdoor movie screening at 5:30pm with free popcorn. After the movie, festivities will continue in the rec center with music by DJ So Cray, a costume contest, door prizes, and lots of candy! Guests will be entered into a drawing for a FREE bike! Concessions will be available. Ages 12-17. Free. 7-10 pm.
 
Saturday, Oct. 28
Kinder Garden, Longue Vue House and Gardens. Kids can get up close and personal with nature through plantings, digging for worms, crafts and more during this special, Halloween-themed Kinder Garden. 18 months to 5 years, plus an accompanying adult. $8/members and $10/non-members. For more information, contact Lauren Rouatt at 504.293.4719 or lrouatt@longuevue.com. 9:30-10:30 am.
 
Boo Carré Halloween and Harvest Festival
French Market. The annual family-focused fete includes trick-or-treating, pie-eating and costume contests, a petting zoo, craft activities, pumpkin sales, live music, food and more. Free. For more information, visit frenchmarket.org. 10 am-3 pm.
 
Crawloween
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Learn about the myths behind some “scary” critters, go trick-or-treating for bug-themed trinkets and enjoy Halloween-themed cookies in Bug Appétit. Children younger than 12 receive a $3 discount on admission if they are wearing Halloween costumes. Continues on Oct. 29 and 31. 10 am-5 pm.
 
Fall Fest
St. Paul’s Episcopal School, 6249 Canal Blvd. An annual day of family fun that includes a bounce house, petting zoo, ring toss and more. 11 am-3 pm.
 
Fall Family Picnic
Fleur de Lis Park, 6701 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans. Enjoy Family Fall Picnic which includes inflatables, a DJ, hot dogs and chili, and a costume contest. Fun for all ages. RSVP to this FREE event at lakeviewcivic.org/event-2620574. 11 am-1 pm.
 
Boo Dat A Spooktacular Saturday
The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans Place; www.riverwalkneworleans.com — Costumed children may trick-or-treat from store to store in the mall. Face painting is available. Free admission. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
 
Park-A-Boo
Lafreniere Park, Metairie. Enjoy this three-day Halloween festival designed for children 12 and younger to costume and enjoy the Halloween season, with a variety of activities for families to enjoy together. Tickets are $8/adults and children 13 and older, $6 for children ages 3-12 and free for children 2 and younger. For more information, visit park-a-boo.com. Continues through Oct. 30. 5 pm.
 
Boo at the Zoo
Audubon Zoo. See Oct. 20 listing for details. 5-9 pm.
 
Trunk or Treat - Movies in the Park
Muss Bertolino Playground, 620 W Esplanade Avenue, Kenner. This annual Trunk or Treat and Movies in the Park will include candy, games, snacks, photos and more fun planned. Free admission. 5:30-9:30 pm.
 
Sunday, Oct. 29
Crawloween
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. See Oct. 28 listing for details. 10 am-5 pm.
 
New Canal Haunted Lighthouse
New Canal Lighthouse Museum & Education Center, 8001 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans. Weave your way through spiderweb maze and join for a day of fun and games, storytelling, arts and crafts, music, costumes and of course candy! Ideal for ages 12 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. $5/person. 4-6 pm.
 
 
Park-A-Boo
Lafreniere Park, Metairie. See Oct. 28 listing for details. 1 pm.
 
City Putt Halloween Party
City Putt, New Orleans City Park. Each person can play one course, enjoy one cocktail (or soft drink), taste sweet treats and receive giveaways. $10/person. Continues through Oct. 31. 5-9 pm.
 
Monday, Oct. 30
Park-A-Boo
Lafreniere Park, Metairie. See Oct. 28 listing for details. 1 pm.
 
City Putt Halloween Party
City Putt, New Orleans City Park. See Oct. 29 listing for details. 5-9 pm.
 
Tuesday, Oct. 31 - Happy Halloween!
Crawloween
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. See Oct. 28 listing for details. 10 am-5 pm.
 
City Putt Halloween Party
City Putt, New Orleans City Park. See Oct. 29 listing for details. 5-9 pm.
 
Spooktacular Halloween Party
Rosenwald Rec. Center, 1120 S. Broad St. Free candy, games, music! NO COST all ages. NORDC
 
Gretna Goblin Night
Music, games, food, fun and lots of candy! This event will be held on the river batter by the amphitheater. 6:30-8 pm.