We’re so ready for this month! We’ve made an exciting list of things to do this October in New Orleans.
It’s no secret that New Orleans is one of the spookiest cities in our country. That is why visiting in October is a must! Enjoy haunted houses, voodoo, cemeteries, tarot cards, and much more!
These are fifteen things you can do this October in New Orleans:
1. Go watch Pretty Woman at the Saenger Theatre
Pretty Woman will play at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans:
- Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30 PM
- Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 PM
- Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 PM
- Friday, October 7 at 8 PM
- Saturday, October 8 at 2 PM and 8 PM
- Sunday, October 9 at 1 PM and 6:30 PM
2. Get scared at The Mortuary haunted experience
One of the city’s most popular, self-guided haunted houses is “The Mortuary”. It offers a hair-raising experience you’ll never forget.
All of the info you need to know is here.
Where: 4800 Canal Street
3. Don’t miss The Lion King, also at the Saenger Theatre
The Lion King will play in New Orleans on the following schedule:
- Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. (ASL Performance) and 6:30 p.m.
4. Enjoy different types of fried chicken at the National Fried Chicken Festival
The National Fried Chicken Festival is back for its 5th anniversary and will take place in the New Orleans Lakefront along Lake Pontchartrain on the first weekend of October 2022. Here’s everything you need to know.
5. Visit a NOLA cemetery
NOLA has many historical cemeteries that are just a must when visiting. Walk among the dead and celebrate their life. If you’d like to see the tombs of some of the most iconic women in the Big Easy, we’ve made a list that will be of great help.
6. Drink at the city’s most haunted hotel
Rotating since 1949, the accurately named Carousel Bar and Lounge has become a NOLA icon. This is the only carousel in Louisiana you’ll need an ID to ride! Don’t miss it.
If you didn’t know that the Hotel Monteleone is one of the most haunted hotels in the Big Easy, here’s a list of the spirits that roam the corridors.
Where: Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street
7. Get a tarot reading at the Vampire Café
As well as serving up some vampire-friendly bites and drinks, this restaurant offers tea leaf readings, tarot readings, and vampire tours of the city.
Secret tip: Opposite the café and boutique rest the house of The Carter Brothers. Wayne and John Carter were considered the town vampires in the early 1930s.
Where: 801 Royal Street
8. Don’t miss the Krewe of Boo Parade
The Krewe of Boo! is New Orleans’ official Halloween parade since 2007, even though it has now grown to be a spooktacular weekend of events.
When: Saturday, October 22
Where: The parade starts at Elysian Fields Avenue and finishes at Andrew Higgins Drive.
9. Read a creepy book
There are many places around NOLA where you can sit down, take in the breeze, and devour that book cover to cover. Read a spooky story in any of these places. You won’t regret it!
10. Go have a laugh with Chris Rock
Chris Rock is bringing comedy back to New Orleans this month for his 2022 Ego Death World Tour.
After most tickets for his September 30 show sold out, he added another show on the following night, Saturday, October 1.
11-13. Get involved in any of these three events taking place at the SoFAB Museum
In October 2022, the museum will host various events and exhibit unveilings that celebrate cultural and culinary diversity.
These are the exciting events you can’t miss this October at the SoFab Museum:
- Opening Celebration of The First Settlement: Filipinos in Louisiana Exhibit
- SoFab Research Center Kick-Off Event
- Honey Dripper Juke Joint
14. Celebrate Caribbean Culture at the NOLA Caribbean Festival
The fourth annual NOLA Caribbean Festival, initially confirmed for June 18 and 19, was postponed to October 14-16. This fun cultural event celebrates Caribbean culture in New Orleans through music, dance, cuisine, and art. Tickets are now on sale for the different weekend days and start at $10.
The event features three days, three stages, more than 60 vendors, 30 international artists, bands, DJs, and Caribbean traditional dishes and drinks.
15. Show off your best costume at the New Orleans Zombie Run
On the morning of Saturday, October 22, all participants will escape the zombie apocalypse by running 2 miles dressed in their best costumes. They’ll have to avoid getting caught by the Big Easy Rollergirls, otherwise known as Zombie Killers.
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