Not going to Voodoo Fest? Here’s a list of other Halloween happenings


This weekend, October 26-28, tens of thousands will descend upon City Park for the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, but there are plenty of other events happening around town to provide you with some Halloween-themed fun or just plain entertainment. Below, check out a (by no means exhaustive) list of our staff picks!

Celebration of Lower 9

Margie Perez, Belinda Moody, Gio Blackmon, Max Bronstein and more

Sunday, October 28

Global Green Center (409 Andry Street), All Ages, 1pm to 5pm


Family event with face painting, pumpkin painting, walking tour and more


DJ RQ Away Presents: LAGNIAPPE

DJ RQ Away featuring Cavalier and Ray Wimley ft. The Harbinger Project

Saturday, October 27

Tipitina’s, 18+, Doors 10pm Show 11pm


House Party experience highlighting locally grown talent, philanthropy, and good music


Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari

Friday, October 26

Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, All Ages, 7pm


Stand-up comedian and star of Parks and Recreation and Master of None


Deja Voodoo After Party with Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind

Friday, October 26

House of Blues, 18+, Doors 9pm Show 10pm



Endless Night: New Orleans Vampire Ball 2018 – Dracula

Saturday, October 27

Belle Morte

House of Blues, 18+, 10pm


The main event featuring the CIRQUE at midnight and a live performance by the Belle Morte at 10:30pm. Event is strict dress code and center point of the Endless Night Vampire Weekend.


BloodLust Vampire Ball 

Sunday, October 28

Generations Hall, 18+, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.


The BloodLust Vampire is a live performance, music and theatrical event with a horror theme.


Doo Doo Fest!! The Big #2

Nosferat II, Sabbath Crow, The Bills, AR15, Cauche Mar, The Pallbarers

Saturday, October 27

Poor Boys Bar (1328 St Bernard), 21+, 6pm-2am


Second Doo Doo Fest with Haunted House and local New Orleans BBQ


Lost Bayou Ramblers with GIVERS

Lost Bayou Ramblers, GIVERS

Saturday, October 27

One Eyed Jacks, 18+, 10pm



Live in the Lounge: Jake Landry and the Right Lane Bandits

Jake Landry and the Right Lane Bandits

Friday, October 26

House of Blues, 21+, 7-10pm


Full service lounge and dinner menu available. Relaxed dress code.


Late Night in the Lounge: DJ Dirty Red

Friday, October 26

House of Blues, 21+, 10pm-1am


DJ Red is spinning all the greatest R&B and hip-hop. Relaxed dress code.


Gospel Brunch at House of Blues New Orleans

Sunday, October 28

House of Blues, All Ages, 10am


Weekly Gospel Brunch experience including local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs featuring all-you-can-eat buffet.


Deja Voodoo After Party with Dirtwire + Spencer Whatever

Dirtwire, Spencer Whatever

Sunday, October 28

House of Blues, 18+, 10pm



DJ Soul Sister’s Emerald City Ball

DJ Soul Sister

Saturday, October 27

Joy Theater, 18+, 10pm-2am

$10 Advance, $15 Online Day of Show, $20 Door, $25 Balcony

A Halloween Weekend Costume Party Situation, Inspired by ‘The Wiz’


Deja Voodoo Aftershow ft. Kayzo & GG Magree

Kayzo, GG Magree, CRWNS

Friday, October 26

Joy Theater, 18+, 11pm-4am



The 9th Annual Ballers Ball

Mannie Fresh, Big KRIT + special guests

Friday, October 26

The Maison, 21+, 10pm-3am



Boo at the Zoo

Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28

Audubon Zoo, Children up to Age 12, 5-9pm Friday and Saturday, 4-8pm Sunday


Safe, fun-filled Halloween event for children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, Ghost Train, a haunted house, activities, entertainment, and more.

Metro’s Haunted Halloween – Fright Night with Porter Robinson

Porter Robinson

Saturday, October 27

The Metropolitan (310 Andrew Higgins Dr), 18+, 9pm-5am

GA $40-$45


4th Annual BOO-ty Bash

BateBunda, TBC Brass Band, Shark Attack

Sunday, October 28

Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St Claude Ave), 21+, 10pm-2am

$10 at door


Boo Dat: A Spooktacular Saturday

Saturday, October 27

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, All Ages, 12-3pm


A family-friendly affair offering trick-or-treaters a safe, fun, and air-conditioned environment with seasonal activity stations. Includes candy courtesy of select retailers with ‘Trick-or-Treat’ signs at the entrance of the store, complimentary trick-or-treat bag for those in costume provided by The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, Spooky coloring station, courtesy of Raising Canes, and complimentary face-painting in kid play area hosted by CD Glamour.


BBG Costume & Voodoo After Party

Saturday, October 27

Bayou Beer Garden (326 N Jefferson Davis Parkway), 21+, 8pm-2am


Costume contest with cash prizes and live DJ at 9pm.


Sexy Dex & The Fresh CD Release + Video Age + DJ Heelturn

Sexy Dex & The Fresh, Video Age, DJ Heelturn

Sunday, October 28

Gasa Gasa (4920 Freret), 18+, Doors 8pm Show 9pm



HallowBEAN: a Krewe of Red Beans fundraiser

The IceMan Special, Bon Bon Vivant, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

Saturday, October 27

Urban South Brewery (1645 Tchoupitoulas), 21+, 5pm-midnight

Free, donation suggested

Costume contest, Costume craft market 5-8pm, live music 8-midnight


Matron EP Release Show

Matron, Julie Odell, Primpce, Patsy Does

Saturday, October 27

Siberia Lounge (2227 St. Claude), 21+, 8pm


Celebrating release of Matron’s second EP, ‘Standing Water’ and fall tour kickoff with merch and cassettes for sale.


Perspectives: A Gathering

Billy Davies Trio, Evan Oberla, Oliver Watkinson, Iris P, + special guests

Sunday, October 28

Art Klub (1941 Arts Street), All Ages, 8-10pm


Weekly music performance.


Brews and Boos (A 2 night event)

Friday: Nola Bombshells, 610 Stompers, Saturday: Krewe of the Rolling Elvi

Friday, October 26 – Saturday, October 27

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park at City Park, 21+, 10:30pm-1:30am


Fundraising party event with craft beer sampling, unlimited amusement rides, costume contest, glow necklaces, flower wall photo opportunity, DJ music


The IceMan Special + Radio Zydeco at Maple Leaf Bar

The IceMan Special, Radio Zydeco

Saturday, October 27

Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St), 21+, 8pm-4am

$15 at door