Visit New Orleans this October for the Kick-Off of Fall Festival Season!
Average temperature low and high: 62°-81°
Following the sweltering summer months, New Orleans finally cools down a bit in October. Days are pleasant and sunny, just in time for all of the unique fests, like Oktoberfest and Voodoo Arts + Music Experience, that happen throughout the city. Since many say New Orleans is one of the most haunted cities in America, it’s also the perfect place to visit for Halloween!
Head out to Mid City to celebrate New Orleans’ German history at Oktoberfest! For four weekends, you can experience and enjoy authentic German food, rare beer, and live music. Admission is $8 and free for children under 12.
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You can’t visit New Orleans without trying one of their famous beignets and the perfect place to try it is at the Beignet Festival! You can try anywhere between classic, sweet, savory, to unique beignets at this event. There will be local musicians and local participating restaurants involved. Entrance to the festival is free but food and drink tickets will be sold for $1 each. The event will end at 6 p.m.
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is known for its music and food and you do not want to miss out on this free festival! This 2-day event will have amazing live performances and even more amazing barbecue.
Don’t miss out on the one-day, Mac N Cheese Fest at the Louis Armstrong Park! There will be a lot of cheesy and creamy dishes, and live music will be playing as well. Entrance to the festival is free, and the event ends at 6:30 p.m.
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is a popular fest that brings huge music names and thousands of visitors to the Big Easy. Takes place over 3 days at the end of October, festival goers are in the Halloween spirit, so expect to see lots of costumes! In addition to live music, the festival will feature food, art instillation, a ferris wheel, and dance parties.
Every year, the Krewe of Boo marches through the French Quarter for the city’s official Halloween parade. Get in the holiday spirit by watching costumed float-riders throw candy, doubloons, toys, and other treats!
Try fried chicken in more ways than you can imagine at the National Fried Chicken Fest! This an outdoor, 2-day festival with over 35 restaurants participating. There will be live music, cooking competitions, and a chicken eating contest. Entrance is free to the festival.