October Events in Southern Louisiana

Whether you choose a weekend getaway or a long-term vacation, there's something going on in the Crescent City in October.

Louisiana Seafood Festival

Bring your appetite and delve into some of the best tasting seafood you'll find along the Gulf. From October 11-13, the City Park Festival Grounds will be teeming with delectable oysters, crab, fish, shrimp, crawfish and alligator. Tickle your palate with tasty creations while enjoying live music, arts and crafts, cooking demos and children's area. On Sunday, enjoy the fest and watch the NO Saints on multiple TV screens throughout the park. Admission is free.

Japan Fest

The New Orleans Museum of Art will once again host the annual Japan Fest. The event features performances by the Kaminari Taiko drummers, art making activities and tours throughout the museum and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Enjoy and participate in an authentic Japanese tea ceremony. Admission is $5.

Audubon Zoo

Kids are in for a treat at the Boo at the Zoo Halloween event scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 18-19 and Friday and Saturday, October 25-26. The annual event is geared just for kids up to age 12 with plenty to do including games, non-scary haunted house, Ghost Train and trick-or-treat houses.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Make your way to Lafayette Square October 18-20 for the best in blues music and barbeque. Two stages will host the musicians. Arts and crafts and food vendors will be on site. The festival is free.

Vampire Ball

The 25th annual Vampire Ball is a must for Anne Rice fans or anyone who enjoys this genre in books and movies. On Thursday, October 24 from 8pm-11pm at the Saint Alphonsus Church, enjoy a meet and greet with authors along with complimentary appetizer, live music and a cash bar. On Friday, October 25, the Vampire Ball will be held at Generations Hall with Anne Rice in attendance. On Sunday, October 27, enjoy a cocktail party at the Hilton Garden Inn from 5pm-7pm with entertainers, cash bar, appetizers and authors.

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