Bayou Bacchanal @Armstrong Park

Happening November 5th, this colorful festival at Louis Armstrong Park begins with a parade that rolls down Canal Street with masqueraders dancing to the beat of steel pan and Soca music. The party keeps on going with vendors selling mouth watering Caribbean dishes and tropical drinks. FREE to attend. More info

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VOODOOFEST in the French Quarter October 31st

VOODOOFEST is a FREE annual festival, held EVERY Halloween, which celebrates the Voodoo religion's many important contributions to New Orleans' traditions. VOODOOFEST’s primary goals are to honor the Ancestors, educate the public about this widely misunderstood religion & to preserve and celebrate the unique Spiritual & Cultural Heritage of New Orleans.

French Quarter Phantoms Ghost and Vampire Tours

Disease, disaster, sinister spirits, and murder most foul: French Quarter Phantoms’ New Orleans Ghost tour and Vampire Tour combo is spooky fun! The Ghost and Vampire walking tours are guided by Master Storytellers who are fully licensed by the City of New Orleans. It’s the French Quarter you want to know, as only French Quarter Phantoms can show it to you! Tours begin at 6 pm and 8 pm Nightly. More info

The Nightmare of History Halloween-Themed Tours

Now thru October 30, THNOC is hosting special Halloween-themed tours. From the unwholesome subject of executions in French Louisiana to the gritty logistics of cemetery relocation, the tour is a toast to the authentically spooky! Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. Tours are not intended for children under 13 years old. More info

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Jazz in the Park at Armstrong Park

This annual concert series features local bands, live painting and art displays, food vendors, and more! Free to attend. Upcoming perfromances: October 13: Ceasers Brothers and John Papa Gros Band October 20: Mystic and Mike “Soulman” Baptiste October 27: Marlon Jordan and Los Hombres Calientes November 3: Shannon Powell and Dwayne Dopsie & the Hellraisers More info

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NOLA Steamboat Company Expands Its Fleet

                Congrats to the NOLA Steamboat Company and Gray Line Tours! PRESS RELEASE: Gordon Stevens, President and CEO of New Orleans Steamboat Company and Gray Line Tours, announced the purchase of the former ROCK ISLAND Casino Boat. A new name, fitting a New Orleans vessel, has not yet been selected.
                Stevens said that the former casino boat, located in Illinois, will be towed to New Orleans to be completely renovated.