You might not get colorful tours of changing leaves down in NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana), but you can still experience the seasonal change in southern style with festivals, parades, spooky tours, and more! Chances are that you’ll enjoy what New Orleans has to offer so much this autumn season, that you’ll finally take the leap and look at New Orleans Houses for Sale.
Oktoberfest at Faubourg Brewery
This four-day festival includes daily live music, traditional German fare, new and classic beers, beer stein holding competitions, separate activities for kids, and so much more. Held in the last week of September, OktoberFest in New Orleans has special Louisiana flavour expressed through food and music. This event is unmissable.
French Quarter Festival
First held in 1984, this Festival includes more than 20 stages of music, throughout the French Quarter, from countless genres including blues, jazz, funk, cabaret, and classical, just to name a few. More than 1500 volunteers make this festival possible. It’s known as one of the best festivals for music, food, and also has a reputation for being free. There are three festivals throughout the year, including summer and holiday versions.
Krewe of BOO! Parade
The original Krewe of BOO! Parade was held in 2007 as a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina relief. The event went dormant for a few years, and then was revived to boost the morale for NOLA residents around Halloween time. The parade now includes 450 riders, 15 floats, 35 marching bands and dance crews, and is considered the official Halloween parade of New Orleans.
Haunted History Tour
For over two decades, Haunted History Tours have been educating locals and tourists about the horrific historical happenings of New Orleans. Referred to by The Travel Channel as the #1 tour program in the city, the tours have become an unmissable part of the NOLA experience. Several options exist, including tours of the French Quarter, Cemeteries, The Garden District, as well as themed tours about vampires and voodoo. You can even embark on a haunted pub crawl.
The Hermann-Grima House Museum
This historic house museum and national landmark in the French Quarter gained popularity in the third season of American Horror Story, in which the interiors served as a stand-in for the infamous LaLaurie mansion. A federal-style mansion built in 1831, the house has been featured in numerous films including Angel Heart and Cat People, and also served as inspiration for author Anne Rice. Tours of the home are held on a regular basis and will be a delight to film buffs, horror readers, and appreciators of fine architecture and historic design.
Though the legendary festival has been cancelled in 2021 in light of the Covid crisis, this crowd favorite is normally held on Halloween weekend and boasts a lineup of music, art, cuisine, and revelry that no tourist or local will want to miss. Considered to be a Halloween tradition for music fans, VooDooFest hosts upwards of 65 bands over three days, hosts large-scale installations and market-places, and so much more.