Where: French Quarter, Central Business District, Marigny When: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 6:30PM Cost: Free Krewe of Boo, New Orleans official Halloween parade
Where: French Quarter, Central Business District, Marigny
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 6:30PM
Krewe of Boo, New Orleans official Halloween parade will march through New Orleans on Saturday, October 24. It’s the only major parade with full size floats to travel through the French Quarter.
The Krewe of Boo started in 2007 and while there were a couple of years that they didn’t parade, this year is looking like it’ll be a top-notch event that you don’t want to miss. There will be world class floats designed and built by Kern Studios, the best marching bands from the city, and a number of special marching units. The exact details are being kept a secret, but this promises to be a great parade.
Start practicing saying “Throw me somethin’ monster!” Instead of the generic beads that often end up on the ground after the parade passes, this year Krewe of Boo is throwing locally made throws that are food items and collectables, ranging from mini-pumpkins to Zapp’s Potato Chips and even New Orleans Roman Candy Taffy.
If you’re interested in riding on a float, membership is $575 per person. The Krewe promises that it’ll be a once in a lifetime night that you’ll never forget.
The parade starts on Elysian Fields Avenue in the Marigny and travels into the French Quarter on N. Peters Street. It takes a left on Canal Street and travels up Canal until Dauphine Street where it makes a U-turn and heads back down to Tchoupitoulas Street. The parade turns right on Juila Street and finally travels down Henderson Street to Mardi Gras World, where the parade comes to an end.
Details about this year’s after part to be announced. After last year’s parade, the haunted happiness continues with the official after party at Mardi Gras World. The Krewe of Boo Spook Fest started at 8 p.m. the same night and continued to the wee hours of the night when all of the naughty ghosts and scary monsters have to go home at 2 a.m.
There was be food, booze and music. New Orleans’ own Flow Tribe kicks off the party. Brooklyn’s The Pimps of Joytime, a soul funk band that will get along great with the Flowtribe and Halloween revelers.
Krewe members get in free, but it’s open to the public for $25 per person. Costumes are required.
(Saturday) 6:30 pm