With cooler temperatures (for now at least) and Halloween swiftly approaching, New Orleans has fully embraced all things spooky. From visiting "Skeleton House" on Saint Charles to dining at haunted spots like Cavan or Muriel's, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holiday. Below, we've listed five hauntingly fun events to attend this month in New Orleans that range from historical to boozy. 


Boo You! Spooky Floral Headdress Workshop

FAIT Nola is hosting a floral headdress workshop with a seasonal twist. On Tuesday, October 15th and Tuesday, October 22nd, guests will have the opportunity to create a unique piece made of silk flowers and greenery. All supplies are included in the ticket price and the event is BYOB. More details here.

"Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History"

This Halloween-themed tour by the Historic New Orleans Collection is perfect for any history or horror fans. You'll leave knowing some of the more gruesome details from New Orleans' past. The gallery tour is held daily (except Mondays) at 11 a.m. and costs $5 for non-members. More details here.

Rooftop Movie Night: Hocus Pocus

The Catahoula Hotel is hosting a complimentary screening of everyone's favorite seasonal movie Hocus Pocus on Thursday, October 24th. There will be bewitching cocktails (and a seasonal liquor-free punch) for the moonlight screening, as well as a costume contest for the top three witches and warlocks. The first place winner will receive a stay at the Catahoula Hotel! More details here.

A Dark & Stormy Night Cocktail Party

Hotel Peter & Paul is hosting a literary Halloween party and cocktail competition on Thursday, October 24th. The party will support 826 New Orleans, a nonprofit that provides free creative writing and publishing opportunities to youth ages 6-18. The event will include dramatic readings of student stories, a costume contest, and small plates from local restaurants. More details here.

Ancient Spirits: An All Hallow's Eve Performance

Skip the costumes and candy, and end the month on a spooky note with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's Halloween performance. The group promises to spook attendees with haunting music including The Isle of the Dead by Rachmaninov. More details here.