Read all about the top events in and around New Orleans and St Tammany Parish this October 2019
Fall is finally here, and in New Orleans, that can only mean one thing, somewhat bearable weather! This is one of the best times of the year to be out and about and exploring this amazing city and all it has to offer, and not sweat bullets in the process. So if you’ve been indoors in the A/C, avoiding the heat all summer, here’s a shortlist of events Nola Northshore Real Estate has picked out to get you out of the house and having fun:
St. Tammany Parish Fair (October 2nd – 6th)
There’s nothing like a day at the f
air, and St. Tammany sure knows how to put one on! Now in its 109th year, the St. Tammany Parish Fair offers a full week full of music, food, shows, rides and much more.
Treme Fall Festival (October 5th, 2019)
Founded in 1773, the Treme is one of the city’s oldest and most historically significant neighborhoods. It is home to Armstrong Park, Congo Square, and for being at the heart of the early jazz movement. What better time to get to know this historical gem than during the neighborhood’s annual celebration, the Treme Fall Festival. The festival is completely free to attend, although donations are encouraged, as they benefit multiple cultural projects within the community.
Oktoberfest (October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19)
The timeless traditions of Bavaria and Oktoberfest come to New Orleans, brought to you by the Deutsches Haus, the German presence in the Gulf South. For three straight weekends, indulge in German traditions, music, beer and food. Even with all these amazing , the best thing about this festival might just be the hilarious dachshund race, happening on the 19th. You bet we’ll be there for that!
Krewe of Boo Parade (October 19th, 2019)
You know us Neworlineans can’t go but a few months without a big parade. And thankfully the Krewe of Boo has just what we need. Think of it as Mardi Gras with a Halloween twist, the Krewe of Boo Parade is the official Halloween themed parade in New Orleans, full colorful and spoofy floats, costumes and even candy throws. You won’t want to miss it!
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience (October 25th – 27th)
The multi-day music festival is in its 20th year, and will feature headlines Post Malone, Beck and Guns and Roses. Make sure to get your tickets!
Blues Festival at Lafayette Square (October 18th – 20th)
Nothing goes better than BBQ and Blues, and the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival at Lafayette Square in the CBD is just where to get your fix. Bring the family (and your foldy chairls) out and enjoy a weekend full of live music and amazing food, all under the oaks of the charming Lafayette Square Park in the heart of the CBD. The weather should be great so get out there!
Go grab a hoppy brew at a local brewery
We all know the fall season means pumpkin-spiced everything. But if the taste of a bold, hoppy IPA is more to your liking, than a visit to one of New Orleans’ many breweries might be just what you need. In a drinking town like Nola, you have tons to choose from. Port Orleans, NOLA Brewing and Urban South are always a good choice, but you can’t go wrong with one of our personal favorites, Brieux Carre Brewery located in the heart of the Marigny, right off of Frenchman Street. Stop in for a Pomeranian Fight Club (yes, that’s an actual beer name) and explore the sights and sounds of Frenchman!
Get Your Fright On at a Haunted House
Nola is a town that has always celebrated and embraced the occult, and October is the best time to get your creep fix with a visit to a “fright house.” Scout Island Scream Park is a wooded area of City Park full of carnival rides, food and plenty of fright houses to keep you up for days. Up the river in Jefferson you will find New Orleans Nightmare, probably one of the best haunted/fright houses in Louisiana. It’s a must see.. If you dare!