From Our Editors
Thanks to the Krewe of Boo's annual Halloween parade, every year the French Quarter fills with vampires, demons, and ghouls. But the creatures bear no threat. Far from it, in fact—atop floats adorned with 3D, Halloween-themed fiberglass and papier-mâché props, they toss locally made goodies to the crowds below. Instead of Mardi Gras-style beads that will litter the streets when festivities have ended, these throws beg to be taken home—spectators might snag anything from bags of caramel corn to voodoo-doll magnets. Once the parade's floats and marching bands arrive at the end of their route, the Krewe of Boo begins Spook Fest. This post-parade costume party continues the Halloween revelry with tasty treats, boozy drinks, and live music.