8 Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 27 – 29

It's a busy Halloween weekend. Here's your local event guide to help you plan.

From music lovers to foodies, there's a little something for everyone during the busy Halloween weekend. Check out our top picks for what's happening around the area.

Gypsy Carnival Halloween Party

Friday, Oct. 27

The Gypsy Carnival Halloween Party will transform the Foundation Room at the House of Blues at 10 p.m. on Friday. Local band Bon Bon Vivant will set the mood with tunes while guests revel with carnival characters, tarot card readers and belly dancers. Event organizers encourage costumes. There will be a $10 cover charge for non-members of the Foundation Room.

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Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Friday, Oct. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 29

Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem and DJ Snake are but a few of the big names set to hit the stages for this Halloween weekend tradition. More than 70 bands will rock four stages over a three day period in City Park.

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Louisiana Seafood Festival

Friday, Oct. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 29

Celebrate the fresh and flavorful seafood that makes Louisiana great. The three-day festival at Woldenberg Park includes live music, cooking demos, all of your favorite seafood dishes, kids activities, arts, crafts and more. Learn what else is great about the festival, including new food vendors.

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WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival

Friday, Oct. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 29

Honor the legacy of the WWII generation while taking in some exciting views. This three-day festival, formerly known as the WWII AirPower Expo, bring new experiences along with a new name. WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival presents the best of past AirPower Expo celebrations along with an expanded roster of entertainment, food, drink, and an opportunity to ride aboard soaring aircraft.

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Brews and Boos at New Orleans City Park

Friday, Oct. 27 – Saturday, Oct. 29

Head to New Orleans City Park for this adult Halloween-themed party. The event happens on Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Enjoy open beer bars, unlimited rides, jello shots and giveaways. Guests can also participate in a costume contest for best male, best female or best group. You must be 21 years old or older to attend this event. No exceptions will be made. General admission is $30 per person.

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Boo Fest

Saturday, Oct. 28

Bring the kids to trick-or-treat at over 70 haunted houses and castles at this North Shore event at Lakeview Regional Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. All proceeds raised benefit ACCESS (Adapting and Changing Children’s Environments with Successful Solutions), a locally founded non-profit. The day is packed with lots of fall-themed activities. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costume and take part in the annual Boo Fest costume contest for the title of “Scariest”, “Most Original”, “Crowd Favorite”, and “Best Group” costume. The Northshore Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) Annual Chili Challenge will also take place during Boo Fest.

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New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears

Sunday, Oct. 29

The Saints head back to the Superdome during Halloween weekend to face the Chicago Bears Sunday at noon. Hopefully, the black and gold can keep up their winning streak. Head to Champions Square for live pregame entertainment. Party on the Moon will be this week’s musical guest. If you can’t get a seat at the game, we’ve got you covered with our list of great places to watch the Saints. Keep up with the full Saints schedule here.

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New Canal Haunted Lighthouse

Sunday, Oct. 29

If you’re looking for a kid-friendly haunted house, the New Canal Haunted Lighthouse opens from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Sunday. Weave your way through a spider web maze, games and activities, candy and treats and, of course, a costume contest. The event is ideal for kids ages 12 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $5 per person.

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