From: Friday, Oct 29th, 2021
To: Sunday, Oct 31st, 2021
Be afraid! Very Afraid – A Gay Halloween in New Orleans
Gay Halloween in New Orleans means party time, a chance to dress up, drink and look for that special trick or treat, and there are lots of treats to be had. The highlight of Halloween is the street parade, that seems to get bigger and bigger each year, and is normally held at night the French quarter. It is the second largest event after New Orleans Mardi Gras.
Coloured beads are thrown from the passing floats, to boys and girls that show what they have in the way of assets normally hidden from view, there are lots of parties and events held over the weekend by the gay bars and club as well as official events and parties.
Halloween Weekend attracts gay and lesbian revellers from around the nation and around the world for a week of events. After all this is The Most Haunted City in America. Costume shops will stock everything you need so pack light. Take a haunted tour, visit the Voodoo Shops , your Halloween fun has just begun.
HNO – The Halloween Circuit Event
- HNO, The Halloween “circuit party” all began as a simple gathering of friends in 1984. Now it has evolved into one of the most celebrated gay circuit party weekends of the year. It is so festive that the partying lasts from midday on on Thursday until the wee hours of Monday morning.
Then comes Halloween Night on October 31, as the City of New Orleans celebrates Halloween Week in the fun-filled and hauntingly mysterious French Quarter.
The Bourbon Pub Halloween Parties
- The French Quarter’s LGBT community is also out in full regalia for Halloween and you can join in the fun at any time during the evening. You’ll find most of the action on Bourbon and St. Ann streets in the heart of the Quarter. Elaborate costumes, exciting galas, drinking and dancing with friends characterize this festive celebration.
- New Orleans’ largest gay nightclub complex, The Bourbon Pub video bar and The Parade dance club, host nonstop Halloween Parties all Weekend. “The Pub” is the very heart of the New Orleans gay community, and will present some of the very best DJ talent and entertainment.
- 31st October – One of the biggest Halloween celebrations occurs every year on Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny. Masses of partygoers, including locals and tourists, take to the streets in their elaborate and frequently outlandish outfits. Head to St. Claude nearby for more fun.
Voodoo Festival Music & Arts Experience
- Returns in 2022 – Voodoo Festival is a musical gumbo stirring together music, art, community, cuisine and all the mystery and adventure that Halloween weekend in New Orleans conjures up. With more than 65 bands over three days, Voodoo is more than just a Festival – it is an experience.
Traditionally, October boasts some of the very best weather that New Orleans has to offer. So forget about heat, humidity and even very cold temperatures. Mother Nature always smiles on Halloween in New Orleans!
Where to stay in New Orleans during Halloween
The best place to stay is in the French quarter, which is where you will find most of the gay bars and clubs. Here are our top recommendations, close to everything. You won’t even need a taxi.
Gay Map of New Orleans
If you want to be close to all of New Orleans famous attractions, including the top gay-nightlife options in the city, the French Quarter remains the hub of where to stay, with dozens of hotels of all types and grades.. Adjacent to the Quarter and just downriver, you’ll find a number of gay-friendly smaller properties in historic and trendy Faubourg Marigny, which is also home to several gay-popular restaurants and bars.
Recommended Apartments in New Orleans
1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms
All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa bed, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. A dishwasher, a microwave and fridge.
1 & 2 Bedrooms
Featuring accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and flat-screen TV, Bourbon Place I Sextant is situated 500 m from Bourbon Street and 700 m from St Louis Cemetery No 1. metered parking and a garage parking close to the property.
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
All units feature a cable flat-screen TV and iPod docking station. Units include a seating and/or dining area. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, Every unit comes with a private bathroom with a bath or shower, free toiletries, & a washing machine
1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
This air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi, the kitchen features a dishwasher, a living room with a flat-screen TV with streaming TV options and local channels are available. Other facilities at this two-bedroom apartment include a fitness centre.
Video Of HNO – New Orleans Halloween
Video footage of the parties and festivities at New Orleans Halloween
Recommended Hotels in New Orleans
The gay bars and clubs are centred around the French Quarter, so we suggest you try and find a hotel in this district. The area has many boutique hotels offering a traditional Louisiana welcome.
The Roosevelt Hotel
5 Star, Luxury
The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans features an outdoor pool and a 2,300 square-foot gym. The elegant hotel features The Rooftop Bar, a full-service spa and rooms with a 42-inch flat-screen TV. WiFi is available at a costs
Omni Royal, 4 Star
Sophisticated & Stylish
Located on the most fashionable corner, St. Louis at Royal, the hotel has received the 4-diamond luxury award for the past 27 years. Whether you’re visiting New Orleans for work or play this hotel is truly the place to see and be seen.
Royal Sonesta, 4 Star
Right on Bourbon Street
Located in the historic French Quarter on Bourbon Street, Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans offers accommodation with an outdoor pool, multiple bars, and a jazz club. The hotel is decorated with modern art.
French Market Inn
3 Star Central Location
Situated in the French Quarter, this New Orleans hotel was built in the 1800s and provides simple rooms with Air-conditioning, desk cable TV & coffee facilities. Guests are a 5-minute walk from Jackson Square.