Boo Dat! The 2017 Krewe of Boo Parade.
Throw Me Something, Monsta!
Since 2007, the Krewe of Boo has been the official Halloween Parade of New Orleans. Held on the Saturday night before Halloween weekend, the Mardi Gras-style parade features floats constructed by Kern Studios – America’s premier float-building organization – the folks who have been creating Mardi Gras magic since 1947.
Under the direction of Brian Kern, artists outdo themselves every year with 3-D papier mâché and fiberglass floats and props representing all your favorite ghouls. Members of this green parade (we’re not talking about Frankenstein) throw eco-friendly cups from Giacona Container Company, Pralinettes from Aunt Sally’s, PJs Coffee Frac Packs, collectible medallion beads, Chee Wees from Elmer’s Fine Foods, plush toys, doubloons and beads. Get ready to yell, “Throw me something, Monsta!”
The Parade Route
The Krewe of Boo parade goes from Elysian Fields in the Marigny, through the French Quarter down N. Peters and Decatur Streets to Jackson Square on its way to the Warehouse District and the Convention Center. For more information, check out Krewe of Boo’s official website at www.kreweofboo.com
The New Orleans Zombie Run
Along with the parade, the Krewe of Boo sponsors the New Orleans Zombie Run on October 21. Run, walk or crawl across the finish lined dressed as a zombie or your favorite monster. The two-mile race starts at 9 a.m. in the Warehouse District and goes through the French Quarter before ending on Frenchmen Street. Register here.