Throw Me Something, Monsta!
Since 2007, the Krewe of Boo has been the official Halloween Parade in New Orleans. This year the parade rolls at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, with Mardi Gras-style 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 paper 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 light-up medallion beads, Chee Wees from Elmer’s Fine Foods, Krewe of Boo t-shirts, 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. Due to the tragic accident at the Hard Rock Hotel, the route will not travel down Canal Street as previously planned. For more information and an updated parade route, check out Krewe of Boo’s official website at www.kreweofboo.com. While there, check out and their gallery of pictures from previous parades.
The New Orleans Zombie Run
Along with the parade, the Krewe of Boo sponsors the New Orleans Zombie Run on October 19. Run, walk or crawl across the finish line dressed as a zombie or your favorite monster. Escape the Big Easy Rollergirl Zombie killers! 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.
Top two photos by Robert Proctor/Compucast
Float photo courtesy of Krewe of Boo
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