The Perfect Halloween Weekend Festival:
The Voodoo Music Experience takes place in New Orleans on Halloween weekend in City Park, and lasts for three days. There several main stages for music, and two or three other tents or stages for more music. The festival grounds are an area in City Park adjacent to the New Orleans Museum of Art. It contains three sections: "Le Ritual," with its two main stages featuring world renowned artists; "Flambeau", dedicated to celebrating the New Orleans music culture features the Preservation Hall tent and the WWOZ stage, with the best local and international acts; and "Le Carnival," celebrating New Orleans' underground arts and culture. There's also the the Bingo! Parlor.
More Than Music:
As always with New Orleans festivals, there's more than just music. There's food, crafts and other vendors. The craft market is a must-see, with crafts from some very unique vendors.
Once the day at the festival ends, the Voodoo Music Experience takes over the city of New Orleans with over events at different locations, a series of events at all the major clubs in New Orleans, including the House of Blues and Tipitina's. The diversity of the festival and its ties to local New Orleans' culture will be evident.
Get the Schedule and Your Tickets Early:
For tickets, more information and the 2011 line up, go to the official website.More Fun Events:
Of course, the Voodoo Festival isn't the only thing going on in New Orleans over Halloween Weekend. There's a full schedule of events including the Witching Hour Ball, Boo at the Zoo, costumes on Bourbon Street and much more. Get the full schedule.
Good Ghost Stories
But, what would Halloween be without some great ghost stories? New Orleans has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to haunted places and hauntings.