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Insider's Look at Upcoming New Orleans Attractions - Summer Ends & Fall Begins

Summer Comes to a Close in New Orleans

It’s always a good time to visit New Orleans. Whether it’s sneaking in an end of season Labor Day vacation, basking in a weekend of blues and barbecue or booking a getaway for Halloween, celebrate the end of summer and swing into a fantastic fall.

Mark the unofficial end of summer with a savory getaway for Labor Day weekend. The Louisiana Seafood Festival, September 2-4, features fresh seafood fare synonymous with the state of Louisiana. With an arts village, kid’s tent and live music, this three-day event is about more than just food.

In addition to the festival, the long weekend is the perfect opportunity to take the family to visit other great attractions throughout the city, including the Audubon Zoo and Aquarium of the Americas. The zoo features the Cool at the Zoo splash park, complete with the Gator Run lazy river, and the aquarium offers once-in-a-lifetime Wild Encounters, such as the Backstage Penguin Pass and the Maya Snorkel Adventure.

If you’d prefer to beat the heat and visit New Orleans later in the season, then plan your trip for October 14-16 so you can enjoy the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. The free event offers the perfect combination of cooler weather and incredible barbeque, with live music by some of the country’s most celebrated blues artists, including Taj Mahal, Cedric Burnside, Jon Cleary and more.   

In late October, as the climate continues to cool down and the city rolls into fall, set your sights on one of the most haunted cities in America. Whether it’s a ghostly tour through the mysterious French Quarter or a visit to Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau’s tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween or experience the eerie mystique the city is known for year-round. Looking for a family friendly activity? Don’t miss the Krewe of Boo, the official Halloween parade of New Orleans, Oct. 22. 

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