NEW ORLEANS, LA - Friends of the Cabildo, support organization for the Louisiana State Museum, will host its 28th annual Ghostly Gallivant Fundraiser, October 25th - 31st. The three-day event kicks off Saturday (25th) and Sunday (26th) with Ghostly tours leaving from the 1850 House Museum Store on Historic Jackson Square. The tours will run every half-hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., each day. On the Friday night of Halloween, the Friends will host its "Gala" at the Cabildo from 6:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
The Ghostly Gallivant weekend is highlighted with the "Gala," a Halloween costume party at the Cabildo on Jackson Square. Guests are encouraged (but not required) to dress up in costume and get in the Halloween spirit! Tickets include food and drink (beer and wine) from restaurants in the French Quarter. Tickets for the "Gala" are $40 dollars in advance and $50 dollars at the door. DJ, brass band, tarot card reader and restaurants will be on hand to entertain guests.
The weekend before Halloween, the Friends will have tour guides lead guests on a haunting and hilarious tour of the French Quarter. Ghosts, such as Jean Laffite and the Baroness Michaela Pontalba, may all be happened upon in French Quarter buildings and courtyards. No two ghosts will be on the same day of the route. Tours begin at 10am on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are only $25 for adults (+21), $10 for students and children are free.
To purchase your "Gala" or tour tickets, contact the Friends of the Cabildo office at (504) 523-3939 or online at www.friendsofthecabildo.org. For media inquiries, please contact Kaydee Nenninger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restaurant & Drink Sponsors
Gumbo Shop, Redemption Restraunt, Baker Maid, Antoine's, Deanie's Seafood, Muriel's Jackson Square, Tableau, Kyoto, Community Coffee, Irene's Cuisine, Abita, Martin Wine Cellar and Zea's
About Freinds of the Cabildo
Founded in 1956, the Friends of the Cabildo (FOC) is 501(c)(3) organization that supports the Louisiana State Museum (LSM). The FOC assist the LSM through a variety of functions including providing volunteers and financial support to all State Museum properties in New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. The Friends of the Cabildo are located on Historic Jackson Square in the Cabildo at 701 Chartres Street and can be contacted at (504) 523-3939.