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LGBT Halloween New Orleans (HNO)


The witches and the queens and the ghosts and the goblins come out for Halloween New Orleans for a series of fundraising events Halloween weekend, including the Lazarus Ball, a dance night, flamboyant costume ball and parade.

This weekend of fun was started as a dinner party given by a few people to honor friends and loved ones who died from AIDS. The four-day event now includes the famous Lazarus Ball on Friday night, which is a fancy fundraising event for Lazarus House with food, open bar, music and a silent auction.

Saturday night is dance night with a costume contest, DJ and dancing all night long. Stay tuned for this year's venue and more information. Past venues have included the Contemporary Arts Center and the Fillmore.

Sunday closes the weekend with an outdoor event on the Mississippi River and a second line. Enjoy more live music and parade through the French Quarter.

All of the proceeds from Halloween New Orleans benefit the Lazarus Project, a home in New Orleans for men and women living with AIDS. Halloween New Orleans has raised over $4.6 million for the project.

Events are 21 and older and include food and drinks.

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