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 with a flamboyant costume ball and a tea dance.
What started as a dinner party given by a few people to honor friends and loved ones who died from AIDS has transformed into a three-day event including the famous Lazarus Ball. Cocktail attire preferred, the Lazarus Ball is an evening fundraiser filled with food, drinks, live entertainment and a silent auction at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Shed the cocktail attire and slip on your most eye-catching Halloween costumes for the Saturday dance and DJ party at the Contemporary Arts Center.
Wind down the weekend with a tea dance along the Mississippi River. And of course what weekend is complete without brunch? Past venues have been aboard the Creole Queen riverboat followed by a French Quarter second line parade to the club Oz. Stay tuned for this year's location.
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.
Most events are 21 and older and include food and drinks. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.halloweenneworleans.com.