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LGBT Halloween New Orleans (HNO)

October 28, 2022 - October 30, 2022

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New Orleans is home to year-round, nonstop fun, especially in October with so many things to do. Halloween New Orleans is among the best of them, spanning the last weekend of October with legendary LGBTQ events.

The story of Halloween New Orleans is a story of the New Orleans gay community–one coming together to share their love and sense of family, celebrating its unique culture and love of showmanship, and coming to the aid of its own in the dark days of the AIDS crisis. It is a community triumphing over challenges with a resilient, joyful spirit.

In addition to the parties, Halloween New Orleans has raised over $5 million for Project Lazarus, an assisted-living home for those with HIV/AIDS in New Orleans, in its 38+ year history.

Each year, Halloween New Orleans has a theme, and this year it’s Wonderland. The weekend is back for its 39th year from October 28-30, 2022 and promises to take you on a wild journey to a magical world of adventure. Fall down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass to three amazing, signature events packed full of unforgettable experiences and endless possibilities.

The Lazarus Ball

Friday, Oct. 28, 2022

Kick off the weekend with The Queen’s Ball, a fundraiser benefiting Project Lazarus, held at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art from 7:30-10:30 p.m. The black-tie-preferred event will feature an open bar, food, entertainment, and a silent auction. The auction will be filled with art, housewares, packages, and gift certificates of all types. Come see everyone in their formal wear before getting into the real holiday spirit.

Costume/Dance Party

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Let your imagination run wild for this year’s costume dance party – Nightmare in Wonderland–hosted at The Fillmore New Orleans. Let your imaginations run wild for this year’s costume by putting a uniquely dark and original spin on this Alice in Wonderland theme.

The event will feature an open bar, legendary House and circuit DJs, and a VIP lounge. Costumes are required, and guests can parade their costumes on stage as they arrive for the crowd and judges (awards are given out at the Pier during the Sunday event listed below). There will be a special midnight show and dancing until 3 a.m. Remember, the more creative the better, and group costumes are always welcome!

Tea Dance and Second Line

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022

Sunday’s tea dance begins at 1 p.m. at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The venue will feature food, drinks, and music by a live DJ.
As the party ends around 6 p.m., attendees will parade from the Tea Dance through the French Quarter ending at St. Ann and Bourbon streets. The second line features marching bands, dance troops, and more! Touted as a favorite event of the weekend, the second line through the Quarter is something you won’t want to miss.

Most events are 21 and older and include food and drinks. For more information or to buy tickets, go to

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