The Voodoo Music Festival is celebrated in one of America’s most notoriously haunted cities every year during Halloween weekend.

The self-described “musical gumbo” event features music, art, food and a community Halloween atmosphere.

The alt-rock concert brings in thousands of concert-goers from all over Louisiana, the U.S. and beyond for three days of music and arts.

Festival gates open at noon each day from Oct. 27 to 29 at the New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, 1701 Wisner Blvd., New Orleans.

For those needing last-minute tickets to pick up their wristbands, the box office is located near the front gate on Friedrichs Avenue. It will be open before the festival on Oct. 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Information, including the do’s and don’ts of the festival and maps of the grounds can be found at

Need help getting to the party? Shuttles, ride sharing pick-up zones and public transportation information is all available on the festival website. Parking is also available around City Park but is very limited.

The festival goes beyond the music with large-scale art installations that will wow Instagram followers across the world.

Other activities include amusement rides, the Haunted Mortuary and the Brew Dat Beer Hall.

Unique products will also be for sale at the Voodoo Market Place including handcrafted jewelry, photo prints, metalwork and more.

If you can think it, the food vendors at the Forked Up Food Court of the Voodoo Festival will cook it. The cuisine includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options along with custom-made crepes, pho and enough jambalaya to last through a whole second line parade.


Staff Writer Julia Arenstam can be reached at 448-7636 or Follow her on Twitter at @gingerale214.