Members of the SciTech Academy dance team perform during the Krewe of Boo Parade in the French Quarter in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Photo by Matthew Hinton

Best Bets: Halloween, Jazz in the Park and Food Truck Fest

Halloween is this week, along with the return of Jazz in the Park and Food Truck Fest.

by Mary Staes | October 29, 2018

Halloween

The beginning of this week really just seems like we’re waiting for Halloween. There’s plenty of fun to be had all over the city, from Scout Island Scream Park to the milder fun of the Uptown homes that are decorated for the holiday. Click here to read all about what you can do to celebrate Halloween in the Crescent City.

Jazz in the Park returns

The annual music series is returning for the fall! After rain pushed the fall season opener back a week, local songstress Gina Brown is slated to hit the stage at Armstrong Park on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 4-8 p.m. Other acts in the weekly series last this month include Mike Soulman Baptiste and The Mystics and 70’s R&B band Rose Royce.

Louis Armstrong Park
Getting there
701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 8am–6pm
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NOMAD Food Truck Fest

To celebrate the launch of its new app, NOMAD is bringing together some of the city’s best food trucks to Champions Square on Friday, Nov. 2 from 5-8 p.m. Participants include Frencheeze, Diva Dawg and La Concinita. Click here for the full list of trucks. 

Champions Square
Getting there
Lasalle St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
More Info
Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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