Students Can Join In On the Spooktacular Fun!

The Krewe of Boo’s “spooktacular” Halloween parade is Oct. 24, 2015, and it offers the perfect opportunity for students to get into costume for a total New Orleans experience.

This parade features floats, walking krewes, bands and throws. It begins about 6:30 p.m. in The Marigny at Elysian Fields Avenue and Decatur Street. It rolls down Decatur Street to Canal, and then winds down Tchoupitoulas and ends at Mardi Gras World.

There’s a free concert on Fulton Street from 2-7 p.m., including performances by Amanda Shaw, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., and other bands.

Tickets to an after-parade “Monster Bash” are $30, and krewe director Brian Kern said there will be special appearances from many musicians, including Zigaboo Modeliste of The Meters, Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk, June Yamagishi of Papa Grows Funk and more.

Xavier sophomore Kiarra Hill will attend the festivities.

“I’m going because I’m excited to see what New Orleans is like during Halloween.”

Junior Tina Coupet on the other hand is excited to show off her costume at the parade. “I’m going to be Jasmine from Aladdin this year! I saw Kim Kardashian wear the costume and I wanted something similar,” Coupet said. Complete Krewe of Boo information, parade route map and tickets are online at


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