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Best Halloween Events in the U.S.

Halloween party decorations with carved pumpkins

Looking for new, spooky-tacular thrills this year? Since Halloween is just right around the corner, make sure to check out some amazing celebrations across America. Also, find out which city in the USA is the best place to celebrate the spooky day.

Village Halloween Parade in New York

Now in its 44th year, New York's Village Halloween Parade is an annual holiday parade and street pageant deemed as "the nation's most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world!"  This year's theme is "Cabinet of Curiosities: An Imaginary Menagerie." Thousands of New Yorkers and visitors flock on 6th Avenue at Canal Street dressed in some of the city's scariest, or most inventive costumes. Don't forget to join the fun on October 31 at 7pm.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in New York

This event is without a doubt the largest Halloween themed ticketed celebration in New York, if not in the entire country. Having received national citation as the most unique Halloween event, you can now wander along Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson to see more than 7,000 illuminated jack o'lanterns. Blaze kicks off on September 30 and goes through until 25th of November. Note that every night sells out easily, so don't think twice booking your ticket if you want to experience this in person.

adult friends having fun at halloween party

West Hollywood Carnaval in Los Angeles

>Widely-known as the world's biggest Halloween street party, West Hollywood Carnaval is open to the public and easily attracts more than 500,000 people every year. Be at Santa Monica Blvd between Doheny Dr and La Cienega Blvd on October 31 from 6pm to 11pm to experience exceptional entertainment. Performers and Queen of Carnaval are yet to be announced. Past queens feature an A-list celebrity such as  Queen Latifah and Rihanna. 

Halloween in Las Vegas

If there's one great thing Las Vegas is known for, it's Halloween events and spooky carnivals. Open throughout the month of October, the Circus Cricus' Fright Dome is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The circus is deemed as the largest fright dome event in the history. If you are type of person who is not easily scare, try it out. Another worth seeing is the "terrifying" Asylum and Hotel Fear, located at the Meadows Mall. Residents of Nevada get a discount when you buy your tickets.

Halloween in New Orleans

Get spooked and enjoy the thrill of haunting by checking out some of the popular voodo and paranormal events in New Orleans.

  • Krewe of Boo! In the Boo Carre!: Unlike any other parade in the world, this event became the official Halloween Parade in New Orleans since 2007. If you want to experience the thrill of riding amongst the monsters and eerie creatures, join the parade on October 21 at 6:30pm.
  • Boo at the Zoo: This family event features trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little kids can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo for four nights of fun (from October 21 to 22 and October 27 to 28).
  • Voodoo Music + Arts Experience: Held annually at New Orleans City Park, this Halloween-themed music festival features some of the hottest bands, artists and musicians. This year's performers include Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, The Killers and many more.
  • Halloween, Ghosts, And Voodoo: Celebrate Halloween in a city full of ghosts, voodoo legends and spooktacular themed events on October 31 in New Orleans.

The Louisville Zoo Halloween Party

children dressing up on halloween

Known as the “World's Largest Halloween Party,”  don't miss the sweetest spectacle as Louisville Zoo celebrates its 36th year. From October 12–15, 19–22 and 26–29, the Louisville Zoo magically transforms into a living storybook, which is best suited for kids who want to dress up in their spooky costumes and loves trick-or-treating.

Halloween in Chicago

The Northalsted Halloween Parade is part of the 10 best Halloween Celebrations in the US. This year, the 21st parade will run down Halsted, from Belmont to Cornelia Avenue  on October 31 at 7:30pm. This event is free for all participants.

Emma Crawford Festival in Colorado

The 2017 Emma Crawford Coffin Races will be held on October 28 from 12pm to 4pm in the streets of Manitou Springs with a great number of spectators expected to cheer on 50 coffin race teams race down Manitou Ave. This internationally praised event is an awesome start to celebrate Halloween so make you to come out and watch the the show.

This year, make sure to join in the spooky fun with your families and children with a reliable car rental through VroomVroomVroom so you don't miss attending the best Halloween events in the U.S. Did we miss out other spooky Halloween events? Make sure to let us know in the comments!


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