NEW ORLEANS — The Krewe of BOO will host a Halfway to Halloween Dance-Off Fueled by Monster Energy Drink from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 8 at Spanish Plaza, 2 Canal St., at The Riverwalk in the New Orleans Arts District.
Featuring more than 200 competitors from 10 of New Orleans’ favorite dance krewes, the free outdoor event will feature celebrity judges, live DJ music, giveaways and some of the best dance moves this side of the Mississippi.
“New Orleans boasts some 45 dance and marching groups that participate in Mardi Gras parades, the Krewe of BOO and other local events. The Halfway to Halloween Dance-Off is a great time to see them perform together, and we think it’s a great event to get a taste of the creativity and sense of fun and community that is a part of every troupe,” said Brian Kern, chief spookster for the Krewe of BOO! parade and event founder.
Participating dance krewes include Amelia EarHawts, Disco Amigos, Lucha Krewe, Mande Milkshakers, MKFF’s Cherchez La Femme, Muff-A-Lottas, NOLA Bombshells, Oui Dats, Rolling Elvi Jailhouse Rockers, and Roux La La.
The Halfway to Halloween Dance-Off will host a Halloween costume drive to benefit Ween Dream, a national nonprofit founded in New Orleans with a vision to ensure all children have a costume to wear at Halloween.
The Dance-Off was conceived by Kern, whose aim is to make New Orleans the “premier destination on Planet Earth for Halloween.” Krewe of BOO! parade 2021 starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, and winds its way through the French Quarter, the CBD and into the New Orleans Arts District.
Krewe of BOO! sponsors include Monster Energy, Haunted History Tours, Pat O’Brien’s and PJ’s Coffee.
New Orleans’ Mardi Gras-style parade at Halloween, Krewe of BOO! is Saturday, Oct. 23.
ABOUT KREWE OF BOO!
Founded in 2007, Krewe of BOO! 2021 will feature more than 500 riders on 16 floats and more than 30 marching krewes. Krewe of BOO! 2021 events include a Royal Luncheon and Second Line to Pat O’Brien’s for the Krewe of Boo’s Cocktail Happy Hour, and Krewe of Boo’s Captain’s Masquerade Ball on Friday, Oct. 22, and a morning Zombie Run, the Krewe of Boo! parade and a Monster Mash After Party on Saturday, Oct. 23.
The Krewe of BOO! parade starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Marigny and rolls through the French Quarter to the Warehouse District. The Monster Mash After Party takes place at Generations Hall, 301 Andrew Higgins Blvd. With an aim to reduce parade waste that ends up in landfills, parade throws include New Orleans-made food items and collectible objects that paradegoers can consume or keep as mementos.
The fourth annual New Orleans Zombie Run is a two-mile zombie-infested race through the New Orleans Arts/Warehouse District, beginning and ending at Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar & Restaurant, 701 Tchoupitoulas St.
ABOUT WEEN DREAM
A 501(c)(3), Ween Dream is an all-volunteer organization that provides free Halloween costumes to children in need across America, including kids with special needs, homeless children, children with serious medical issues, and those in the foster system or living in poverty or in shelters.