New Orleans’s Halloween Parade
If you’re ever in the New Orleans area for Halloween, the Krewe of Boo parade is a must visit. Founded in 2007, the Krewe of Boo Halloween parade started as a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina. After a couple of years in hiatus, the people of New Orleans thought it was time to bring it back. So in 2013, the Krewe of Boo Halloween parade was in full swing. The original parade was created by Blaine Kern Sr. the man is known as “Mr. Mardis Gras.” He is the mastermind behind the papier-mache floats that Mardi Gras is known for. However, when the event was resurrected, it was taken over by his son.
The Kern family has been creating floats since the 1930s. Some of their floats have even been seen in various parts of the world. Each year the floats get even more detailed and complex than the year before. Their parade floats are said to be some of the best on the planet. The parade also showcases all aspects of their creation process, from prop design to float painting. They even show their complex process from 3D scanning to robotic sculpting.
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The World’s Best Halloween Parade?
The parade has 450 riders, 15 floats, and 35 marching bands, and various dance crews. Since you’re in New Orleans, and it’s a party city, you know there’s dancing involved. There are various krewes that also keep the crowds entertained. It’s not only dancing but there are tons of crazy costumes and lights they also display. It’s the kind of Halloween parade you have to see in person.