From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., children can come to 4528 Freret Street and pick out a costume, get their faces painted, and enjoy free crafts, games, prizes and food. Relocating also provides for the opportunity for a new feature, “the Tunnel of Terror,” said center director Eva Sohl.
“This unique neighborhood tradition gives children of all ages the opportunity to create and choose a free costume, and lets families participate in spooky Halloween activities with food, face painting, crafts and games,” according to a news release about the event. “This festival is free to the youth and serves as an opportunity to engage in positive interactions with adults and peers in their neighborhood.”
Sponsors of the event include the Junior League of New Orleans, ricRACK Inc, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, Kehoe Automotive, Girls on the Run New Orleans, Newman School, Dancing Drum, Dennis’ Barbershop, Children’s Clothing Exchange, Cure, Kim Tolar, DDS, Firstline Charter Schools, Winn Dixie Stores, Dr. T. Allan Freiburg, First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, The Company Burger and The Bike Shop.