L'Eau de Vie | Anba Dlo VII Halloween Festival and Parade

The 8th Anba Dlo Halloween Festival and Water Symposium is FREE for the first time this year! The New Orleans’ spirit has always survived by celebrating life; whatever the situation may be. This spirit is the basis for Anba Dlo; when we come together to honor New Orleans’ important and changing relationship with water all while educating, inspiring and celebrating.

WATER SYMPOSIUM (10:00am-4:00pm)

What is New Orleans’ relationship with water as we move further into the 21st century? While most of the country is experiencing more severe and common droughts, New Orleans faces unique challenges as our surrounding water level slowly rises. The Anba Dlo Water Symposium will educate and inspire attendees as they explore New Orleans’ unique and ever important relationship with water.

The morning will kick off from The Healing Center with a Walk and Learn (10:00am-noon) with experts informing goers of New Orleans’ relationship with its river and surrounding area.

The Water Symposium (noon-4:00pm) will energize attendees through every avenue of learning with 18 interactive art exhibitions and panels of scientists and city planners. Participants can understand and appreciate New Orleans’ relationship with water in unique, interactive and enjoyable ways.

HALLOWEEN PARADE (5:30-7:00pm)

Kick off the evening the proper New Orleans’ way; a parade through the city! Launching from the corner of Royal and Franklin Streets at 5:30pm, this parade will feature many boisterous groups that will get the crowd off their feet and dancing throughout the streets. These groups include The Star Steppin’ Cosmonaughties, The Muff-a-Lottas, BateBunda, NOLA Cherry Bombs and more!

HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL (7:30pm-1:00am)

Get decked out in your best Halloween costume at this not-to-be-missed FREE festival. Three stages will keep guests entertained all night with performers, burlesque, acrobats, interactive art exhibitions, water alters, live auctions, physic readings, New Orleans food and drink and more! The Healing Center will be completely transformed into an underwater mystical getaway with headliners including;

Tank and the Bangas
Sweet Crude
101 Runners

and more!

Come and experience the exclusivity of Lasiren’s VIP Lounge with complementary food and drinks, private viewings of the main headliners, physic readings and the ability to rub shoulders with your favorite bands and performers. VIP tickets are only $25 and can be bought at the door or online at anbadlofestival.org.

For more and complete information on artists, lineups, bios, festival history, general questions and more, visit our newly launched website at anbadlofestival.org

Come experience the magic, beauty and uniqueness of Anba DIo 2015!

Our Local Publisher Partners

The Arts Council of New Orleans

The Arts Council of New Orleans is a private, non-profit organization designated as the City’s official arts agency. The Arts Council serves as one of eight regional distributing agencies for state arts funds and administers available municipal arts grants and the Percent For Art program for the City of New Orleans. The Arts Council works in partnership with the City of New Orleans, community groups, local, state, and national governmental agencies, and other nonprofit arts organizations to meet the arts and cultural needs of the New Orleans community through a diversity of initiatives and services.


WWNO, the NPR member station for New Orleans, serves southeast Louisiana and parts of southwest Mississippi by broadcasting balanced news, thought provoking analysis, classical music, jazz and other musical styles, intelligent entertainment, and unique local content. We broadcast on 89.9 FM, and KTLN 90.5 FM in the Houma-Thibodaux area as a public service of the University of New Orleans. All of WWNO’s programs, including its growing local news coverage, are available online at WWNO.org.


WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station offering listener-supported, volunteer-programmed community radio. WWOZ covers many events live in and around the city and across the United States, and broadcasts live from the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually. WWOZ’s mission is to be the worldwide voice, archive, and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage.


Preservation Resource Center (PRC) has been preserving, restoring, and revitalizing New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods since 1974. Throughout its history, PRC has acted as an advocacy agent on a local, regional, and national scale, spreading the word about the city’s rich architectural heritage and the economic importance of preserving this heritage. PRC also takes a hands-on approach to preservation, with a history of successfully restoring over 1,400 properties. The center strengthens and revitalizes New Orleans in a way that is forward-looking and sustainable, yet sensitive to the city’s past and its heritage.


As a nexus for the arts in New Orleans, NOMA is committed to preserving, interpreting, and enriching its collections and renowned sculpture garden; offering innovative experiences for learning and interpretation; and uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Its holdings comprise more than one million items from more than three centuries, documenting moments both major and minor. Its four exhibition spaces–the Williams Gallery, the Louisiana History Galleries, the Boyd Cruise Gallery, and the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art–faithfully depict the multicultural stories of the region, from permanent displays exploring the evolution of Louisiana to rotating exhibitions showcasing history and fine art.

Southern Food

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. The Museum is also home to the collections of the Museum of the American Cocktail, the Galerie d’Absinthe, and a demonstration kitchen.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all Louisianans.

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.



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