The Endless Night New Orleans Vampire Ball, is one of the most extraordinary and unique events where all those who share a great passion for everything vampire, meet to live an unforgettable night.
“THE ENDLESS NIGHT VAMPIRE BALL™ events are a series of masquerade ball themed soirees produced by Father Sebastiaan. Events take place annually in New Orleans, New York, Paris, and Berlin.”
This is one of the largest vampire-themed events in the United States and it is so special that it is divided into a series of different special events in which many activities are performed, all related to the dark and magic of the vampire world.
The theme for this year´s Vampire Ball will be Samhain, which is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to November 1. This fabulous vampiric event takes its name from a William Blake poem “Auguries of Innocence” where you can find a sentence saying “Some are born to Sweet Delight, Some are born to Endless Night.”
What makes this festival an event of another level is that everyone is extremely committed to the themes of the events, as most of them have a specific and even strict dress code. On their official website, at the 2020 New Orleans Endless Night Festival “Samhain” Agenda you can find the following statement “Please note each event has a dress code which can be seen on the EN Pinterest pages.”So if you’re really interested in attending, you’d better be ready to bring out the vampire in you!
The main event will take place on October 31: The Vampire Ball Night. During the daytime, you can come to the bazar from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm where there is a casual dress code and you can enjoy live music, cocktails, vendors, and fangsmiths. At nightfall, the long-awaited star event from this festival will be held, starting from 10:00 pm – 4:00 am you can enjoy the great gala of this festival! Live music, exotic circus show, DJ music with burlesque performances and more!
Tickets can be purchased online and the price varies depending on the type of event you attend, it can be between $80 – $666.66. Other events that the festival will be hosting are a meet & greet on October 29th where the doors to the ritual will be opened by Father Sebastiaan at 11:45 pm (All ticket types accepted. No cover.)
On Friday, October 30th you can attend the Dark Bazaar from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, (which will also be open on the 31st at the same time) and in the evening from 10:00 pm – 3:00 am you can join Long Black Veil, hosted by New Orleans local Sabretooth’s Cedric and Eevie Whittacker.
Be quick to get your tickets! some of the events are already sold out, but if you get the chance to attend the festival you won’t regret it!