GHOSTS IN THE OAKS: Dress up the kids (you, too) and head over to City Park for unlimited rides, face painting and trick-or-treating at this annual family Halloween event. 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland, City Park, New Orleans. Sunday early admission 5 p.m. $15 and up, under 3 free. neworleanscitypark.com

Komen Race for the cure

The annual 5K race with a post-race festival generates funds, fun and eventually a cure for breast cancer. 8 a.m. Saturday, Roosevelt Mall, City Park, New Orleans. Registration begins at 7 a.m. komenneworleans.org

KREWE OF BOO PARADE

The route stretches from the Marigny at Elysian Fields, through the French Quarter, onto Canal, then into the CBD and ends at Mardi Gras World at the Convention Center and the Monster Mash. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Events kick off at 2 p.m. at Fulton Street for a party with King Sidney Torres IV. kreweofboo.com