We are a premier fundraiser gala for the New Orleans Black Hat Society and the ONLY Annual Event in New Orleans that is organized by Witches, for Witches!
For many years, the ever-increasing population of Witches and Pagans in Orleans Parish, as well as in the surrounding parishes and southern states, clamored for a formal Witches’ Ball in New Orleans. As a top destination for all things occult, the City of New Orleans has always served as the perfect location for a number of excellent events held during the Halloween weekend, however, no event had ever catered specifically to Witches and the celebration of the Witches’ New Year, also known as Samhain.
That changed in 2011 with the arrival of the New Orleans Witches’ Ball.
Created and coordinated by New Orleans Black Hat Society President & Executive Director Kim Cairelle Perilloux, meticulously planned and brought to fruition by visionary Event Staff & Volunteers, and supported by many generous sponsors and advertisers, the New Orleans Witches’ Ball has garnered the reputation in its first three years that it is THE event to attend during the Halloween season in New Orleans! Hundreds of Witches, Pagans, and other enthusiastic supporters come to New Orleans from around the world to celebrate our most sacred time of the year and they thoroughly enjoy a fabulous evening of masquerade and revelry at one of New Orleans’ most beautiful and historic venues, the Elms Mansion.
In addition to being an amazing party, the New Orleans Witches’ Ball also serves a much more important overall purpose: it is the primary fundraiser gala for the New Orleans Black Hat Society! Chartered in the State of Louisiana, the NOBHS is a non-profit social organization that relies on donations to further their philanthropic endeavors. All proceeds from the New Orleans Witches’ Ball go directly to supporting the efforts of these “Good Witches Doing Good Works!”