From HexFest [caution; occult site]:
After our Friday evening Riverboat Ritual, the following two days of HexFest 2019 will be held at The Bourbon Orleans, New Orleans’ most haunted hotel. Located in the center of the French Quarter next to the famed St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square, this charming hotel is just steps away from incredible Creole and Cajun food, exquisite shopping, and authentic magical history. With its grand lobby, opulent historic ballroom, finely appointed rooms, gracious staff, elegant balconies, and gorgeous courtyard and pool, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel offers you the quintessential New Orleans experience.
HexFest is open to locals and visitors alike, so hotel stay is not included in your registration and must be booked separately in advance so please book online though our custom booking page. Perhaps one of the most haunted sites in all of New Orleans is the building now known as the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Built in 1817, the original building was created as an opulent and acclaimed ballroom, known as the Orleans Ballroom, which offered fine dining and dancing. It also had the attached Orleans Theater next door, offering the best in French opera entertainment. The balls held at this location had a reputation for being some of the most elaborate and stunning, so much so that it appeared that some of these attendees never wanted the evenings to end. The stories of ghost sightings at this location say that some of the women who attended the quadroon balls, elegant affairs where white men of wealth and distinction would meet free women of color to take as mistresses, have lingered on in the afterlife, still dancing and sashaying in their evening gowns, hoping for one last dance with a handsome gentleman.