Halloween is the biggest night of the year in West Hollywood, thanks to the famous West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, which returns from a four-year hiatus in 2023.
The City’s incomparable Halloween Carnival is one of the most unique Halloween gatherings in the world. First launched in 1987, West Hollywood’s celebration of Halloween is rooted in the City’s diverse culture and community. Year by year, what became known as the City’s Halloween Carnaval grew into an annual gathering of phenomenal costumes, entertainment, culture and self-expression, with myriad observers, revellers, exhibitionists and performers and countless thousands of people in attendance each year. People come from all over the region – and, in fact, the world – to take part in the fun!
During the acute phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City did not host Halloween Carnaval in adherence to public health guidelines. In 2021 and 2022, the City launched an alternative Halloween experience that encouraged entertainment venues and businesses to celebrate safely.
Halloween Carnival is free to attend and will take place on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on a one-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard between N. Doheny Drive and N. La Cienega Boulevard.
Staged on Santa Monica Boulevard/Historic Route 66, Halloween Carnival will feature a stage at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and N. San Vicente Boulevard with a live DJ set, food trucks and thousands of wildly dressed Halloween revellers for a one-of-a-kind experience. There will also be Halloween celebrations at businesses, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues throughout the City.
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