WHEN & WHERE
WeHo Halloween Carnaval takes place on the lively Santa Monica Boulevard between N Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard on Monday October 31. While the Carnaval event runs from 6 p.m – 11p.m, the nearby bars keep the party going late.
SPECIAL NOTE: No backpacks, camera bags or totes allowed. Revelers are asked to carry items in clear plastic bags this year.
WeHo’s biggest party of the year is free (no tickets required) and open to all, but we do recommend leaving the kids and pets at home. With big crowds and risqué costumes, Halloween Carnaval can be a bit rowdy.
CARNAVAL ROUTE PARTIES
Since you can’t purchase or consume booze on the street, we recommend taking advantage of the many nearby parties in WeHo listed HERE. If you’re a first time visitor, make your way to The Abbey—you’ll thank us later.
This year's Carnaval is celebrating the shiny and magnetic disco era of the '70s and '80s. From 6pm to 11pm expect to get down to the following entertainment:
San Vicente Stage - Main Stage
Jeffrey Damnit to Emcee, Zen Freeman to DJ
Mayor Lauren Meistser and City Council to be on stage at 9pm
Almont Stage - UK Hits of the '70s and '80s
Kitsch, Lady Killer and Ryan Kore to DJ
La Peer Stage - '70s and '80s Throwback Battle
Michelle Pesce and Tendaji to DJ
Westbourne Stage - Fan Favorites
Aaron Colbert and Teki Traxx to DJ
West Knoll Stage - Lady Boy Lounge
Conduit to DJ and Andy Androgyne to DJ and perform '80s female pop icons in drag
WHAT TO EXPECT
Not a fan of crowds? Maybe you should head to your neighbor’s Halloween party. With half a million attendees, WeHo’s Halloween Carnaval attracts some very loud and very proud guests.
We’re not going to lie— with so many attending this event, the surrounding traffic is a bit of a nightmare. We highly recommend taking a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft to the Carnaval (plus DUIs are so not cool). Don’t expect to get dropped off right at Santa Monica Boulevard—it’s best to set your destination a few blocks away from the festival and walk from there.
If there’s one piece of advice we can leave you with, it’s to bring your costume 'a-game.' The competition is stiff, but we know you can do it.