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.
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.
Performance details are still TBA, so stay tuned for updates! Last year’s Halloween Carnaval paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and included a rocking performance by Boy George, the lead singer of Culture Club and a worldwide icon.
The crowning of the Queen of Carnaval (past recipients include Rihanna, Lisa Vanderpump and Ryan Seacrest) will also take place on the main stage, so be sure to snag a front row spot to see this humorous scene.
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.