The largest Halloween street party in the world happens in West Hollywood on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Each year, several hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard to enjoy the craziest, most eccentric costume creations ever. Admission is free and the event starts at 6 PM and runs until 11 PM. One of the evening’s biggest highlights will be the honorary crowning of the “Queen of the Carnaval” and the City of West Hollywood is excited to announce that Queen Latifah will be receiving the 2013 title!
Live Acts and Performers
The theme for the 2013 Halloween Carnaval is One Noir Night in West Hollywood and it will feature 6 stages and over 50 performers. If you didn’t know it already, 1950′s Noir was an epic era in West Hollywood. This famous era will be resurrected at the West Hollywood Carnaval with a humorous twist. Think cop capers and old (West) Hollywood glam.
Noir City stage (at San Vicente Blvd.): Jeffrey Damnit will emcee. Performers include, the house band Vaud & The Villains, a performance from LGBT musical Behind Closed Doors, cabaret and choreography from Halloween Hullaballoo and operatic arias from Jonathan Allen of “America’s Got Talent.”
Speakeasy stage (at Almont Dr.): West Hollywood Carnaval legend, Momma, will emcee. Performers include, 1950′s crooner Lynda Kay, singer/songwriter duo Better Off Blonde and smooth noir jazz from The Toledo Show.
Pulp Friction stage (at West Knoll Dr.): Coco Peru plays Nightclub Chanteuse in Drag. Performers include, Gavin Turek, contemporary burlesque dance troupe Velvet Martini, DJ Zen Freeman and other guest DJs.
Three more stages will serve to encourage audience interaction. The Caper Club stage (at Westbourne Dr.) will feature emcee Peter Giovine and DJ Moses Truzman. The Ant’s Asylum stage (at North Palm Dr.) will feature emcee Ant and DJ Max Von Ville. The Hooligans Hall stage (at North La Peer Dr.) will feature DJ Aaron Colbert.
* West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is an all ages event. No alcohol will be served.
* Many of the bars and lounges along Santa Monica Blvd. will be selling alcohol and hosting Halloween parties. View a list of parties along the Carnaval route on our Halloween Events page.
Where to Stay
Lucky for all of us, Halloween falls on Thursday this year. Make it a long weekend and extend your stay in West Hollywood. View a list of West Hollywood Hotels which are all close to the Halloween Festivities here.
Book and save with any of our Fall hotel packages that combine hotel stay, complimentary breakfast, parking or welcome drinks!