Tuesday, October 31, 2023
6 p.m.–11 p.m.
West Hollywood loves Halloween, and the City of West Hollywood is thrilled that Halloween is back with Halloween Carnaval 2023! The City’s incomparable Halloween Carnaval is one of the most unique Halloween gatherings in the world.
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.
Now, West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is back!
Halloween Carnaval 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 Carnaval 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 revelers for a one-of-a-kind experience.
There will also be Halloween celebrations at businesses, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues throughout the City!
The City invites Halloween Carnaval-goers to get into the spirit and show off costumes by uploading photos to social media sites with the hashtag #wehohalloween.
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval FAQs
To ensure a safe Halloween Carnaval for everyone, the City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station remind attendees about important safety guidelines:
- No alcohol or public drinking will be allowed
- No backpacks, camera cases, tote bags, etc., will be permitted (clear plastic bags will be allowed)
- No weapons, fireworks or drones will be tolerated
- Kids and pets are strongly discouraged
- Carnaval-goers remember: If You See Something, Say Something.
- Street closure information, modifications to Cityline Local and Cityline Commuter service, and parking information will be posted on this website page as soon as information is available.
History of the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
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, revelers, 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!
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