West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

This year’s Halloween event has been cancelled due to COVID-19

The City of West Hollywood is reminding the community and the region that the City’s annual Halloween Carnaval has been cancelled for 2020 and for 2021 in accordance with protecting health and safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As background, the City of West Hollywood’s Halloween Carnaval was launched in 1987 and is rooted in the foundation of the City’s diverse culture and community. The event has grown year by year into an annual gathering of phenomenal costumes, entertainment, culture, and self-expression with a myriad of observers, revelers, exhibitionists, and performers.

At this time, the City of West Hollywood remains in a declared local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is focused on efforts to protect public health and safety.

The City of West Hollywood’s coronavirus updates are available at www.weho.org/coronavirus and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.

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West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, one the largest and most unique Halloween gatherings in North America, typically takes place annually on October 31.

More event information is coming soon. Be sure to check out the city’s information page about the event.


Where is it? How do I get there?

The Carnaval is an annual public event that takes place on Santa Monica Boulevard between North Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m..


The admission is free and no tickets are required, but there are some guidelines you may want to be aware of. With big crowds and risqué costumes, WeHo’s biggest party of the year is a bit rowdy for innocent eyes. We do recommend leaving the kids and pets at home.

NOTE: No backpacks, camera bags or totes allowed. For everyone’s safety, please carry items in clear plastic bags. (Or, just carry an ID and credit card with you.)

Halloween Parties

There are parties throughout West Hollywood that occur alongside the Halloween Carnaval. Search for other Halloween parties in West Hollywood. (We want everyone to have a great time, but you can’t purchase or consume alcohol on the street.)

Get a sense of the festivities from Halloween Costume Carnaval 2017 photos

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Social Media Photos


A Few Insider Tips

  • With so many attending this epic event (plus DUIs are not cool), take a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft. But, don’t expect to get dropped off right at Santa Monica Boulevard—set your destination pin a few blocks away from the festival and walk.
  • Bring your costume ‘A-game.’ The competition is stiff, but we believe in you! Post a picture with #visitweho to Instagram, and we might repost it or share on our Live Stream.
  • For your listening pleasure, enjoy multiple music stages along the boulevard blasting live sets and DJ tracks.
  • You can get your grub on at the many food trucks parked along the street, or drop into any of our Santa Monica Boulevard restaurants still serving!

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