Halloween Festivals and Events


West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

October 31 CANCELED IN 2020 & 2021

Santa Monica Boulevard Between Doheny and La Cienega
West Hollywood, California
(323) 848-6503


The City of West Hollywood annual Halloween Carnaval is an adult Halloween event. Come in costume and celebrate as Santa Monica Boulevard comes alive with food, entertainment, and the most creative costumes on the planet! Admission is free. Hundreds of thousands of Halloween revelers are expected to flock to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood for the annual West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval on Halloween night.

One of the world's largest Halloween celebrations, the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard happens on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Each year, the City of West Hollywood hosts its Halloween Carnaval, one of the most unique Halloween gatherings in the world. Staged over a one-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard/Historic Route 66, the Halloween Carnaval was launched in 1987 and is rooted in the foundation of the City of West Hollywood's diverse culture and community. The event has grown year-by-year into an annual gathering of phenomenal costumes, entertainment, culture, and self-expression.

*Although this event is open for all to enjoy, children and pets are not recommended.

Halloween Traffic Advisory and Parking Info

Santa Monica Boulevard and Adjacent Streets to be temporarily closed for the City of West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval, October 31

Due to the City of West Hollywood's annual Halloween Costume Carnaval, the following streets will be temporarily CLOSED as follows (based on previous year's information, check for updates at weho.org):

Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard including all side streets from 12 p.m. October 31 through 6 a.m., November 1.
Almont Drive and La Peer Drive are closed from Santa Monica Blvd to Melrose Avenue from 12 p.m., October 31 through 6 a.m., November 1.
Robertson Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard from 12 p.m., October 31 through 6 a.m., Monday, November 1
San Vicente Boulevard between Cynthia Street and Melrose Avenue from 12 p.m., October 31 through 6 a.m., November 1
Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive/Croft Avenue from 4 p.m. October 31 through 6 a.m., November 1
La Cienega Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 4 p.m., October 31 through 6 a.m., November 1 ***Northbound La Cienega Boulevard is open between Holloway Drive and Sunset Boulevard.
Sunset Boulevard eastbound and westbound turn lanes onto La Cienega Boulevard from 4 p.m., October 31 through 6 a.m., November 1

The City of West Hollywood typically suspends permit parking for the Halloween Carnaval from October 31 at 5 p.m. to November 1 at 12 p.m. 

WEST HOLLYWOOD: Y0uth Halloween Carnival October 26, 2019,  2-5 p.m.

Hollywood Park, Great Lawn
647 N. San Vincente
West Hollywood, California 90046
Free, weho.org

The City of West Hollywood Recreation Services Division hosts an annual Youth Halloween Carnival at Plummer Park complete with entertainment, face painters, caricature artist, balloon twisters, a photo booth, costume contests, food trucks a pumpkin patch, games and prizes.

Carnaval-goers are asked to observe the boundaries of West Hollywood. If parking occurs in the City of Los Angeles, all parking restrictions must be observed.

Public Parking for the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval will be available at the following locations for a fee:

City Hall Parking Lot ($15-20 fee approx.)
8300 Santa Monica Boulevard
Corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Sweetzer

Kings Road Parking Structure ($15-25 fee approx.)
8383 Santa Monica Boulevard
Corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Kings Road

La Jolla/Havenhurst Lot ($15-25 fee approx.)
1046 Havenhurst Drive
Santa Monica Boulevard and Havenhurst Drive

La Peer Lot ($15-25 fee approx.)
623 La Peer Drive
Melrose Avenue and La Peer Drive

Orange Grove Lot ($15-25 fee approx.)
1114 N. Orange Grove
Santa Monica Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue

Pacific Design Center ($ 25 fee approx.)
8687 Melrose Avenue
Between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue

Spaulding Lot ($15-25 fee)
7718 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue

Sunset Lot ($15 fee approx.)
8775 Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard and Horn Avenue

901 Hancock Parking Structure ($15-25 fee approx.)
901 Hancock Avenue
Santa Monica Boulevard and Hancock Avenue

More fun from VisitWestHollywood.com


The Abbey Food & Bar
Fri, October 28 through Mon, October 31, 2016 - Times vary

The Abbey is bringing not just one party, but four, with multiple artists and live sets over the course of Halloween weekend. You can purchase a wristband for the whole weekend or Oct. 31, but knowing The Abbey's ability to throw a good party, we'd recommend rearranging your weekend plans for this.


The Rainbow Bar and Grill
Mon, October 31, 2016 at 9:00PM

Party on with Brittney's Rage with additional appearances by Electric Hound, Danejer and Se7en4. The party goes until 2:00 AM, so pace yourself for a good time.


Skybar at Mondrian
Mon, October 31, 2016 at 8:00PM
For a more mellow Halloween, dive in & chill at the Mondrian's poolside deck for a viewing of Jim Henson's Labryinth. Treat yourself to their Stella or Moet Reserve package for guaranteed seats and treats.



The Whisky a Go Go
Mon, October 31, 2016 at 7:00PM

Rock out to live sets from Wednesday 13 + Michael Graves, The Rhythm Coffin, Seven Days Lost and Undead Hearts. And who knows? Maybe a few rock star ghosts will be partying next to you.


The Viper Room
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 8:30PM
Legit live music with no cover? We're in. This Monday night concert series at The Viper Room invites artists of all background to showcase their talents along Erik Himel's house band.


The Roxy Theatre
Monday, Oct 31, 2016 at 8:00PM
While we don't pick favorites, The Roxy and Steel Panther both know how to put on a good show. Let loose and rock on.



Beach Nation
Sat, October 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Hosted by Paula Lucero and Loren Medina, this groovy bash will celebrate Halloween, Sudamericana style. Expect sangria, mojitos, daiquiris and some sexy tunes.


The Den on Sunset
Wed, October 26 at 9:00 PM

Pregame the Halloween festivities early on Wednesday at the local-approved watering hole, The Den. Karaoke will be bumping, and costume prizes will be awarded to those who bring their a-game. painting, costume contests, game booths,
prizes and more! The Carnival is free, open to
the public and great for families and children
alike. You won't want to miss this yearly
celebration of haunts!

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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