After a haunting hiatus due to Covid, Halloween Carnaval is back in West Hollywood and ready to unleash the most spine-tingling party Santa Monica Boulevard has ever seen. Tonight, from 6 PM to 11 PM, a mile-long stretch of this historic road, running from N. Doheny Drive to N. La Cienega Boulevard, will be magically transformed into a spine-tingling wonderland for Halloween enthusiasts in West Hollywood. Best of all, this event is absolutely free!
Picture a colossal stage with a live DJ spinning spine-chilling beats, a tantalizing array of food trucks, and throngs of spirited souls decked out in their most mesmerizing costumes. But the fun doesn't stop there; local businesses, bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues across the city are joining in the revelry, ensuring that you'll have a hair-raising time while supporting small businesses.
Inaugurated in 1987, Halloween Carnaval has deep roots in West Hollywood's diverse culture and tight-knit community. What began as a humble local gathering to celebrate Halloween has evolved into a global phenomenon, attracting revelers from all corners of the world who flock to West Hollywood for a spooktacular good time. To learn more about this year's festivities, check out the latest episode of The Creators Podcast below featuring event producer Liam Lynch (also available on visitwesthollywood.com/podcast). And keep reading for a glimpse of the extraordinary events you can't afford to miss while savoring the Halloween Carnaval experience.
On Santa Monica Boulevard, the iconic Troubadour, hailed as one of the finest rock clubs by Rolling Stone, is hosting its very own Halloween extravaganza, featuring the electrifying DJ Brown Mamba on its legendary stage. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event you won't want to pass up. Right down the road on Santa Monica Boulevard, La Boheme presents 'Cirque Du Fright,' a mesmerizing spectacle of live music and awe-inspiring aerial performances by Tina Phoenix from Cirque Sanity. Now in its 17th year, this event is brimming with endless surprises.
Venture a bit further and explore Harriet's Rooftop on Sunset Boulevard, where you'll be transported to a fantastical forest. This bar boasts spine-tingling cocktails and live DJs, providing the ultimate vantage point for enjoying Halloween Carnaval. If you've ever dreamt of attending a masquerade ball, make a swift detour to SUR Restaurant & Lounge on N Robertson Boulevard for a magical night under glittering chandeliers. Hosted by Vanderpump Rules cast member Israel Isaac, you'll find yourself in a mischievous spirit while sipping on 'bloody scary' cocktails.
Get ready to be part of the grandest Halloween extravaganza in Los Angeles by visiting visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval. Don't forget to get into the spirit by flaunting your costume on social media with the hashtag #wehohalloween. We can't wait to see you there, ready to join in the unearthly festivities!