West Hollywood Halloween Carnival: Costume Contest, Live Music and a Wild Nightby Joseph West on October 24, 2011
West Hollywood is a city that is known for hosting various events through the year. From the Aids ride, to design furniture week, gay pride, the Santa Toy Drive and, next week, the famed West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval.
Started as a small street fair years ago, the carnival is now one of West Hollywood’s major local and tourist attractions. Officials are expecting hundreds of thousands of adults and children to attend this one night event. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard and is a sure-fire way to boost the local economy.
Here are some of the wild things to expect:
- There is one major stage where people will compete for best costumes.
- Traffic will be closed from La Cienega Blvd to Doheny Dr. so please plan accordingly.
- Public parking is available in lots throughout the area, for a fee.
- More than one DJ station will be set up to spice up the environment.
Most people will invest a great deal of effort and energy in their costumes, in an attempt to win the coveted prizes. Local clubs and restaurants will sponsor the event and alcohol will be served. This is a very well organized event and the West Hollywood Sheriff will be on-hand as an integral part of the event to secure everyone’s safety. Expect delayed traffic and not so convenient parking; walk if you live close by.
New Orleans and even Brazil are known for their carnivals, but for a closer destination this a fantastic event and should not to be missed.
Will you participate in this year Halloween Carnaval? please share your thoughts on the event and your favorite costumes.