WEST HOLLYWOOD—On Saturday, October 31, the city of West Hollywood will host its annual Halloween Carnaval featuring “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard.
Though the Weho Carnaval offers free admission and is open to all ages, children and pets are discouraged from attending due to “dense” crowds, according to a press release from the City of West Hollywood.
The five hour Halloween extravaganza will feature bands, dancers, DJ’s, artists, and painters in seven areas within the Santa Monica Boulevard/Historic Route 66 mile long stretch.
The city of West Hollywood sponsored event will be headlined by former lead singer of Culture Club and LGBT community icon Boy George.
Carnaval attendees will have the opportunity to showcase their costumes at photo stations throughout the event and can upload photos to social media accounts using the hashtag #wehohalloween. Photos will also be taken and displayed at www.facebook.com/wehocarnaval.
The city of West Hollywood’s WeHoTV will host a 7 p.m. live broadcast of the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval at www.youtube.com/wehotv.
West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath remarks about the Halloween event: “West Hollywood’s Halloween Carnaval is one of the most exciting events of the year. There will be wonderful performances and entertainment — and of course, people who come out and celebrate Halloween in West Hollywood never hold back on amazing, elaborate costumes. It’s really fun to see the creativity that people bring to this incredible celebration of Halloween and our City.”
Mayor Horvath will be joining forces with members of the West Hollywood City Council to host a ceremony at 8:45 pm that will name “The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s” Tim Curry as the City’s Honorary Mayor. The ceremony will take place at the San Vicente Stage located at the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente Boulevards.
There will be street closures in West Hollywood on Saturday, October 31 and the morning of Sunday, November 1 because of the Halloween Carnaval with main closures at the following locations:
-San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 12 a.m. on Saturday, October 31 to 6 a.m. on Sunday, November 1
-Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and Croft Avenue/Holloway Drive from 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 31 through 6 a.m. on Sunday, November 1
Additional street closure information can be found on the City’s website.
Paid public parking will be available at lots throughout the city with lot location and pricing information also on the city’s website; the city recommends to use Metro which will provide several transit options or to use the free Weho PickUp system.
Anyone seeking additional information about the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval can visit www.weho.org/halloween or call (323) 848-6503.