WeHo Annual Costume Block Party Won’t Take Place For First Time Since 1987
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Los Angeles Blogger
Posted Oct. 26, 2020
The wild, crazy, creative and funky West Hollywood Halloween Carnival has – like so many other events around the world – been canceled for 2020 because of COVID-19.
Here is the part of the statement from West Hollywood officials:
“Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic — and as part of continued compliance with Health Officer Orders from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health — the City of West Hollywood’s annual Halloween Carnaval is cancelled for 2020.”
“The City of West Hollywood looks forward to celebrating Halloween Carnaval in the future when activities for public gatherings are permitted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. 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.”
The city claims as many as 500,000 people attend this free and open block party. PubClub.com has been to it several times and knows there’s so many people who can be standing right next to your friends and still lose track of them very easily.
This is not just the top public Halloween party in California it’s one of the best in the entire country. People in elaborate costumes – some of whom are Hollywood film set and costume designers – fill up Sunset Blvd. There are stages with bands and DJs.
It always takes place on Halloween night and is a prime party place for singles and couples from throughout the Los Angeles region.