The City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division is hosting its annual free Youth Halloween Carnival today, Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Vista Lawn, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Last year’s Youth Halloween Carnival was well attended with lots to do and this year promises to bring back the fun. Highlights will include games, a trackless train, a pumpkin patch, and a haunted maze. Entertainment includes music, dancing, costume showcases, and entertainment by community groups. Children are welcome to show off their Halloween costumes to participate in raffles. For a fur-raising good time, pets are also invited to display their “Howl-O-Ween” best (following Plummer Park rules to always remain on a leash). Attendees are encouraged to carpool or walk, as parking at Plummer Park is limited.
The City cancelled this year’s Halloween Carnaval for grownups and is not recommending the event happen next year. With the cancellation of WeHo Carnaval this year, businesses in WeHo’s Rainbow District will try to continue the celebration by hosting special events.
Bars, nightclubs, restaurants and hotels are encouraged to host and produce small-scale events. The City of West Hollywood recently approved the waiver of special event permit and associated fees for City businesses hosting events on October 28, 29, 30 or 31 in celebration of Halloween. Interested business can submit a special event permit application by Monday, October 24, 2022, for activations that do not require temporary structural review. For those special event permit applications that require temporary structural review, requests should be submitted by Friday, October 21, 2022. For details, please contact the City’s Neighborhood and Business Safety Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (323) 848-6437.
he West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has also published a “Halloween in WeHo” guide with an extensive list of West Hollywood businesses – including bars, restaurants, clubs, hotels, galleries, collectives, and more – to promote Halloween costume contests; dance parties; movie screenings; food, beverage, and cocktail specials; drag events; art nights; and more to give rise to a fantastic Halloween. Details are posted at www.wehochamber.com/halloween2022; click on the “Halloween Guide 2022” for an up-to-date list of businesses.