Some of the best places across the country to get your gay Halloween on are:
San Francisco: The premier party is GLAAD’s 25th Anniversary / Halloween party Hollywood Heroes and Villains on Saturday, October 29 from 7 pm to midnight at RF80. The elegant movie-themed affair benefits GLAAD and features Dancing With the Stars’ Louis Van Amstel, a costume contest hosted by SF diva Donna Sachet, plus plenty of tricks, treats and paparazzi.
Purchase tickets here.
West Hollywood: The Gay Halloween Street Carnival (the largest in the U.S.) includes events from Friday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Oct. 31. On Friday, the Hollywood Forever cemetery open its gates for Fred & Jason’s Halloweenie shindig; Saturday has been proclaimed Go-Go Dancer Appreciation Day by the WeHo City Council; Monday’s carnival features six stages of entertainment, and the parade begins at 7 pm.
For WeHo Halloween details go here.
Chicago: The family-friendly events in the Windy City include Sunday’s Space Park Spooktacular plus Monday’s15th Annual Northalsted Halloween Parade. The parade starts at 6:15pm from Belmont and Halsted, and if the wholesome nature of the parade is not your cup of tea, simply pop into one of the local bars where the celebration is likely to get wild.
For Northalsted information go here.
New York City: The 39th Annual Village Halloween Parade on Monday, Oct. 31 is the oldest gay Halloween soiree of them all, with lots of people and some amazing costumes. Like any NY event, the parade can get a little crowded and there’s a sometimes less community spirit than other, smaller, Halloween celebrations, but it’s worth a look. The parade starts from 6th Avenue and Canal.
For Village Halloween Parade details go here.