Top 10 Gay Halloween Events not to miss in 2018!
Halloween or “Gay Christmas” is celebrated to excess, across North America! From the block parties in Dallas and Toronto to the heady festivals in New Orleans and WeHO, these are our to 10 events not to be missed this Gay Halloween!
1. HALLOWEENIE – Los Angeles – 26th October
In what has to be the hottest halloween bash in the US, check out the annual “Halloweenie” party each October. The event which has been running for many years now, has become one of the biggest fundraising events in the US. The money raised goes to support the Gay Mens Chorus of LA.
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2. SPOOKY BEAR – Provincetown – 26th to 28th October
Ptown is bear-y spooky for Halloween, with an eclectic schedule of spooky, sexy parties, street entertainment and events fit for every kind of zombie, angel, demon, daddy — and bear.
The gay resort at the tip of Cape Cod celebrates its annual Spooky Bear Weekend and takes place on the last weekend in October. Weather can be rather balmy for October!
Check out our hotel recommendations in Provincetown!
3. NOLA GAY HALLOWEEN – New Orleans – 26th to 28th October
Gay Halloween in New Orleans means party time, a chance to dress up, drink and look for that special trick or treat, and there are lots of treats to be had. The highlight of Halloween is the street parade, that seems to get bigger and bigger each year, and is normally held at night on the Saturday in the French quarter.
New Orleans has some great hotel options, here are our top recommendations!
4. HIGH HEEL RACE – Washington DC – 30th October
The DC High Heel Drag Queen Race is an annual event that is held each year on the Tuesday before Halloween. Thousands of spectators flock to Dupont Circle to watch costumed drag queens show off their elaborate outfits and race down 17th Street.
The Capitol has some great hotels close to Dupont!
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5. GAY HALLOWEEN ON CHURCH – Toronto – October 31st
The Village transforms into the city’s most wicked street party on Halloween night, October 31st. The pedestrian-only boulevard opens up at 6:30PM and, almost instantly, the wave of Halloween-dressed revelers begins. Expect thousands of people filling up six blocks along Church Street (Wood Street to Gloucester Street).
There are two gay areas in Toronto
the first being around Church Street, and the second being around Ossington Ave,
we have found the best hotels to stay in for each,
Church Street Hotels
Ossington Ave Hotels
6. OAK LAWN BLOCK PARTY – Dallas – 27th October
The biggest, and probably the best, Halloween party (or any party) you’ll find in Dallas this year (or any year, for that matter) is the customary Oak Lawn Block Party
Start planning now for The Annual Halloween Street Party 2018. The Oaklawn Street Party which has turned into a major Dallas event returns on the Saturday before Halloween,from 7pm to 2am in the 3900 block of Cedar Springs.
Check out these hotels near the gay district!
7. WICKED MANORS – Wilton Manors – 31st October
Wicked Wilton is the premier Halloween event in Florida. It will all take place on the Drive in Wilton Manors, FL on October 31. Thousands of party goers will fill the streets and businesses up and down the drive. This is possibly the gayest Halloween party in the USA.
Stay in nearby Fort Lauderdale and take an uber to Wilton Manors!
Check out these top hotels by the beach.
8. GAY HALLOWEEN IN THE VILLAGE – Greenwich Village – 31st October
Before you head out to some of the best Halloween parties in NYC, you must participate in the Village Halloween Parade—NYC’s spookiest parade and one of the best Halloween events in Gotham. The event attracts over 50,000 zombies, giant puppets and politicians followed by big after parties at some of the city’s hottest gay clubs.
New York has some of the finest hotels in the world!
Check out these options close to the main parade!
9. HEADDRESS BALL – Key West – October 25th
The Key West Headdress Ball is the premier gay and lesbian event of the Fantasy Fest celebration proudly returns to the new Key West Amphitheater at the Truman Waterfront Park.
The Key West Headdress Ball is an annual gala in aid of LGBT charities. Duval Street is where you will find all the action in Gay Key West.
Here are the hotels that keep you close to all the fun!
10. GHOSTSHIP – New York City – October 26th
Legendary promoter Jake Resnicow returns to New York for the annual Ghostship Halloween Party in October, NYC’s Biggest Gay Halloween Party.All aboard our the stunning 5-level, indoor HEATED, haunted Ghostship…Hop on, Hop off! The ship has an open bow (the roof of the ship for you landlubbers) to get some air and party under the stars.
New York is a busy year round destination so book your hotel early!
These hotels are the top ranked places to stay by our visitors!