The Legendary CWE Halloween

St. Louis’ most legendary Halloween street party returns on Saturday October 26, 2024!

Festivities kick off with fun daytime activities for the whole family. Then, as the sun sets, the party continues with an adults-only bash and costume contest, known for its elaborate, complex, and outrageous costumes and featuring cash and prizes!

The Legendary CWE Halloween party is FREE and open to the public.

Location: In the heart of the CWE – Centered around Maryland Plaza and Euclid Avenue

Event Schedule:

11 a.m. – Children’s Costume Parade with Costume Characters

  • Children’s parade from McPherson to the main stage at Maryland for festivities including:
    • A dance party, pumpkin decorating, kids crafts and games
    • Performances by Consuming Kinetics and songs sung by a princess
    • The Magic House
    • Perennial

12 p.m. – Children Trick-or-Treat to area businesses

1 p.m. – Dog Costume Parade from McPherson to Maryland

  • Dog games, contest and winners announced at the stage (Maryland Plaza and Euclid)

2-6 p.m. – Live Music on the main stage

  • 2 p.m. – TBD
  • 4 p.m. – TBD

6 p.m. – Street Party Begins

  • Street performers and music from the main stage
  • Drag performances
  • Fire Dancers
  • Flash Mob

8 p.m. – Adult’s Costume Contest

  • All participants must be 18 years or older
  • Sign up opens at 6 p.m. behind the main stage
  • $25 Single Entry
  • $50 Group Entry
  • First place prize – $2500
  • Second place prize – $1000
  • Third place prize – $500
  • 4-10th place prizes – $200 in gift cards

10 p.m. – Adult Street Party till Midnight with DJ Brandon Reid on the main stage

Food and Beverage from Participating Businesses:

  • AC Hotel
  • Brennan’s
  • Drunken Fish
  • Edera
  • El Burro Loco
  • Kingside Diner
  • Maryland House
  • Twisted Ranch
  • Up-Down

CWE Halloween Sponsorship Opportunities

Halloween in the Central West End would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and the participation from the neighborhood. We are very grateful for all of those who have supported the event over the years and for those interested in getting involved this year.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for the daytime and evening festivities. Sponsorships are available for CWE Businesses, as well as non-CWE businesses, and all requests are reviewed by the Halloween Planning Committee. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Thank you to the 2023 Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Community Partners:

Event Partners: