The Legendary CWE Halloween

Saturday, October 31, 2020 | 11 a.m. – Midnight

St. Louis’ most legendary Halloween street party! 

Set in the vibrant and cosmopolitan Central West End, the annual Halloween party in the CWE is THE can’t-miss celebration of the season.

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 $6,000 in cash and prizes! See photos from the event.

The CWE Halloween party is open to the public and free to attend. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the adults-only* costume contest. Click here for contest details.

Schedule of Events

October 31, 2020

Events take place at the intersection of Maryland and Euclid, except as noted.

11 a.m. | Kids’ costume parade & party, featuring Cinderella and her carriage, the Moolah Shriners in their YOMO cars, clowns, face painters and more. The parade begins in the parking lot at Walton & McPherson. 2018 Photos. We are excited to announce that Kennedy Holmes (from The Voice) will be this year’s grand marshal for the kids parade!

Noon | Trick-or-treating at neighborhood businesses.

1 p.m. | Dog costume parade & party. The parade begins in the parking lot at Walton & McPherson.

Owners are invited to register their dogs in the costume contest; costumes will be judged along the parade route for categories including funniest, cutest and most creative. Winners receive Central West End Bucks, which are accepted at numerous businesses throughout the neighborhood. 2018 Photos

2 p.m. | Live entertainment on the main stage at Maryland & Euclid, featuring performances by The Gaslight Squares, Jason Garms, and Saint Boogie Brass Band, plus fire dancers and more!

6 p.m. | Registration for the adults-only* costume contest opens at the stage. Be sure to register early to secure your spot.

6 p.m.- Midnight | Adults-only party, featuring a DJ, fire dancers, hula hoop dancers and more. 2018 Photos

8-10 p.m. | Adults-only costume contest. The top 10 finalists will be announced at 9:30 p.m., and the top three winners at 10 p.m. You must be present for the final round of judging to win.

*Participants must be at least 18 years old. Click here for more information about participating in the costume contest.

10 p.m.- Midnight | Adults-only street party continues, featuring a DJ, fire dancers, hula hoop dancers and more.


Photos will be taken of all costume contest entries.

By participating in Halloween in the Central West End, all participants release and allow the use of any and all photographs taken by the event producers, their agents and assigns to promote and otherwise market the event hereafter without any rights or compensation to the participants.

The organizing committee and judges of the CWE Halloween Adult Costume Contest reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone. All decisions of the judges and producers are final.

Lyft Halloween Promo Code

Celebrate with us during the Legendary CWE Halloween Party AND ride home safe! Use promo code CWEHALLOWEEN19 to get 10% off your ride, up to $5. Offer valid Saturday, October 26.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here for more information.