Dancing Astronaut’s guide to Halloween in Los Angeles
Halloween in Los Angeles never fails to impress, but this year seems particularly exceptional. From outdoor festivals, to intimate club nights — even a full-on rave cruise — Southern California will host it all over the course of Halloween weekend. To help naviagate the overwhleming options of LA’s dance music landscape, we’ve narrowed down our top party options taking place over the course of the weekend.
Minimal Effort at LA Center Studios (Oct. 29) [Top Pick]
Minimal Effort has evolved into one of LA’s premier underground brands. Nowhere is this more evident than their recent expansion to LA Center Studios where they will host a 3,000 person cap outdoor festival for Halloween. With three stages and talent like Tiga, Pete Tong, Coyu, Dosem, Jonas Rathsman and more on deck, this is easily our top pick for Halloween weekend.
Circoloco at Union (Oct. 28)
International house and techno brand Circoloco will be touching down in LA for their inaugural show on Friday. Teaming up with Sound and Rhonda International, the party will bring the iconic flair of their legendary Ibiza party, complete with a formidable lineup featuring the likes of Damian Lazarus, The Martinez Brothers, David Squillace and more.
Maya Jane Coles at The Standard Downtown (10/30)
If you’re looking to avoid the masses on Halloween and dance outside to a beautiful backdrop of the DTLA skyline, look no further than Tendencies Halloween showcase with Maya Jane Coles. The UK deep house veteran will be making a rare stop in Los Angeles for this Sunday night rooftop party and it’s not to be missed.
Bonus: Groundwater at Petco Park (10/29-30) [San Diego]
Dance music fans in San Diego will be getting a treat this Halloween with the launch of FNGRS CRSSD’s newest festival, Groundwater. The 21+ two day event will take place at Petco Park in the heart of downtown San Diego featuring the likes of Disclosure, Justin Martin, Dusky, Lane 8, and many more.