on and around the intersection of Castro & Market
San Francisco, California

Reminiscent of Rio's Carnival or New Orleans' Mardi Gras, the annual Halloween celebration is a spectacular brouhaha. Massive crowds congregate in the Castro on All Hallow's Eve to gawk at, or show off, the crazy getups (and sometimes lack thereof). In addition to people-watching in the street, entertainment can be found at any of the four stages that feature drag shows, costume contests and live music.

Added by troy-vernon on October 4, 2005