South Florida’s largest Halloween event, Moonfest, will return to the streets of Downtown West Palm Beach for its 24th year on Saturday, Oct. 29. Tickets to the highly anticipated Halloween street party are now available for purchase for revelers ages 21 and older only. Ticket prices are $15 in advance. Pricing for the VIP area is $100 in advance, which includes open premium bar, a buffet, scare areas, and a preferred entrance to Moonfest. With more than 70,000 costumed guests anticipated this year, Moonfest 2016 will be gated to ensure that everyone has a great time and stays safe.
The 24th Annual Moonfest, will run along Clematis Street and Quadrille Boulevard from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and feature three stages for its live bands, including headliner Best Coast. Other notable local and national entertainers: Beebs and her Money Makers, The Bath Salt Zombies, DJ ICEY and Scrat D of Dynamix II. Stages will be located on the 100, 300 and 500 blocks of Clematis Street.
There are two passes for guests to choose from plus the option to add access to the new additions of haunted houses on the 500 Block of Clematis Street. The general admission passes grant guests access to the festival through any of the six prepaid entrances at Clematis Street (Quadrille Blvd. North and South of Clematis – Olive St. North and South of Clematis – Narcissus Ave. North and South of Clematis Street). Upon entry guests will enjoy live music, haunted houses, and other entertainment.
The new haunted houses have been added to provide the best horror experience. Passes to the haunted houses will limited and priced separately but paired with general admission and VIP passes. The experiences include a 10,000 sq. ft. Haunted MAZE located across from O’Shea’s Pub and a Haunted Alley next to Subculture Coffee – both on the 500 Block of Clematis Street. As the event site has expanded, Moonfest is working closely with Professional Security Consultants (PSC), City of West Palm Beach Police Department, and Accurate Security to ensure that all areas have security presence as safety is the utmost priority.
There will be a costume contest held at midnight, with a cash prize of $1,000 for the first-place winner. Participants should enter the contest by filling out a form online.
Partygoers may bring small purses to the event, but outside food and drink, coolers, backpacks and large purses are not permitted. Parking will be available in city owned and operated parking garages and surface lots during Moonfest. From 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., parking will be $5 and after 7 p.m. parking will increase to $20. A curfew has been set starting at 9 p.m. for anyone under the age of 21.