The Neon Carnival, the famed late-night outdoor dance party created by Brent Bolthouse returned to Indio, CA on Saturday, April 11th for the sixth consecutive year with amusement park rides, games and more. Entertainment’s biggest names came out to party after night two of music’s most celebrated festival including Leonardo Dicaprio, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Scott Eastwood. Aaron Paul was one of the first to arrive and made a b-line to the VIP area with wife Lauren Parsekian, where it then became a celeb fueled dance party with Kellan Lutz, Josh Henderson and Scott Eastwood. Leonardo Dicaprio danced the night way as held down his own VIP table with friends, while right next to him Chris Brown once again joined forces with best friend Justin Bieber, who showed up later in the night and went directly to Chris’s table. The two were seen talking and The Neon Carnival was also the spot for celebrities Alessandra Ambrosio and Jamie Chung to celebrate their birthdays. Alessandra danced the night away with a group of girlfriends, while Jaime was inseparable from fiancé Bryan Greenberg. Jared Followill of Kings of Leon and wife Martha Patterson grabbed a drink at the Tequila Don Julio Airstream Speakeasy before making their way through the rest of the carnival and having a go at the bumper cars carnival ride. Towards the end of the night, DJ Ruckus hyped up the crowd and brought out surprise guest A-Trak who closed out the night with his hip-hop inspired set.
Other notable attendees included Patrick Schwarzenegger, MUSE, Julianne Hough, Joe Jonas, Dylan Penn, Zoe Kravitz, Ashley Greene, Laura Prepon, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, Michael Pena, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Hilary Duff, Sarah Hyland, Alexander Wang, Taryn Manning, Christina Milian, Stacy Keibler, Brody Jenner, Shannon Leto, River Viiperi, Michelle Trachtenberg, Blake Anderson, Jessica Szohr, Charlie and Max Carver, Chanel Iman, Amber Rose, Shawn Pyfrom, Madeline Brewer, Holland Roden, Emily Ratajkowski, Atlanta DeCadenet, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Simon Rex, Mehcad Brooks, Claire Holt, Geoff Stults, Tara Reid, Katherine Hughes, Chris and Danny Masterson, Mark Ballas, Dorothy Wang, Jeff Gordon, Ethan Suplee, Lukas Haas, Steve Tisch, Robin Antin, Taylor Spreitler and Tommy Lee.
Paper Magazine presented this year’s event along with partners Pac Sun, “Dope” the movie, and Tequila Don Julio. In addition to the traditional Neon Carnival games and activities guests enjoy each year, PacSun created a custom game specifically for the event and will be offered guests the chance to win prizes from some of PacSun’s top brands. Tequila Don Julio will be served up specialty cocktails from the Airstream Speakeasy.
Neon Carnival was created by Bolthouse Productions and continues annually at a private location during music’s biggest festival weekend.