It’s that spooky time of year again, and Hawaii Halloween fervor is building. Here’s an update for locals, visitors, and anyone interested in knowing what’s planned around Hawaii for Halloween 2012.
Halloween in Lahaina
This will be the ultimate of Hawaii Halloween events, if for no other reason, due to the shear size. Lahaina’s main Front Street will be closed to traffic again this year, starting at 3:30pm. Events take place at both Banyan Tree Park and at Campbell Park. At 4:30 you can attend the 34th annual Keiki children’s parade. There will also be live music from 6:00 to 9:30, and the costume contest from 7:00 to 9:00.
Details: Wednesday, October 31. Check out this year’s Lahaina Halloween schedule and plan to arrive early for every reason. Cost: free.
Mission Houses Museum Spookilau, Honolulu
Head into the real world of Honolulu experts, Spooky Kine Investigations, and learn how to do ghost detection as you take part in their in mini-investigations. Once again it takes place at the historic Mission Houses Museum (and cemetery) in Honolulu. You’ll also delve into Hawaii ghost stories on a downtown Honolulu spirit tour.
Details: Sponsored by Mission Houses Museum. Saturday October 27, 5-9pm. Cost: $10 for 13 years and older, $6 for kids 6-12, and free for kids under 6.
Hallowbaloo Kanakapila Music and Arts Festival, Honolulu
The 5th annual Hallowbaloo Honolulu music and arts bash takes place in the Honolulu Arts District. It’s pegged as “The Best Costume Party in the Pacific & Hawaii’s Largest Live Music Showcase!”
A free street festival takes place from 5:30 to 10:00pm including mega entertainment with four stages, 40+ bands and 15,000 costumed friends.
Details: In the Honolulu Arts District (some events are elsewhere in Honolulu). October 27. Cost: free to $15.
Haunted Village, Honolulu
This year University of Hawaii is reviving its popular Haunted Village and special Imaginarium show “Nightwalk,” a Halloween event for the whole family. You’ll tour Dr. Phrankenstein’s Phantom Physics Lab, watch spooky cartoon videos, listen to scary storytelling and more.
Audiences will be transported to a haunted graveyard.
Details: At University of Hawaii Windward Campus, Hokulani Imaginarium on Oahu. October 30, 6:00-8:00 pm. Showtimes are 6:00, 6:20, 7:00, 7:20, 7:40, 8:00 pm. Cost: free to $3.
Haunted Lagoon, Laie
The Polynesian Cultural Center will feature a haunted lagoon on October 27, 29 and 31. “Take the ride of your afterlife, ” a frightening canoe ride that’s another of Hawaii’s favorite Halloween adventures.
Details: At Polynesian Cultural Center daily with rides starting at 6:30pm. Cost: $10-$35 per person (check their website for discounts).
Fangtastic Fest, Honolulu
October 28-31, Ward Centers is sponsoring their first family and pets Halloween event. It includes a parade, costume contest, trick-or-treating, and a 20% off sale.
Details at Ward Centers. Cost: free.
Today and tomorrow, October 27 and 28, you can enjoy the ultimate Hawaii pumpkin patch. This one on Oahu is sure to please. There are events throughout the weekend and you can pick a locally grown pumpkin to take with you.
Details: At Aloun Farm in Kapolei. Cost: $1.
Do you know of other Hawaii halloween events we can add to our list?