Halloween in the islands is like no other and is celebrated with a passion that is Hawaii. Whether you’re in Hawaii now or just wishing you were, here’s an update on some of the festivities around the state this weekend:
Halloween in Lahaina
This is perhaps the consummate Hawaii Halloween event. You won’t be alone, with 25,000 or more guests expected to attend. Front Street will be closed to traffic for the first time in three years. I can’t wait to hear how this goes. It should be a blast.
Details: Monday, October 31. Check out Lahaina Halloween and plan to get there early. Children’s Parade starts at sunset. Cost: free.
Mission Houses Museum Spookilau, Honolulu
Head into the real world of ghost hunters, via Spooky Kine Investigations, Hawaii’s very real ghost hunting and paranormal investigations group as they share their equipment, techniques, stories, and experiences. It takes place at a great venue, the historic Mission Houses Museum (and cemetery) in Honolulu.
You’ll get to participate in two investigations with real ghost hunting equipment as well as discuss Hawaii supernatural phenomena with experts.
Details: Sponsored by Mission Houses Museum. Saturday October 29, 6-9pm. Cost: $8 in advance or $10.
Hallowballoo Music and Arts Festival, Honolulu
The 4th annual Honolulu music and arts bash takes place in the Honolulu Arts District. Expect a crowd as over 16,000 participated last year.
It includes a free Saturday night street festival. There will be entertainment galore including more than forty performances by bands, DJ’s and theatrical groups.
Details: In the Honolulu Arts District (some events take place elsewhere in Honolulu). October 28 through 30. Cost: free to $50.
Haunted Village, Honolulu
University of Hawaii at Manoa has a special Imaginarium show “Nightwalk” for the whole family. It includes a freaky physics lab tour, spooky cartoon videos, “chicken skin” stories.
Audiences will be guided on a nightwalk down a creepy crypt and into a haunted mansion filled with bats, ghosts and spooky things that go boo in the night.
Details: At UH Manoa on Oahu. October 30, 6-8 pm. Cost: free to $3.
Haunted Lagoon, Laie
The Polynesian Cultural Center hosts a haunted lagoon through October 31 where “there’s something lurking in the water.” Take their frightening canoe ride listed as Hawaii’s favorite Halloween adventure.
Details: At Polynesian Cultural Center daily from 6:30pm. Cost: $13-$25 per person (check website for available discounts).
Pumpkin Patch, Kapolei
Halloween isn’t complete without pumpkins, although finding a pumpkin patch in Hawaii will be nearly as hard as finding a place to ski. This one on Oahu is sure to please. They’ll have events throughout the upcoming weekend and it’s a place to pick up locally grown pumpkins in all shapes and sizes too.
Details: At Aloun Farm in Kapolei. Cost: $1.
Kauai Boo Ball, Lihue
This fundraiser for Live Music Kauai features a dance with music from “String Theory,” photo booth, pupus, desserts and more. Prizes for best costume.
Details: Live Music Kauai Boo Ball, Friday, October 28, 7-10pm, Veteran’s Center near the airport. Cost: $25 per person.
Do you have any events you know of that we can add to the list?
PS: If you’re not here this year, why not plan to spend next Halloween in Hawaii.