Got your costume ready?
Of course you do, an overachiever like you probably ordered the thing in early September.
So you’re all costumed up, but don’t know where to go? We’re here to help.
Here’s a list of all the biggest Halloween happenings in the Hawaiian islands, separated by area.
Oahu, being “the Gathering Place,” offers the widest variety of Halloween attractions, including block parties, costume contests, and community trick-or-treating events.
The biggest event is, without a doubt, Waikiki on Halloween night. The entire area turns into an impromptu costume parade, with masked and made-up party-goers roaming the streets in full regalia. The area can get very, very crowded, but it’s sure to impress anyone visiting for the 31st.
Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, October 28th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
A giant block party in Chinatown, Hallowbaloo features a street festival with various entertainers, bars, and clubs participating under one event. Tickets are $15 for the street festival itself, $30 for a club pass which grants access to the festival as well as 12 participating venues, and $55 for VIP access to all of the above as well as a craft beer tasting with a souvenir stein.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 26 – 28, 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Arts at Marks Garage
As per tradition, the RHPS gets played on the big screen at The Arts every year. Tickets are $20 advance and $25 at the door. The venue opens an hour before the show for cocktails and snacks.
Halloween at the Hyatt
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Waikiki
The annual costume party at the Hyatt is back, featuring up to $2,000 in cash and prizes. Admission is $15 pre-sale and $25 VIP. Guests staying at the Hyatt can attend for free. After the contest is the afterparty, held at The District Nightclub.
Lahaina on Maui is arguably the biggest Halloween celebration in the islands, with the entire town closed off for a block party. As such, traffic going to and from the event can get gnarly, so considering getting there early, or even booking a hotel there and spending the day in Whaler’s Village.
Many of the bars and restaurants in the area will be hosting their own events and costume contests, so join the parade and walk up and down Front Street checking out the festivities.
The event isn’t adults-only, either, as lots of families have tons of fun with the keiki costume contest around 4:00 pm. The parade does get more crowded (and more spirited) later in the evening, though, which may not be the best for kids.
Halloween Cannery Kid’s Night
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Lahaina Cannery Mall
A kid-friendly event, including a magic show, kid’s costume contest, face painting, and in-store trick-or-treating.
Hyatt Haunted House
October 27 – 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort
For all ages, admission to Hyatt’s annual haunted house is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds go to the Charity Walk.
4th Friday Halloween Kickoff in Kihei
Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Azeka Shopping Center Mauka
This free event is open to all ages, featuring live entertainment, a variety of vendors including arts, crafts, and food trucks, and a kid-friendly zone with a costume contest.
Vibe Nightclub’s Halloween Events
October 27 – 31, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Vibe Bar & Nightclub
Vibe is hosting four different events this year, starting with the “Night of the Living Dead” costume contest—dress as your favorite rock star and you might win a lucky prize giveaway! Saturday’s theme is “You’re My Hero!” where superhero costumes get entered to win prizes from the costume contest, and Sunday’s theme is Vampires. Monday is Service Industry Night starting at 9:00 pm. Vibe’s Halloween Bash starts at 9:00 pm on Tuesday, with prizes for the top 3 best costumes. All five of these events features live DJs and drink specials all night long!
Kona has a few family-friendly events:
Howl’ween Dog Walk
Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am
King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
A charity walk that encourages costumed pet owners and their furry (also costumed) family members to get some exercise with a short march. The walk is actually a fundraiser for the Hawaii Island Humane Society, meaning registration (beginning at 7:30 am) is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
The Ohana Halloween Paina
Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Keauhou Shopping Center
This family-friendly event includes trick-or-treating, costume contests for kids and adults, a haunted house, kids playgrounds, live entertainment, and various vendors.
“Rockin Halloween” Concert
Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Sheraton Kona Resort
The Chamber Orchestra of Kona is performing at the Sheraton Kona on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $20 for priority seating, and free for anyone 18 and under.
Hilo – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
As per tradition, the RHPS will be playing at the Palace Theater in Hilo. Admission is $10 if you show up in a costume (or reserve a ticket in advance), but $12 otherwise.
The Garden Isle has a few more events, depending on where on the island you are:
Nightmare in Waimea Haunted Village
October 26 – 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Waimea Canyon Park
A family-friendly event, the Haunted Village features a Halloween Maze split into two times: 5:30 for a kid-friendly experience, and 7:30 for a really horrific one. There will also be movies shown on the lawn at 8:00 pm. Admission is one canned good per person.
Community Haunted House
October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 – 9:00 pm
October 28, 2017 @ 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Kukui Grove Center
The haunted house is open every Friday and Saturday in October, with an admission of $3 children (10 and under), $5 for adults. The center is also hosting a Halloween Festival on Saturday at 10:00 am, featuring in-store trick-or-treating and a costume contest.
Zombie Prom on the Bayou
Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
This 21 & over Halloween party is in Hanalei, featuring a costume contest and live DJs. Entry is $15 at the door, but $10 if you purchase tickets online.
Light Up the Night Family Celebration
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Wailua Houselots Park
A free, family-friendly Halloween event in Kapaa, Light Up the Night features kid-oriented games and activities, including food and facepainting that the whole family can enjoy.
Poipu Halloween Soiree
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Poipu Beach Athletic Club
The south shore’s 21 & over party, the Soiree features a costume contest, a live band, and prizes, all for a $10 cover. The theme for this year’s costume contest is “Blast From The Past.”