A Halloween to Remember
If you’re spending Halloween in Paradise “witch” yours truly, here’s the lowdown on some of the best spook-tacular events and activities in Honolulu during “All Hallows Eve…”
Carnivals & Parties
Art after Dark, Honolulu Museum of Art, Friday, October 26, 2018, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
A monthly art party organized by the Honolulu Museum of Art, this month’s “Art After Dark” will bring partygoers into a horror-inspired carnival. Food and drinks will be provided by EAT Honolulu. DJ’s will be rocking their spooky songs in the museum’s courtyards all night. $25, honolulumuseum.org.
“The Ghosting Carnival” PRIDE Pool Party at The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, Saturday, October 27, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Hang out poolside for their spooky Brazilian carnival themed Halloween x PRIDE party. In partnership with “the Contingency” and in support of the non-profit Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction, celebrate Halloween Surfjack style in true carnival fashion with a DJ spinning spooky fun tunes, signature food items, an exclusive “ghoulish” cocktail perfect for pre-Halloween festivities and the opportunity to revel in Honolulu PRIDE week. Dress up as all costumes are welcome.
“Hallowbaloo” Music, Arts & Craft Beer Festival, Honolulu’s Chinatown Arts District and Historic Downtown, Saturday, October 27th. Street Festival 5 p.m.–10 p.m. / Club Hallowbaloo 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
LIMITED AMOUNT OF CLUB HALLOWBALOO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR: $40
The streets are transformed into a ghoulish celebration of music, craft beer, food, art, entertainment and thousands of costumes starting at 5:00 pm. Dress up and take part in the festivities for an evening you’ll never forget! For over 9 years Hallowbaloo has brought together over 50,000 people to celebrate the arts and celebration of Halloween. Highlights include Hawaii’s Largest Halloween Outdoor Craft Beer experience and 5 Stages of Music and entertainment with a *$1000 Hallowbaloo Costume Contest.
Hawai‘i Convention Center’s Halloween Costume Contest, Sunday, October 28 from 3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Get those costumes ready! Your adorable keiki are invited to the Keiki age 0-10 are invited to dress in costume for a chance to win prizes in various categories. After the contest, a family-friendly movie will be shown in the theater.
Halloween at the Hyatt, October 31 from 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. Nov 1st. Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, 2424 Kalakaua Avenue. One of Waikiki’s biggest and best costume celebrations! Turn off that game console and bring your friends to “Frightnite: Halloween Battle Royale” for a real life challenge, with prizes. Dress up to take on zombies, be a hero or villain and get ready for a fun-filled night of tricks and treats. Enter their legendary Halloween costume contest. Winners will receive up to $2,000 in cash and prizes.
Tiki’s Halloween Bash, Wednesday, October 31, from 8 p.m. to Thursday, November 1 at 1:30 a.m., Tiki’s Grill & Bar, 2570 Kalakaua Avenue. Let it all hang out and come join the wild party complete with tropical drink specials.
Halloween on the Waikiki Strip! Wednesday, October 31, all night long
A yearly tradition, on Halloween the Waikiki strip transforms into a melting pot (or shall I say “cauldron”) of ghouls and ghosts. Come join the party already! Dress up and walk around and admire some of the intricately designed costumes. It’s a sight to behold. Waikiki will definitely give you the thrills & chills you’re seeking.
Trick-or-Treating in Honolulu
After you decide which outfit to wear this year, go check out the newly re-vamped International Market Place, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5 – 8 p.m. It’s bound to be a lot of fun with all of those crazy street artists on Kalakaua in action and seeing so many people in costume. On the evening of Halloween, participating retailers and restaurants will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. Best of all, select stores will be passing out special offers and discount vouchers for the adults! Yes!
Rock your best costume in style at the Ala Moana Center, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5 – 7 p.m. Families are invited to celebrate Halloween at Ala Moana Center. Merchants throughout the Center, (locations TBA), will hand out candy and other sweet surprises this evening. You and your loved ones are encouraged to come early and explore more than 350 shops and restaurants in this awesome open-air mall.
Have fun with the animals at Boo at the Zoo, The Honolulu Zoo, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 5:30-8:00 p.m. $15 general admission, kids 2 and younger are free. 151 Kapahulu Ave. Gates will close for new attendees at 7:30 p.m. Dress up in costume, go trick-or-treating and learn all about invasive species. A haunted house will spook kids 8 years and older while younger kids can sit for spooky story time, keiki crafts, learn at invasive species education stations and walk down the animal habitat trick-or-treat trail. (808) 971-7171, honouluzoo.org
Trick-or-Treat in pink at the Royal Hawaiian Center–Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 4 to 9 p.m. 2201 Kalākaua Ave., royalhawaiiancenter.com. All kinds of candy will be available for your little goblins.
Get your free candies and goodies at the Ward Village–Wednesday, October 31, 2818, 5:30 to 8 p.m. 1240 Ala Moana Blvd, wardvillage.com/events
Enjoy yourself this Halloween and be safe! Don’t eat all your candy, save some for the kids, lol. Mahalo (Thank you) for reading, it means a lot to me. We will soon be on location in Paradise! I’m going with my husband James (who just happens to be celebrating a Halloween birthday) and we’ll be checking in with all things Hawaiian for the month of November with travel tips, restaurant reviews, shopping finds, cool discoveries and some fun activities. Who knows what will happen–my husband is a kick in the pants. Come with us and subscribe!
In the meantime, I’ll share an article I’ve written about Gac, which is a weird but extremely good for you super-fruit from Vietnam, and a book review on Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read, fun Book About the Serious Subject of Change, by Ralph Masengill, Jr. See you soon!
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