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Halloween parties and events across Hawaii

Here's your guide to Halloween happenings across the Islands, from block parties to mall events to bar promotions and hotel soirees. 

 

OAHU

ARTafterDARK: Obake
Friday, Oct. 30

The Honolulu Museum of Art is throwing its annual Halloween party—this year, it’s themed obake (a Japanese preternatural creature). Wear your best costume, enjoy food, drink, music and, best of all, browse its exhibits at night. $25, 6 to 9 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art, (808) 532-8700, www.artafterdark.org.

 

Straight Outta Hard Rock
Saturday, Oct. 31

Dress in your best costume and rock out to music by local group EMKE, DJ Jimmy Taco and other special guest artists at Hard Rock Café’s Halloween party. Costume contest winner will receive $1,500. 21+, $15 presale, $20 at the door, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Hard Rock Café, 280 Beachwalk Ave., Waikiki. Tickets: flavorus.com/hrchonolulu, information: hardrock.com/Honolulu.

 

Hallowbaloo Music and Arts Festival
Saturday, Oct. 31

The streets of Honolulu’s arts and culture district will be packed with people for the annual Hallowbaloo street festival. There will be multiple stages of entertainment by more than 20 artists including Booker T. Jones, Taimane Gardner and Mike Love. If 10 p.m. is too early for you to end the night, purchase a Club Hallowbaloo wristband which gives you access to multiple bars and clubs until 2 a.m.  21+, unless accompanied by a parent. $5 for the street festival, kids free. 5:30 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit hallowbaloo.com.

 

Halloween at the Hyatt
Saturday Oct. 31

If you’re looking for a club experience, consider the Hyatt’s "Comics Come Alive" Halloween party with two dance floors, DJs, a $1,000 costume contest, and after-party access to Ginza and The District nightclubs. 21+, Presale $10 general/$20 VIP, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Japengor Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, 224 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki.

 

Nightmare on M Street
Saturday, Oct. 31

This Halloween party at the Waterfront Plaza on Ala Moana Boulevard is an indoor/outdoor block party event with DJs, dancing, drink specials and a costume contest. Arrive before midnight, and you’ll get free access to the outdoor portion. 21+, $25, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, mnlhnl.com.

 

KAUAI

 

Hollywood Halloween
Friday, Oct. 30

You must wear a costume to this Halloween party at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club. Enjoy entertainment by DJ Mama Elz, Make Any Kine, DJ Evan Daniells and DJ Kana and participate in a costume contest to win a $500 cash prize. 21+, $25 presale, $30 at the door, 7 p.m. to midnight, Poipu Beach Athletic Club, 2290 Poipu Rd., Koloa, http://poipuclub.com/events.

 

Rob’s Good Times Grill
Saturday, Oct. 31

Saturday nights at Rob’s is club night, and this time will be even better on Halloween. Choose to dress in costume for a chance to win prizes, dance and listen to DJs until close. $7, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., 4303 Rice St., Lihue, (808) 246-0311, kauaisportsbarandgrill.com.

 

MAUI

 

Lahaina Town Block Party
Saturday, Oct. 31

Front Street will be closed off to cars on Halloween for the Islands’ biggest block party, which attracts 20,000 to 30,000 people. If you plan on driving into town, arrive early to find parking and a prime spot on the second floor of a bar or restaurant for the best people watching. The keiki costume parade kicks it off at 4 p.m., then enjoy the rest of your night eating, drinking and showing off your costume. Free, but cover charges may apply at some bars. lahainahalloween.com.

 

Halloween Cruise
Saturday, Oct. 31

If you’re not staying in Lahaina, the traffic to get to the block party can be a scary nightmare, so Pride of Maui has put together a cruise to take you and your guests from Maalaea Harbor to Lahaina and back. Not only do you get to bypass all of the traffic and go ashore in Lahaina for the festivities, but you also get to party on the boat with dinner, dancing, music and its own costume contest. The cruise sells out in advance, so book it soon. 13+, $99, Checkin at 4:30 p.m., return at 10:30 p.m., prideofmaui.com.

 

Mulligan’s on the Blue
Saturday, Oct. 31

Looking for something outside of Lahaina? Gather your friends and head over to an Irish bar for pints of Guinness, tropical cocktails, martinis and whiskeys. Steve Craig and The Lonely Heart Shakers band will play music from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s until 10 p.m. when DJ Money Mike takes over. $10, 7 p.m. to midnight, 100 Kaukahi St., Kihei, mulligansontheblue.com.

 

Piilani Center Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, Oct. 31

Bring the family for a fun night out at Piilani Center where there will be face painting, balloons, a classic car show, entertainment, trick or treating and a costume contest for children and adults. All ages, free, 6 to 8 p.m., Piilani Village Shopping Center, 25 Piikea Ave., Kihei, (808) 870-8047.

 

 

LANAI

 

Fifth Friday
Friday, Oct. 30

While not exactly a Halloween party, Lanai’s Fifth Friday town party happens to fall on the day before Halloween, so wear a costume proudly if you want. The party features movies in the park, music, food and a grand prize drawing. Dole Park, Lanai City, fifthfridaylanai.com.

 

HAWAII ISLAND

 

Twisted Oz
Saturday, Oct. 24

The Hilton Waikoloa Village’s Halloween Spooktacular event is themed around the “Wizard of Oz” with a twist: Dorothy can’t escape. There will be games, a costume contest, prizes, food and a haunted house. All ages. $3, $5 parking. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hilton Waikoloa Village, Grand Ballroom, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, https://www.facebook.com/events/737219739715441.

 

A Wicked Good Time
Friday, Oct. 30

The West Hawaii Association of Realtors' third annual Charity of Choice Halloween party, benefiting Child and Family Services and West Hawaii Domestic Abuse Shelter will have a costume contest, pupu (appetizers), cocktails, music, dancing and a silent auction. Presale $30/Door $35. 5:30 to 9 p.m., Daylight Mind Coffee Company, 75-5770 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, https://www.facebook.com/events/1052076138149988/. Tickets available by calling (808) 329-4874.

 

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