halloween events hawaii 2016

The Hallowbaloo festivities in Chinatown, Oahu.


Hottest Halloween events across Hawaii this year

Our 2016 events listing of popular Halloween festivals no matter which island you're on.

Hooray—Halloween falls on a Monday this year which means event after event to spread your weekend across in the Islands.


Hallowbaloo Street Festival 2016
Saturday, Oct. 29

The largest block-party on Oahu, this year’s ninth annual Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival, promises to be even bigger with three locations: Chinatown, downtown Honolulu and the Aloha Tower Marketplace. This year’s entertainment lineup includes, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown (aka Erykah Badu), Makana, Tavana, Iyeoka and more. When all that dancing makes you hungry, grab a bite from one of the pop-up food booths, including Square Barrels, Istanbul Restaurant, Hawaiian Fresh Farms, Delice Crepes, Olay’s Thai Express, Hawaii Hot Dogs and others. There’s even a shuttle service running festivalgoers between each venue.

$15 to $120, hallowbaloo.com


Night of the Killer Costumes
Saturday, Oct. 29 & Monday, Oct. 31

If you require more than one night of Halloween revelry, then Sky Waikiki has you covered. Part I of its Night of the Killer Costumes event kicks off on Saturday; Part II resumes on Halloween night. This two-night event features a total of $7,000 in cash prizes for the costume contests and music by DJ K-Smooth, DJ Jem and DJ Osnizzle.

$10 to $20, skywaikiki.com/special-events

Halloween at the Hyatt
Monday, Oct. 31

It’s Bad v. Evil at the annual Halloween party at the Hyatt Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa so assemble your squad. The grand prizewinner of the costume contest wins $1,000 and second place wins a trip for two to Las Vegas. Presale tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for VIP seating.

$10—$20, more info here.



Lahaina Town Block Party
Monday, Oct. 31

The biggest Halloween party on the island is in Lahaina during the annual Lahaina Town Block Party. Each year, about 20,000 people attend. Get there early—the keiki costume parade starts at 4 p.m., especially if you want to find parking, or a seat at a restaurant or bar. The second floor of Lahaina’s Front Street establishments offer the best places to people watch. While the block party is free, some places may have a cover charge.

Free, More info at lahainahalloween.com


Halloween Cruise
Monday, Oct. 31

Why go to one Halloween party when you can go to two? Even better, one is out to sea! If you’re planning on hitting up the Lahaina Town Block Party, but aren’t actually in, or near Lahaina, getting there will feel more like a trick than a treat. Instead, book a Halloween cruise on the Pride of Maui, which departs from Maalaea Harbor to Lahaina and back. Bypass the hassle of driving and enjoy a party on the open ocean, before going another round in Lahaina.

$99, prideofmaui.com.



Halloween Costume Party at Tahiti Nui
Friday, Oct. 28

If you’re in Hanalei, don’t miss the Halloween party at Tahiti Nui. There are cash prizes for the most transformed costume, most creative and funniest costumes and a grand prize for most Tahiti Nui Spirit. Live music by DJ Kana and Evan Daniells.

More info at thenui.com.


Saturday, Oct. 29

Rock out with The Green, at this year’s Halloween bash at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club. Dubbed Tambaween—it’s presented by popular Kauai surf shop, Tamba—this year’s event not only features one Hawaii’s favorite roots reggae bands, but also a costume contest with prizes,
DJs and special guest Shilo PA.

$40, tickets and more info here.


Hawaii Island

A Wicked Good Time
Friday, Oct. 28

This annual event, held by the West Hawaii Association of Realtors, this year, benefits the Hospice of Kona. There are keiki and adult costume contests, live music, pupu and drinks. The event, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. is held at Daylight Mind Coffee Company.

$35—$40, purchase tickets by calling (808) 329-4874, more info on Facebook.