If you don't feel the arrival of fall in Hawaii, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy all your favorite seasonal activities: visiting pumpkin patches, harvest festivals, haunted tours, street parties, and spooky Halloween happenings. The aloha state has it all!
Hallowbaloo (October 31, 2020, unconfirmed)
Hallowbaloo is a Halloween-themed festival held at Honolulu’s Chinatown Arts District on Oahu. The historic downtown is the epicenter of celebration with lots of live music, delicious food, arts, and entertainment. You'll see many people wearing spooky and crazy costumes. There are free performances as well as an arts and crafts bazaar. Hallowbaloo is one of the best street festivals in all of Hawaii. And it only happens once a year from 5 pm to 10 pm on a Saturday before Halloween. After the festival, you can enjoy the parties at clubs in Chinatown and Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Keiki Costume Contest at The Royal Grove (dates for 2020 TBA)
Keiki Halloween Costume Contest is the premier annual activity for kids at The Royal Grove in Honolulu. Kids under ten and their parents are invited to compete for prizes in four categories: Ohana Costumes, Cutest Costume, Most Creative Costume, and Most Unique Costume. There is also balloon art, a photo booth, giveaway bags, trick-or-treating, and more fun activities.
Halloween in Waikiki (October 31, 2020)
Kalakaua Avenue in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu is another hot spot on October 31st. The central avenue of Waikiki is filled with fun and "spooktacular" activities. Take a stroll, and you will see many people in hilarious and unique costumes. The whole Waikiki strip is obsessed with Halloween. Every bar hosts a party!
Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival (canceled in 2020)
Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival is one of the favorite family traditions on Oahu. Located in Kapolei, Aloun Farms is a large agricultural complex with plenty to see and do—tractor-pulled hayrides, farm meals, pony rides, picture booths, and games. Pumpkin Festival at Aloun Farms is held over a few weekends in October.
Waimanalo Country Farms Pumpkin Patch (October 17–31, 2020: Drive-thru event by reservation only)
Waimanalo Farms, located north-east of Honolulu, invites families for seasonal pumpkin picking from a pre-cut patch, feeding animals, cow train rides, and other activities. There is the Lil’ Rascal Zone for the kids and the Pumpkin Cannon to try! Admission to the Waimanalo Farms Pumpkin Patch is free. Once there, you can also visit the Sunflower Patch Monday to Wednesday and Saturday–Sunday, weather permitting.
Haunted Plantation at Hawaii's Plantation Village, Waipahu (canceled in 2020)
The Haunted Plantation in Waipahu, Oahu is one of the top haunted spots in Hawaii and the whole of the US. It is located in a real haunted village and is not appropriate for children of any age. The Haunted Plantation involves some 60 actors and promises genuine frights, professional Hollywood-style horror makeup, and incredible sound effects. Be prepared to be chased by evil spirits and other creepy creatures.
Lahaina Halloween Party (October 31, 2020, unconfirmed)
Halloween in Lahaina is the most famous fall festival in Maui. Lahaina Town Block Party takes place every year on October 31 on Front Street. The annual Keiki parade and costume contest are the highlights of the Lahaina Halloween celebrations. In the evening, there are lots of beer, fantastic food, live music, and other entertainment.