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Halloween in Honolulu includes spooky parties, kid-friendly events, trick-or-treating


    The annual Hallowbaloo Music, Arts & Craft Beer Festival in Chinatown is a popular choice for Halloween revelers.

We’ve stiffened our spines and smothered our screams to brave the search for Halloween-themed events across the island, bringing you Honolulu’s most comprehensive calendar of island frights and delights, from Pearl City Library’s screening of “A Quiet Place” to Hawaii Extreme Paintball’s Halloween Zombie Shoot!!!!!

Read on, and don’t be afraid: You’ll find family-friendly events in this spooky list, with storytelling for all ages, spooky festivals and costume contests, pumpkin-picking and trick-or-treats at the malls.

Grownups: Pick your persona and hold on tight, as you choose among parties, haunted attractions and theatrical productions. Everything you need is here for a hair-raising Halloween.


“Nightmare on Kalia Road” Haunted House: Parental discretion advised. 5-10 p.m. today and 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Tapa Tower (next to Tapa Bar). Partial proceeds benefit the Visitor Industry Charity Walk. $10. Free validated parking.

Boo at the Zoo—The Invaders!: Animal Habitats trick-or-treat trail, haunted house (for ages 8 and older), crafts and activities that focus on Hawaii’s invasive species, sponsored by Honolulu Zoo Society. 5:30-8 p.m. today-Saturday, Honolulu Zoo, Stage Lawn. Proceeds to benefit the zoo. $10-$15; free for ages 2 and under. 926-3191,

Haunted House: Presented by Mililani Middle School Music Department. 6-9 p.m. today-Saturday on campus, 95-1140 Lehiwa Drive. $5 donation; proceeds to benefit the band’s trip to California. 627-9010, ext. 73114

Hawaiian Railway’s Spookapalooza: Family-friendly train rides through darkness at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. today and Saturday, keiki games and food trucks. 91-1001 Renton Road, Ewa. $5 (cash only). Reservations: 681-5461.

Jorge Garcia’s “CarnEvil of Screams”: Explore the run-down grounds of the former Carnival of Dreams haunted by ghosts of bygone performers and “ferocious carny-folk and clowns” who refuse to leave. Presented by Skeleton Key Hawaii; proceeds to benefit Kailua Onstage Arts Theatre. 7-10 p.m. today-Sunday and Tuesday-Wednesday, 171-A Hamakua Drive, Kailua. Special keiki-friendly night, 4-7 p.m. Sunday, with handouts of candy from actors inside the haunted house and no jump scares to frighten the young ones. $15, $20 for Fast Pass.

Haunted Plantation’s “Chapter 13: Legends”: Walk-through haunted attraction. Not for children under 13 years of age (age 16 and under require adult supervision), pregnant women or those with heart or breathing problems. 7-11 p.m. today-Sunday and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St. $15, $20 Fast Pass, $30 VIP front-of-line access. 677-0110,

Halloween Zombie Shoot!!!!!: Hawaii Extreme Paintball hosts this event for ages 10 and older as a fundraiser for Nanakuli Housing Corp. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. through Nov. 2, 91-1041 Midway St., Building 187, Kapolei. $25, includes 50 paintballs with gun. 838-9324, 367-2917

Aloun Farms’ 18th Annual Pumpkin Festival: Hand-pick pumpkins, games, pony rides and free hayrides. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. $3, free for ages 2 and under. 677-9516,

Ninth annual Fall Harvest & Pumpkin Patch: Games, rides, animals, pumpkin-picking and fresh produce. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Waimanalo Country Farms, 41-225 Lupe St. 306-4381,


Goodies & Grinds: Haunted house, farmer’s market with the school’s hydroponically grown lettuce and other produce from vendors, KC Waffle Dogs, shave ice and more. 2:30-6:30 p.m., Washington Middle School, 1633 S. King St., with a film showing of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” at 6 p.m. Free; donations welcome.

Spooktacular with Cub Scout Pack 126: Trunk-or-treat, followed by a costume contest. 5 p.m., Villages of Kapolei Association, 91-1111 Kamaaha Loop. 674-4444 (Department 2),

Halloween Funfest: Games, food, music, costume contests for all ages and more. 5-8 p.m., Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 9 Stage. Free.

“Bruno Paws”’ HOWL-O-WEEN Pup & Family Movie Night: Dog-friendly event with costume contests for pups (Cutest, Ugliest and groups with families and friends) and keiki, with trick-or-treating and bouncy houses. 5-9:30 p.m., Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku. Also, outdoor movie showing at 7:15 p.m.; bring low-back chairs and blankets. Proceeds to benefit Turtle Bay Foundation. Suggested donation (for ages 3 and older): $10. 293-6020,

Waimanalo Halloween Fun Night: Crafts and games for all ages. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Waimanalo District Park. Free. 259-8926

Obake Tales From the Plantations: Master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui shares 13 ghost stories; may not be suitable for children. 6 p.m., Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Manoa Grand Ballroom, 2454 S. Beretania St. $15-$20. Register: 945-7633,, octoberevents.

ARTafterDARK—“CarnEvil”: Halloween bash with costume contests (Best Male, Best Female, Best Group and Best CarnEvil theme), photo booths, DJs, food and drink. 6-9 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art. $25, free for members. 532-8700,

Ghouls ‘n Gamblin’ 2018: Casino games (ages 21 and older), dancing, a photo booth, silent auction, food and drinks, and a costume contest (Best Individual and Best Group), for ages 18 and older; dress in costume. Benefit for the Elite Parking Foundation. 6-11 p.m., Dole Cannery, Pomaikai Ballroom. $25-$30.

Derek Daniels’ Halloween Show—“Dark Side of Time”: “A live theatrical Halloween spectacular” with master of ceremonies Candi Shell. 10 p.m., Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. $40-$80.


Family Promise 5K Fun Run/Walk: Halloween-themed fundraising event features a costume contest, raffle and pancake breakfast and aims to raise awareness of homelessness in the community; presented by Moku and Monkeypod Kitchen. 7 a.m., Kailua Intermediate School.

Halloween fun at Pearl City Shopping Center: Kicks off with an 8 a.m. costume contest for ages 12 and under (Most Original, Scariest, Best Parent-Child and Best Movie Theme) at Chuck E. Cheese, with balloons and magic by Stevo the Clown and a Trick-or-Treat Parade through the Center at 10 a.m.

Creepy Keiki-Craft Time: For ages 3 to 12. 10 a.m., Wahiawa Public Library. Free. 622-6345

Spooky Stories with Aunty Ipo: The “Honto 4 Real” author shares stories of known local occurrences and supernatural encounters as experienced by friends, family members and even herself. For ages 8 and older. 10 a.m., Aiea Public Library. Free. 483-7333

Sweet Street at Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii: A dozen vendors line up at the park’s entrance with treats and activities for keiki, with a costume contest for homemade costumes (not store-bought) for ages 11 and under. 10-11:30 a.m., 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. General park hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; the first 500 guests through the gates before 10:30 a.m. are treated to an admission fee of $9.99 plus tax; regular rates apply thereafter. 674-9283,

“Halloween Mask-erade Ball”: Trick-or-treating, prize giveaways, activities, games and crafts. 10 a.m.-1 p.m, Salt Lake Shopping Center. Also, keiki costume contest for ages 12 and under begins 11:30 a.m.; categories are Best Homemade, Cutest, Scariest and Best Family, with a pet contest to follow.

Halloween Cat Fanciers of Hawaii Championship & Household Pet Cat Show: Cat shows, a costume contest for cats and “Cat Bazaar” with handcrafted items (donated by club members) for both pets and people. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suites. $5-$7. Entry info: 722-6955, 291-5868.

Pumpkin Carving Festival: Families create Jack o’ lanterns while enjoying entertainment and activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Windward Mall, Center Court. Also, watch the KULA Carving Youth Challenge for high-school teams as they create Music Legends masterpieces. Proceeds to benefit Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers. $35 for carving kit.

Storytime: “How to Scare a Ghost” by Jean Reagan. 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Free. 949-7307

“Thrill the World 2018”: Dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” along with the rest of the world at this annual event; costumes welcome (no masks). Noon, Kahala Mall, Center Court. 741-6397

“The Ghosting Carnival” PRIDE Pool Party: Brazilian carnival-themed “Halloween x PRIDE party,” with a DJ spinning spooky tunes, “ghoulish” cocktails, food and more; dress in costume. Presented in partnership with “the Contingency” in support of Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction during Honolulu Pride Week. Noon-4 p.m., The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, 412 Lewers St., Waikiki. 923-8882,

Keiki costume contest: For ages 12 and under, with trick-or-treating. 1 p.m., Kamehameha Shopping Center (fronting Times Supermarket); registration begins at noon. kamehame

Hokulani Imaginarium shows: Double-feature showing of the National Geographic documentary “Flying Monsters” and “Nightwalk” (3D-animated virtual tour of a haunted graveyard). 1 p.m., Windward Community College. Or, choose the double-feature showing of “Tales of the Maya Skies” and “Nightwalk” at 2 p.m. $6-$8, free for under age 4 (one per paying adult); cash only. 235-7433,

Hoakalei Hoike October Mele: Benefit for the Ewa Weed & Seed Program features a keiki Halloween contest, food trucks, crafts and entertainment by Anuhea & Mahi Maoli. 4-8:30 p.m., end of Keoneula Boulevard, Hoakalei Resort, Ewa Beach. Free. 689-9612,

Halloween Spooktacular!: Keiki costume contest for ages 12 and under, games, prizes and trick-or-treating. 5 p.m., Hawaii Kai Towne Center.

“A Monster Mash-Up”: Keiki costume parade, activities, “Trunk or Treat” fleet of decorated vehicles, games, make-and-take crafts, prize giveaways, free mini pumpkins (while supplies last) and selfies with Blue Monster and Green Monster, presented by Alexander & Baldwin. 5-7 p.m., Kailua Parking Garage (behind Longs Drugs). Free. 234-0404,

Hallowbaloo Music, Arts & Craft Beer Festival: Chinatown Arts District, Aloha Tower and downtown Honolulu. Enjoy a “spooktacular” celebration beginning 5 p.m. with the Hallowbaloo Street Festival (Nuuanu Avenue and Pauahi, Hotel and Smith streets) and Hallowbaloo Ball in Chinatown until 10 p.m., when Club Hallowbaloo kicks off at 11 p.m., extending into Aloha Tower Marketplace with 10 club venues offering live music and entertainment, including “Hawaii Horror Story” with Ja Rule at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower, a costume contest and dancing until 2 a.m. Street Festival wristband, $15; Club Hallowbaloo (includes festival), $30; $55 for Ja Rule concert (includes Club Hallowbaloo).,

The 18th annual Halau-Ween—“Time Warp”: Costume contest, entertainment, food, games, door prizes and more, presented by kumu hula Sonny Ching, Lopaka Igarta-DeVera and Halau Na Mamo o Puuanahulu. 5-10 p.m., Artistry Honolulu, 461 Cooke St., Kakaako. $20-$30. For ages 21+. 227-8118

Dance Magic 808’s Halloween Costume Contest Dance: Dancing and costume contest. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, Palladium (second floor). $3-$6. Also holding a membership drive for 2019 for $10 fee (includes entry into event). 372-2256

Lopaka Kapanui—Edge of Darkness: The renowned storyteller unleashes a chilling collection of ghost stories and legends which have been “locked away for a reason.” 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art. $12-$15. 532-8700,


“A Quiet Place”: This film starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt is rated PG-13. 1 p.m., Pearl City Public Library. 453-6566

Hogwarts’ Halloween Fun and Games: Dress in costume for extra fun. 2-4 p.m., Kaneohe Public Library. Free. 233-5676

“Spook-tacular” Halloween Water Show: Performance with synchronized swimming and mermaids, presented by Mermaids Hawaii. 3 p.m., Windward YMCA, 1200 Kailua Road. Free. 864-8122

Halloween fun at Haleiwa Store Lots: Costume contest for ages 12 and under, with trick-or-treating. 4 p.m. (registration begins 2 p.m.), 66-111 Kamehameha Highway, Kamehamalu Courtyard.

Keiki costume contest: Categories are Most Adorable (ages 2 and under); Most Creative (ages 3-5); Most Original (ages 6-10); Best Ohana (Parent-Child combination for keiki ages 10 and under); and a grand champion. 4 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove; check-in begins 3 p.m. or pre-register online. Also, complimentary balloon art and trick-or-treating at participating merchants from 2-7 p.m. royal

Angels & Demons: Service industry Halloween party with a midnight costume contest (Cutest and Sexiest), music by DJ2TRU, drink specials and more. 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Buho Cocina Y Cantina. $10 cover. 922-2846,


“Hocus Pocus”: This PG-rated film from 1993 stars Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker. 2:30 p.m., Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library. 831-6831

Halloween Breakout Room: Groups of eight (ages 10-17) are challenged to use their problem-solving and communication skills to break out of a room in 45 minutes to win Halloween treats. Two sessions at 3 and 4 p.m., Nanakuli Public Library. Register at the reference desk. 668-5844

Children’s Halloween Party: Dress in costume for games, outdoor activities, food and “a lesson about trick-or-treating for UNICEF,” hosted by Honolulu Friends Meeting (Quakers). 5-7 p.m., Honolulu Friends Meetinghouse, 2426 Oahu Ave. Free. 536-0783,

Hogwarts’ Halloween Fun and Games: Dress in costume for extra fun. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Kaneohe Public Library. Free. 233-5676

“Coco”: Showing of the Disney/Pixar PG-rated animation. 6-7:30 p.m., Ewa Beach Public Library. Free. 689-1204


Halloween baby storytime: Songs, stories and trick-or-treating for ages 2 and under. 10:30 a.m., Kaneohe Public Library. Free. 233-5676

Halloween Breakout Room: Groups of eight (ages 10-17) are challenged to use their problem-solving and communication skills to break out of a room in 45 minutes to win Halloween treats. Two sessions at 3 and 4 p.m., Nanakuli Public Library. Register at the reference desk. 668-5844.

Self-defense and awareness session: Youths are encouraged to dress in costume. 4 p.m., United MMA & Fitness Center, 94-530 Ukee St., Waipahu. Free. 450-5700,

Costume contest and haunted house: For all ages, presented by the city Department of Parks and Recreation. 6:30 p.m., Kalihi-Uka Community Park. Free. 832-7807


Halloween Storytime Fun: Stories and activities for ages 5 and under, followed by a Bookflix screening. 10:15 a.m., Liliha Public Library. Free. 587-7577

Craft or Treat: Slime Station, Spooky Photobooth, Scary Storywalk and Creepy Craft Table for children and teens. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Nanakuli Public Library. Free. 668-5844

Spooky Halloween Tales: Led by storyteller Jeff Gere, for all ages. 3:30 p.m., Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library. Free. 733-8488

Trick or Treat!: Follow a trail of non-candy treats, with not-so-spooky stories, crafts and light snacks. 3:30-5 p.m., Waianae Public Library. Free. 697-7868

New Hope Oahu’s third annual Trunk or Treat: Creatively themed car trunks, activities, food trucks, costume contests, food and a movie showing; also accepting candy donations. 4-7 p.m., New Hope Oahu, 290 Sand Island Access Road. Free.

Museum of Aloha’s Interactive POP! UP Experience: The traveling exhibit with memorable photo opportunities such as Confetti Volcano, Black Light Forest and Colorful Lei offers free admission to keiki ages 3-12 (with each paying adult, $10-$15) on Halloween night. 4-9 p.m., Ala Moana Center, Street Level 1, Center Court. 691-9103

Mall trick-or-treating:

>> Royal Hawaiian Center: 4 p.m.

>> Ala Moana Center: 5 p.m.

>> Kapolei Marketplace: 5 p.m.

>> Kapolei Shopping Center: 5 p.m.

>> Mililani Shopping Center: 5 p.m., with games and costume contests for keiki, adults and pets. mililanishopping

>> Pearlridge Center: 5 p.m., Uptown and Downtown, with KidX Club festivities at Uptown Center Court, crafts, giveaways and more. Ages 17 and under may register on-site to participate.

>> SALT at Our Kakaako: 5 p.m.

>> Ka Makana Alii: 5:30 p.m.

>> Kahala Mall: 5:30 p.m.

>> Koko Marina Center: 5:30 p.m.

>> Windward Mall: 5:30 p.m.

>> Ward Village: 6 p.m., with activities, photo booths for keiki and pets, face painting and more.

Family Halloween Movie Night and Potluck: Enjoy the PG-rated animation “Over the Hedge” and potluck (no pork or seafood, fruits must be pre-cut or canned). Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave.; call for time. Free. 524-1352, 469-7193

Harvest Celebration: Food, games, entertainment, crafts, face painting, prizes and more; no scary costumes. 5-8 p.m., Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St. Free. 841-7022,

“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”: This animation voiced by Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez is rated PG. 5:30 p.m., Kaneohe Public Library. Free. 233-5676

Harvest Festival 2018: Games, candy, balloon animals and prizes; no scary costumes. 5:30-8 p.m., Calvary Chapel Windward (located in a hallway near the middle of Aikahi Shopping Center), 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Free. 254-5546

Halloween “Incredibles 2” haunted house: For all ages. 5:30-9 p.m., 4038 Kaimuki Ave. (near Kapiolani Community College). Free; accepting donations for The Ronald McDonald House charity.

Halloween Concert for Kids: Singing, dancing and playing of bells by various groups and soloists; dress in costume and receive healthy treats. 6 p.m., Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church, 5339 Kalanianaole Highway. Free. 377-5477,

Halloween Bash: Games, costume contest, trick-or-treating and more, presented by Pearl City Foundation. 6-8 p.m., Momilani Community Center, 715 Hoomoana St. Free. 456-2073

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”: Interactive, adult-themed screening hosted by Tita Titsling includes a floor show and goody bags; costumes encouraged. 7:30 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. More shows through Nov. 3. $25-$30; purchase prop bags for $5.

Spooky Stories at Atherton Studio: Master storytellers Jeff Gere and Alton Chung share chilling tales, including true encounters with Pele, shark people and a kissing ghost, in the dark; costumes welcome. For ages 18+. ; not for the faint of heart. Sponsored by Hawaii Public Radio. 7:30 p.m., 738 Kaheka St. $15-$25. 955-8821,

“Black Magic 2”: The Shaw Brothers’ zombie-like film from 1976 stars Ti Lung who’s up against an evil black magic practitioner who wants to seduce his fiancee; meanwhile, supernatural battles ensue as a tale of good versus evil comes to a heart-stopping end. 7:30 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art. $10-$12. 532-6097,

Halloween at the Hyatt Presents “Frightnite—Halloween Battle Royale”: Dress up to battle zombies during a night of “tricks and treats,” with “the island’s biggest” costume contest. 8 p.m., Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort. For ages 21+. $15 plus fee.

Hulaween—“Horror Movies”: Halloween party starts 8 p.m., with a costume contest at midnight, Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave., Waikiki. $10-$20.

Tiki’s Halloween Bash: Halloween party with live bands, DJs and drink specials. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Tiki’s Grill & Bar, 2570 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki. For ages 21+. $15 after 8 p.m. Free valet parking with validation. 923-TIKI (8454),

Halloween Fright Night: Open mic and costume contest, hosted by Johnny and Dave. 9 p.m.-midnight, Hibiscus Club, 350 Ward Ave. 888-7259

Monsters & Mamacitas: BUHO costume contest, beats by DJ2TRU, food and drink specials, and more. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Buho Cocina y Cantina, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 2250 Kalakaua Ave. $15 after 10 p.m. 922-2846,

SKY Waikiki’s Night of the Killer Costumes: “The Spookiest Halloween Party,” with a costume contest (Sexiest and Best Overall) at 12:15 a.m., 2270 Kalakaua Ave., rooftop, 19th floor; costume pre-screening on the 18th floor at 10 p.m.; must remove masks and face coverings for identification purposes. Dinner available from 5-7:30 p.m. Cover charge starts at $10; free for kamaaina and industry members with ID. 979-7590,


Steve Fredrick’s “Walk With the Dead” Ghost Tours: A 1.5-mile stroll to sites of murder, death and suicide (and known paranormal activity) in the downtown Honolulu/Chinatown area. Offered nightly through Wednesday; meet in the Capitol District at 7 p.m. $40; for ages 21+. Reservations required 48 hours in advance: 395-0674,

Mysteries of Hawaii’s “Original Ghost Tours and Chicken Skin Tours”: $40. octoberevents

>> Haunted Fort Street Mall: Learn and experience the ghostly history of this former center of commerce and trade, 7 p.m. Mondays.

>> Sacred Sands of Waikiki: Modern and ancient tales of hauntings of the iconic location, 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

>> Ghosts of Old Honolulu: Journey through Aokuewa, the realms of restless spirits, which inhabit downtown Honolulu, 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Costume rentals: Find the perfect costume at the Diamond Head Theatre Costume Shop; rental fees based on outfit and length of rental. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Thursday, 520 Makapuu Ave. 733-0277, ext. 2.;

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