Here are free and cheap events plus spooky things to do to celebrate Halloween all around the Hawaiian Islands.
Big Island Ghost Tours offers guided tours to some of Hawaii’s most supernatural and historical sites to experience a connection to ancient Hawaiʻi, the supernatural, and the afterlife. From places where missionaries brought disease, sites of human sacrifice, to modern sightings at resorts, parks, and museums built atop ancient burial grounds, many of the places visit on these tours offer history by day and are haunted by night. The Big Island in particular is well known for supernatural phenomenon including the Fire Goddess Madame Pele, Night Marchers, and sightings of the faceless ghost, many ancient Hawaiian legends are still very much entrenched in modern culture. Your guides include local authors and trained paranormal investigators who are familiar with Hawaii’s supernatural activity. Several different tours are offered during the month of October, from $49/person and up.
Kauaʻi Halloween Events
D.R. Horton Pumpkin Decorating Contest Carve, paint, bedazzle, and decorate your pumpkin. All ages welcome. Groups submitting pumpkins together are welcome. Any size pumpkin is acceptable, from mini to giant. Visit your local Times Supermarket to purchase your perfect Aloun Farms Pumpkin. Win some sweet prizes from Purvé Donut Stop. Adult submissions will be entered to win Grand Prize Embassy Suites Staycation. Keiki submissions are by age categories: Wee Ones (Pre K to Grade 2), Keiki (Grade 3 – Grade 6), Youth (Grade 7 – Grade 12). Submit your decorate pumpkin photos from October 12 until NOON HST on Sunday, October 31. Entries accepted from Hawaii residents only. #PUMPKINWITHALOHA
Maui Halloween Events
D.R. Horton Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Carve, paint, bedazzle, and decorate your pumpkin. All ages welcome. Groups submitting pumpkins together are welcome. Any size pumpkin is acceptable, from mini to giant. Visit your local Times Supermarket to purchase your perfect Aloun Farms Pumpkin. Win some sweet prizes from Purvé Donut Stop. Adult submissions will be entered to win Grand Prize Embassy Suites Staycation. Keiki submissions are by age categories: Wee Ones (Pre K to Grade 2), Keiki (Grade 3 – Grade 6), Youth (Grade 7 – Grade 12). Submit your decorate pumpkin photos from October 12 until NOON HST on Sunday, October 31. Entries accepted from Hawaii residents only. #PUMPKINWITHALOHA
Haunted Haiku Hike is a walking tour through a forest and wonderful storytelling journey about the history of Upcountry Maui’s ghosts and other haunted tales. Expect rain and bring a flashlight. Tickets: $40. Friday-Saturday, October 22-30, 2021. More info: https://awalaufarm.com/haunted-haiku-hike/
Molokaʻi Halloween Events
Haunted Homestead Tickets by the Adolpho family. In 2020, the first Haunted Homestead event was created to bring a sense of celebration to Halloween without traditional trick-or-treating. The Adolphos decided to make it an annual event after the amazing response from the community. This is a fun, family Halloween celebration featuring attractions, a light show, food vendors, and free goodies for all the keiki. Something for the WHOLE FAMILY. It’s spook-tacular fun. Keiki are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes to receive a special treat. This is a FREE entry event open to the public. Registration required and be sure to have your QR code available at check-in. Tickets available from October 28-30, 2021. More info: Haunted Homestead Tickets, October 28-30, 2021 | Eventbrite
Oʻahu Halloween Events
(Listed in date order)
Haunted Trolley Graveyard in Waimanalo is a new Halloween walk-thru experience where ‘haunted house’ meets ‘escape room’. Sea Life Park is transformed into an immersive and interactive Halloween experience for a memorable night of scares and laughs. Do you think you can escape in time? Enter if you dare. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hawaii Foodbank. Recommended for ages 12+. Tickets: $25/person. Fridays-Saturdays in October and Halloween night.
Nightmare (formerly Ghost Bar) at Ala Moana Center is a truly unique bar experience, where the strongest spirits materialize. From the creators of Haunted Plantation and Unlocked Escape Room, enjoy a Halloween-inspired specialty cocktail, beer, or non-alcoholic beverage. Sip on a Witches’ Brew, Vampire Bite, and more—the bewitching cocktails conjure mystical effects! Nightmare is in the Ewa Wing (near Bloomingdales and Nordstrom) on Level 3. Open nightly October 1 – 31, 2021 from 5:00 PM – Midnight (rumor has it, the line begins to form well before 5PM). No cover charge. Horror enthusiasts and curious individuals 21 years of age or older are welcome to attend.
Waimanalo Country Farms Drive thru Pumpkin Patch + Sunflower Field is great seasonal fun for families. Timed entry reservations are required. Ticket: $10/person (age 3+), includes lemonade. Optional purchase of pumpkins, sunflowers, ala-carte food items for additional charge. Tuesday-Sunday, October 2, 2021 – November 21, 2021.
Haunted House Drive-thru at Aloha Stadium. Dead End “The Apocalypse” is a drive-thru haunted house at Aloha Stadium returning in 2021 with all new scenes and creatures to make you scream. Featuring 6 terrifying interactive scenes and an outdoor drive-thru horror like nothing seen before. Think you’re safe behind closed doors? Well, think again. Price per vehicle: $65-$75. Thursday-Sunday October 8-31, 2021.
Discovery Center Halloween Cookie Decorating Kit. Celebrate Halloween with a delicious and fun cookie decorating activity. This is a perfect activity to do at home or to give as a gift! Included are 4 sugar cookies, frosting and sprinkles. Cost: $10. Deadline to order is October 11. Your kits will be available for pick up starting October 18.
KOA Theater FRIGHTMARES Haunted House revives the corpse of Skeleton Key Hawaiʻi. Longer, Scarier, and More Spine-Tingling Than Ever! FRIGHTMARES is a walk-through haunted house, from the crew who brought you CURSE OF THE CRYPT, CARNEVIL OF SCREAMS and MUTANT MASSACRE, in a brand-new location! KOA Theater and Skeleton Key Hawaii have moved to 780 S. Beretania St., to a much larger space – 3x the size of our old Kailua location means 3x the scares! What Are You Afraid Of? Tickets $25. Thursday-Sunday, Oct 15-31. Tickets: KOA Theater & Skeleton Key Hawaii Present Frightmares! Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
Haunted Honolulu Ghost Tour. This 2-hour walking tour explores old buildings in Downtown Honolulu. Visit the eeriest of Honolulu’s haunts and hear accounts of people who’ve experienced strange event in the area that was once the seat of Royalty. Ticket: $40/person. Saturday October 16 and 23 at 5PM. Other tours are offered throughout the year: https://mysteries-of-hawaii.com/tours
Halloween at Home Spooktacular with FREE screening of “Coco” (PG). A fun way to get in the Halloween spirit — right from home! Enjoy a FREE screening of the disney PIXAR movie “Coco) (PG), plus virtual bingo, a family costume contest (enter with photos taken between October 16-22), and prize raffle. Friday, October 22, 2021, 6:30 – 8:15 pm.
Royal Hawaiian Center Virtual Keiki Costume Contest. O‘ahu kids up to 10 years old and their parents can enter in four age categories in this wickedly good time for fang-tastic prizes ranging from $25 to $100, with some gifts from Royal Hawaiian Center shops. Deadline to submit is Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Contest open to Oahu residents only.
Virtual Halloween Costume Contest presented by Market City and Ben Franklin is open to residents of Oʻahu. Contest period: October 21-27, 2021, ending at 5pm HST.
Salt Lake Shopping Center Halloween Drive-By Trick-or-Treat. With Halloween being limited again this year, Ohana Baptist Church will be sponsoring another drive-by Halloween Give-away. Drive your children to the Shopping Center to receive a generous portion of candy and treats from dressed up characters through a contactless “Candy Tube” through your car window. Special prizes for children who are dressed up for Halloween! *While supplies last! Friday, October 29, 2021 from 4:00 PM 6:00 PM and Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 9:00 AM 11:00 AM.
D.R. Horton Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Carve, paint, bedazzle, and decorate your pumpkin. All ages welcome. Groups submitting pumpkins together are welcome. Any size pumpkin is acceptable, from mini to giant. Visit your local Times Supermarket to purchase your perfect Aloun Farms Pumpkin. Win some sweet prizes from Purvé Donut Stop. Adult submissions will be entered to win Grand Prize Embassy Suites Staycation. Keiki submissions are by age categories: Wee Ones (Pre K to Grade 2), Keiki (Grade 3 – Grade 6), Youth (Grade 7 – Grade 12). Submit your decorate pumpkin photos from October 12 until NOON HST on Sunday, October 31. Free to enter. Entries accepted from Hawaii residents only. #PUMPKINWITHALOHA
Mililani town Center Online Keiki Halloween Costume Contest. Winners in several age groups. October 18-31, 2021.
Halloween Trunk-or-Treat at Pearlridge Center. Celebrate the spookiest time of the year at this contact-less drive-thru celebration. Lock your cars and hide your treats throughout the short, but sweet, static parade. If you wish, dress up costume for the event. Advance registration required with timed entry. Registration will go live on October 15 at 10AM HST. The Trunk-or-Treat event is on October 29.
Full Moon Market in Kapolei at the Residence Inn features live music, food trucks, food vendors, local artists and more. Parking at Kapolei High School. FREE Admission. October 29-30, 2021 from 5:30 – 9 PM. More info: www.instagram.com/residenceinnkapolei
Virtual Keiki Costume Contest at International Market Place. Enter for a chance to win a gift card. Post a photo of your costumed keiki to Instagram and tag @intlmktplace and #MarketPlaceStories. Winners will be announced on November 1 via Instagram. Enter October 29-31, 2021.
Tricks & Treats Fall Fest in Kapolei at Ka Makana Aliʻi. Start your trick or treating early the day before Halloween with music, games, and giveaways. Parents can treat themselves to locally made products while the keiki get candies and goodies at the trick & treating event. FREE Admission. Lots of Parking. Oct 30, 2021 from 11am – 5pm.
Get “Bitten!” by Elevations Halloween show at Blue Note Waikīkī. Get ready to get “Bitten!” this Halloween season with a very special set of Halloween music. Vampires will be lurking in every corner feel safe to dress out and celebrate before the dreaded sun comes out. Discount: 15% with a Hawaii or military ID. Note: $10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person in addition to ticket price. Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available. October 30, 2021 (two shows). More info: https://www.bluenotehawaii.com/
Trick-or-Treat in Waikīkī at International Market Place. On All Hallows’ Eve, bring the entire family dressed in their best Halloween threads to trick-or-treat at all three levels of the open-air center. Look for the orange and black balloons at participating stores. Stop in at the festive Treehouse on Level 2, Banyan Court to receive a complimentary goodie bag for keiki filled with all kinds of treats, such as a voucher to redeem a gift card at an International Market Place store or restaurant. One per keiki, must be present to claim. Available while supplies last. October 31, 3-5:30 p.m.
Cancelled annual Halloween Events
Last time we checked (early October 2021) the following annual events were not scheduled for 2021 but are expected to return in 2022.
(Listed alphabetically by island and then by name)
Oʻahu. Hallowbaloo & Craft Beer Festival is a celebration of music, food, art, and craft beer in Honolulu. The street festival requires a wristband to enter. Hallowballo transforms Historic Chinatown into an eclectic gathering of performance artists, street food, burlesque, and unbridled Halloween frivolity with an Oktoberfest feel in the open-air craft beer event. VIP ticket buyers will receive a free beer tasting and special collector’s edition Hallowbaloo beer stein granting priority access to bars, including skip the line access to participating clubs. More info: Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival | Facebook. We suggest staying home, carving a pumpkin, and watching scary movies.
Oʻahu. Steven Fredrick’s Ghost Tours. The one-and-a-half mile “Walk with the Dead Ghost Tour” visits sites of murder, death, and suicide in the downtown Honolulu/Chinatown area. This one-of-a-kind Halloween tour begins on October 1st and continues every night until the 31st.
Oʻahu. Haunted Plantation in Waipahu is a haunted village filled with professional actors. You will be chased and taunted by spirits of old Hawaiʻi. You will experience intense audio and lighting, extremely low visibility, strobe lights, fog, damp or wet conditions and a physically demanding environment. Not for children, pregnant women, or people with health issues.
Calendar of Halloween events
Listed below are many Halloween related events including pumpkin carving contests, trick or treat events, and more.