Here are free and cheap events plus spooky things to do to celebrate Halloween all around the Hawaiian Islands.
2023 Halloween Haunts and Tours
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 visited 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. Tours are offered every month of the year in Kona and Hilo, from $60pp and up.
Maui Halloween Events
Still TBA as of Oct 23,2023. Haunted Haiku Hike | Awalau Farm 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.
Molokaʻi Halloween Events
Still TBA as of Oct 23,2023. Haunted Homestead | Eventbrite 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. More info: Haunted Homestead a ‘Labor of Love’ | The Molokai Dispatch
Oʻahu Halloween Events
(Listed by start date)
Throughout October. Walking tours. Mysteries of Hawaiʻi is the only Native Hawaiian owned and operated ghost tour company in the state. Special calendar of events for Halloween. Other tours available throughout the year. All ghost tours and visits to sacred and beloved sites are done with the utmost respect. There are no “scare tactics.” No one hiding in the bushes to frighten you. Everything that happens (or does not happen) depends entirely on you, who have chosen to experience the Mysteries of Hawai‘i. Walking tours $40/person. More info: Halloween Season Calendar — Mysteries of Hawai’i Honolulu Ghost Tours (mysteries-of-hawaii.com)
Nightly in October 5:00 PM – Midnight. Nightmare Popu Up Bar (No cover charge. 21+ only.) at Ala Moana Pacific Center (1585 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814) is a truly unique bar experience with Halloween-inspired specialty cocktail, beer, or non-alcoholic beverages.
Wednesdays in October (4, 11, 18, 25) + Halloween night. Frightening stories with Lopaka Kapanui, local storyteller of Hawaiian legends and supernatural happenings and joins PBS Hawai‘i’s podcast “What School You Went?” to share four frightening tales each Wednesday: Hale Mokihana, Waialae Drive-In, The Most Haunted Building in Honolulu and Pu‘uiki Cemetery. More info: PBS Hawai‘i (pbshawaii.org)
Wednesdays in October (4, 11, 18, 25) + Halloween night. “Hitchcocktober” film fest at Consolidated Theatres in Kahala Theatre. Admission $17.75 per film. More info: Consolidated Theatres | Kahala Theatre | Hitchcocktober
- Wed, Oct 4. REAR WINDOW. Thriller about a convalescing photographer who innocently spies on his neighbors and becomes embroiled in a murder mystery.
- Wed, Oct 11. TO CATCH A THIEF. The romantic suspense classic on the Riviera starring the legendary pair Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.
- Wed, Oct 18 VERTIGO. An intricate web of obsession and deceit follows a retired San Francisco detective in one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most powerful, deep, and stunningly beautiful films stars James Stewart and Kim Novak
- Wed, Oct 25. SHADOW OF A DOUBT. One of Alfred Hitchcock’s first masterpieces, SHADOW OF A DOUBT is a critically acclaimed psychological thriller starring Joseph Cotton as Uncle Charlie, a calculating and charming killer.
- Tue, Oct 31. PSYCHO. Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening.
Wednesdays in October (4, 11, 18, 25) + Halloween night. Horror Film Fest at Consolidated Theatres Ward. Admission $17.75 per film. More info: Consolidated Theatres | Ward with TITAN LUXE | Horror Fest
- Wed, Oct 4. A Nightmare on Elm Street. Supernatural slasher film written and directed by Wes Craven. Krueger, an undead former child killer, can murder people through their dreams, as retribution against those who burned him alive.
- Wed, Oct 11. Scream. A killer known as “Ghostface” begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the “Rules” of horror films.
- Wed, Oct 18. Child’s Play. A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
- Wed, Oct 25. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Five youths on a weekend getaway fall prey to a depraved family of cannibals. T
- Tue, Oct 31. Halloween. Imprisoned for the brutal murder of his sister on Halloween 15 years ago, Michael Myers escapes custody and returns to his quiet hometown to look for his next victims.
Friday-Sunday, October 6-31, 2023. Dead End returns to bring you “Andras” a drive through haunted house at Aloha Stadium. A horrific collaboration of over 100 twisted minds. Featuring 6 terrifying interactive scenes and an outdoor drive-through horror like nothing seen before. Feel your nerves rise as chilling monsters, deranged doctors and killer clowns surround your car. You think you’re safe behind closed doors? Well, think again. Don’t forget to lock your doors. $65-$75 per carload. More info: Oahu Haunted House | Welcome to the Aftermath and Aloha Stadium | HABILITAT Drive-Through HAUNTED HOUSE (hawaii.gov)
Thursday-Sunday, October 12-29 and October 30-31, 2023. Honolulu/Kalihi: Trial of Fears (trialoffearshi.com). Walk-through interactive haunt experience. Reservation recommended. Walk-ins welcome. General admission: $25.
October 13-14, 20-22, 26-29, and 31, 2023. Skeleton Key Hawaii – KOA Theater. TERROR PLANET is a walk-through haunted house in the heart of Honolulu (780 S Beretania St)—the most relentless, hair-raising haunted attraction. Tickets: $10-$25; price increases each weekend.
Friday-Sunday, Oct 13-29 and October 31, 2023. Waipahu: Haunted Plantation is located on a REAL 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. Tickets: $21. Advance timed-entry $1 reservations required (no walk-ins) with $20 cash payment upon entry.
Saturday-Sunday, October 14-29, 2023. Aloun Farms Annual Pumpkin Festival. All-day family-friendly activities; craft and food vendors; keiki rides, a petting zoo; and tractor hayrides through hundreds of acres of diversified farmland. Pumpkins and farm produce for sale. Admission: $5.00 per person. 2yrs and under FREE. Parking: FREE. More info: Aloun Farms Hawaii and 21st Annual Pumpkin Festival (alounfarms.com)
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Calendar of Halloween events
Listed below are many upcoming Halloween-related events including costume contests, trick or treat events, horror film screenings, spooky stories, and more.