Just because your Hawaii vacation happens to overlap with Halloween, you don’t have to miss out on any of the festivities you’d enjoy back home. In fact, when you book an all-inclusive or design your vacation package to the neighbor islands through Hawaii Aloha Travel, you can get the most out of your trip—and the money you save can pay for that amazing costume you’ve always wanted!
Here are the top 12 neighbor island Halloween events sure to please even the most discriminating goblins:
1.Na Lima Hana Spooktacular: Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., it’s time to “get spooky” at the Na Lima Hana Spooktacular at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in the Grand Ballroom. Enjoy $2 games, a $3 Haunted House, plus lots of food, activities, and a costume contest. Those staying at the hotel can park for free. All others $5 parking. (Preview event Friday, Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m.)
2. Sasha Knowles Dance Presents “Dance Spooktacular”: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Queens’ Marketplace Coronation Pavilion in Waikoloa. The dance academy will perform for audiences with a special Halloween-themed event.
3. Movies Under the Stars Presents “Monster House”: This month’s free screening at the Queens’ Marketplace Coronation Pavilion is “Monster House,” a story about three teens who discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. Saturday, Oct. 24, 6:00 p.m./Dusk
4. Celebrate Halloween!: On Friday, Oct. 30 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Join in the fun at Kings’ Shops for safe trick-or-treating throughout the center along with special children’s entertainment.
5. Happy HalloQueen: Friday October 30 from 5-7 p.m. at the Queens’ Marketplace Coronation Pavilion. Bring your family to Queens’ MarketPlace for some safe Halloween fun! Find our candy stations situated around the shopping center.
6. Magical Halloween Journey: Kona Pacific Charter School in Kealakekua, Saturday Oct. 24 from 4-9 p.m. Get your wrist rockets and jet packs ready as you head to the moon, Mars and beyond during Kona Pacific Charter School’s 15th Annual Halloween Journey. The Journey is the largest fundraiser for Kona Pacific Public Charter School and has become one of the “must attend” Halloween events in West Hawaii. Tickets are sold in increments of time slots for each “journey.” Attendees will also enjoy space themed games, crafts and out-of-this-world food at the Milky Way cafe while enjoying local live entertainment. Cost: $10 for Journey tickets and $2 for games and crafts.
7. “A Wicked Good Time” Costume/Benefit Party: Kailua-Kona at Daylight Mind Coffee Co. Oct. 30 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The West Hawaii Assn. of REALTORS’ 3rd annual Charity of Choice costume party and silent auction event is a must-try. It benefits Child and Family Services, and West Hawaii Domestic Abuse Shelter. There will be a costume contest, pupus, cocktails, music and dancing. Costumes encouraged! Prizes for Best Overall Costume and Best Couple Costumes. Presale Tickets $30/Door $35.
8. Howl’ween Dog Walk: Kailua-Kona, Oct. 31 If you brought your pooch on vacation, check out this event at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel’s Hon Lawn. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Contests, prizes, costumes, team challenges, SUP for pups!
9. Ohana Halloween Paina: Keahou, Kona, Oct. 31 Free admission. Haunted House, playground, and vendors from 5-9:30pm. Keiki Costume Contest; Adult Costume Contest, and live entertainment.
10. Marine Theme Halloween Event: Lahaina, Oct. 24 11 a.m. Free. “The Goodnight Gecko“ author Gill McBarnet will host a story time reading of her latest book “The Rainbow Mermaids of Hawaii” at the Lahaina Barnes and Noble. A pre-Halloween dress up parade and prize contest for keiki 0-6 years old will follow the reading. McBarnet, Hawaii’s bestselling children’s author, will commemorate the 25th anniversary of “Goodnight Gecko” this November with a limited run of 10,000 copies featuring an embellished version of the original cover with a special edition stamp on it.
11. Lahaina Halloween Party: Lahaina, Oct. 31, mid-afternoon. Without a doubt, the biggest and most celebrated holiday on Maui is Halloween. Each year, Lahaina Town is the host of one of the largest Halloween parties in Hawaii, often dubbed the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific”. Front Street closes off all streets to traffic, allowing costumed visitors and residents the chance to walk freely down the street and enjoy the many events held throughout the evening.
12. Fall Festival: Kauai Christian Academy, Kilauea. Oct. 31-31 4-9 p.m. Free. Join in the fun with a supreme Silent Auction, games and activities, and tons of food. The festival will features a bounce house, pony rides, carnival games, airsoft wars, a petting zoo, hay rides, a corn maze, and more. Food from North Shore Grinds and Chicken In A Barrel will also be on-tap.
If your Hawaii vacation happens to overlap with Halloween, you have lots of opportunities to celebrate “island-style”. So, grab your costume and head out to some of these amazing events for a spook-tastic time!
Posted by: Bruce Fisher