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Things to Do in October in Hawaii

This month, relax with kava, indulge in local seafood and scare yourself at Oahu’s favorite haunted houses.


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photos: courtesy of the respective events and festivals.

Haunted Lagoon

Oct. 1-31

Take a frightful canoe ride into the Haunted Lagoon at the Polynesian Cultural Center, with ghosts, creepy clowns and the Laie Lady. There’s a less-spooky version for keiki, too. For tickets, visit hauntedlagoon.com.

 

Wiki Wiki One-Day Vintage Collectables and Hawaiiana Show

Oct. 2

More than 70 vendors are bringing their vintage wares to the Blaisdell Arena. With 91 tables of vintage items, this will be an antiquer’s paradise. ukulele.com/wikiwiki.html.

 

 

Kava Festival

Oct. 8

It might taste like mud, but you’ll soon feel pretty relaxed about it. Celebrate the favorite traditional drink of Pacific Islanders at UH Manoa with live music, guest speakers, educational films—and of course, lots of kava tasting. awadevelopment.org/kavafestival.

 

 

Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival

Oct. 9

Check out more than 100 different vendors at Pier 38 while savoring local seafood and watching live fishing demonstrations. Also, tour a longline boat. hawaiifishingfestival.com.

 

 

Haunted Plantation

Oct. 14-31

This isn’t just a haunted house; it’s an entire plantation, overrun by more than 50 trained actors. Running nine nights between Oct. 14 through Oct. 31, at the Hawaii Plantation Village. For tickets, visit hawaiihauntedplantation.com.

 

 

 

The Little Shop of Horrors

Oct. 27

What better time to enjoy this classic sci-fi/horror comedy? manoavalleytheatre.com.

 

Hallowbaloo Music and Arts Festival

Oct. 28 to Oct. 31

Celebrate Halloween with four nights of music, costumes, arts and festivities. Enjoy live fire dancing, glass blowing, as well as more than 35 bands, DJs and theatrical groups. hallowbaloo.com.

 

 

 

 

Hana Hoohiwahiwa O Kaiulani

Oct. 16-22

In honor of Princess Kaiulani’s birthday, visitors can enjoy a week-long series of cultural and educational events,  as well as the 17th Annual Princess Kaiulani Keiki Hula Festival and Arts and Crafts Fair. Find details at princess-kaiulani.com.

 

For more events, visit honolulumagazine.com/calendar.

 

 

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