9th Annual Hallowbaloo Features Its Biggest Lineup Yet

Erykah Badu / 14 Stages / 30 Artists / 10K Costumes

Saturday, October 29th

Enter to Win VIP Tickets & Special Costuming Experiences


The Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival is thrilled to welcome DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu and expand to three fantastic locations: historic Downtown Honolulu, Chinatown and venues at Aloha Tower Marketplace. The Hallowbaloo Street Festival and Hallowbaloo Ball kick off festivities at 4:30pm at HiSAM (Hawaii State Art Museum) and the surrounding streets on Saturday, October 29th. Hallowbaloo couldn’t be more excited about its return to HiSAM! With iconic landmarks, manicured lawns and expansive tree canopies, the area has the look and feel of a state park and serves as the perfect oasis for sharing Halloween aloha and enjoying rambunctious rhythms. At 9pm, Club Hallowbaloo revs up in Chinatown and Aloha Tower Marketplace with bodacious beats bouncing deep into the night at 10 venues.


There's Halloween cheer, entertainment, bites and beverages to suit every fancy. For families and revelers who prefer a smooth ghoulish glide, an early jaunt through Hallowbaloo's street festival, including dinner at one of its delectable pop-ups (Square Barrels, Hawaiian Fresh Farms, Istanbul Restaurant, Olay’s Thai Express, India Cafe, Nosh and more), will be hard to beat. There’s also a haute Halloween offering in the form of the Hallowbaloo Ball providing VIP access to the street festival and clubs including a main stage viewing deck, exclusive access inside HiSAM and passed pupus by Artizen, Grondin French-Latin Kitchen, Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop and Bethel Union. And of course, if you're one of the many who view Hallowbaloo as the ultimate euphoric release, take a double dip of masquerade mayhem by dancing through the nearly 10,000 costumed revelers who fill the street festival grounds and Club Hallowbaloo.


Hallowbaloo hijinks happen only once a year. Get your costumes ready!


Discounted tickets available now while supplies last.




CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Win a VIP Halloween Experience

Feeling a bit like Cinderella this Halloween, with nothing to wear? Now until Tuesday, Oct. 18, enter here to win one of three prizes—each comes with two tickets to the Hallowbaloo Ball (VIP), plus the costume you need to top Halloween’s list of best-dressed monsters.HONOLULU Magazine brings you the ultimate Halloween cheer. COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW for your chance to win one of three prizes:


  • Private Costuming Session +
    2 Hallowbaloo Ball (VIP) Tickets

  • Kharolina Costumes Gift Certificate (rentals for two) + 2 Hallowbaloo Ball (VIP) Tickets

  • Barrio Vintage Shopping Spree +
    2 Hallowbaloo Ball (VIP) Tickets


HALLOWBALOO STREET FESTIVAL – Saturday – October 29, 2016

4:30PM – 10:00PM

HiSAM Lawn and surrounding streets (Hotel & Richards St.)

Enjoy costumes, music, art and food in one of Hawaii’s most beautiful venues!



4:30PM – 10:00PM

HiSAM Interior & Premium Main Stage Viewing Deck

Your ticket to the grandest Hallowbaloo experience: complimentary pupus by top Chinatown eateries and exquisite elixirs (two complimentary) enjoyed while revelling in the catbird seat (spacious environs incl. premium main stage viewing deck and air conditioned HiSAM lounge and wash rooms). Plus, express entry to street festival and Club Hallowbaloo venues.



4:30PM – 10:00PM

Street Festival – Richards St.

Pop-up eateries at your beck and call with tasty treats ranging from indulgent delights to farm-to-table goodness.




8:00PM – 11:00PM

Complimentary trolleys will shuttle festival goers from HiSAM to Nuuanu Ave. to Aloha Tower Marketplace and back so you never miss a beat!



9:00PM – 2:00AM


Chinatown & Aloha Tower Marketplace Venues

10 Clubs, One Cover ‘til 2am – We’ve expanded! Now includes Chinatown and Aloha Tower Marketplace venues: Bar 35, Nextdoor, Downbeat Lounge, Manifest, The Arts at Marks Garage, Scarlet Honolulu, Square Barrels, Hooters, Nashville Waikiki, and Gordon Biersch. Plus, pedestrian mall on Hotel St. (Nuuanu Ave. to Smith St.).





DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu ● Iyeoka ● Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola ● D Sharp (resident DJ of the Golden State Warriors) ● Samadhi Hawaii ● Quadraphonix ● Tavana ● Kalalea ● Tommy Osuna ● Mareko ● DJ Mr. Nick ● Paul Izak ● Doolin Rakes ● Good Foot ● Activ8 Electro Jazz Circus ● ​Jamarek ● ​DJ Toki  ● Hunter Down ● Godiva ● Scarlet Dancers ● Half Step Down ● Siire ● Dunes…and more!


Hawaii State Art Museum – The Epicenter of Hallowbaloo