Don’t Miss These Halloween Events on O‘ahu

Save the date for these fall activities and spooky events.


It’s the spooky season, so to celebrate all things Halloween and frightening, we’ve rounded up a list of haunted houses, pumpkin patches, spine-chilling tours and more. Be sure to check back often, as we’ll be adding to the list as information becomes available.



Saturday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m.

This fan favorite event is back for the first time in three years, ready to transform the Chinatown Arts District into a frighteningly fun neighborhood. The streets will come alive with a craft beer festival featuring over 25 premium and exotic beverages and ono street vendors. This year, expect performances by Henry Kapono, Taimane, PeniDean and Izik, a Jerry Garcia tribute concert by the Stephen Inglis Project. In addition, there will be a screening of one of the scariest movies of all time, the 1922 silent film “Haxan.” Guests can enjoy a drag show just before the annual costume contest (the grand prize winner will win $1,000!), and new this year is the Golden Pineapple Awards, headed up by Hallowbaloo’s 2022 Director of Dazzle, Miss Catwings. She and professional photographer will be roaming the streets giving prizes to and snapping photos. Read our Ultimate Guide to Hallowbaloo, @hallowbaloo


Mysteries of Hawai‘i Ghost Tours

Various days and times, now through Oct. 31

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui’s Mysteries of Hawai‘i ghost tours. Though they run all year, the terrifying tours are especially popular during the month of October. Check out the Ghosts of Old Honolulu Tour, Waikīkī Night Marchers Ghost Tour and Honolulu’s Haunted Crime Tour. Just don’t expect any scare tactics or any funny business—whatever happens on the tour is real, err, supernatural.


$25-$40, various locations,, @mysteriesofhawaii


Waimanalo Country Farms Pumpkins Photo Waimanalo Country Farms

Photo: Courtesy of Waimānalo Country Farms


Waimānalo Country Farms’ Fall Harvest Festival

Tuesday through Sunday, Oct. 1 through Nov. 20

The annual pumpkin patch is back at this beloved family-run farm. Aside from picking pumpkins, you can also take hayrides (and selfies) in the sunflower fields, sip on sweet tea, shop at the country market for fresh corn and so much more.


Family-friendly, from $10, children 2 years old and under are free, 41-225 Lupe St., Waimānalo,, @waimanalocountryfarms


Nightmare Bar

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Nightmare Bar

Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 6 p.m.-midnight

This Halloween-themed pop-up bar is back! Don your costume (or not) and sip on seasonally-inspired specialty cocktails, beers and non-alcoholic beverages. The concept of this terrifyingly entertaining space is by the creators of Haunted Plantation, so they know how fun spooky can be.


Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd.,, @nightmarehonolulu



The Honolulu Zoo’s Histories & Mysteries Tour

Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Guests who are at least 8 years of age are invited to a walking tour to hear the haunted history of the Honolulu Zoo. Guides will share more than a dozen stories of the supernatural that have been passed down or experienced by staff members themselves. Each tour is limited to 25 people.


Family-friendly, $25 general admission, $20 for Honolulu Zoo Society Members. Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave.,, @honoluluzoo



SEE ALSO: 😱 Get into the Halloween Spirit with Spooky Podcasts on PBS Hawai‘i


Dead End: The Aftermath

Weekends, Oct. 7 through 31, 7-11 p.m.

Experience Hawai‘i’s first drive-through haunted house at Aloha Stadium. Expect six interactive and downright eerie scenes, as monsters, deranged doctors and killer clowns surround your car. Be sure to lock your doors.


$65-75 for one vehicle, Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd.,, @oahuhauntedhouse



Royal Hawaiian Center

Photo: Royal Hawaiian Center

Royal Hawaiian Center’s Halloween Keiki Costume Contest

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2-6 p.m.

After a two-year hiatus, Waikīkī’s largest costume contest is back. This annual spook-tacular keiki costume contest takes place at The Royal Grove. Keiki from infants to 10 years old and their parents are invited to compete for first, second, and third place prizes in four categories. This year’s categories include: ages 0–2; ages 3–5; 6–10; ‘parent and child costume combo, infant to 10 years.

The public is invited to come to the center dressed in their best Halloween costume and enter for a chance to win a prize! Pre-registration is open


Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalākaua Ave.,, @royalhwnctr


Skeleton Key Hawai‘i

Various days and times, Oct. 7 through 31

Skeleton Key Hawai‘i is back with a new out-of-this-world theme as it celebrates five years of haunting Hawai‘i. Expect new sets, costumes, characters and the like, corresponding with Terror Planet. The hair-raising haunt is created by theater practitioners whose attention to detail in sets, lights and performance is sure to make it an unforgettable experience. There will also be keiki viewings, with very mild scares, and candy stations (recommended for ages 10 and younger), as well as a VIP ticket option.


Family-friendly, from $10, Koa Theater, 780 S. Beretania St.,, @skeleton_key_hawaii


SEE ALSO: 💀 Prepare for the Fright of your Life at Skeleton Key Hawai‘i’s Terror Planet

Ichthyology Behind-the-Scenes Tours “Spooky Edition”

Saturday, Oct. 1, 8, 22, 11 a.m.-noon and 2-3 p.m.

Learn more about fish of the Indo-Pacific region through the museum’s extensive collection of aquatic creatures. In honor of spooky season, Bishop Museum scientists will share stories on some of the strangest fish and the spookiest realms of the underwater world.


Family-friendly, from $10, members receive $5 off registration fee, Hale Ikehu at Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.,, @bishopmuseum

Weekend Picks Haunted Plantation Credit Courtesy Haunted Plantation Cover

Photo: Courtesy of Haunted Plantation

Haunted Plantation

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-31, 7-11 p.m.

Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village is an outdoor museum of historical homes and gardens where you can learn the stories of Hawai‘i’s people. And people swear it’s haunted. Around Halloween, this historic sugar plantation in Waipahu turns into a truly scary site. It’s even been named one of the scariest haunted houses in the world by media and technology company Pop Sugar. But beware, this terrifying attraction is geared toward the bravest souls ages 12 and up.


$20, Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St., Waipahu,, @hauntedplantation


SEE ALSO: 👻Scary Ghost Stories From Hawai‘i’s “Haunted” Plantation Village


Pumpkin Carving at Center for Architecture

Sunday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Keiki of all ages are welcome to join AIA Honolulu for a pumpkin carving contest. Just bring your creativity, as supplies will be provided! Winner of Most Creative, Best Technical and Best Pumpkitecture categories will receive $75 gift cards.


Family-friendly, free, advanced registration required, 828 Fort Street Mall,, @aiahonolulu



Holy Nativity Pumpkin Fest

Photo: Courtesy of Holy Nativity School


10th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival & Flick-or-Treat Drive-In Movie Weekend

Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22

Explore the legendary pumpkin patch and enjoy keiki-friendly festival games, a country store and drive-in movies. The Flick-or-Treat Drive-In Weekend includes new and timeless favorites: Encanto, Hocus Pocus and Maleficent.


Family-friendly, begins at $30, Holy Nativity School, 5286 Kalaniana‘ole Highway,, @holynativityschool



Spooky Science Workshop

Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

Keiki can watch things ooze, bubble and more at this STEM workshop. And after the thrill of the 45-minute workshop, they can play in the galleries.


Family-friendly, $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Children’s Discovery Center, 111 ‘Ohe St., Honolulu. Register here (deadline to register is Oct. 15),, @hawaiichildrensdiscoverycenter



Spook Life Park

Photo: Courtesy of Sea Life Park

Spook Life Park

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sea Life Park becomes Halloween headquarters, with character photo ops all across the decorated grounds, magical encounters, face painting, and trick-or-treating throughout the park. There will be festive food and drink (think mummy hot dogs and jiggling gelatins), as well as goodies from local vendors. This year’s theme is Attack of the Gorilla Ogo!, a villainous invasive limu (algae) that wreaks havoc on the marine environment. Keiki are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy all of the festivities.


Family-friendly, festivities are included with the price of admission. Sea Life Park, 41-202 Kalaniana‘ole Highway, Waimānalo,, @sealifepark



Halloween Whiskey Bash

Friday, Oct. 28, 6 to 9 p.m.

Koko Head Café and Fujioka’s have teamed up to provide a frighteningly good array of pūpū, pastries, and of course, whiskey. Expect scares, craft cocktails, and fall-inspired favorites with a chef’s twist. There will also be a costume contest, games, prizes, and even some spooky surprises.

$150, Koko Head Café, 1120 12th Ave., Honolulu,, @kokoheadcafe




Halloween & Hollywood Wine Dinner at Pai Honolulu

Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m.

Pai’s chef Kevin J. Lee and in-house sommelier Khristian Reyno are collaborating with Sky Cameron of Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants to host an elevated themed wine dinner. The exclusive five-course menu is inspired by classic movie and musical genres. It’s not required that you go in costume, but the guest donning the best one will take home a bottle of one of the evening’s featured wines! Seating is limited, so reservations are highly recommended.


$150 per person, plus tax and gratuity, indoor and outdoor seating available, 55 Merchant St., suite 110, Honolulu, view menu and book your table at, @paihonolulu



Keiki Costume Ball

Sunday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

Get the most out of those keiki costumes and play some spooktacular games, create creepy crafts and go trick-or-treating throughout the Children’s Discovery Center. Be sure to register, as the center will only be open to registered participants for this special event.


Family-friendly, $8 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Children’s Discovery Center, 111 ‘Ohe St., Honolulu. Register here,, @hawaiichildrensdiscoverycenter


Mililani Marketplace Halloween Event

Sunday, Oct. 30, 3-5 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat around the Mililani Marketplace stores and restaurants. Don’t forget to dress your keiki up as there will be a boo-tiful Halloween costume contest. There are three age ranges for the costume contest: 4 years and under, 5-8 years and 9-12 years old. All costumes will be judged based off of most original, best homemade costume and cutest costume. Also, show off your spookiest poses at their Halloween themed back drop.


Free. Mililani Marketplace, 94-780 Meheula Parkway, Mililani., @mililanimarketplace



Tiki’s Grill & Bar Halloween Bash

Monday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

Tiki’s Grill & Bar will be hosting their Halloween Bash with DJ, dancing, drinks and more. Costumes are encouraged, so be sure to show up with your best look. If you show up before 8 p.m., there will be free entry as well as two live bands performing for entertainment. This is a 21+ event.


21+ event, $20-$35. Tiki’s Grill & Bar, 2570 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu,, @tikisgrill



Halloween frights

Photo: Elti Meshau


Ghost Bus Hawai‘i


Hop aboard Ghost Bus Hawai‘i for a 15-minute fright—if you dare. Legendary Japanese haunted house producer Michaelty Yamaguchi brings his eerie expertise to Honolulu, and terrifying things are sure to happen. FYI, the bus uses audio and visual effects, but doesn’t actually move while you’re inside. Children 8-13 years old are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.


$20-plus, kama‘āina and military discounts are available, parking lot at Waikīkī Marriott Resort & Spa, 152 ‘Ōhua Ave.,, @ghostbushawaii



Trial of Fears

Every Friday and Saturday in Oct. & Oct. 30 – 31, 7-11 p.m

Help save Kailani from the evil demon, Korgrak, by completing three thrilling challenges. This escape room is accompanied with warnings as there are strobe lights, fog and uneven grounds. Keiki over 13 years old are welcome.


$20. 3015 Koapaka Street, Honolulu., @trialoffears


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