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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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), discoverycenterhawaii.org, @hawaiichildrensdiscoverycenter
Spook Life Park
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30
Sea Life Park becomes Halloween headquarters, with a Haunted Theater, underwater pumpkin carving demonstrations in the Shark Cave, and trick-or-treating throughout the park. Keiki are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy all of the festivities.
Saturday, Oct. 29
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. Founded in 2008, the Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival has been giving O‘ahu residents and visitors a reason to celebrate the season and the community. More info to be announced!
Keiki Costume Ball
Friday, 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.
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.