Halloween Events in Hawai‘i—2019

Our list of 40+ family-friendly Halloween events on O‘ahu.

Photo: Courtesy of Royal Hawaiian Center

We will be updating this list throughout October. Check back weekly to find the latest roundup of family-fun events. Updated: Oct. 22, 2019.

Ongoing Events

Sunday, Oct. 5 through Oct. 27

Fall Harvest Festival at Waimānalo Farm

  • Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekdays are often for school group visits only. 
  • Pick a pumpkin, sip on fresh lemonade and play at the farm at this pumpkin patch on O‘ahuʻs windward side. Bring a camera for a sunflower field selfie ($3, kids 2 years and younger are free) or for a photo op with some of the farm’s animals ($6). Admission is free, but attractions start at $3 for hayrides and a chance to fire the pumpkin cannon. A $15 wristband includes unlimited activities. Pumpkin prices range from $5 to $25.
  • Waimānalo Country Farms, 41-225 Lupe St., Waimānalo, (808) 306-4381, waimanalocountryfarms.com.
Saturday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 27

Aloun Farms 19th Annual Pumpkin Festival

  • Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Pick pumpkins, sweet corn, beans and sunflowers, then go for a free hayride at this working farm in Kapolei. Bring two two garbage-size bags of gently-used clothing for free entry. Pumpkins will be priced according to size. Bring cash. At last year’s festival, checks and credit cards were not accepted. 
  • $3, kids 2 years and younger are free. Aloun Farms, 91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. (808) 677-9516, alounfarms.com.
Saturdays, Oct. 12 through Nov. 2

Rustic Fall Nights at Waimānalo Country Farms

  • 6 to 8:30 p.m., weather permitting
  • Celebrate fall after sunset at this special evening event on the farm. Photo stations will be set up, kids can pick their pumpkins or snack on items from a special menu.
  • $3 admission, kids 2 years and younger are free. Waimānalo Country Farms, 41-225 Lupe St., Waimānalo, (808) 306-4381, waimanalocountryfarms.com.

SEE ALSO: Where to Trick-Or-Treat on Halloween on O‘ahu

Hallow-Read Fall Reading Program at Wahiawā Public Library

  • Oct. 1 to Oct. 31
  • Borrow Halloween-themed books for prizes. For every five kids check out and read, they will earn a small treat and be entered to win the grand prize. The program is for kids 17 years and younger.
  • Free. Wahiawā Public Library, 820 California Ave., Wahiawā. (808) 622-6345. librarieshawaii.org.

Fall Check Out Challenge at ‘Aiea Public Library

  • Oct. 1
  • Kids in sixth grade and younger will win sticker packets for every book they borrow. If you find a bat sticker inside, you win a prize. Sign up at the information desk.
  • Free. ‘Aiea Public Library, 99-374 Pohai Place, ‘Aiea. (808) 483-7333, librarieshawaii.org.

Need costume ideas? See our tips from a Halloween-loving mom or browse our photos of our 2018 Costume Contest winners.

Photo: Courtesy of Waimānalo Country Farms

Other Events
Monday, Oct. 28

Haunted Hawaii Stories with Jeff Gere at Kāne‘ohe Public Library

  • 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Storyteller Jeff Gere tells some of his creepiest local stories in the Bookmobile Garage. The tales of the spirit people, Pele and a possessed girl are frightening. So stories are suggested for kids 13 years and older.
  • Free. Kāne‘ohe Public Library, 45-829 Kamehameha Highway. (808) 233-5676, librarieshawaii.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 29

Move Night: Coco at Kahuku Library

  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Miguel loves music. His family bans it. One night, during Dia de los Muertos, the day of the dead in latin cultures, he ends up in the land of the dead where he meets his musical idol, an unsuccessful musician and goes on an adventure to discover the truth about his family. The Disney film runs one hour and 45 minutes and is rated G.
  • Free.  Kahuku Public Library, 56-490 Kamehameha Highway, (808) 293-8935, librarieshawaii.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 30

Pumpkin Palooza! at Waimānalo Public Library

  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Aunty Terry brings pumpkin stories, crafts, games and other keiki fun.
  • Free. Waimānalo Public Library, 41-1320 Kalani‘anaole Highway. (808) 259-2610, librarieshawaii.org.
Thursday, Oct. 31

Boo, Boo, Trick o’ Treat with Nyla Fujii-Babb at Kāne‘ohe Public Library

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tutu Nyla tells stories and songs about Halloween customs for preschool age children. Come in costume and join the trick-or-treat parade.
  • Free. Kāne‘ohe Public Library, 45-829 Kamehameha Highway. (808) 233-5676, librarieshawaii.org.

Halloween Fun for the Little Ones at Wai‘anae Public Library

  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Celebrate the 31st with a short movie, Room on the Broom, games and snacks. The costume parade begins at 4 p.m.
  • Free. Wai‘anae Public Library, 85-625 Farrington Highway, Wai‘anae. (808) 697-7868, librarieshawaii.org.

Dia de los Muertos at International Market Place

  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Celebrate the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) with delicious foods, live entertainment by a mariachi band and activities. This runs nightly at The Street Food Hall by Michael Mina from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3.
  • Free. International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Ave. (808) 931-6105, shopinternationalmarketplace.com

Keiki Halloween at Nā Lama Kukui

  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Kids can walk through a haunted house, go trick-or-treating and enter a costume contest.
  • Free. Nā Lama Kukui, 560 N. Nimitz Highway, (808) 537-9953, nlkcenter.com.

SEE MORE OCT. 31 EVENTS! Visit: Where to Trick-Or-Treat on Halloween on O‘ahu

Past Events

Friday, Oct. 4

Kroctober Fest

  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Pumpkin carving, fall crafts, games and prizes will be available for this special event that is open to the public.
  • Free. 91-3257 Kualaka‘i Parkway, ‘Ewa Beach. (808) 682-5505, kroccenterhawaii.org.
Saturday, Oct. 5

Spooky Story Time at Wahiawā Public Library

  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Halloween stories are the theme for this weekly kids’ hour which includes music, dancing, puppets and, of course, books. 
  • Free. 820 California Ave., Wahiawā. (808) 622-6345, librarieshawaii.org.
Saturday, Oct. 12

Halloween Fun at Hawai‘i Kai Public Library

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Come in costume for a Halloween story, trick-or-treating and balloon animals by Balloon Monsoon. For kids 3 years and older while supplies last. Keiki must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Free. Hawai‘i Kai Public Library, Lunalilo Home Road. (808) 397-5833, librarieshawaii.org.

Needle Felted Pumpkins and Jack o’ Lanterns

  • 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Make a festive and woolly Jack o’ Lantern or pumpkin to celebrate fall with local fiber artist and Art Explorium staff member Wendy Ikeda. Please note that felting needles used for this workshop are sharp.
  • $20, 7 years and older. Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave., (808) 312-4316, artexplorium.org.
Sunday, Oct. 13

Larger than Life Halloween Bash at Kaimukī Public Library

  • noon to 4 p.m.
  • Put on your costume for a prize and join a day of fun at the library. The Puzzle Company will have games and STEM activities from noon to 2 p.m. At 1 p.m., kids 8 years and older can make their own costumes and at 3 p.m. the mask-making workshop begins. A dance party will be 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Free. Kaimukī Public Library, 1041 Koko Head Ave.. (808) 733-8422, librarieshawaii.org.
Saturday, Oct. 19

The Great Pumpkin Festival

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Pick your favorite from more than 2,500 locally grown pumpkins at the largest patch in East O‘ahu, then create arts and crafts, play games in the keiki zone and shop in the country store. 
  • Free admission. Holy Nativity School, 5286 Kalaniana‘ole Highway, (808) 373-3232, holynativityschool.org.

Halloween Headwear

  • 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Make a Halloween dream costume. Bring an oldie but goodie stuffed animal, things your kids have been gathering, or find inspiration in the Art Explorium’s big stash of materials to make some wild, wacky Halloween headwear. This workshop is longer than others.
  • $25, 7 years and older. Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave., (808) 312-4316, artexplorium.org.

Spook Life Park at Sea Life Park

  • Noon to 4:30 p.m.
  • Trick-or-treat through the park, see a new show “Legends of the Sea: The Darkness Returns,” watch underwater jack-‘o’-lantern carving and check others designed by the UH School of Architecture, enter the costume contest and stop by photo backdrops for a special discounted price. The costume contest is for kids 12 years and younger, with prizes given to the most original in each age group. There will also be a category for costumes using recycled materials. Buy tickets online early to avoid the lines that day.
  • $13.01 each. Sea Life Park, 41-202 Kalaniana‘ole Highway #7, Waimānalo, (808) 259-2500, sealifeparkhawaii.com.

Kids Night Out: DIY Halloween Costumes

  • 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Kids can make their own costume idea going, or to finish up one they are working on. Art Explorium has a stash of all kinds of supplies, and healthy snacks to fuel the imagination.
  • $35 each plus $30 per additional sibling, 6 years and older. Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave., (808) 312-4316, artexplorium.org.
Sunday, Oct. 20

Howl-O-Ween Woof-Tacular

  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Post photos of your dog in his or her best costume with hashtag #RHCHowl. The top 25 will join the doggie parade and one will be declared the winner.
  • Free. Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 922-2299, royalhawaiiancenter.com.

Sugar Skulls Paper Marbling Suminagashi Workshop

  • 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Suminagashi means “floating ink” in Japanese. Students will learn a traditional paper marbling method by dipping an inked brush in water and create some swirly patterns in vibrant colors. Each participant will get to experiment using oil pastel resist to draw the designs on precut paper. Please note: paper need 24 hours to dry completely.
  • $20, 5 years and older. Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave., (808) 312-4316, artexplorium.org.

Family Film Sunday: Coco

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
  • Free. Doris Duke Theatre, (808) 532-6090, 900 S. Beretania St., honolulumuseum.org.
Monday, Oct. 21

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit at Mililani Public Library

  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Someone is stealing the vegetables out of Wallace’s garden. So he and his dog Gromit goes on a hunt for the villains behind the village’s garden woes.
  • Free. Mililani Public Library, 94-450 Makaimoimo St., Mililani. (808) 627-7470, librarieshawaii.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Halloween Fun Event at Kahuku Public Library
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Games, crafts, prizes and a costume contest are part of the fun at this event.
  • Free.  Kahuku Public Library, 56-490 Kamehameha Highway, (808) 293-8935, librarieshawaii.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 23

Spooktacular Halloween Party at Kapolei Public Library

  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Kids can play games to win prizes. Try the Witch’s Hat ring toss, Spin-the-Wheel or Jack-o-Lantern bean bag toss to earn tickets that can be redeemed for little treats. Halloween costumes are welcome.
  • Free for kids 12 years and younger.  Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St., Kapolei, (808) 693-7050, librarieshawaii.org.
Friday, Oct. 25 through 27

Halloween Family Camp at Camp Erdman

  • 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 through 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
  • The not-so-spooky-themed camp for families includes three days and two nights in cabins with showers and all meals. Activities include a costume contest, arts and crafts, a haunted house, scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treating, swimming and hiking. In the past, arts and crafts included tie dying, candle making and pumpkin carving.
  • Rates begin at $115 per person for space for a tent to $1,240 for a deluxe cabin that houses up to eight people. Camp Erdman, 69-385 Farrington Highway, Waialua, (808) 637-4615, camperdman.org.
Saturday, Oct. 26

Lil’ Monsters Breakfast Bash

  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • Go wild at the Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu’s Halloween breakfast bash. The spook-tacular fun includes a decorate-your-own-doughnut bar, doughnut eating contest, musical chairs and costume prize giveaways. Kids will have the chance to trick or treat and compete for prizes in a costume contest. 
  • $20 per kid ages 10 and younger, $25 per kid or adult ages 11 and older. Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, 280 Beachwalk Ave., (808) 955-7383, ticketweb.com

Hang Around For a Spell at Salt Lake Shopping Center

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Crafts, games, a costume contest for kids and pets and center-wide trick-or-treating will be part of this annual event. Prizes will be given to the best homemade, cutest and scariest in three age categories. The contest begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a pet costume contest. Register keiki and pets between 10 and 11:15 a.m. 
  • Free. Salt Lake Shopping Center, 848 Liliko‘i St., (808) 735-8822, saltlakeshoppingcenter.com

Mall-o-ween Costume Contest at Windward Mall

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Kids 12 years and younger can enter to win a prize for most creative, scariest, adorable or look-alike costumes. There will are limited spaces in each category. Keiki must be in line and registered by 11:30 a.m. There will also be a craft station where kids can color their own slap bracelet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free. Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Highway, Kane‘ohe. windwardmall.com.

Howloween Boonanza at Pearlridge Center

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Enter a canine costume contest for prizes. Signups close at 12:30 p.m. with the contest beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Free. Pearlridge Center, 98-1005 Moanalua Road. hawaiipetbeat.com

Kamehameha Shopping Center Keiki Costume Contest

  • Registration begins at noon. Contest is 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Kids can enter for first, second and third prizes in two age categories: 0 to 5 years and 6 to 12 years. Then go trick-or-treating at participating merchants.
  • Free. Kamehameha Shopping Center, 1620 N. School St., kamehamehashoppingcenter.com

Make Your Own Pumpkin and Spider at ‘Aina Haina Public Library

  • 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Learn to make paper pumpkins and pipe cleaner spiders. The event is for teenagers and adults and you will need to reserve a spot by signing up at the reference desk or calling (808) 344-2456.
  • Free. ‘Aina Haina Public Library, 5246 Kalani‘anaole Highway. (808) 377-2456, librarieshawaii.org.

Roll-A-Monster Sculptures

  • 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Kids will play a game to make their own monsters. Keiki will roll dice to determine what their monsters will look like and then create sculptures with clay. Each kid will make two tiny monster sculptures, which will be baked and available for pick up one to two weeks after the workshop. 
  • $20, 5 years and older. Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave., (808) 312-4316, artexplorium.org.

Spooktacular Features Contest at Hawai’i Kai Towne Center

  • 3 p.m.
  • Trick-or-treat and celebrate Halloween a few days early on the Marina Docks of Hawai’i Kai Towne Center. There will be a costume contest with registration starting at 3 p.m. Age categories are 3 and younger; 4-8; and 9-12. The contest starts at 5 p.m. 
  • Free. Hawai’i Kai Towne Center, 333 Keahole St., (808) 396-0766, hawaiikaitownecenter.com.

Halle-Boo!-Yah at Inspire Church Mililani

  • 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Keiki can play games, jump in bouncers, get their face painted, pick up a balloon animal and sweet treats and enter a costume contest at this free event. Food trucks will be on site selling meals. Candy donations will be taken at the door.
  • 95-061 Waimakua Drive, Mililani, (808) 221-6975.

Makana Kids Halloween Costume Contest at Ka Makana Ali’i

  • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Kids can dress up to enter the Makana Kids Halloween Costume Contest for a chance to win prizes.
  • Free. Ka Makana Ali’i, 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, (808) 628-4800, kamakanaalii.com

Halloween at Market City Shopping Center

  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Go trick-or-treating at participating tenants, spin the prize wheel, snack on free popcorn, take a picture in the photobooth and make crafts to take home.
  • Free. Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, (808) 783-2619, marketcityhawaii.com.

Kailua Hallopalooza—Candy Carnival

  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • The free family event includes a costume parade, trunk-or-treating, inflatable games, a dog costume contest and an opportunity to select a mini pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
  • Free. Kailua parking garage behind Longs Drugs, 609 Kailua Road, Kailua. (808) 234-0404, abkailua.com.
Sunday, Oct. 27

Spooky BOO!reakfast at Dave & Buster’s

  • 8 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Come in costume for a Halloween breakfast event. Kids can dig into a breakfast buffet then get a balloon animal, a face painting, take photos with Frankenstein and enter the costume contest for a chance at a prize. A strolling magician and a complimentary power card will add to the entertainment. 
  • Adults and kids 11 years and older are $32.20, kids 3 to 10 years are $19.51, keiki 2 years and younger are free. Dave & Buster’s, 1030 Auahi St., (808) 589-5005, eventbrite.com/e/db-honolulu-2019-spooky-booreakfast-tickets.

Treat Street at Keiki in the Kitchen Family Sunday

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Kids 10 years and younger can trick-or-treat at a street created by UH architecture students at this event by the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival. RSVP for a free reusable canvas trick-or-treat bag. For $10, keiki can decorate Halloween-themed cupcakes with chef Buddy Valastro. 
  • Free admission. Cupcake decorating is $10. Victoria Ward Park, 1020 Auahi St. hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com.

Felt Squad: Spooky Friends Make-n-Take

  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Create adorable and spooky felt ghosts or pumpkins. Kids will be using sharp needles so the workshop is limited to kids 10 years and older. Call (808) 453-6566 to reserve your spot.
  • Free.  Pearl City Public Library, 1138 Waimano Home Road, (808) 453-6566, librarieshawaii.org.

Trick-Or Treat at Hale’iwa Store Lots

  • 2 p.m.
  • Join other kids as they trick-or-treat and join in a Halloween costume contest on the North Shore. The contest will be divided into age groups 4-8 and 9-12. The first 50 entries will be accepted per age group. The contest begins at 4 pm.. 
  • Free.  Hale’iwa Store Lots, 66-111 Kamehameha Highway, (808) 489-3701, haleiwastorelots.com.

Keiki Halloween Costume Contest and Trick-or-Treat at Royal Hawaiian Center

  • 2 to 5:30 p.m. Contest begins at 4 p.m. Trick-or-treat goes until 7 p.m.
  • Kids and families can enter to win prizes in five categories: Cutest for kids 0 to 2 years, Most Creative for kids 3 to 5 years, Most Unique for kids 6 to 10 years, Best ‘Ohana costumes for parents and kids up to 10  years old and overall Grand Champion. You can only enter one category. Balloon art, a photo booth and trick-or-treating will follow at participating merchants. Each participant will also receive three hours of validated parking. Preregister for the contest starting Monday, Oct. 1 at royalhawaiiancenter.com.
  • Free. Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 922-2299, royalhawaiiancenter.com.

Keiki Costume Ball at the Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center

  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Trick-or-treat through the center, play games, do Halloween arts and crafts, ride the carousel, take pictures in a photo booth and have pizza and ice cream at this evening event for families. Registration closes on Friday, Oct. 11.
  • $16 for nonmembers, $10 for members. Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center, 111 ‘Ohe St., (808) 524-5437, discoverycenterhawaii.org.

Are you planning a Halloween event for families? Send us the details including date, time, location, age range, price, a brief description of activities and a photograph, if possible, to info@honolulufamily.com.