October 2014: The Best Halloween Events and Celebrations in Honolulu

It’s time to dust off your old costume and makeup kits for Halloween! Here’s your comprehensive guide to the best Halloween bashes and parties around Honolulu.

Alfred Hitchcock film, The Birds.



October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

The Consolidated Ward Theatre will screen five classic black-and-white Alfred Hitchcock movies. The Master of Suspense was known for making cameo appearances in many of his films, so keep your eyes peeled for Hitchcock in The Birds, To Catch a Thief, Vertigo and Rear Window.

$7 admission, 7 p.m. all shows, The Birds on Oct. 2, To Catch a Thief on Oct. 9, Vertigo on Oct. 16, Rear Window on Oct. 23 and Dial M for Murder on Oct. 30.  


Trick or Treat at the Trump

Friday, October 17

Here’s a Halloween costume party with a strict dress code (no denim, T-shirts, sneakers or slippers allowed). There’ll be food, fireworks and fashion. Miss Chinatown queens and courts will model for a “spooky high-fashion raised runway fashion show.” A portion of the event proceeds will go to the Miss Chinatown program.

$10 VIP, $20 VIP express line, 7-11 p.m., Trump Waikīkī Beach, 223 Saratoga Road, luxatthetrump.com.


Boos, Booze and Boobs

Saturday, October 18

It’s time to bring sexy back. Longhi’s Ala Moana is throwing a Halloween costume party in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ladies get in for free. And guys, you can get in for free if you cross dress. Be scary, be creative and above all, be sexy! The grand prize is $500 cash. Other prizes include a Waikīkī staycation, a one-month spa membership and a sexy gift from Sensually Yours.

Free for ladies, $10 early bird for men, 9:30 p.m., 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., #3001, bbb808.eventbrite.com.


Hawai‘i Zombie Pub Crawl

Saturday, October 18

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, here’s your chance to be a walker for Halloween. Bust out your gory face paint and join fellow undead in Chinatown, crawling from bar to bar to satisfy your cravings for booze. No makeup? Don’t worry, makeup artists can zombify you (choose from “fresh bite” for $10, “slowly decomposing” for $20, and “totally rotten” for $50).  

$6, 21+ only, starts at The Fix, 80 S. Pauahi St.,  hawaiizombiecrawl.com.



Saturday, October 25

If you’re looking for huge crowds, but you hate Waikīkī, Hallowballoo is the place to be. Expect about 15,000 costumed party-goers to pack the streets of the Chinatown Arts District. This music and arts festival is free, but a $10 wristband will give you access to nine different clubs. This year, bounce to music from New Orleans musician Big Freedia, instrumentalist David Lindley and Nigerian-American soul musician Iyeoka.

Free from 5:30-10 p.m. (all ages), $10-20 wristbands for Club Hallowballoo from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (21+ only), hallowbaloo.com.


Hallowbaloo ‘Marathon’

Saturday, October 25

Throw on your costume and running shoes for a fun run for the arts to raise money for Hawai‘i’s nonprofit arts organizations. There’ll be masqueraders and entertainers to cheer you on while you’re running four to eight laps around the block of the Chinatown Arts District. Win prizes for the best group costume or best-dressed dog and dog owner. The most spirited fundraiser and runner will win the grand prize: A roundtrip airfare for two to Kaua‘i and a three night stay at the Aqua Kaua‘i Beach Resort. Start practicing those laps!

$26 for adults, $16 for 17 and under, 5:30 p.m., Chinatown Arts District, crowdrise.com/hallowbaloomarathon.  


Haunted Garage

Wednesday, OCTOBER 29-31 and Saturday, NOVEMBER 1

If you’re already in Chinatown, then head over to Arts at Mark’s Garage for their Halloween-themed fundraiser. You’ll have four nights to catch a screening of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. On Halloween night, bounce to underground electronic dance music at the Halloween dance party. For Dia de Los Muertos on Nov. 1, there’ll be a Mariachi band, Mexican bingo and cocktails.

Times and prices vary, 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave., artsatmarks.eventbrite.com.


Halloween at the Hyatt

Friday, October 31

Are you a costume overachiever? It might be worth showing off your skills at the Hyatt Waikīkī, for a chance to win $1,000 cash in the Night’s Outrageous costume contest. The other prizes aren’t too shabby: a roundtrip ticket to Las Vegas (room, meals and transportation) for the second place winner, $500 in cash and prizes for the third place finisher.

$10 regular, $20 VIP entry, $30 day of the event, 21+ only, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Hyatt Waikīkī, 2424 Kalākaua Ave., waikiki.hyatt.com.


Nightmare on Beretania Street

Friday, October 31

Dress up in your most terrifying outfit for this Halloween edition of Art After Dark. Watch classic horror films and try to escape a maze in the museum.  

6-9 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art, honolulumuseum.org.


American Hulaween Story

Friday, October 31

Honolulu’s favorite gay-friendly bar will turn into a scene from the spooky TV series, American Horror Story. It’s a haunted house, witch coven, insane asylum and freak show rolled into one. Dress up as your favorite character—bad boy Tate, sassy Constance, psychiatrist Ben Harmon—and enter the midnight costume contest for a chance to win $2,000 cash or other prizes.

8 p.m.-2 a.m., Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave., second floor, hulas.com.


Gotham City Masquerade

Friday, October 31

Wander off to M Nightclub for this Batman-themed block party. Show off your favorite Batman, Robin, Catwoman or Joker outfit for a chance to win $1,000 cash, a trip for two to Las Vegas or other prizes. No costume? Don’t worry, they’ll have eye masks available for the early birds.

Free admission until midnight, $15 presale, 9 p.m. – 4 a.m., 21+, Restaurant Row, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., flavorous.com/mnlhnl.


Halloween Rooftop Masquerade

Friday, October 31

If the crowded streets of Waikīkī isn’t your thing, try this rooftop party. There’ll be music from OSNA, SuperCW and Paquimania. Dress in your best costume for a chance to win $1,000 from the costume contest giveaway.

$15 entry ($5 flat-rate parking in Waikīkī Shopping Center after 6 p.m.), 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Búho Cocina y Cantina, 2250 Kalākaua Ave., rooftop, fb.com/770690869658610.


Eat the Street: Dia De Los Muertos


This month’s theme will be a celebration of the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. Dress in costume and visit more than 40 food truck vendors.

4-9 p.m., 555 South St., eatthestreethawaii.com.


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