Your Guide to the Perfect Halloween Weekend in Honolulu: October 30–November 5, 2019

If you think there’s nothing but Halloween events this weekend, think again! Sing your heart out at a concert, cheer on your favorite football team and marching band, and shop till you drop at a craft fair.
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Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra Facebook page


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert

Friday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 3, 4 p.m.

All of our Harry Potter wishes have come true. Relive the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and the magic of Patrick Doyle’s score performed by the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra. All muggles welcome!

$27–$89, Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave. Click here for more info.


SEE ALSO: Meet the Muggle Translating the Harry Potter Books into the Hawaiian Language

Ali‘iolani Elementary School Craft Fair

Saturday, November 2, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It’s November, and we all know what that means in the Islands: craft fair season. Kick off the holiday season with the Ali‘iolani Elementary School craft fair featuring more than 100 vendors. And if you forget to buy something, don’t worry. The school will host another craft fair on Dec. 7. If you’re in a shopping mood, check out Kaimukī High’s craft fair down the street on the same days.

Free and open to the public, Ali‘iolani Elementary, 1240 7th Ave., (808) 733-4750.


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Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors Football Facebook page


University of Hawai‘i Football

Saturday, November 2, 6 p.m.

Cheer on the Rainbow Warriors as they face the Fresno State Bulldogs. If you don’t have tickets, tune in to Spectrum Sports or ESPN radio for all of the highlights. Don’t miss out on the fun—there are just three more home games until the end of the season.

$19–$77, Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd. To buy tickets, click here.


SEE ALSO: O‘ahu in 1937: Hawai‘i’s Barefoot Football Season Opener Draws 15,000

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Photo: Courtesy of Backstreet Boys Facebook page


Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour

Saturday, November 2; Sunday, November 3; Tuesday, November 5; Wednesday, November 6, all starting at 8 p.m.

OMG, they’re back again! The Backstreet Boys are finally coming to town for their first-ever concert in Hawai‘i (they performed at the Pro Bowl in 2006). Relive your best ’90s boy band memories while singing along to oldies and new hits. (Spoiler alert: We’ve heard their set list includes “Everybody,” “Shape of My Heart” and “I Want It That Way.”) It’s going to be larger than life.

Various prices, Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave. For more information, go here.


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O‘ahu Marching Band Festival

Monday, November 4, 5:30 p.m.

Band geeks, unite! The 44th annual event features 11 public high school marching bands from across O‘ahu. Join a lively crowd of fellow music lovers and cheer on your favorite marching band(s) at one of the last festivals of the season. Parking is $8 and gates open to the public at 4:30 p.m.

$6-$8 (free for children 5 years and younger), Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd. Go here for more info.


Plus: Coming Up

HONOLULU Magazine’s Burger Bash 2019 Presented by Alaska Mileage Plan

Saturday, November 9, 4–9 p.m.

Join us at Kahala Mall for our first-ever Burger Bash—a free event celebrating all things burgers. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites including The Butcher & Bird, Smith and Kings, Square Barrels, Burgers & Burritos Hawai‘i and more.

Stay tuned for more details!


Holiday Roundups

Halloween 2019 BOO-Nanza

Looking for some Halloween action all month long? Visit our special page for the best Halloween events, screenings, pop-up bars and haunted houses to attend with your squad, pets and family. Readers can also look forward to tips, tricks, treats and tantalizing tales. Check it out here!

  • Hitchcocktober’s Psycho

Wednesday, October 30  |  7–9:15 p.m.

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  • Skeleton Key Hawai‘i Presents Jorge Garcia’s Mutant Massacre

Wednesday, October 30 & Thursday, October 31  |  7–10 p.m.

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  • Haunted Plantation

Thursday, October 31  |  7 to 9 p.m.

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  • Halloween Movie Screenings 2019: The Blair Witch Project

Thursday, October 31  |  7:30 p.m.

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  • Salt at Our Kaka‘ako Presents The Pumpkin Pa’ina

Thursday, October 31  |  6–9 p.m.

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  • A Marvel-ous Halloween Party in Waikīkī

Thursday, October 31  |  8 p.m.–2 a.m.

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  • “Avenge The Night” Halloween Party and Costume Contest

Thursday, October 31  |  8 p.m.–midnight

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  • The Haunting of Hard Rock Café

Thursday, October 31  |  9 p.m.–1 a.m.

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  • Halloween Parade After Party at M.A.C. 24/7

Thursday, October 31  |  10 p.m.–4 a.m.

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  • Rustic Fall Nights at Waimānalo Country Farms

Saturday, November 2  |  6–8:30 p.m.

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Find more Halloween events here!


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Rustic Fall Nights at Waimānalo Country Farms


PechaKucha Honolulu Night: Supernatural

Wednesday, October 30 | 5:30–8 p.m.

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SEE ALSO: See Artists Present Supernatural Images at October’s PechaKucha Honolulu


Yoga Kai Hawai‘i’s 2019 O‘ahu Mermaid Retreat

Friday, November 1 at 3 p.m.–Tuesday, November 5 at 11 a.m.

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‘Ilima Collection First Friday Fashion Show

Friday, November 1  |  7 p.m.

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The Female Comics of Hawai‘i at Dot

Saturday, November 2  |  7:30–9 p.m.

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Saturday, November 2  |  8–10 p.m.

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Living Culture Engagement: ʻŪkēkē, Hawaiʻi’s Indigenous Stringed Instrument

Sunday, November 3  |  10:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.

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Hawaiian 105 Concert Series Presents Jake Shimabukuro

Monday, November 4–Tuesday, November 5  |  6–10 p.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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