Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Oct. 26–28, 2018

Party with your best witches, Greek out over gyros and more.

Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival

PHOTO: courtesy of HALLOWBALOO BY JOE MARQUEZ

 

Hallowbaloo

Sunday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, but ghouls and gals don’t have to wait until Hump Day to get their spooks in. Head to Chinatown this Sunday and celebrate early with Hallowbaloo, the island’s biggest All Hallows’ Eve block party featuring live music, craft beer, food and more than 10,000 costumed revelers roaming the neighborhood. This year’s street festival, which runs from 5 to 10 p.m., will feature food trucks, five stages of music—Ja Rule will be performing at Aloha Tower Marketplace—and Hawai‘i’s largest Halloween outdoor craft beer experience. Club Hallowbaloo, the festival’s after-party, includes entrance to 10 clubs with just one cover charge. A part of bar sales will be donated to Habitat For Humanity’s efforts to help those affected by this year’s Kīlauea eruption.

$15–$100, free admission for keiki when accompanied by parent. Chinatown between S. Hotel and Smith streets. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

 

SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate 2018 Guide to Honolulu’s Best Halloween Parties

 

Greek Festival

Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28

The two-day festival was rescheduled from August due to Hurricane Lane—this weekend Honolulu finally has the chance to Greek out on gyros, souvlaki, baklava, spanakopita and more. Munch on your favorite Mediterranean bites while you watch and learn traditional Greek dancing and shop imported merch at the festival’s marketplace. Unlike most days, this weekend wearing your bedsheet in public is not only acceptable, it’s highly encouraged. Show up to the Greek Festival wearing a toga and you’ll be rewarded with $2 off admission.

$3, free for active military families and ages 10 and younger. McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd. For more information, go here.

 

SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Greek Festival

 

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival
photo: courtesy of Hawai‘i food & Wine Festival

 

7-Eleven Hawai‘i Presents: Slurp

Friday, Oct. 26, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Slurp, presented by 7-Eleven Hawai‘i, takes place at the Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa and features six world-class chefs from here and abroad who’ll put their own creative spin on beloved Asian noodle soup dishes. The event follows Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival’s bougie, vino-focused Winederland at the convention center. Etiquette is optional at this night market-style after-party, so feel free to slurp, guzzle and gulp your way through each dish. Quench your thirst with refreshing bubbly beers and handcrafted frozen cocktails—a boozy nod to 7-Eleven Hawai‘i’s famous icy beverage.

$95–$125, Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa, 2424 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

 

SEE ALSO: 7 Reasons You Need to Go to the 2018 Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival on Oʻahu

 

Uniqlo ‘Ohana Coloring Project

Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you’ve walked by Nordstrom recently, you’ve probably noticed the giant black-and-white mural, designed by Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i founder Jasper Wong, adorning the barricade around Uniqlo’s new storefront. This Saturday, families and friends of all ages are invited to paint themselves into the picture by coloring in the character of their choice. Crayons and markers will be provided, and all art styles are welcome—just bring yourself and your creativity.

Free, Uniqlo, Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Level Three ‘Ewa Wing. For more information about Uniqlo Hawai‘i, go here.

 

 

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

 

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