Your Ultimate Guide to Honolulu’s Best Halloween Parties and Events

Whether you want to run away from zombies or dance with them, we’ve got your ticket to the best Halloween events in Honolulu for all of October.

Story updated on October 25, 2016

Halloween at the Hyatt 2014
Photo: Ross D. Hamamura


If you’re like us, you start celebrating Halloween as soon as the clock strikes midnight on Oct. 1. We’ve rounded up October’s best Halloween events to keep you partying like a poltergeist all month long.


See also: Your Ultimate Guide to Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Honolulu 2016


Trance in Yo Pants: Scare Yo Pants Off Edition

Sunday, October 9

Dance your decaying pants off to trance, house and hard-style beats at this pre-Halloween zombie dance party featuring live, local DJs including DJ BVBY G and DJ Tron. Two of the most gruesome, “scare yo pants off” zombies will each win $50 drink cards to Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand.

Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, Waikīkī Grand Hotel, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (second floor), 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., tickets are $10 at door


Hawai‘i Zombie Crawl 2016

Friday, October 14

“Zombies never say die” at this year’s sixth annual Hawai‘i Zombie Crawl with more than 13 participating venues, exclusive drink specials and live, local music with The Fresh Preps, Tavana, Serpico and The Sinners. Can’t seem to follow that zombie makeup tutorial on YouTube? Never fear (unless you catch sight of yourself in the mirror), NextDoor’s Zombie Salon will be offering a full makeup menu ranging from Freshly Dead to Decadent Decay. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to Honolulu nightlife mainstays Daniel Gray and Christa Wittmier to help with their continued battles against cancer.

Downtown Honolulu, 43 N. Hotel St. and surrounding streets, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., $18 presale tickets online here, at-the-door tickets will be available at Nextdoor, Downbeat Lounge, Bar 35, Manifest, The Dragon Upstairs and Scarlet.


Halloweird Extravaganza LUX at The Row

Friday, October 21

Bring out your sexiest, scariest or funniest costume for a chance to win prizes at LUX at The Row’s Halloween Party and Costume Contest. Dance the night away to live Jazz’oween music from Daniel Saul’s Band, DJ Annalog, DJ Freeze and Drumline Hawai‘is ZOMBIE Drumline. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to various nonprofits including BizBuzz Lemonade Coffee.

M Nightclub, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., tickets are available exclusively here


CANCELED – Zombie Dash 2016

Saturday, October 22



Zombies Nerf Attack

Saturday, October 22 

Kill zombies for a cause at the world’s largest zombie event/nerf war. Compete against zombies and survivors from over 300 participating cities using a special Zombies app in this live-action, free-roam zombie apocalypse. Fifty percent of the profit will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Kāhala Community Park, 4495 Pahoa Ave., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., $40 registration, register online here


Eat the Street: Dia De Los Muertos

Friday, October 28

If eating tacos and drinking margaritas is more your style, Eat the Street’s theme for October is Dia De Los Muertos—day of the dead. Bring the whole family (even your pets!) for a night of street food, live music and salsa dancing. Sugar skull makeup is optional.

Makers & Tasters, 1011 Ala Moana Blvd., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.), no entry fee


ARTafterDARK: Boo! 

Friday, October 28

Bring your boo, your fiendish family and your creepy crew to the Honolulu Museum of Art's most eerie event. Watch a ghoulishly glamorous performance by a mystery guest, feast on savory treats and scary-good sweet treats from EAT Honolulu and get your bones rattling with DJ Takai and DJ Vaughn. Come in costume for your chance to win a spook-tacular gift!

Honolulu Museum of Art,  900 S. Beretania St., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.



Hallowbaloo 2015


Run the Zombie Apocalypse

Saturday, October 29

The zombies are coming! Make a run for your life away from blood-thirsty zombies in this 5k obstacle course with a zombie crawl, blood slide, undead camp and more. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Special Olympics Hawaii and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Kāneʻohe, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., $35$55, tickets available online here


Hallowbaloo Street Festival 2016

Saturday, October 29

Get your capes and broomsticks ready for the ninth annual Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival. This year’s festivities are even bigger with three locations: Downtown Honolulu, Chinatown and venues at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Howl along to DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu and treat yourself to dinner at Square Barrels, Hawaiian Fresh Farms, Istanbul Restaurant, Olay’s Thai Express and more. Complimentary trolleys will shuttle festivalgoers to all three locations and back for a full night of haunted revelry.

Hawai‘i State Art Museum and surrounding streets, 250 S. Hotel St., Richards Street, Nuʻuanu Avenue to Smith Street, and Aloha Tower Marketplace, 4:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., $15$80, advance ticket purchase recommended from here


Haunted Wonderland

Saturday, October 29

Progressive-house music producer deadmau5 (pronounced dead mouse,” as in the smell that could haunt your house forever) is taking over this year’s Haunted Wonderland with supporting artists Attlas, No Mana and Black Gummy. If you don’t feel like driving all the way out to Wahiawā in the pursuit of a legendary Halloween concert, there will be shuttles to and from UH Mānoa.

Hawai‘i Country Club, 94-1211 Kunia Road, Wahiawā, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., $65$75, tickets available online here and at all Local Motion and ButiGroove locations


Night of the Killer Costumes

Saturday, October 29 and Monday, October 31

Since one night of Halloween is never enough, SKY Waikīkī is hosting a spooktacular two-part Halloween costume contest featuring sounds by K-Smooth, DJ Jem and DJ Onizzle. Crowd favorites for the sexiest, funniest, and overall best costume will win a total of $7,000 in cash and prizes.

SKY Waikī, Waikī Shopping Plaza, 2270 Kalākaua Ave., 8 p.m., $10—$20


Halloween at the Hyatt

Monday, October 31

Calling all Jokers and Harley Quinns: bring your team of super villains to Bad vs. Evil, a Suicide-Squad-themed Halloween party, and the biggest costume contest in Waikīkī. Winners will receive up to $2,000 in cash and prizes. An official Halloween-at-the-Hyatt afterparty will be held at The District Nightclub to keep the party going all night long.

Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa, 2424 Kalākaua Ave., 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., $10–$20, tickets are available here


Pokémonster Mash at the Hard Rock Café

Monday, October 31

Whether or not youre a fan of Pokémon GO, you gotta catch all the fun at Hard Rock Cafés Pokémonster Mash featuring DJ XL, DJ Delve, Debin and surprise guests. Join the costume contest for a chance to win $2,000 in cash!

Hard Rock Café Honolulu, 280 Beachwalk Ave., 9 p.m., $10 to $20, tickets are available online here 


Tiki’s Halloween Bash 2016

Monday, October 31

What’s better than one live band? Two live bands plus Hawai‘i’s hottest DJs. Party all night at Waikīkī’s longest running Halloween party with drink specials featuring Malibu Rum & Absolut Vodka.

Tikis Grill & Bar, 2570 Kalākaua Ave., 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., $5 early sale (until Oct. 23), $10 online and $20 at the door, click here for tickets


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