How does the Hawaiian Island of Oahu celebrate Halloween? With the same unique islander mix of cultural heritage and just plain fun that Hawaiians approach every day!
Here are a few of our top picks for things to do for Halloween in Hawaii on Oahu this year.
Each of these Oahu attractions is full of festive holiday fun, and they’re popular events with locals and visitors alike.
Keep in mind that a few of these can be really scary, though, so exercise caution with taking children along.
Fall is a lovely time to get outdoors in Oahu. There are plenty of beautiful scenic hikes to be found, from the mountains to the coastline to the lush forests.
While it’s still pretty hot this time of year, it will be less crowded and you’ll get a more personal nature experience.
If you’re looking for a way to make it Halloween-specific, include a local pumpkin farm in your daily outing.
Hallowbaloo: Costumes, Music, Food, Arts, and Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, October 27-Sunday, October 28, 2018
This local tradition, now in its 11th year, gets grander and more exciting each year.
Hosted in the Chinatown neighborhood of Honolulu, Hallowbaloo offers seasonal fun for the whole family.
You’ll get to enjoy live entertainment, music, art, food from popular local food trucks, and more.
It’s unquestionably the biggest costume party in all of Oahu (and largest Halloween outdoor craft beer experience)! This year, you could win $1,000 if you enter the costume contest.
This event has attracted over 50,000 people in years past. Celebrate Halloween like a real native with a visit to this popular event.
Getting In: Admission to Hallowbaloo is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Oahu® Card. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.
Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival
91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei
Weekends in October
Aloun Farms will be hosting its 18th annual pumpkin picking festival to bring Halloween spirit to this popular tropical island.
This family favorite event is the real deal: from a pick-your-own-pumpkin excursion to hayrides and farm-style food, drink, and games, you’ll feel like you stepped right into a New England pumpkin patch.
There will be something for everyone to enjoy, including pony rides, photo booths, and seasonal games.
Getting In: Admission to Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Oahu® Card. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Admission to the pumpkin patch is $3 while parking and hayrides are free!
Oahu Ghost Tours
Thursday & Saturday evenings, year round
Why are Hawaiian ghosts different from other ghosts? Well, for starters, they play a much bigger role in Polynesian culture than your run-of-the-mill poltergeist.
Oahu Ghost Tours not only showcase local hauntings and creepy legends, but also expose you to some of the ceremonial events that Hawaiians use to interact with the supernatural.
It’s a truly different approach to the notion of Halloween; it’s perhaps more educational than truly frightening. This year, consider checking out the newest tour, Myths and Legends of Waikiki for some spooky fun peppered with Hawaiian history and legend.
Getting In: Tickets for Oahu Ghost Tours are separately ticketed and are not included with the Go Oahu® Card. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the attraction website. Parents are encouraged to excersize caution and judgement on whether subject matter is appropraite for their kids.
September 30, 2018-October 31, 2018 (Mon-Fri reserved for educational groups, Sat & Sun 9-5 pm)
Pick your own pumpkins from a pre-cut patch, feed animals at the animal farm, take a cow train ride, play in the Lil’ Rascal Zone, or launch a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Cannon to get into a festive fall spirit.
Located north and east of Honolulu, this farm is easy to reach with a car rental or even moped ride.
Getting In: Admission to the Waimanalo Farms Pumpkin Patch is free; pumpkins and activities priced separately.
94-695 Waipahu Street
Fridays & Saturdays in October
Located near what’s purported to be a real haunted village in Waipahu, the Haunted Plantation is spooky enough to scare even the most die-hard Halloween fans. As such, this is probably not suited for children of any age.
Known as “Hawaii’s premier haunt,” and one of America’s top haunts, the Haunted Plantation provides tons of thrills and chills with over 50 actors in professional Hollywood-style horror makeup, plus terrifying backdrops and eerie sound effects. Expect to be chased and taunted by the spirits of Hawaii during your experience.
Getting In: Admission to the Haunted Plantation is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Oahu® Card. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the attraction website.
Skeleton Key Hawaii – Haunted Attraction
Select dates throughout October
Visit this haunted house, designed by Halloween superfan actor Jorge Garcia (from Lost and Hawaii Five-O) and produced by Kevin Keaveney.
You’ll participate in an exciting excursion to raise the dead where you’ll have to see if you can survive the mummy’s curse.
Getting In: Admission to Skeleton Key Hawaii is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Oahu® Card. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the attraction website.
So there you have it. Our list of some seasonal things to do for Halloween in Oahu.
Remember, a few of these options are included on the Go Oahu Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.
Please note, the Halloween events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Oahu Card.