Halloween Hawaii Style

Posted Thursday, October 24, 2019 - By Alfred Korn

Did you know Kapiolani Park is one of Oahu’s most haunted places? As it turns out, the family and tourist-friendly beachfront park east of Waikiki is a long-time place for paranormal activity. Once the site of an ancient heiau (a sacred Hawaiian temple), Kapiolani’s history of restless spirits haunting the grounds demigods once ruled dates back centuries. Legend has it many of those ghosts still visit Kapiolani today. Even spookier, it’s been said that the area remains haunted by Inugami, the Japanese dog demon, and by Aswang, the Filipino version of a vampire. While we can pretty much assume nobody—and we mean nobodywould want to run into one of these ghastly apparitions on Halloween night, we’ve put together a short list of the most festive ways to celebrate everyone’s favorite fright-filled, candy-eating extravaganza—island style! 



Orbs of Oahu Night Drive Tour This super frightening four-hour driving tour begins in Waikiki and takes guests to some of the most haunted locales around Honolulu. This tour is not recommended for children. Tour dates and times are ongoing.

Gin Listen Speakeasy Celebrate the golden era of radio with a Halloween homage to Hawaii’s prohibition past. Raise a clandestine glass of your favorite libation while listening to music from the golden era of radio. Come dressed in 1920s attire or costume of your choice. Saturday, October 26, 6:30-10:30 pm.

Mysteries of Hawaii Explore haunted sites once inhabited by Hawaiian gods and deities, with storytelling, ghost tours, lectures, and haunted experiences. Tour dates and times are ongoing.


Lahaina Halloween Party Known as the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific” the Lahaina Halloween Party features costume contests throughout the evening and a Keiki costume parade. Front Street is closed to traffic so party-goers can enjoy live music, cocktails, and food while dancing in the streets. Thursday, October 31, 4:00-11:00 pm. 


Ohana Halloween Pa'ina This family-friendly Halloween event takes place at Keauhou Shopping Center and features a Keiki fun zone, costume contests, live entertainment, food, and trick-or-treating at select stores. Saturday, October 26 at 5:00 pm. 


Halloween Hoot Paint and Sip Savor a glass of wine while creating a visual masterpiece during this two-hour class from Paradise Palette. All art supplies are provided, including an apron, paints, palette, brushes, water jar, and easel—just bring your creativity! Friday, October 25, 7:00-9:00 pm.