10 Must-Attend Fall Events in Oahu
The fall season in Oahu is a magical time, offering a blend of traditional Hawaiian culture and modern festivities. From spine-chilling ghost tours to family-friendly pumpkin patches, there’s something for everyone. Here are 10 events you won’t want to miss.
Hallowbaloo: A Frighteningly Fun Festival
Saturday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m.
Hallowbaloo is not just another Halloween event; it’s a cultural experience. Returning for its 14th year, this festival transforms the Chinatown Arts District into a haven of fright and delight. With a craft beer festival featuring over 25 premium beverages, food vendors offering local delicacies, and live performances by renowned artists, Hallowbaloo is a feast for the senses. The highlight? A costume contest with a grand prize of $1,000.
Mysteries of Hawai‘i Ghost Tours: A Spine-Chilling Experience
Ongoing – check tours and dates
Led by master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui, the Mysteries of Hawai‘i ghost tours offer a unique blend of history and horror. These tours are especially popular during October and provide an authentic supernatural experience. Whether you opt for the Ghosts of Old Honolulu Tour or Honolulu’s Haunted Crime Tour, you’re in for an evening of eerie tales and haunted locations.
Waimānalo Country Farms’ Fall Harvest Festival: A Family Affair
Monday through Sunday, Sept. 30 through Nov. 12
This annual event at Waimānalo Country Farms is a fall staple for families. The farm offers a variety of activities, including pumpkin picking, hayrides, and a country market stocked with fresh produce. It’s a perfect outing for those looking to experience the agricultural side of Hawaii while enjoying the fall season.
Nightmare Bar: A Spooky Pop-Up Experience
Sept. 29 through Oct. 31, 5 p.m.-midnight
Open throughout October, Nightmare Bar is a Halloween-themed pop-up bar located at Ala Moana Center. The bar offers a variety of seasonally-inspired cocktails, beers, and non-alcoholic beverages. It’s an ideal spot for adults looking to celebrate Halloween with a twist.
The Honolulu Zoo’s Histories & Mysteries Tour
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, or Oct. 29, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
The Honolulu Zoo offers a unique opportunity to explore its haunted history through guided walking tours. Limited to 25 people per tour, these events provide an intimate experience where guides share stories of supernatural occurrences within the zoo.
Dead End: The Aftermath
Weekends, Oct. 7 through 31, 7-10 p.m.
Hawaii’s first drive-through haunted house is an experience like no other. Hosted at Aloha Stadium, Dead End: The Aftermath features interactive scenes that surround your car, providing a unique and thrilling experience. It’s a must-visit for adrenaline junkies.
Royal Hawaiian Center’s Halloween Keiki Costume Contest
Oct. 29, 2-6 p.m.
This annual event at the Royal Hawaiian Center is a hit among families. Children up to 10 years old can participate in the costume contest, with categories ranging from infants to parent-child combos. It’s a fun-filled afternoon that celebrates the creativity of Oahu’s youngest residents and visitors.
Skeleton Key Hawai‘i: A Theatrical Haunt
Various days and times, Oct. 13 through 31
Skeleton Key Hawai‘i offers a theatrical experience that combines detailed sets, costumes, and performances. Celebrating its sixth year, this event introduces a new theme, Night Terrors, making it a must-visit for fans of haunted attractions.
Spook Life Park: A Marine Halloween
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 21-22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sea Life Park transforms into a Halloween wonderland on this special weekend in October. The park offers a variety of activities, including character photo ops, face painting, and trick-or-treating. It’s a family-friendly event that combines education and entertainment.
Keiki Costume Ball
Oct. 29 – various times throughout the day
Mark your calendars for October 29th and join the Children’s Discovery Center for a day filled with Halloween excitement. The Keiki Costume Ball offers two sessions, one from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and another from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. During these times, the center will be exclusively open to registered participants. Kids can go trick-or-treating throughout the center and engage in a variety of “spooktacular” games and crafts. Once you register and receive an invoice, you’ll have three days to complete your payment, after which a confirmation email will be sent to you.
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Oahu’s fall events offer a diverse range of experiences that cater to all ages and interests. From cultural festivities and family-friendly activities to spine-chilling adventures, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the magic of the season. Browse our vacation rentals and book your fall vacation to Oahu directly with Marina Hawaii Vacations and experience the island like never before.