Halloween in Hawaii is always a special time for families. Sure the adults like to have fun, but it is important to spend time with the entire family as well. Below you will find all the family friendly Halloween activities that are taking place in Hawaii in 2012. As you can see by the list, there is no shortage of Hawaii Halloween activities and events for the family. Go ahead, find something you and your family will enjoy this Halloween. Happy Halloween Hawaii
2012 Halloween in Hawaii Family Events and Activities
Waimanalo Country Farms’ Third Annual Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Patch
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends through October, 41-225 Lupe St. (across from Waimanalo Beach Park). Pumpkin picking, tractor-pulled hayrides, corn maze, animals, games, food and a new “cow train.” Cash only. Free admission, small fee for activities. Call 306-4381 or visit www.waimanalocountryfarms.com.
Aloun Farms’ Pumpkin Patch Festival
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, 91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. Admission: $1, cash only. Military appreciation day Oct. 27 with free admission with ID. Call 677-9516 or visit Aloun Farms Pumpkin Patch.
Kids World Mall-o-Ween at Windward Mall
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20, Center Court. Magic show by Kaulana the Magician at 11 a.m., spooky arts and crafts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., costume contest at 11:30 a.m. (register between 10 and 11 a.m.). Visit goo.gl/BJFqH.
Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: “Little Monster”
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21, Honolulu Museum of Art; activities end at 3 p.m. Wear costumes, brave a haunted house and create a spooky Halloween lantern. Visit goo.gl/YXvsP.
Teen Lounge Movies
“Ringu,” 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24; “Corpse Bride,” 3 p.m. Oct. 31, Liliha Public Library. For students in grades 7-12; movies are rated PG-13. Call 587-7577.
Third Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival
A benefit for Keiki o Ka Aina Family Learning Centers and USO Hawaii’s Wounded Warriors Program. Call 497-7264 or visit www.pumpkincarvingfestival.org.
- Oct. 24: Pumpkin-carving competition for charity, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tamarind Park, Bishop Square. Cheer on your favorite corporate teams and executives as they compete for bragging rights in a two-hour contest beginning 5 p.m.
- Oct. 27, Windward Mall. Three seatings with reserved tables, 10 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Cost: $35 (for a family of four), includes medium-size pumpkin, carving kit, gloves and stencils. Michigan master carver “Pumpkin Ed” will be carving a 1,000-pound giant pumpkin.
Makeke Kapolei Farmers and Green Market’s Anniversary Celebration
3 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Kapolei High School parking lot. Pumpkin-carving and costume contests, petting zoo, pony rides, live entertainment, door prizes and more. Call 697-3599 or visit goo.gl/haVDu.
Spooky Fun House
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Kalihi Valley District Park. For ages 12 and under. Presented by the city Department of Parks and Recreation. Call 832-7811.
YMCA Camp ErdMan Fall-O-Ween Family Camp
Oct. 26-28, 69-385 Farrington Highway. Includes activities and meals. Cost: $95 for bring-your-own tent, $130 per person shared cabin, $1,120 for family cabin. Call 637-4615 or visit goo.gl/A6p0z.
Treats and Tails Twilight Tours
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Honolulu Zoo. Trick-or-treat stations, costume contest, walking tour. Cost: $20 for adults, $16 for ages 3-12 ($16/$12 for members). Call 971-7195 or visit goo.gl/fwJ6I.
Nakamura’s Haunted House
6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26-27, 94-396 Hokuili St. Check out Mililani’s only “Purple People Eater.” All ages. Call 623-6308.
Stir Crazy Hawaii’s Halloween Tie-Dye Workshop
Two-hour sessions 9:30 a.m., 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 371 Ilimalia Loop, Kailua. Bring your own garments; shirts available for purchase. Cost: $20. Family discount available. Call 220-5691 or email email@example.com.
Halloween Cat Show & Costume Contest
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27, McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park. Cat Fanciers Association’s championship and costume contest (noon to 1 p.m.) Cost: $4, $2 seniors and children. Call 782-7067 or 531-4891.
Halloween Festival of Fun
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Wahiawa Town Center, 925 California Ave. Features keiki activities, balloons, crafts, costume contest (12 and under), magic show (12:30 p.m.). Call 221-2774.
Fangtastic Fest Halloween Block Party
Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, Ward Warehouse and Ward Centre. Celebration for the entire family, including Pet Expo and costume contests, parade with celebrity judges, in-store trick-or-treating, carved pumpkins display and more. Visit www.wardcenters.com.
Spooktacular Halloween Fun at Royal Hawaiian Center
3 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Royal Grove, 2201 Kalakaua Ave. Costume contest at 4 p.m. (registration at 3 p.m.); categories for cutest (infants to age 2), creative (ages 3 to 5), original (ages 6 to 10) and parent-child costumes, with overall winner. Stevo the Clown hosts and entertains with juggling and balloons, followed by trick-or-treating at participating stores (marked with balloons). Validated parking. Call 922-2299 or visit goo.gl/mRoyu.
Third Annual Trunk or Treat
4 to 7 p.m., Oct. 28, University Avenue Baptist Church, 2305 University Ave. Families are invited to dress in costume, play games, jump on inflatable bouncers and bring a pumpkin for carving. Call 947-5008 or visit www.uabchawaii.org.
Keiki Costume Ball
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Kakaako; “Trunk or Treat” at 5 p.m.; arrive in costume for trick-or-treating, “spooktacular” games, arts and crafts, pizza, ice cream and a special appearance. Registration deadline is Oct. 12. Cost: $16, $10 members. Call 524-5437 or visit www.discoverycenterhawaii.org.
Halloween Costume Contest & Haunted House
6:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Kalihi Uka Elementary School cafeteria. Presented by city Department of Parks and Recreation. Call 832-7811.
Halloween Costume Contest
7 p.m. Oct. 30, Kahala Mall, Center Stage; age/grade categories for infants to grade 6, awards for original, funniest/cutest and judges’ choice; best theme award for family/group; registration 6 p.m. Presented by city Department of Parks and Recreation.
Halloween Fun at Kapolei Shopping Center
5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, 590 Farrington Highway. Trick-or-treating at participating merchants, keiki activities (some for nominal fee), pumpkin patch (near Safeway) where keiki can pick out a free mini pumpkin to decorate, while supplies last. Visit www.InKapolei.com.
Halloween Spooktacular with Mad Science of Hawaii
6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court; mall trick-or-treating, 7 to 8 p.m. Call 488-0981.
One Love Ministries’ “Hallow Him … Heroes Unmasked”
6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, 670 Auahi St., Kakaako. Family-friendly Halloween extravaganza with more than 20 carnival games, activities, food, live music, crafts, treats and free family photo. Register online at www.onelove.org/heroes. Call 955-9335.
Halloween at Whole Foods Market Kailua
5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Keiki costume contest, food samples, vote for team member with the best costume.
As you can see, there are dozens of family friendly Halloween activities in Hawaii for the 2012 year. Happy Halloween Hawaii!