Archive for "October, 2018"

Halloween in Lahaina


Wednesday, October 31:
Halloween in Lahaina.
  For one night each year, Front Street transforms into a giant Halloween Party, filled with family-friendly activities, live music, and of course one of the world’s most unique displays of ghosts, ghouls, and much more. You never know what you’ll find! Festivities begin on Front Street with the Annual Keiki Halloween Costume Parade at 4 p.m.  Festivities continue until 11:30 p.m., with many shops and restaurants along Front Street celebrating the night with music, food, costume contests, and a host of activities.  Plan to arrive before 3 p.m. for parking.  Parking lots are accessible from Dickenson Street only to Luakini Street.

After Dark in the Park Presentation

Big Island

Tuesday, October 30:
After Dark in the Park Presentation. 
Join Martha Noyes, author of Then There Were None, for “Woven Strands and Braided Cords: Philosophy and Metaphysics in Pre-contact Hawaiian Astronomy.” Hawai`i’s pre-contact cultural astronomy was complex, with multiple strands of information braided and woven into an elaborate web of knowledge. Among the braided strands that make up this web are philosophical and metaphysical insights, recognitions, and perceptions represented by celestial objects. This presentation addresses essential elements of Hawaiian philosophy and metaphysics embedded in pre-contact Hawaiian cultural astronomy. Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium, 1 Crater Rim Dr., Volcano. 7 p.m.



Saturday, October 27: 
  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.  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.  Chinatown, located in the vicinity of North Beretania and Nu`uanu Streets and extending towards Honolulu Harbor, Honolulu.  5 p.m. to 2 a.m.  For tickets and information, visit

`Ohana Halloween Pa`ina

Big Island

Saturday, October 27:
`Ohana Halloween Pa`ina.
  Enjoy a Haunted House, playground, vendors, Keiki Costume Contest; Adult Costume Contest, Family Costume Contest, and live entertainment. There will be trick-or-treating at participating merchants, a keiki fun zone, food trucks, and live entertainment including Hawai`i’s Motown-inspired singing group, A Touch of Gold. Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Ali`i Dr., Kailua-Kona.  5 to 9:30 p.m.  Free admission.  For more information and parking details, visit

Waikiki International Food Fest


Saturday, October 27:
Waikiki International Food Fest.
 Sumptuous All-You-Can-Eat International Buffet, no-host bar, live music and dancing, silent and live auction.  Featuring Kuniko Yamaguchi, jazz pianist; Kenny Endo’s Taiko Center of the Pacific; Frank De Lima; and Taiwanese Dancers.  The Rotary Club of Waikiki uses the proceeds of this major annual fundraiser to support community and international service projects, which include water sanitation projects in Southwest Asia to dozens of service projects in the heart of Oahu’s community. Pacific Beach Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 2490 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost $100.  For tickets and information call (808) 265-6955 or visit

Annual Waimea Solar System Walk

Big Island

Saturday, October 27: 
Annual Waimea Solar System Walk.
  The Canada-France-Hawai`i Telescope and Keck Observatory are sponsoring the Waimea Solar System Walk, which turns Waimea into a scale model of our solar system, with the sun at Keck and Pluto/dwarf planets at CFHT. Prizes for the keiki, refreshments for all. Costume contest at 1 p.m. Event is free. To be held at Keck Observatory Headquarters, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy., Waimea, to the Canada-France-Hawai`i Telescope offices, 65-1238 Mamalahoa Hwy., Waimea. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Mary Beth at 885-3121.

Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

Big Island

Saturday, October 27:
Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays. 
Celebrate Kona’s spectacular sunset with live Hawaiian music and Hula.  Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Ali`i Dr., Kailua-Kona. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free admission.  For information, visit

Artists2Artist: Henry Kapono & Jerry Santos

Big Island

Saturday, October 27: 
Artists2Artist: Henry Kapono & Jerry Santos.
  Henry Kapono will host three duo concerts sharing the stage with some of his legendary contemporaries, with songs and stories about music that has been part of our lives for a long time.  The artists will play individual hits then collaborate on a fun jam.  Per Henry, “Guaranteed to leave people smiling and happy.”  Kahilu Theater, 67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea. 7 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 885-6868 or visit

Kilauea Night Market at Anaina Hou


Saturday, October 27:
Kilauea Night Market at Anaina Hou. 
Bring your family and meet your friends at Kilauea Night Market. The last Saturday of every month is always a good time at Anaina Hou. Food trucks, local vendors, and live music bands; it’s fun for all ages, and a good time no matter what the weather. Arrive early and play a round of mini golf. Anaina Hou Community Park, 5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kailauea.  4 to 8 p.m. For information call (808) 828-2118 or visit

Hawaiian Music Series


Thursday, October 25:
Hawaiian Music Series.
  Relax under the stars and enjoy a free concert featuring local musicians. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina, on the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets, Lahaina. 6 to 7:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 661-3262 or visit