Big Island Halloween Events: West
This Halloween is a little bit out of the ordinary this year, but let’s face it—what isn’t? We’ve got you covered when it comes to keeping you informed about all of the safe and fun Big Island Halloween events out there!
HalloQueen at Queens’ MarketPlace
Much has changed this year, but that won’t stop us from celebrating the fun, fright and delight of Halloween (safely). Bring your keiki shopping at Queens’ MarketPlace between October 17–31 and they can pick up a treat-filled bag at participating merchants. For children 12 years and under. No purchase necessary. Costumes welcome. Masks and social distancing measures required. While supplies last.
Fall Harvest Photo-Op
Pose with hay bales and pumpkins for some fun photos with your family and friends—maybe even in costume? Post your photos on Instagram and/or Facebook and tag @queensmarketplace for a chance to win a $200 gift card pack from Queens’ MarketPlace merchants. Entries are valid between October 17–31 and the winner will be announced on November 1 (one photo=one entry).
Join Gecko Girlz and the businesses of Coconut Grove marketplace for the 1st Annual Brainzzzz Freeze Halloween Bash. It’s Gecko Girlz’ grand opening! Stop by to trick or treat at restaurants and retailers on Saturday. They’re also hosting a virtual mask and costume contest! All you need to do is snap a pic of your mask or costume from anywhere, upload it to Instagram, tag @geckogirlzshaveice and use the hashtags #BestMaskEver or #BestCostumeinKona. Winners will be chosen Monday, November 2! Don’t miss this Big Island Halloween event!
Families are invited to register for drive-through curbside trick-or-treating at Lowe’s! Reserve a spot online for Lowe’s Halloween experience at the Kailua-Kona store, where you can drive up to receive candy and a small pumpkin at no cost to take home. Costumes are certainly encouraged but are not required to attend.
Calling all keiki ghosts, cuties, princes, princesses, and super kids! Post a spooky or cute photo of your kid in costume and tag @shoplanihou and #lanihaulloween for a chance to win two (2) $100 gift cards to Lanihau Center merchants of your choice. Submission period is between October 12–31 and the winner will be announced on November 2.
HOW TO ENTER: Follow @shopkeauhou on Facebook or Instagram and tag your Halloween photos. There are many pumpkins and other Halloween props to choose from in the courtyard! Participant’s social media accounts must be public during the giveaway in order to be entered (entry period is until October 31 at 11:59pm). One tagged photo is considered one entry. Two winners will be chosen on November 2 (one for Instagram and one for Facebook) and the winning photos will be posted!
HOW TO ENTER: Follow @shopkeauhou on Facebook or Instagram and tag your carved pumpkin photos. Supplies can be found at KTA Keauhou and/or Longs Drugs. One tagged photo is considered one entry until October 31 at 11:59pm. Two winners will be chosen on November 2 (one for Instagram and one for Facebook) and the winning photos will be posted. The more creative, the better!
Join Kona Church of the Nazarine for an evening of free, safe, and fun drive-thru trick-or-treating! Please be sure to follow the CDC COVID-19 precautions once you arrive.
Big Island Halloween Events: East
Free Grab-N-Go event for the community—just drive by the entrance of the Hilo Palace Theatre to grab your bag of Ghoulish Goodies by their Hygienic Haunters. Candy is available while supplies last. Please follow the flow of traffic on the map and stay in your cars! No walk-ups allowed for candy distribution. Brought to you by Hawai’i Island LGBTQ+ Pride.
Enjoying simple pleasures and trying to keep a sense of normalcy can be a good coping strategy when we are able, especially while caring for young keiki. The fall season and holidays upon us are no exception. As we’ve seen rises in cases, adjusting our celebrations will be especially important this season—that’s why Neighborhood Place of Puna is sharing resources this month for a fun and safe Halloween. We encourage you to subscribe to Neighborhood Place of Puna’s social media channels, where they’ll be sharing “13 Days of Halloween” activities and tips for you and your keiki starting October 19th.
Family-fun on Halloween doesn’t stop at just dressing up this year! Swing by Puna Kai Shopping Center for an evening of free candy and safe Halloween fun for all ages.
Seven local Hawaiian shops have partnered to bring you good vibe goodies this Halloween! You’ll have a chance to win prizes from Hilo Seaside Hotel, Pareo Island Sarongs, Hawai’i’s Simple Gourmet, Puna Chocolate, Cheese Please, Keaukaha General Store, and Paper Cranes Soaps. See link for more details.
Join Fun Factory Hilo for their annual costume contest and celebration! Come to the store in costume on Halloween to have your picture taken (all ages welcome). Pre-made candy bags will also be given out for all of the trick-or-treating keiki!
1st Place: $50 game card
2nd Place: Giant crane plush
3rd Place: Giant crane plush
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park invites families to visit the Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai on Halloween weekend, October 31 or November 1, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Rangers will safely provide each keiki (child) a free ecology gift bag, and a bingo card that helps families explore the park Halloween-style.
With Halloween right around the corner it’s time for ʻImiloa’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Carve your own creative pumpkin design and enter to win great prizes from ‘Imiloa and KTA Super Stores.
Find contest rules and how to submit your entry by clicking the link.
Halloween Witch’s Paddle—Hilo
October 31 | 9am | Meet at Reed’s Bay Beach Park, 277 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo
Wear your witch regalia (or any Halloween costume you’d like), bring a device that floats, and wear a mask! The paddle will take place in Hilo Bay, but be sure to meet at Reed’s Bay Beach Park at 8:30am.