Maui Halloween lineup: Lahaina parade, costume contest: Maui Now
A children’s parade down Front Street in Lahaina and Halloween costume contests in Wailea, Wailuku and Kahului are among the Halloween events planned for Maui in October.
October 31, Monday – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: This is the 43rd edition Front Street Halloween Keiki Parade.
Children are invited to put on their best costume, walk down Front Street and have a chance to walk across the stage and get their bag of goodies.
The event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at the Maui Outlets on the corner of Front Street and Papalaua Street. Front Street will be closed from Papalaua Street to Prison Street until the end of the parade.
“We will have the traditional kickoff by Parade Marshall Mayor Victorino, who will lead the Lahainaluna Marching Band and the Maui Shriners Clubs along beautiful Front Street,” said Joseph Pluta, parade master of ceremonies for more than 43 years. .
A friendly reminder that this is a pedestrian only parade so please do not use vehicles, bicycles, skateboards or golf carts etc. Front Street will reopen immediately after the parade.
“We hope this event brings a smile to our keiki, who missed this fun night due to the pandemic,” Patel said, “and we look forward to bringing this back on a larger scale in 2023.”
October 22, Friday3-8 p.m. The festivities begin at The Shops At Wailea with a “Keiki Halloweenevent with free stuff or treats, a balloon animal artist and a costume contest.
Registration for the costume contest is from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in person at the event and participants can only enter one costume per category. Costumes will be judged on creativity and categories will include 0-2 year old keiki, 3-5 year old keiki, 6-10 year old keiki, ʻOhana no age limit and pets.
Register online here. Online registration is open until Friday, October 21 at 5 p.m. HST. Local judges will announce the winners and present the prizes at 5:30 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category and an overall grand prize presented by Alaska Airlines for a round trip for two to any Alaska Airlines destination in the United States. For more information, visit www.theshopsatwailea.com.
Oct. 29, Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m. — Maui Mall Village “Halloween skeleton-bration”
Maui Mall Village’s annual Skele-bration Halloween is back with a keiki & ‘ohana costume contest and tricks or treats for kids of all ages. Trick-or-treating will take place at participating Maui Mall Village merchants between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., while supplies last. Registration for the costume contest begins at 4 p.m. The family contest is open to keiki ages 0-12 and their ‘ohana and will begin at 5 p.m. at Center Court.
This year’s categories include keiki up to age 3, keiki ages 4-8, keiki ages 9-12, and ‘Ohana costumes with a combination of family and keiki costumes. The contest is limited to 6 family members per entry. Participation is limited to 50 entries per category. Keiki and Ohana winners will receive prizes from select Maui Mall Village merchants for first, second and third place in different age groups as well as an “ohana” category. Family and friends are encouraged to come dressed in their best Halloween costumes, dance to spooky songs, and create memories by taking selfies at a special Halloween-themed photo station.
Oct. 31, Monday, 5 to 7 p.m. A candy party, costume contest, prizes and more takes place at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center as part of the mall holo holo halloween an event. Costume contest winners will receive a Fun Factory gift card, a $25 cashier’s check sponsored by HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, and of course, more goodies, kids up to 13 years old can enter the contest. Be sure to pre-register here.
Oct. 29, Saturday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Will Smith Imua Discovery Garden organizes the 2nd Annual Keiki Halloween Festivalwith a keiki costume contest, entertainment by Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band, miniature horses and food trucks.
For online registration, including a price per family, go to imuagarden.org/halloween.