On Maui for Halloween? Headed to the West side? Lucky you, cause there’s some fun stuff happening in Lahaina Town!
Halloween Fun at the Maui Ocean Center
On your way to visit Lahaina, have some Halloween-themed fun at Maui Ocean Center. On October 30-31, keiki ages 3-12 visiting the Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop will receive candy and Halloween trinkets. On October 31, guests can watch as scuba divers carve pumpkins underwater in several Aquarium exhibits. For more information, call 808-270-7000 or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.
“Pineapples & Pumpkins” Celebration
The Lahaina Gateway center (adjacent to the Cannery Mall) with have Halloween celebrations including special store sales, tasty fall dining and fun events as the center celebrates Halloween weekend.
Starting on Oct. 27th, merchants in the center will have specials to ramp up for the Halloween weekend. One of my favorite stores in this center is Mahina..they have super cute clothes and jewelry. If you’re hungry hit up Teddy’s Burger or roll into Foodland Farms for my favorite poke spot. (psst…they give tasters!)
Local Motion will kick off the celebrations with a couple of surf films on September 28th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Then it’s time for a Halloween Hat Contest for participants ages 13 and older. Prizes will be given out for best original, scariest, artsy, surfer, pineapple or pumpkin theme.
Oct. 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., keiki trick-or-treating will be offered at participating stores for children ages 12 and under followed by a movie under the stars by the hula girl fountain. Bring your beach chairs and blankets and cozy up to a family friendly full-length film. For more info check out www.lahainagateway.com.
Frog & Toad…a children’s play
The students of Maui Prep will be presenting the play, Frog & Toad at the Ulalena Theater Saturday October 29th and Sunday October 30th at 5 p.m. Following the play will be a live performance of Maui Prep’s rock band “7 a.m.”. Tickets are $10 and are available at Lahaina Music, at the Maui Prep office, or at the door. For more information, call (808) 665-9966.
The Harvest Festival in Kapalua
Sponsored by Kumalani Church, this event is always a kid pleaser. It’s safe, fun and always gets you in the Halloween mood. Offering family friendly game booths, bounce houses, and prizes, kids through 5th grade are welcomed to come dressed as their favorite character and enjoy some small town fun with hotdogs, candy and popcorn to nibble on. The harvest takes place on Sunday October 30th from 5-7 p.m. at The Barn off of Office Road in Kapalua (near the Ritz Carlton). Admission is free. For more information call Kumulani Chapel at 669-6905.
The Keiki Parade in Lahaina Town
This is FUN! Front Street in Lahaina Town gets closed off as the keiki dressed as their favorite gouls, super heros and princesses take over. The Keiki parade starts at 4:30 p.m. on Halloween at the corner of Hard Rock Cafe. Spectators line the historic street and throw candy at the passing keiki. The parade ends at the Banyan Tree where kids can cross the stage and receive a ribbon for participating. Keiki ghost stories, face painting, a costume contest and live music round out the kid-friendly activities.
Front Street is then open for the older adult crowd to party the Halloween night away.
Trick or Treating at The Lahaina Cannery Mall
If you are looking for some safe, bustling, candy filled fun…that’s in A/C (score!), head to the Lahaina Cannery Mall. This is not your typical shopping center Halloween activity – plain and simple, it goes off! Festivities include face painting, a magic show by Kupanaha and merchants handing out candy. The fun starts at 5 p.m. Enjoy some grub after the fun at LuLu’s in the same shopping center.
Taking part in the Halloween festivities in West Maui? Have fun, be safe and share pics on The Ohana Mama’s facebook page!