Maui Halloween 2015
The Best Halloween party and it’s only on Maui!
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Lahaina is famous for having the biggest Halloween celebration in Hawaii & though a few years back were not as good due to vehicle traffic, Since 2011, Front Street has been blocked again allowing free flowing pedestrian traffic only!
That’s right: no cars! Instead you’ll find plenty of happy costumed foot traffic on Front Street.
LahainaHalloween.com is your guide to Halloween on Front Street Maui and all of Hawaii. Check out last year’s Best Costumes, Event Information, the Maui Bars with the best views of the Front St parade, and great choices of inexpensive, creative, and unique Halloween Costumes.
BE PREPARED for this years Hallow’s eve in Maui!
Each year Lahaina’s Front Street festivities become bigger and more involved. You’ll find that it’s a real task trying to find anyone without a costume on. These Halloween costumes range from fun store bought outfits to completely homemade masterpieces. Some of the contestants in the various Lahaina Costume Contests have spent all year building their creative Halloween outfits.
Come on folks, get on that airplane and come visit us!
Halloween in Hawaii has been largely celebrated since 1990, in the historic whaling town of Lahaina, Maui.
Anywhere between 20,000 to 30,000 residents and visitors come to Lahaina wearing their best costumes every year. Front Street, the famous Lahaina Street that runs along the ocean, is where most of the festivities happen. THIS YEAR THE STREETS ARE CLOSED TO CARS AGAIN! PEDESTRIANS RULE!!
The Keiki (children’s) parade usually kicks off around 3:3-4pm and lasts about an hour or so.
Their is no admission fee to the festivities in Lahaina, however cover charges may apply at some bars and Restaurant bars. The carnival of costumed Halloween revelers is wonderful to join or watch. Some of the best views are from the restaurants and bars on the second levels of the buildings on Front street. Halloween in Lahaina is something not to be missed. Make certain to have a ride or be staying walking distance from Front Street. If you’re staying on the South side of Maui, you may want to get a room in Lahaina for the night. If you do, you’ll avoid driving the winding Pali after dark. Make sure to book well in advance because many others share the same idea.
When do the festivities in Lahaina begin?
The festivities begin at before sunset with the children’s parade around 4pm. We recommend you get there as early as possible to find parking and enjoy some of the shops while they’re open. Arriving before 3 may assure that you don’t have to wait in the long slow traffic to Lahaina.
Where do we park?
There will be dozens of parking lots to park at for a fee. Finding parking where you don’t have to pay is unrealistic unless you get there early in the morning. If you are driving, please be wary of drunk drivers. Maui Police are not fond of them, and rightly so. If you want to beat traffic and parking, take the Halloween cruise discussed next.
Are their alternatives to driving from the south side of Maui?
The Pride of Maui may once again offer a Halloween cruise up to Lahaina from Maalaea Harbor. This saves you a lot of driving and headache in traffic and parking. Ask your resort/hotel if they will supply you with a shuttle to Maalaea. Learn more at Lahaina Halloween Cruise.
Does anyone go without a Halloween costume?
Yes, some tourists don’t dress up, which is a shame. But most everyone has something on. That’s what makes Halloween in Lahaina so great!
Is there food and drinks available?
If you want a sit down meal, you’ll want to get to Lahaina very early. Otherwise you’ll wait for hours. Alcohol is not permitted on the street, but the bars all up and down Front Street are open and bumping. You’ll find that they have cover charges and can be difficult to get into in the later hours due to capacity. The second story bars are the best because of the great views.
Does it cost anything to get into the Halloween carnival on Front Street?
There is no admission to the festivities, though bars and some restaurants will have cover charges.
Is it safe in Lahaina on Halloween?
This year, Lahaina will have 80 police officers patrolling on October 31st. Lahaina is probably the safest place to be at on Halloween because of the overwhelming caution of the police force. After it gets dark, you may want to take the kids home. People can tend to get overzealous and some people wear revealing outfits. There will be checkpoints to stop drunk drivers as well as random stops.
Are there any big Halloween contests and what are the prizes?
Many of the bars and restaurants have costume contests with various prizes.
I have a great outfit for my dog. Can pets enter the competition?
Pets will not be allowed on Front Street for Halloween this year. If you’d still like to dress up your pets, check out these great PET COSTUMES.
What other locations are there for Halloween in Maui and Hawaii?
You can always go to Mulligan’s on the Blue in Wailea for a good time on the south side of Maui. If you plan on doing Halloween on your Kauai vacation, you’ll find it a little slower paced, though still a lot of fun.