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Halloween on Maui - Lahaina comes alive

Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

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Lahaina isn't just a pretty resort town on Maui with beaches and tropical drinks.  Once a year the historic whaling town cuts loose and spills out on the streets for a night of merry making.

Halloween in Lahaina has become a really KILLER event on Maui.  Thousands of crazy people make it their destination for a fun filled day or night on October 31st every year.  Who knows when this wicked tradition began?  Did it have dark roots in the whaling days when drunk and boisterous sailors swaggered about in the dirty streets?  Or was it the scantily clad, drug loving hippies back in the liberal sixties?  Whatever it was that started this annual party, it's too late to stop it now!  With a momentum like this, you just have to stand back and enjoy, be a part of it, or stay the HELL away.  If you're driving over, get an early start to avoid traffic snarls.

Lahaina Halloween costumes



Early in the day the festivities begin, with preparations for the many costume contests and parades.  Under the od banyan tree in the middleof town, kids get to have their own costume event, with prizes and candy and supervised fun.  Parents can bring their kids out for a safe time with other like minded mischief makers.  But take your children home well before midnight if you know what's good for them.  There are goblins and creeps in the streets and alleys, if you know what I mean.  Adults lurk around, waiting for it to get dark, so they can get into some real trouble

Front Street closes off and becomes a bizarre thoroughfare of noisy revelers, with all kinds of creative costumes everywhere you look.  Restaurants and barsare noisy and overflowing.  If you're planning on getting dinner, be prepared to wait, which isn't difficult, with the stream of engagiing creatures passing by.  From the elaborate multi-person swimming sharks or ghouls, to the prehistoric jungle people adorned with only leaves and vines, it's all good.  Ghosts, vampires, hula girls, ninjas and clowns of all types.  As the night wears on, it seems that the costumes get a little skimpier as pieces and parts come off and get tossed aside.  Those sweaty masks get twisted around, and you can't tell who's coming or going.  Don't worry, there will be plenty of big guys in police uniforms to keep things from getting too murderous and nasty.  They'll crack your head if you're acting like a lunatic.


Halloween in Lahaina witch


What's the matter?  Are you scared of having a little too much fun? 

Are you ready for Halloween in Lahaina IT'S READY FOR YOU.

Comments (7)

Jeffery Griffin
Jeff Griffin LLC - Wailuku, HI
Broker Owner
Happy Halloween to you to. Are you going? I am not. I entertaining in Spookalani. Having fun with my Ghoul Fiend and the little kiddies, playing music and rising out of my Casket. Aloha ha ha
Oct 31, 2007 10:30 AM
Cindy Saling
Award Realty - Surprise, AZ
Smooth Saling with Cindy Saling


Lahaina is my favorite Hawaii destination!  I took my kids there when they were young & have been back a couple of times.  My oldest daughter & her family have vacationed there the last 2 years. (Not on Halloween)  Wish I could be there, sounds like a lot of fun. 

Oct 31, 2007 10:32 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Cindy - Yes Lahaina can be a blast on Halloween, especially if you have a place to spend the night, and avoid the drunks on the road.

Jeffery - No we're not going this year.  Have fun up in SPookalani!   haha

Oct 31, 2007 10:42 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
You've got some great stuff for Maui going on in your blog! Make sure and take pics and share with us! That'll be a blast Georgina!
Oct 31, 2007 10:48 AM
Linda M. Cataldo
Dock Street Realty - Myrtle Beach, SC
Beach Destinations Realty Myrtle Beach

Hey Georgina,

Thanks for the blast from the past.  We honeymooned in Maui and spent some great times in Lahaina.

 Happy to hear that fun things are still happening - happy halloween!

Oct 31, 2007 10:54 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Sally - Thanks for subscribing to my blog!  I will certainly keep taking lots of pictures to share with everyone.  Since I won't be taking any Halloween pics this year, here are some Halloween pics from years past, now that I've got this link thing mastered!

2001      2002

Linda - Maybe you'll be able to celebrate an anniversary on Maui soon.

Oct 31, 2007 02:18 PM
Judy Kincaid
Tampa, FL
I love Maui and Lahaina...have been there twice and would love to go back again.  Maybe next year...for Halloween....the festivities sure sound fun.
Nov 01, 2007 03:48 PM