2016 Things to Do for Halloween In Kona and Kohala



caylinpumpkinsmIt’s Halloween in Kona and even if the autumn foliage is not as abundant here as in other parts of the country, there is still plenty of Aloha SPIRIT to be had this month! Also where else in the country can you wear your fun sexy adult costumes outside in late October!? (We hear MyBar may be that place for your outfits and A Wicked Good Time, too!) Family events abound, as well!

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Realtor, Delania Branham, donates her time each year for facepaicting at the Halloween Journey

hj-kppcs-16Saturday  October 22nd- Kona Pacific Public Charter School Annual “Halloween Journey”-this year’s theme is “Story Land” and is sure to be good time for the whole family! Dress up as your favorite story time character or in a fun costume appropriate for children and for walking through the woods! Cost is only $10 and there are games, food and an silent auction to support the programs for the school. Buy tickets ahead of time at the school office if you want a prime journey time!

Saturday October 29th– Keauhou Shopping Center Ohana Halloween Pa’ina with vendor craft booths and fun for keiki! Enjoy this family friendly celebration of Halloween with a haunted house, playground, costume contests, and vendors. 4 p.m. Keiki Costume Contest check-in; 4:30 p.m. Keiki Costume Contest. 5 p.m. Adult Costume Contest check-in; 8 p.m. Adult Costume Contest. Live entertainment 5 – 9 p.m. Keahou Shopping Center,78-6831 Ali`i Dr, Kailua-Kona. 4 to 10 p.m.  Free admission. For information call (808) 322-3000 or visit www.keauhoushoppingcenter.com.

October Pumpkin Patch Festival 2016 at Kohala Mountain Ranch

kohalapumpkinsign10 am – 5pm every Saturday and Sunday starting October 8th.  Each fall, the Kohala Mountain Educational Farm turns into a Pumpkin Patch Festival extravaganza! This October every weekend from the 8th – 30th, the farm is open to the public to celebrate the farm’s fall harvest from 10am-5pm. A “U-pick” pumpkin patch, “U-pick” flowers, a hay ride, a jump pad, keiki cart-train, a petting zoo, pony rides, carnival games, local food vendors, live music and much more can be experienced. Activities are priced between $2 and $9, with an average of $5 per activity. Entry to the pumpkinpatchkidsfarm and parking is free.

The Big Island Princesses will be in attendance at the Festival each Saturday until Halloween, as well! Meet “Anna” from “Frozen” and Snow White!

Annual Costume Party/Silent Auction Benefit

Saturday October 29th“A Wicked Good Time,” held by the West Hawai’i Assn. of Realtors, will benefit Hospice of Kona. Bring your Halloween spirit to Daylight Mind Coffee Company at Waterfront Row, from 5:30-9pm. There will be a costume contest (costumes encouraged for all!), pupus, cocktails, music and dancing. Prizes for best overall costume, best couple costumes, and most creative costume. Tickets: Presale $35; Door $40. Purchase tickets by calling (808) 329-4874.


Kona Dance and Performing Arts is providing Parent Night Out on October 29th! Call 808-657-4473

Need a costume? Check out the Costume Sidewalk Sale, too.

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jzpumpkinHappy Halloween everyone!


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Meet the Author

Julie Ziemelis

Julie Ziemelis is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, blogger and vlogger in Kailua Kona. She created and moderates the “365 Things to Do in Kona” page and the Kona Newbies group on Facebook. She blogs at 365Kona.com and MoveToHawaii365.com and vlogs with her husband, Eric, at “365Hawaii” on YouTube. Julie also authored the books, “How to Move to Kona” and the “Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii”. You will most likely find Julie in Kona hiking, running, biking, taking photos and sharing Aloha.

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