Halloween is one of the biggest annual events celebrated on the island of Maui. If you are looking into visiting the island before the year ends, then it’s about time that you book the best place to stay in Hawaii and get ready for an awesome street celebration on the west side of Maui!
Considered as the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific”, the Halloween Block Party on Front Street, Lahaina has been going on since 1989, and as the years passed, more and more people began participating, with some even traveling from other parts of the world, just to join in on this fun celebration.
So if you are looking for things to do in Maui and are thinking about leveling up your Halloween by joining the festivities on the island, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your fall in Maui, specifically in Lahaina.
Plan and book your travel in advance.
With both tourists and locals participating in this annual bash, this time of the year is definitely one of the peak seasons. So if you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity, it’s best to book for this island event as early as possible. Browse our 2 to 3 bedroom oceanfront condos for rent to find the most ideal vacation rental for you and your family to enjoy the festivities! If you book with Kahana Village direct, there are no booking fees and free parking at our beachfront resort!
Bring your best Halloween costume.
The Lahaina Halloween Block Party is more than just a celebration. It’s also a costume competition, with almost everyone bringing their A-game for the scariest, coolest, and most awesome costume for the event. So if you are feeling competitive, you might want to start planning your costume and have it ready in time for Halloween!
If you plan to bring your family and kids with you, you can accompany your children to the Keiki Costume Parade. The adult Halloween celebration in Lahaina begins at 7 pm, giving party-goers who are 21 and older an opportunity to drink, join the costume and karaoke contests and have a blast!
Be ready for a crowd.
With around 20 to 30 thousand participants annually, the Front Street Block Party will be the biggest event yet on the island. With this many participants, you should prepare yourself for a lot of people, all looking odd or spooky, sporting all sorts of costumes as part of the street party.
Park at your own risk (or be ready to pay parking fees).
As much as possible, you might want to avoid bringing a vehicle to Lahaina during the Halloween party. Which is why the convenient location of your beachfront home away from home comes in handy as you can order a car service like Uber or Lyft rather than dealing with the event’s parking situation.
But if you can’t help it, you should prepare for full parking lots and steep parking fees. You might have a chance for the free parking slots but you have to come to the area early. At the same time, even though there will be police officers roaming around and securing the area, you should still be more mindful of where you decide to park your car.
Get ready to join the festivities on foot.
On the day of Halloween, Front Street will be very busy with lots of people and activities here and there. In fact, Front Street will strictly be foot traffic, giving the party-goers a more safe space to have fun and enjoy Halloween with friends and family. This means you’ll be doing a lot of walking from one part of the street party to the other.
Get to Lahaina early if you want some sit-down meals.
Thinking about being a part of the party, but would like a quiet moment to enjoy some local food and drink? Then you should come to Front Street early and get yourself situated in one of the restaurants along Lahaina. Some of these restaurants also offer fun activities in the spirit of the celebration. Fleetwood’s and Down The Hatch are some of the restaurants that also provide some live music entertainment, drink specials and smaller-scale costume competitions.
Stay at an accommodation that’s just minutes away from Front Street.
The best way for you to come on time for the party is to book accommodations that is just a few minutes away from Front Street, Lahaina. And if you are looking for a beachside, spacious and beautiful accommodation that you and your friends or family will enjoy, Kahana Village is the perfect Maui beachfront rentals you can find. Just 15 minutes away from Lahaina, Kahana Village offers its guests beautiful tropical scenery in a comfortable and welcoming abode. It is one of the few West Maui condominiums that are well-received by its guests.
Dance, sing and enjoy the party!
You are going to be a part of one of the best events on the island! Prepare yourself for an amazing experience that you will surely remember for the rest of your Halloweens!