Activities

Activities

Hallowbaloo Street Festival

Hallowbaloo Street Festival

Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:30pm – 10:00pm
HiSAM (Hawaii State Art Museum) and Surrounding Streets - 250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96813

The Hallowbaloo Street Festival and Hallowbaloo Ball kick off festivities at 4:30pm at HiSAM (Hawaii State Art Museum) and the surrounding streets. We couldn’t be more excited about our return! With iconic landmarks, manicured lawns and expansive tree canopies, the area has the look and feel of a state park and powerful sense of place. It's the perfect oasis for sharing Halloween aloha and enjoying rambunctious rhythms.

Our 2016 lineup of national and local stars is our biggest and best yet including DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu who will be performing at both the Hallowbaloo Street Festival and Club Hallowbaloo. Additional performers on the street festival's main stage include soul singer, TED Fellow and world poetry slam champion, Iyeoka backed by Hawaii's own, Quadraphonix. In addition, seven-string guitar virtuoso, Charlie Hunter, and groovalicious drummer, Scott Amendola, finally make their Hawaii debut after touring the world for over 20 years. The street festival features many more luminaries ready to deliver musical goodness on our main stage, Dance Cauldron stage and Street Cabaret area. Check our Schedule page for a complete entertainment listing and visit our Lineup page to discover great new artists.

#1 Tip: Arrive early! Entertainment starts at 4:30pm. Our street festival venue is one of the best in all of Hawaii. Early check-in allows smooth entry and gives you time to follow your every fancy including perusal our Ono Eats food court. Hallowbaloo happens only once a year - your only chance to revel in our unique surroundings and Halloween cheer. The earlier you arrive, the less you miss and less the stress.

Ticket purchase required and 21 and older only unless accompanied by a parent. Click the "Ticketing Info" button below for details.

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Hallowbaloo Ball (VIP)

Hallowbaloo Ball (VIP)

Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:30pm – 10:00pm
HiSAM Interior & Premium Main Stage Viewing Deck

Your ticket to the grandest Hallowbaloo experience: complimentary pupus by top Chinatown eateries (Grondin French-Latin Kitchen, Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop, Bethel Union, Artizen) and exquisite elixirs (two complimentary) enjoyed while reveling in the catbird seat (premium main stage viewing deck and air conditioned HiSAM lounge, art gallery and wash rooms). Plus, express entry to street festival and Club Hallowbaloo venues. The Hallowbaloo Ball food menu will be posted here within a few days.

Join us for the most splendid Halloween treat of all, the 2016 Hallowbaloo Ball!

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Club Hallowbaloo

Club Hallowbaloo

Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:00pm – 2:00am
Chinatown and Aloha Tower Marketplace Venues
11 Clubs, One Cover ‘til 2am

Advance purchase recommended. Club Hallowbaloo sold out last year and will sell out in advance this year. See button below for online ticket purchasing.

There’s something to suit every fancy at Club Hallowbaloo. With the purchase of one Club Hallowbaloo wristband, you receive access to both the Hallowbaloo street festival and eleven venues with each establishment serving up unique entertainment and energy (click “Entertainment Schedule” button below for full lineup). It’s the best night of the year to enjoy two of America’s best entertainment districts: Chinatown and Aloha Tower Marketplace.

Compare Honolulu’s Chinatown Arts District to any entertainment neighborhood in America, from New Orleans to New York, Portland to Los Angeles, and our very own Chinatown will come out at or near the top of the list time and again. The diversity and passion are unbeatable - entertainment houses of every size, shape & color infused with the unique flair and taste of each owner. No national chains here, instead you’ll find just the opposite - historic storefronts owned & managed by colorful individuals who invest their heart and souls into making each establishment special.

And for the first time this year, we've added Aloha Tower Marketplace venues to Club Hallowbaloo. Located on the water at Honolulu Harbor, few places are of more import in Hawaiian history than Aloha Tower - the original welcoming point for visitors, site of embarkation for Hawaiian royalty as they journeyed across oceans and forged treaties with France, England, the United States and additional countries and also the location of world record breaking performances by Olympic gold medalist, surf icon and Hawaii ambassador, Duke Kahanamoku. With beautiful open air venues providing expansive harbor views, the history of Aloha Tower Marketplace remains palpable.

This year’s participating clubs are:
Ong King Arts Center, Bar 35, Nextdoor, Downbeat Lounge, Manifest, The Arts at Marks Garage, Scarlet Honolulu, Square Barrels, Hooters, Nashville Waikiki, and Gordon Biersch.

Like past Hallowbaloo festivals, there will be a pedestrian mall on Hotel St. between Nuuanu Ave. and Smith St. This area has long served as the unofficial ‘town square’ of large Chinatown gatherings and will once again enable festivalgoers to assemble in the street, reconnect with friends and choose their next direction.

Each Club Hallowbaloo wristband provides access to the venues listed above as well as the Hallowbaloo Street Festival. 21 & older only.

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Ono Eats

Ono Eats

Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:30pm – 10:30pm
Hallowbaloo Street Festival - Food Court on Richards Street

Don't leave your appetite at home! Come enjoy ono pop-up eateries at your beck and call at Hallowbaloo 2016 with tasty treats ranging from indulgent delights to farm-to-table goodness from Square Barrels, Istanbul Restaurant, Hawaiian Fresh Farms, Delice Crepes, Olay's Thai Express, Hawaii Hot Dogs, Nosh, Sky Kombucha and India Cafe. No better way to put extra pep in your step than delicious, healthy bites, and we've got you covered.

  • SQUARE BARRELSLocally-sourced Drive-Thru-Burgers, Ulu Fries & more
  • ISTANBUL RESTAURANTKebabs (grass-fed lamb / ribeye), Paella, Falafel, Hummus
  • DELICE CREPESFrench Crepes (gluten-free) - Sweet & Savory
  • HAWAIIAN FRESH FARMSLocally-sourced Fish Tacos, Beef Brisket Sandwich & more
  • HAWAII HOTDOGSNathan's All Beef Hot Dogs
  • OLAY'S THAI EXPRESSPumpkin Curry Chicken, Veggie Pad Thai & more
  • NOSHBrazilian Cheese Breads - Sweet & Savory
  • INDIA CAFESamosas, Curries, Masala, Vegan Dishes & more
  • SKY KOMBUCHA BAR & LOUNGELocally-sourced and crafted kombucha served at a primo perch for enjoying our Street Cabaret entertainment
Trolley Service

Trolley Service

8:00pm – 11:00pm
Trolley Stops:
1) Intersection of Hotel St. & Alakea St.
2) Intersection of Hotel St. & Nuuanu Ave. and
3) Aloha Tower Marketplace

Between 8pm and 11pm, complimentary trolleys will shuttle festival goers from Alakea St. to Nuuanu Ave. to Aloha Tower Marketplace and back so you never miss a beat!

The trolley service gives you many ways to enjoy all of Hallowbaloo: i) leave your car at home, and once onsite, use the free trolleys to enjoy both the Capitol District street festival as well as clubs and eateries in Chinatown and Aloha Tower Marketplace; ii) park downtown early in the evening and take a trolley to Chinatown or Aloha Tower Marketplace for club hopping and/or a great meal after the Hallowbaloo street festival; or iii) park in Chinatown after 8pm and take a trolley downtown to catch the last portion of our street festival.

There will be three trolley stops (click the “View On Map” button below to see locations). Pick-ups and drop-offs will take place at each stop.

Trolley service is free to all during the hours specified above.

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Iyeoka's Paper Heart

Iyeoka's Paper Heart

Hallowbaloo Kick-Off Event - Friday, October 28, 2016 7:30pm
Atherton Studio at Hawaii Public Radio - 738 Kaheka St., Honolulu HI 96814

Capture Your Creative Spark! An interactive talk and performance led by multidisciplinary artist Iyeoka - a TED Fellow, world poetry slam champion and break-out recording artist (over 50 million YouTube views & #1 hits around the world).

The journey and perspective of Nigerian-American, Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo, are unique as she’s traversed from youth activist selected by President Clinton to participate in a national public service symposium to securing a health education and professional position influencing pharmaceutical policy to becoming an internationally celebrated artist in DIY (do-it-yourself) fashion. ‘Iyeoka’s Paper Heart’ gives you the opportunity to look through Iyeoka’s eyes, tap into her knowledge base and forge your own artistic path ignited by creativity.

Iyeoka will share stories of ‘aha’ moments of her creative journey, deliver live performances (both singing and poetry) and extend an open hand and heart welcoming friendship and exploration.

‘Iyeoka’s Paper Heart’ at Atherton Studio is presented by Hawaii Public Radio and the Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival. This gathering is part of Hallowbaloo’s creative outreach initiative entitled:

P.L.A.Y. TIME - P.ursue a L.ife of A.rt and Y.outhfulness

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