Our Mission

Our Mission


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

Creativity and passion fuel the souls of both young and old. When we founded the Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival in 2008, our hope was to give Oahu residents and visitors a path to connect with this energy and uplift the community in the process.

The spirit of P.L.A.Y. is omnipresent in both the Chinatown Arts District and Halloween in Hawaii. We strive to showcase these two gems, along with national and local artists, in a manner that connects and inspires individuals and local businesses. So far, it’s working! People have responded with great zeal and Aloha. We can’t wait to see Hallowbaloo 2019 blossom into reality on Halloween Night, Saturday October 26th and build on all the positive we’ve experienced to date.

This year, we’ve expanded our playground. Festivalgoers will now experience all aspects of historic downtown Honolulu from everyday Joe Chinatown to the regal Capitol District. This is where modern day Honolulu began and where the heartbeat of our city still lives. The sense of place and vitality are palpable – no better place to call out your inner artist and share it with all. Join us!