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Keiki parade to launch Fright Night festivities in Lahaina

By Staff | Oct 25, 2018

The keiki parade and Adult Costume Contest are Halloween traditions in Lahaina.

LAHAINA – Halloween in Lahaina returns to world-famous Front Street on Wednesday, Oct. 31. This year’s highlights include the 40th annual Keiki Halloween Costume Parade sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Lahaina starting at 4 p.m.

Keiki are invited to come in costume and parade down Front Street to Campbell Park led by the Lahainaluna High School Marching Band. The parade organizes and begins at Front and Papalaua streets near the Outlets of Maui.

On Oct. 31, Front Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 2 p.m. to midnight from Baker to Prison streets. All vehicles must be removed from Front Street prior to 2 p.m. to avoid towing.

Campbell Park will open at noon selling the official Halloween in Lahaina T-shirt. Food booths open at 4 p.m.

This year, experience the first-ever curated Halloween Arts Event in Campbell Park with lighted art installations, live performances and special guest deejays.

“You don’t want to miss coming down to Front Street for Halloween this year,” said LahainaTown Action Committee Board President Sne Patel.

“We are collaborating with Fuzz Box Productions, Event Horizons and Galaxy Laser & Light to transform the park into a unique visual and acoustical experience for all to enjoy.”

At 9 p.m., don’t miss “Do You Love Me,” a feature debut performance by the acclaimed Maui Hoop Crew.

Remember to don your most creative Halloween costume and enter the Adult Costume Contest from 7 to 9 p.m. in Campbell Park.

Sponsored by MegaVega Properties, Frida’s Beach House and Honu Restaurant, the first place costume will win $1,000, followed by $500 for second and $250 for third place.

Registration begins in Campbell Park at 5:45 p.m. and concludes at 8:45 p.m. Winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m. and must be present to win.

Emcees for the evening will be Trevor Arnolt from Fuzz Box Productions and Patel.

Maui Police Department reminds attendees that costumes should not include items such as sabers, metal rods or firearm or firearm replicas.

Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited on streets, sidewalks and parks. Attendees that choose to consume alcohol are encouraged to drink in moderation and not drink and drive.

Lahaina Halloween Express Shuttles will be departing from War Memorial parking lot in Wailuku and the Kihei Aquatic Center parking lot. Tickets are $10 each way and are available online at www.visitlahaina.com.

Official Halloween in Lahaina T-shirts have arrived and are on sale at www.visitlahaina.com or at the Lahaina Visitor Center in the Old Lahaina Courthouse.

In addition, Halloween Cannery Kid’s Night is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 at Lahaina Cannery Mall, and the Wharf Cinema Center’s 35th annual Ghoulish Gala Karaoke Costume Contest starts at 7 p.m. on Halloween.

For information, go to www.visitlahaina.com.