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Hawaii October Events Listing: What’s On Hawaii is a monthly calendar of Hawaii events carefully curated for holiday-makers to highlight what’s on during their stay!

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CALENDAR KEY: 
[S] = State Holiday 
[K]
= Kauai 
[O]
= Oahu 
[M]
= Maui 
[H]
= Hawaii Island 
[MO]
= Molokai 
[L]
= Lanai

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01 October 2018, Monday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition (until 27 Oct)
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village
[O] Hawaii’s Woodshow
[O] King Kalākaua Era Exhibition (until 27 Jan)
[M] Malama Wao Akua Exhibition (until 10 Nov)
[M] Ukulele Lessons at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm

02 October 2018, Tuesday
[O] Hawaii’s Woodshow
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show
[M] Movie Night “The Incredibles” at Whalers Village
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

03 October 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa
[O] Hawaii’s Woodshow
[M] Lei Po’o Making at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm

04 October 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village
[O] Hawaii’s Woodshow
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show
[M] Maui County Fair
[M] Movie Night “The Incredibles” at Whalers Village

05 October 2018, Friday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei
[O] First Friday Art Walk in Chinatown
[O] First Friday at HiSAM: Hawaii Opera Theatre
[O] Hawaii’s Woodshow
[O] Mālama Masquerade
[O] Reggae Series at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Art and Aloha Demo
[M] Friday Art Night at Lahaina Galleries
[M] Maui County Fair
[M] Wailuku 1st Friday Town Party
[H] First Friday in Honokaa
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm

06 October 2018, Saturday
[K] First Saturdays in Old Kapaa Town
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Festa Italiana
[O] Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawaii Exhibition (until 24 Feb)
[O] Hawaii Record Fair
[O] Hawaii Rock and Mineral Show
[O] Hawaii’s Woodshow
[O] Honolulu Intertribal Powwow
[O] Jazz Keyboard Masters
[O] KCC Farmer’s Market
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Weekend Show
[O] Oktoberfest Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki
[O] Planetarium Show at Bishop Museum
[O] Reggae Series at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Twilight & Dive’n’Movie Night “Black Panther” at Wet’n’Wild Hawaii
[M] Art and Aloha Demo
[M] Art Show at Lahaina Galleries
[M] Festivals Of Aloha – Hana Parade & Hoolaulea
[M] Kalani Pe‘a – No ‘Ane‘i
[M] Maui Chef’s Table
[M] Maui County Fair
[M] Oktoberfest 2018 Down The Hatch
[M] Pailolo Oktoberfest
[M] Rumors at Iao Theater
[MO] Festivals Of Aloha – Molokai Parade & Hoolaulea
[H] HFWF: Under the Tuscan Sun

07 October 2018, Sunday
[K] Kalalea Anahola Sunday Farmer’s Market
[K] Kauai Healing Arts Fair
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei
[K] Tribal Seeds
[O] Duke’s on Sundays
[O] Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween Promotion Event
[O] Hawaii Rock and Mineral Show
[O] Hawaii’s Woodshow
[O] Hawaiian Airlines Moloka’i Hoe End Point
[O] Honolulu Intertribal Powwow
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Kapiolani Park Bandstand
[O] Yoga & Brunch at SALT Kakaako
[M] First Sunday Jazz Concert
[M] Maui County Fair
[M] Rumors at Iao Theater
[MO] Hawaiian Airlines Moloka’i Hoe Start Point
[H] Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

08 October 2018, Monday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition (until 27 Oct)
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village
[O] Jake Shimabukuro at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Malama Wao Akua Exhibition (until 10 Nov)
[M] Maui Community Band
[M] Ukulele Lessons at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm

09 October 2018, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show
[M] Movie Night “Hotel Transylvania” at Whalers Village
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

10 October 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] The Good Person of Setzuan Theatre
[M] Lei Po’o Making at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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11 October 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village
[O] Chopsticks & Wine
[O] Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show 
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at International Market Place
[O] The Good Person of Setzuan Theatre
[M] Movie Night “Hotel Transylvania” at Whalers Village
[M] Tony Bennett’s Classic Songs with John Wilt

12 October 2018, Friday
[K] Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk
[K] Italian Date Night at Monkeypod
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei
[O] Food & New Product Show
[O] Haunted Plantation
[O] Kalapana at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Romeo and Juliet by Hawaii Opera Theatre
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Iolani Palace
[O] Skeleton Key Hawaii Haunted Attraction
[O] The Elevations Halloween at Hawaiian Brians
[O] The Good Person of Setzuan Theatre
[O] University of Hawaii Women’s Volleyball – Long Beach State vs. Hawaii
[O] Village People
[M] Friday Art Night at Lahaina Galleries
[M] Lahaina 2nd Friday Town Party
[M] Rumors at Iao Theater
[H] Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm
[H] Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

13 October 2018, Saturday
[K] Artist Open House
[K] Emalani Festival
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Hammers N’Ales Oktoberfest
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Princeville
[K] Na Ohana O Ni’ihau
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] ART WALK Second Saturdays
[O] Double Ninth and Mid-Autumn Festival
[O] Food & New Product Show
[O] Free Yoga Classes at SALT Kakaako
[O] Greenpeace Ship in Honolulu
[O] Haunted Plantation
[O] Hispanic Heritage Street Festival
[O] Kalapana at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] KCC Farmer’s Market
[O] Laugh Under The Stars 2 at Waikiki Shell
[O] Pumpkin Festival
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Windward Mall
[O] Second Saturday at HiSAM: What’s In A Face?
[O] Skeleton Key Hawaii Haunted Attraction
[O] Sound of Music
[O] The Good Person of Setzuan Theatre
[O] University of Hawaii Women’s Volleyball – CSUN vs. Hawaii
[O] Waikiki Bazaar Festival
[O] Waikiki Fall Festival
[O] Waimanalo Beach Cleanup with Waikiki Aquarium
[O] VegFest Oahu
[M] Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival
[M] Lehua Kalima & Shawn Pimental
[M] Maui Chef’s Table
[M] Rumors at Iao Theater
[M] Village People
[MO] Molokai’s Farmer’s Market
[H] Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
[H] Ironman World Championship
[H] Photography & Talk Story: Volcano!
[H] Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
[H] Waimea Fall Festival

14 October 201, Sunday
[K] Kalalea Anahola Sunday Farmer’s Market 
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei
[K] Princeville Night Market Every 2nd Sunday
[O] Alii Sunday’s at Kawaiahao Church
[O] Duke’s on Sundays
[O] Food & New Product Show
[O] Greenpeace Ship in Honolulu
[O] Haunted Plantation
[O] Kalapana at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Pumpkin Festival
[O] Romeo and Juliet by Hawaii Opera Theatre
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Kapiolani Park Bandstand
[O] The Good Person of Setzuan Theatre
[M] Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival
[M] Maui Marathon & Half Marathon
[M] Rumors at Iao Theater
[H] Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

15 October 2018, Monday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition (until 27 Oct)
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village
[O] A Black And White Affair
[M] Malama Wao Akua Exhibition (until 10 Nov)
[M] Ukulele Lessons at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm

Hawaii Bound Itineraries

16 October 2018, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show 
[O] Romeo and Juliet by Hawaii Opera Theatre
[O] Willie K at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Movie Night “Hotel Transylvania 2” at Whalers Village
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

17 October 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Kona Nui Nights at Ward Village
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Okinawa-Hawaii Comedy Show
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Ala Moana Center
[O] The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival
[M] Lei Po’o Making at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm

18 October 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show 
[O] The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival
[O] Vino and Vinyasa at Moana Surfrider
[O] West Coast Uncorked
[M] Harold López-Nussa Trio
[M] Haleakalā Night
[M] Movie Night “Hotel Transylvania 2” at Whalers Village
[M] Napa Valley Show at Lahaina Galleries

19 October 2018, Friday
[K] Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk
[K] Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival
[K] Kauai Made & Grown Product Show
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei
[O] Def Leppard
[O] Haunted Plantation
[O] Jazz Legends Series at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Kailua Night Market
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Moon Walk & Buffet Dinner Waimea Valley
[O] Pa‘akai Marketplace at SALT Kakaako
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Iolani Palace
[O] Season’s Best Craft & Gift Fair
[O] Skeleton Key Hawaii Haunted Attraction
[O] The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival
[M] HFWF: Roy’s 21st Annual Golf Classic
[M] Makawao 3rd Friday Town Party
[M] Napa Valley Show at Lahaina Galleries
[H] Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kahookele Crabbe
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm
[H] Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

20 October 2018, Saturday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Koloa
[K] Movie Night at the Garden
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] CHASE THE CRB: Halloween Spooktacular
[O] Def Leppard
[O] Duke’s Ukes
[O] Hawaii Roots Festival
[O] Haunted Plantation
[O] Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival
[O] Jazz Legends Series at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] KCC Farmer’s Market
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Weekend Show
[O] Na Mele O Ko Olina
[O] Oahu Holistic and Metaphysical Expo
[O] Pa‘akai Marketplace at SALT Kakaako
[O] Pumpkin Festival
[O] SALT Bar Crawl
[O] Skeleton Key Hawaii Haunted Attraction
[O] SKY Waikiki Pajama Jammie Jam
[O] Spook Life Park: Legends of the Sea
[O] The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival
[O] University of Hawaii Men’s Football – UC Nevada vs. Hawaii
[O] White Party with Chef Morimoto
[O] Wine & Tango
[M] HFWF: Spiked!
[M] Jacopo Giacopuzzi
[M] Maui Chef’s Table
[M] Mohala Mai
[M] Movie Night “Ratatouille” at Whalers Village
[H] Cultural Festival
[H] Mini Concert Series: Lucky Tongue
[H] Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

21 October 2018, Sunday
[K] Kalalea Anahola Sunday Farmer’s Market
[K] Kauai Harvest Festival
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei
[O] Duke’s on Sundays
[O] Friends of Hokulea Fundraiser
[O] Haunted Plantation
[O] Jazz Legends Series at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Moanalua 99 3rd Sundays Craft & Gift Fairs
[O] Oahu Holistic and Metaphysical Expo
[O] Pumpkin Festival
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Kapiolani Park Bandstand
[O] Season’s Best Craft & Gift Fair
[O] Skeleton Key Hawaii Haunted Attraction
[O] The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival
[M] HFWF: Keiki in the Kitchen Kaanapali
[M] HFWF: Symphony of Flavors
[M] Jacopo Giacopuzzi
[H] Kokua Kailua: Stroll Historic Kailua Village – Shop, Dine & Buy Local
[H] Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
[H] Taste of Hilo

22 October 2018, Monday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition (until 27 Oct)
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village
[M] Malama Wao Akua Exhibition (until 10 Nov)
[M] Ukulele Lessons at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm

23 October 2018, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show
[M] Movie Night “Monsters Inc” at Whalers Village
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

24 October 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa
[O] Full Moon Silent Disco Yoga
[O] HFWF: Crops & Hops
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[M] Lei Po’o Making at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm

25 October 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village
[O] ALL HALLOWS FEAST Halloween Course Dinner
[O] HFWF: Feng Shui & Cocktails
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show
[O] Robert Cazimero & Friends at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Skeleton Key Hawaii Haunted Attraction
[M] Movie Night “Monsters Inc” at Whalers Village
[M] SOIL by Michael Sakamoto

26 October 2018, Friday
[K] Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei
[K] Princeville Community Fine Arts Exhibit
[O] ARTafterDARK: CarnEvil
[O] Comedy Series at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Harvest Moon Dance at Waimea Valley
[O] Haunted Plantation
[O] HFWF: Hawaiian Airlines Presents Winederland
[O] HFWF: Slurp
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Skeleton Key Hawaii Haunted Attraction
[O] University of Hawaii Women’s Volleyball – Cal Poly vs. Hawaii
[O] War of the Worlds
[M] Friday Art Night at Lahaina Galleries
[M] Ja Rule
[M] Kihei 4th Friday Town Party
[M] Livingston Taylor
[M] Spookfest 2018
[H] Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm
[H] Creep Show

27 October 2018, Saturday
[K] BONE Thugs-N-Harmony
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Princeville
[K] Kilauea Night Market
[K] Princeville Community Fine Arts Exhibit
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Cat Show
[O] Free Yoga Classes at SALT Kakaako
[O] Greek Festival
[O] Greenpeace Ship in Honolulu
[O] Hallowbaloo: Music, Arts & Craft Beer Fest
[O] Haunted Plantation
[O] Hawaii Fish & Dive Expo
[O] Hawaii Horror Story ft. Ja Rule
[O] HFWF: BURGUNDY: Through the glass of Domaine Robert-Denogent
[O] HFWF: Decadence
[O] HFWF: SOMM: The Gang of Four
[O] HFWF: The Art of Food & Wine Pairing
[O] Jo Ann Rachs!
[O] KCC Farmer’s Market
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Weekend Show
[O] Mele o Hawai‘i
[O] Pumpkin Festival
[O] Skeleton Key Hawaii Haunted Attraction
[O] Special Olympics Hawaii Over the Edge
[O] War of the Worlds
[M] Alexis Rockman in the Green Room
[M] Maui Chef’s Table
[M] Observe & Play Family Day
[MO] Molokai’s Farmer’s Market
[H] Hawaiian Sunset Saturday
[H] Movies Under the Stars – “Hotel Transylvania 2”
[H] Photography & Talk Story: Volcano!

28 October 2018, Sunday
[K] Kalalea Anahola Sunday Farmer’s Market
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei
[K] Princeville Community Fine Arts Exhibit
[M] Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
[M] XTERRA World Championship
[O] Duke’s on Sundays
[O] Greek Festival
[O] Greenpeace Ship in Honolulu
[O] Haunted Plantation
[O] Hawaii Fish & Dive Expo
[O] HFWF: Halekulani Culinary Masters Gala
[O] HFWF: Keiki in the Kitchen Cooking Classes
[O] HFWF: Keiki in the Kitchen Family Sunday
[O] HFWF: Naughty or Nice Pool Party
[O] Jo Ann Rachs!
[O] Pumpkin Festival
[O] Shirokiya Matsuri
[O] Skeleton Key Hawaii Haunted Attraction
[H] Creep Show

29 October 2018, Monday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village
[M] Malama Wao Akua Exhibition (until 10 Nov)
[M] Ukulele Lessons at The Shops at Wailea
[O] Pat Metheny at Blue Note Hawaii
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm

30 October 2018, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville
[O] Art Lunch: Meet the Artist Laurel Salinas-Nakanishi
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show
[O] Pat Metheny at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Skeleton Key Hawaii Haunted Attraction
[O] War of the Worlds
[M] Movie Night “Monsters University” at Whalers Village
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

31 October 2018, Wednesday
HALLOWEEN
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa
[O] Dead Rockstar Halloween Night Spectacular at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Halloween in Waikiki (Kalakaua Avenue)
[O] Halloween @ The HYATT: FRIGHTNITE
[O] Halloween at Tapa’s
[O] Hulaween 2018
[O] Haunted Plantation
[O] Night of the Killer Costumes
[O] Psycho (1960) – Hitchcocktober
[O] The Rocky Horror Picture Show
[O] Skeleton Key Hawaii Haunted Attraction
[O] Spooky Tales with Jeff Gere and Friends
[O] Tiki’s Halloween Bash
[M] Halloween in Lahaina (Front Street)
[M] Lei Po’o Making at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm
[H] Happy HalloQueen

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