Earlier this year in September MauiFeed announced that Halloween in Lahaina was back (for that post and reasons behind its disappearance and re-emergence click here).
If you want alternative transportation options offered by the County of Maui or LahainaTown Action Committee, then scroll down to the bottom of post for the shuttle info. Lahaina Town Action Committee will have an express shuttle route from War Memorial to Front Street and the Kihei Aquatic Center. Costing $3 each way, tickets are on sale now. Pacific Whale Foundation and Pride of Maui will also offer boat cruises from Maalaea to Lahaina. And Starwood Resorts Westin Maui, Sheraton Maui and Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas will have a free shuttle from their properties to town.
Now that Halloween is upon us, here are the nitty gritty details on the town party. Festivities begin with Front Street closing at 3pm from Baker Street to Prison Street. The 33rd Annual Keiki Halloween Costume Parade starts at 4:30pm. The keiki parade is sponsored by the Lahaina Rotary Club, Sunrise Rotary Club of Lahaina and the Soroptimists of West Maui. Maui keiki are invited to come in costume and parade down Front Street to Banyan Tree Park, where they will receive a congratulatory ribbon and bag of treats. You are invited to come meet Mayor Alan Arakawa, his wife Anne, and enjoy The Royal Hawaiian Guard marching in the parade.
Lots of activities are happening at Campbell Park, which is located between the Wharf Center and the Baldwin House. Starting at 4pm they will have ono food and the official “Back on Front” Halloween t-shirts.
As the sun sets, the scenery on the street will get spooktacular. At 6pm you will have two areas of revelry: Campbell Park and the Lahaina Banyan Tree Park. Food booths and live music by 1810 and Sounds of Addiction will start at 6pm. Campbell Park will also have keiki activities and face painting.
If you are planning to enter the Costume Contest that starts at 7pm, registration begins at 6pm at Campbell Park and goes until 8:45. Honu Seafood and Pizza and Mala Ocean Tavern sponsored the $1,000 grand prize for the Costume Contest. The contest is at the Banyan Tree Park, where Jonathan Scott will DJ starting at 6pm. Branscombe Richmond will emcee the contest will be emceed by and winner announced at 9:30pm.
Handy Halloween Timeline
3pm: Front Street closes. No parking on street and cars will be towed.
4pm: Food and t-shirt booths open at Campbell Park.
6pm: Keiki activities and face painting start at Campbell Park; Live music by “1810″ and Sounds of Addition; registration for Costume Contest starts, runs to 8:45.
6pm: Banyan Tree Park – DJ Jonathan Scott; Emcee Branscombe Richmond.
7pm: Costume Contest begins at Banyan Tree Park (entries accepted through 9pm).
9:30pm: Banyan Tree Park – Costume Contest winner announced.
Midnight – Front Street festivities finish; Maui Police reopen Front Street.
Transportation Shuttles: Lahaina Town Action Committee Express Shuttle
Lahaina Halloween Express will have shuttles departing from War Memorial Parking Lot and South Kihei Road – Wailea. Tickets go on sell starting Oct 23 for $3 each way, cash only. Buses are ordered on presale numbers. There will be no advance reservations although there are advance ticket sales. Shuttles will be first come first serve for purchase and boarding. Passengers will purchase a ticket that will be collected by drivers. Buses will be cancelled if tickets for a time slot are not sold.
Ticket purchase locations are at the following Shell Service Stations:
- Kahului: Super Stop 370 Dairy Road
- Kihei: Blackie’s Pit Stop 30 Mana’o Kala St.
- See poster below for more details
High Resolution Shuttle Info Poster: Halloween bus poster 2011
War Memorial Parking Lot
Wailuku Departures from War Memorial
Lahaina Departures to War Memorial
Kihei Aquatic Center upper Parking Lot
Kihei Aquatic Center Departures to Lahaina
Lahaina Departures to Kihei Aquatic Center
Maui County Bus Schedule
Also please note that regular Maui Bus service has also been extended for both the Kaanapali Islander, Route 25, and the Napili Islander, Route 30, on Halloween night. No reservations are required and the cost is the normal rate of $1 each way.
Kaanapali Islander Route 25
Transit schedules will be increased starting at 3:30pm to run every 20 minutes, departing from the Whalers Village in Kaanapali and stopping at Cannery Mall and The Wharf. Last departing bus from Lahaina Town departs from the Wharf at 11:30pm.
Napili Islander Route 30
Transit schedules will be increased at 9pm to run every hour from Whalers Village. The last Napili-bound bus will depart Whalers Village at midnight.
For more information about Maui County bus routes check out the County website by clicking www.co.maui.hi.us/documents/Transportation/bus_routes_020711.PDF
For further information about Lahaina Halloween Express tickets please call Jill Holley or Lynn Donovan at the Lahaina Town Action Committee at 808-667-9175.