HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The Bishop Museum announced Tuesday that "Treat Street," the museum's annual Halloween festival, has been discontinued.
Museum officials believe that the festival, which had previously been held every October 31, no longer aligns with the museum's role as an educational center responsible for sharing stories of the cultural heritage and natural environment of Hawaii.
"Our community's needs are changing and therefore Bishop Museum is changing to meet these needs," said Blair Collis, President and CEO of Bishop Museum. "We regret that we are no longer offering this activity, however, as we begin to shift and align our programmatic focus this is a wonderful time to create new programs and events that will serve our community in an even greater capacity."
The decision to discontinue the event is effective immediately.