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Artists gearing up for Hallowbaloo

Mark Tarone Mark Tarone

By Tracy Gladden - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Still two weeks left to pick a Halloween costume and pick a place to party.

Many national artists will be in the Arts District in downtown Honolulu for the first annual Hallowbaloo Music and Arts Festival.

Chinatown's art galleries gear up for Halloween. The Hallowbaloo Music and Arts Festival is the place to be this year. The streets will shut down for thousands of costumed celebraters. The event features art, food booths, and live music.

"Right next to Louis Pohl gallery on Hotel St. is going to be the main stage of the festival. The street festival will continue until 10:30 with three stages of free music by lots of great local bands and also some tremendous national bands," Hallowbaloo producer, Mark Tarone said.

From 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., keiki and family can participate in the trick or treat gallery walk.

"They'll be given a passport card and when they get that card stamped by a majority of the participating galleries, they will be eligible for a lot of great prizes," Tarone said.

The event has been a year in the making.

"We have concerts that will take us deep into the night so with all the clubs in the area and Aloha Tower were doing a big tower down there so the music doesn't stop at ten you have lots of different choices for great music," Tarone said.

He expects the festival to have even more entertainment than Waikiki's celebration.

For more information on the festival, click on the Hallowballoo Music & Art Festival link on this page.

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