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Our picks for the weekend’s best family events. Read more

Weekend Guide

2017 Halloween Events in Hawaii Wooftacular

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From costume contests to a special spooky camp, here is our list of 40+ family-friendly events for your Halloween. Read more



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School your keiki on shark essentials before seeing the Baby Shark show in November. Read more

Parent to Parent

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That red plastic card taking up space in your wallet is more valuable than you think. Read more

Our Guide

Super Saturday at HiSam

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Make wood block prints, picnic at a concert in a valley, play ocean-inspired games and buy bargain books this weekend. Read more

Weekend Guide


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Climb inside a big truck, join a reading challenge and climb into vintage planes for free. Read more

Weekend Guide

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Dance to a beatboxer, watch a cultural parade and climb into a military Humvee. Read more

Weekend Guide


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Holiday book recommendations for your kiddos. Read more

Good Reads


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Here are 12 tips for navigating Hawaiʻi's largest free outdoor festival for kids. Plus, where to find free parking. Read more

Our Guide

West ʻOahu Pet Walk

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Watch a volcano shoot confetti, fly a remote-control plane, and register for summer-reading prizes. Read more

Weekend Guide


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Play in a glowing garden (or get into a light saber fight), visit cows and pigs or browse through thousands of bargain books. Read more

Weekend Guide


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Climb into a cockpit and watch planes dogfight overhead, build Honolulu out of 20,000 LEGO bricks or take advantage of free keiki admission to Sea Life Park this weekend. Read more

Things to Do

Free Story Time

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Hit the books with free keiki story times available every day, all around O‘ahu. Read more

Our Guide

Sketches and renderings of the new Nānākuli Public Library. Read more


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    Find copies of Clark the Shark books at your local public library.

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    Keiki can borrow tablets from select public libraries on O'ahu.

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