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Inside Look: New Year's ʻOhana Festival

Photo: Courtesy of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

Our 10 tips for when to go, what youʻll find and how to navigate this free family festival. Plus, where to find covered parking, the best bathrooms and spam musubi. Read more

Our Guide

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Photo: Friends of Honolulu City Lights - Ron Slauson

Our tips for beating the crowds, free parking, finding Santa and what to eat, ride and buy. Read more

Our Guide

2019 Volunteer Day Registration and Information

Photo: David Croxford

Start your New Year by volunteering. We have five family-friendly opportunities for parent-child teams from the North Shore to Hawai‘i Kai to Kailua. Read more

Things to Do

The Real Story Being Honolulu City Lightʻs Giant Christmas Tree

Photo: Nathalie Walker

What is the story behind Honolulu's newest Christmas tree? It took a little detective work by a Windward O‘ahu school to find out. Read more

Lifestyle

2017 Halloween Events in Hawaii Wooftacular

Photo: Courtesy Hawai‘i Doggie Bakery

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

Halloween Corner

Bees, marine life, horses and all those animals at the zoo need to be protected when a hurricane approaches. Here is how Honolulu's animal keepers are keeping them safe. Read more

Lifestyle

While forecasters track Hurricane Lane, we found some fun hurricane preparation games and activities that will educate and engage your family. Read more

Things to Do

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Photo: Courtesy of Honolulu Department of Parks & Recreation

Our eight tips for parking, playing and exploring at this free, illuminated family event. Read more

Things to Do

Family Restaurant Review: Fête

Photo: Wendy Awai-Dakroub

Small plates make for fun finger foods with a twist for kids with adventurous palates. Read more

Food

Parade Of Farms Goat Eating Flyer

Photo: Courtesy of Oahu RC&D

Hang out with therapy horses, feast on Filipino food and meet PBS Kids host Mr. Steve. Read more

Weekend Guide

2015 Hawaii Book & Music Festival

Photo: Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival

When to arrive, who you'll see and what you should do first at the annual free family event. Read more

Our Guide

Inside Look: Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration

Photo: Courtesy of Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America

Our 7 tips for getting into full workshops, finding the short line and trying hands-on activities at this free event by Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America. Read more

Our Guide

Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-March 7, 2018

Photo: Karen DB Photography

Walk into a maze and ride a train, play Japanese childrenʻs games, volunteer for an algae clean up and sign up now for a free science day. Read more

Weekend Guide

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Photo: Star of Honolulu Cruises and Events

Our 15 tips for when to go, how to get the best deals, spotting wildlife, eating and keeping the kids occupied at sea. Read more

We Tried It!

Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-February 7, 2018

Photo: Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Celebrate the Year of the Dog (yes, one celebration is still on), buy some roses, sit for a professional soccer match and reserve a space in fun, outdoor keiki workshops. Read more

Weekend Guide

HONOLULU Family Fun Run

Photo: Gregory Yamamoto

Run, jump, walk or stroll through Ala Moana Beach Park. Sign up now! Read more

Things to Do

Our 10 tips for avoiding the crowd, using up all that Fun Pass credits and keeping malassadas fresh for reheating at this favorite island festival. Read more

Our Guide

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Photo: Honolulu Museum of Art

Watch Bollywood dancers, circus performers and do Indian crafts or make dough come to life with lights and sounds, paint an expressive portrait, create an aquaponic garden or volunteer with your keiki. Read more

Weekend Guide

Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-January 10, 2018

‘Ohana Festival is Sunday. Photo: Courtesy of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

Celebrate the new year with games and Japanese demonstrations, race down a water slide or cruise in a lazy river for free, get the kids in a kitchen with an executive chef or travel around the world. Read more

Weekend Guide

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Photo: Battleship Missouri Memorial

Snap photos with Santa at the Mighty Mo, play in snow, craft last-minute presents, learn about winter traditions on a dome screen or snack on free milk and cookies. Read more

Weekend Guide

  • PetWalk Paina 2018

    Photo: Courtesy of Hawaiian Humane Society

    PetWalk Paina 2018

  • Family Restaurant Review: Fête

    Photo: Wendy Awai-Dakroub

    Family Restaurant Review: Fête

    Jaffer and the quinoa cakes from Fête.

  • Family Restaurant Review: Fête

    Photo: Wendy Awai-Dakroub

    Family Restaurant Review: Fête

    Fresh oysters on the half shell.

  • Family Restaurant Review: Fête

    Photo: Wendy Awai-Dakroub

    Family Restaurant Review: Fête

    Korean Fried Chicken Sliders at Fête.