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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. 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. more

Food

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Photo: Courtesy of Oahu RC&D

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

Weekend Guide

HONOLULU Family Fun Run

Photo: Gregory Yamamoto

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

Weekend Guide

Inside Look: New Yearʻs Ohana 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. more

Our 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. 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. more

Weekend Guide

Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-December 13

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

Play with animation for free in honor of a princess, be coached by former pro baseball players, run through the festive city lights and try your hand at pounding mochi. more

Weekend Guide

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Photo: Kapolei City Lights

Watch an electric light parade, paddle a canoe, craft sustainable gifts, pay what you can for a theater production and play at sensory, interactive stations. more

Weekend Guide

Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-November 29

Photo: Ron Slauson, courtesy of Friends of Honolulu City Lights

Celebrate Christmas with a parade and big tree lighting, volunteer in a Mānoa lo‘i and go backstage to learn about the art of acting or play in the snow. more

Weekend Guide

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Photo: Friends of Honolulu Hale - Ron Slauson

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

Our Guide

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Photo: Jennifer Carlile Dalgamouni

Our 10 tips for getting the most out of this production-based class on acting, costumes, music, props and more. more

We Tried It!

Family Holiday Events in Hawai‘i-2017

Photo: Courtesy of Kapolei Commons.

Our roundup of more than 60 events offering festive family fun, plus where you'll find Santa this season. more

Holiday Corner

  • 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.