7 Fun Things to Do with Your Family This Fall 2014 in Honolulu

Mark your calendar!  Here are some of our picks for family fun this fall, including a round-up of Halloween events.

Family Night Waikiki Aquarium


Friday, Aug. 29, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Animal Superheroes is the theme of the Waikiki Aquarium’s annual event. Kids can make their own costume and learn about amazing animal powers. Sign up to be a new member and you can bring two guests free. 440-9011, waikikiaquarium.org.


HMAA Presents 
Keiki in the Kitchen

Honolulu Zoo

Saturday, Sept. 6,  9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This first-ever kids event by the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival features fitness activities, a farmers market and food 
trucks at the zoo. The finalists in the keiki recipe contest will also have a cook-off in front of star chefs. hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com.


Day Live!

Various locations


Saturday, Sept. 27, various times.

Some of Hawaii’s favorite museums offer free admission for two on this Smithsonian magazine-sponsored day. Go online to download passes for The Pacific Aviation Museum, Iolani Palace and more.


Kroctober Fest

Kroc Center Hawaii


Friday, Oct. 3, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Fall comes to Ewa Beach at this free event featuring everything from pumpkin carving to games to a fun photo booth. 682-5505, kroccenterhawaii.org.


Hawaii Children 
& Youth Day

State Capitol


Sunday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a day outside packed with family fun. This state-supported annual event features more than 300 exhibitors offering free hands-on crafts, activities, performances and plenty of reasons to get on your feet and out the door. hawaiicyd.org.


The Cowboy Astronomer

Hokulani Imaginarium


Friday, Oct. 10, 7 to 7:40 p.m.

Learn about the stars and Native American Legends at this new show on the 360-degree screen of the Hokulani Imaginarium. Cowboy poet Baxter Black narrates tales interspersed with astronomy factoids for an engaging, campfire-style storytime. 235-7433, aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu.


Halloween Fun For All Ages!

Saturday, Oct. 25Halloween Spooktacular at Hawaii Kai Towne Center. 5 to 8 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 26Keiki Costume Ball at Hawaii Children's Discovery Center. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 30Kahala Mall Halloween Costume Contest. Registration at 6 p.m. 
Contest starts at 7 p.m.Friday, Oct. 31• Trick-or-treating at Kahala Mall.
5:30 to 7 p.m.• Trick-or-treating at Windward Mall.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.• Fangtastic Fest at Ward Centers.
6 to 8 p.m.

Watch for a full round-up of not-so-spooky fun in our Halloween corner
 on honolulufamily.com.

Looking for fun? From a free day at museums to sweet ideas for Halloween, the fall is packed with family fun. For an updated list of more events and activities, visit