Aloha Friday FYI: Events for Kids in February 2023

Save the date for Wet ‘n‘ Wild’s Dive ‘n‘ Movie, Matsumoto Shave Ice’s 72nd anniversary and the 36th Annual Hawaiʻi Pacific Health Keiki Great Aloha Run.

 

 

A side from our guide to the perfect weekend on O‘ahu, here’s the scoop on some upcoming noteworthy kid-friendly events and happenings this February on O’ahu. Save the dates!

 

Great Aloha Fun Run

Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i Pacific Health

 

The 36th Annual Hawaiʻi Pacific Health Keiki Great Aloha Run

 

Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 a.m. 
Deadline to register: Jan. 27, 2023
 

Keiki can participate in a 1.5-mile run between the Magic Island concession stand and the Ewa side of McCoy Pavilion. The dedicated run for kids is part of the Hawai‘i Pacific Health Great Aloha Run—Hawai‘i’s largest participatory race—which has raised more than $16 million for more than 150 non-profit health and human service organizations and community groups throughout the Islands. This family-friendly race fosters healthy living and gives back to the community. The whole ‘ohana will enjoy activities and can participate in obstacle courses in the park after the race.

greataloharun.com, @greataloharun

 


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Kaulana Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i

 

Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join Ka Makana Ali‘i, No‘eau Designers and Kamehameha Schools for Kaulana Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i. The inaugural event includes keiki speech competition, entertainment, Hawaiian games like konane and Hawaiian crafts at Center Court.

 

91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy., kamakanaalii.com, @kamakanaalii

 


 

HSFCU Kids Financial Literacy

Photo: Annie Spratt

 

Hawai‘i State FCU Free Webinar, Your Money 101: Teaching Kids About Money

 

Thursday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.

Whether it’s because they are asking for toys, want to host their own a lemonade stand or they are thinking about college, it’s never to early (or too late) to teach your children about money! Parents, caregivers and educators can attend this free webinar to learn practical tips—how to set your child up for a financially healthy future, ways to incorporate money lessons into daily life and more—from Hawai‘i State FCU’s Financial Educator Sandra “Bunny” Tanaka.

 

hawaiistatefcu.com, @hawaiistatefcu

 


 

Wet 'n' Wild Dive 'n' Movie

Photo: Courtesy Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawai’i

 

Wet ’n’ Wild Hawai‘i’s Dive ’n’ Movie

 

Saturday, Feb. 18, noon and 5 p.m.

Watch Super Pets on a 20-foot high-definition LED TV wall screen as you splash around or float around in the Hawaiian Waters Wave Pool. It’s the second out of 31 movies that will be featured during the 2023 season of Wet ’n’ Wild Hawai‘i’s beloved Dive ’n’ Movie program. Plus, the water park has extended hours of 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., so the movie won’t take away from slide time.

 

400 Farrington Highway, wetnwildhawaii.com, @wetnwildhawaii

 


 

Free ‘Ukulele Lesson with the ‘Ukulele Club of Hawai‘i

 

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

Keiki can try their hand at playing the ‘ukulele, and enjoy performances, play alongs and prize giveaways. This free event takes place every Tuesday at Windward Mall’s Center Court. The `Ukulele Club of Hawai`i has been around since 2006, created with the intention of perpetuating this popular Hawai‘ instrument in the founders’ hometown of Kāne‘ohe.

 

46-056 Kamehameha Highway, windwardmall.com, @windwardmall

 


 

Kokua Hawaii Foundation Mural Contest

Photo: Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation

 

Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation’s Plastic Free Hawai‘i School Mural Contest

 

Entries due by Friday, Feb. 24

Calling all creative keiki! Students, groups, clubs, classes or entire schools in grades K through 12 are encouraged to create a mural using otherwise wasted materials to call attention to plastic pollution and inspire change. You’re encouraged to give a second life to debris found on the beach, plastic bottle caps or other plastics collected from cleanups or recycling bins (and tell the story of where you found these materials in your submission!). This years’ theme is “From Waste to Resource.”

 

kokuahawaiifoundation.org, @kokuahawaiifoundation

 


 

Matsumoto Shave Ice

Photo: Courtesy of Matsumoto Shave Ice

 

Matsumoto Shave Ice at Haleʻiwa Store Lots Turns 72!

 

Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To celebrate Matsumoto Shave Ice’s 72nd anniversary, the wildly popular North Shore treat shop is inviting the community to enjoy special promotions for one day only. Enjoy $1 shave ices, scratch-off cards (10 lucky winners will receive a $50 Matsumoto Shave Ice gift card), $10 limited-edition t-shirts commemorating the occasion, and more!

66-111 Kamehameha Highway, matsumotoshaveice.com, @matsumotoshaveice

 


 

Whale Watching at Sea Life Park

Photo: Courtesy of Sea Life Park

 

Whale Watching Weekends at Sea Life Park

 

Every Saturday and Sunday in Feb., 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Sea Life Park’s annual pass holders have a new perk! This month, you can enter the park early to watch the whales from an optimal viewing point on the Waimānalo Coast. Binoculars will be provided, but guests are encouraged to bring a camera to capture the majestic creatures. The park’s education team will also be there to answer any questions you may have. Space is limited, so pass holders must call (808) 259-2500 to reserve your spot.

 

41-202 Kalanianaʻole Highway, sealifeparkhawaii.com, @sealifepark