Our Guide

Our Guide: Punahou Carnival—2020

Courtesy: Punahou School On O‘ahu, the first weekend in February usually brings a town tradition of O-shaped malassadas, Portuguese bean soup, rides and shopping. The Punahou Carnival is Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 this year with the theme "Music Through…

Our Guide: Children & Youth Day 2019

Photo: Children & Youth day Sunday, Oct. 6, is Hawaiʻi Children & Youth Day, a free outdoor festival just for kids. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Hawaiʻi State Capitol district will host hundreds of age-appropriate activities for keiki ages 0 to 18.…

Inside Look: Mō'ili'ili Summer Fest 2019

Photo: By Tien Enga for HONOLULU Magazine.Enjoy food, bon dances and keiki games at the Mō'ili'ili Summer Fest this Saturday, July 7. Bon season is in full swing! To participate in the Japanese tradition, bring your family to the Mō‘ili‘ili Summer…

Our Guide: Hawaiʻi Polo Sunday in the Country

Kids are all smiles before the polo game. Every Sunday, hundreds of families head over to the Hawaiʻi Polo Club in Waialua to watch elite professional polo players—and their athletic ponies—compete in fast-paced games that send balls flying across a…

Our Guide: 50th State Fair 2019

Photo: Tien Enga We've been watching the setup in the Aloha Stadium parking lot for weeks. But finally, on Memorial Day weekend, the 50th State Fair opens six weekends of carnival rides, food, games and shows. For many families, a…

Our Guide: Fun Family Summer Events 2019

Courtesy: Battleship Missouri Memorial Every summer I have Cassera and Sabrina envy. To be accurate, itʻs not just my daughters' schedules that sparks jealousy, I envy every student looking forward to summer break. If only work places also decided to…

We Tried It: Keiki Yoga on the Lawn

Photo: By Laura Dornbush Where: Center Court Lawn, Ka Makana Ali‘i Who: A mom and her 2-year-old son. When: Thursday at 10 a.m. I dread getting in the car with my son, Duke. Each time there is a power struggle,…

Our Guide: Obon Dances for Beginners

The Jikoen Hongwanji Obon Dance. Photo: Luke Takayama Summer in Hawai‘i usually brings in an abundance of three things: Mango, lychee and Obon dances. These celebrations held across the state are a Japanese tradition, welcoming ancestors who have come back…