Our Guide

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…

Our Guide: THH Horse Show and Country Fair

Photo: Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaiʻi If your kids love riding ponies and want to learn more about horseback riding, mark your calendars for the THH Horse Show and Country Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at Therapeutic…

Inside Look: 2019 HONOLULU Family Fun Run

Photo: Gregory Yamamoto As parents, we spend most of our week running around. Grab breakfast, dash to school, to work, race against the clock there, try to beat traffic back to school for pick up, then run to sports, music and…

Our Guide: 2019 Honolulu Festival

Photo: Courtesy of Honolulu Festival Foundation If you’re interested in learning about the cultures of the Pacific Rim, the Honolulu Festival is the place to be. Now in its 25th year, the three-day festival typically attracts thousands of visitors and performers…

Our Guide: Punahou Carnival 2019

Photo: Punahou School "The Greatest Show on Earth" is the theme of this year's Punahou Carnival, happening Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2. Get ready for thrill rides, games and chewy malassadas all weekend! If you haven't been to this popular…

Inside Look: Holiday Princess Ball

Photo: Courtesy of Storybook Entertainment Hawaiʻi Your little princess loves to dress up and is ready for her glass slipper moment. This year, Storybook Entertainment—the business that brings princesses and superheros to events and parties all around Oʻahu—is planning its…

Our Guide: Children and Youth Day 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Children & Youth Day The state's largest, outdoor free festival for kids—Hawai'i Children and Youth Day—is this Sunday, Oct. 7. Bring your family to the State Capitol grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to experience more than 300…

Inside Look: HAIS Education Fair 2018

Photo: Courtesy of HAIS Representatives from nearly 40 schools on O‘ahu will be at the HAIS Education Fair this weekend to help local families with private-school testing, admissions and financing. The free fair, hosted by the Hawai‘i Association of Independent…

Our Guide: Bishop Museum

Photo: By Tina YuenAt the Science Adventure Center, kids learn about snails, insects and other creatures. Where: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Who: A mom and dad; their 6-year-old girl and twin boys, 4. When: A weekday morning. Allow for at…