Events for Kids in March 2023 on O‘ahu
Meet and take photos with Storybook Princesses, check out North Shore Stables Outpost at Pearlridge Center, enjoy Keiki Fun Day at Wet ’n’ Wild Hawai‘i and more!
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 March on O’ahu. Save the dates!
‘Iolani School’s Production of Mary Poppins
Thursday, March 2 through Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m.
Watch as students from ‘Iolani School perform the production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, this theatrical performance will include timeless classics such as “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
Celebrate Enchanted Lake Elementary School’s 60th Anniversary
Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebrate this Windward side school at this free community event in Kailua. Students of Enchanted Lake Elementary and the entire community are invited to enjoy live music and performances by Darrell Aquino and The Puamana Sisters, as well as a student talent show. Plus, designer and author of Punky Aloha, Shar Tuiasoa (an ELES alum), will do a book reading of her new children’s book. There will also be a silent auction, book fair, a variety of keiki activities, food trucks— and snacks for purchase.
Game Night at Sea Life Park Hawai‘i
Saturday, March 4, 5 to 9 p.m.
Join Friends of Waimānalo for a game night at Sea Life Park Hawaiʻi. Expect food and beverages available for purchase, and prizes will be awarded. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Waimānalo Canoe Club.
Keiki Volunteer Day at Sun Farm Hawai‘i
Monday, March 13, 10 a.m. to noon
Keiki can connect to the land by volunteering at this family run farm in Hawai‘i Kai. This day will focus on caring for the land and planting cassava, an easy task for keiki of all ages. There will also be chocolate covered banana pops, fresh produce, teas, noni juice, and more for sale.
Our Kaka‘ako Keiki Street Festival
Saturday, March 11, noon to 5 p.m.
Head to Kaka‘ako for a fun and interactive event for kids to learn, play and try new things. The focus will be on educational, hands-on activities and exploration related to Hawaiian culture. There will also be food—Asato Family Shop, Da Lemonade Stand, Dipped by Dee and El Gallo, to name a few—and a retail market where you and your ‘ohana get ‘ono food and support local businesses.
The 27th Annual Honolulu Festival
Saturday, March 11 to Sunday, March 12, noon to 5 p.m.
After a few years of hiatus, this popular cultural event is back in action! The Honolulu Festival is a full weekend of activities, cultural performances and exhibits. And don’t miss the Grand Parade along Kalākaua Avenue on March 12 at 4:30 p.m., or the Nagaoka Fireworks Show that night at 8:30 p.m. over Waikīkī.
North Shore Stables Outpost at Pearlridge Center
Saturday, March 11 to Sunday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Giddy up for pony rides, a petting zoo and even a craft fair at this pop-up event in the lower level parking lot by TJ Maxx at Pearlridge Center. This is the first time Pearlridge is featuring a rural farm-like exhibit, so participate in making history!
Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition and Exhibit
Through March 12, 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Check out award-winning entries of the Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards—the annual student art competition and exhibition for Hawaiʻi students in grades 7 to 12.
Fantastic Animal Pre-K/Kinder Art Camp
Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During Spring Break, keiki 3 to 6 years old can learn about, draw and create different animals. There will be lessons on common household pets as well as zoo, farm and wild animals. All students will learn amazing art skills, problem solving strategies, work on their fine motor skills, gain self confidence and more.
Movie Maker Camp
Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Budding film buffs and YouTube fanatics ages 6 to 10 years old will learn the science behind Hollywood’s special effects and basic filmmaking techniques. Campers will create storyboards, scripts, sets and even sound effects for their movie trailers and mini movies! Plus, they can even act out their own newscast.
8th Annual Touch a Truck
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Keiki can head to The Lawn at Kapolei Commons to explore trucks of all types, meet the people who operate and build them. In addition to more than 30 big trucks, there will be balloon twisters, face-painting and glitter tattoos by Storybook Entertainment, construction activities presented by The Cole Academy and free book for every child at the Hawai‘i Literacy Bookmobile, and more.
Farm to Jar Family Pickling Workshop
Saturday, March 18, 9 to 11 a.m.
Keiki and Plow has teamed up with Blake from Diamond Head Pickle Factory to teach basic quick pickling skills! Participants can harvest the vegetables and create their own tasty jar of pickles. All ages are welcome to join, but the education will be targeted to grades 2 and up. Tickets include a tour of the garden, one basket to pick your veggies and the participation in the pickling workshop. Note that you’ll have to BYOJ (bring your own jar), but sterilizing instructions will be sent prior to the event.
Holoholo to Hale‘iwa
Saturday, March 18, 2 to 4 p.m.
The whole ‘ohana can shop, dine and enjoy a live Hawaiian music performance by Rachel Faith. This bimonthly event will be taking place at a new location: Kaiona Arts Courtyard behind Better Home & Gardens Reality.
Meet and Take Photos with Storybook Princesses
Sunday, March 19, noon to 2 p.m.
Keiki can grab their sparkling crowns, favorite dresses and take photos with Storybook Princesses at the Secret Garden photo installation located behind the Easter Bunny set near Macy’s. Plus, from 1 to 4 p.m., The Daydream Sugar Co. cart will be handing out free organic cotton candy while supplies last!
Keiki Fun Day at Wet ’n’ Wild Hawai‘i
Monday, March 19
On top of all the fun keiki already have at this water park, expect storybook prince and princesses, mermaids, magicians, jugglers, stilt walkers, face painters, balloon twisters and more! Plus, there will also be live entertainment from Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band.
‘Ohana Yoga with Three Little Ducks Hawai‘i
Wednesday, March 22, 5:45 p.m.
Keiki can move and groove and connect with their ‘ohana at this inclusive yoga class led by Dr. Suma Metla, a pediatric physical therapist, registered yoga teacher and the owner of Three Little Ducks Hawai‘i. Her ‘Ohana Yoga classes are open to kids ages 3 to 10. Before class, the whole family can enjoy the weekly Makana Market (think delicious locally made treats, prepared food, and unique handcrafted merchandise).
Malama Maunalua’s Tree to Sea Camp
Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
During Spring Break, O‘ahu students ages 12 to 14 can experience Maunalua Bay through science, culture and ecosystems. Students will learn about sustainability, ahupua‘a and watershed management and marine science. Plus, they‘ll also build stewardship skills, conduct meaningful environmental conservation-based work and deepen their understanding of Hawaiian culture.
Farmlovers Family Fun Fest
Friday, March 17, 5 to 8 p.m.
Head to Fisherman’s Wharf at Hakuone for food trucks and stalls, and St. Patrick’s Day activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Plus, Colton the leprechaun will be there—find him and he’ll gift you with chocolate gold coins and a St. Patrick’s Day necklace!
See “Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza”
Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19, various times
Delight in this all-new interactive show including appearances by keiki’s favorite characters! Think Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy and even Spiderman, Ghost Spider and many more. Expect singing, dancing, acrobatics and 3D special effects.
Tickets from $35, Neal Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave., ticketmaster.com
Keiki Krafts at City Mill
Saturday, March 25, 30-minute time slots from 10 a.m. to noon
HONOLULU Family is thrilled to be teaming up with City Mill every month for Keiki Krafts—a time dedicated to creative do-it-yourself crafts. This month we’ll be reusing and recycling materials to create Egg Carton Critters. These workshops do max out, so click the link to secure your spot.
City Mill Kaimukī, 3086 Wai‘alae Ave., hnltix.com
The Lion King Jr.
Wednesday, March 22 through Sunday, March 26, and Thursday, March 30 to Sunday, April, 2
Mo`olelo Studios is presenting a Saint Louis Center for the Arts production of Lion King Jr. The show’s Choreographer Christine Yasunaga was a member of the original Broadway cast of Lion King! There’s only eight shows so don’t miss out!
Easter Bunny Photo Set
Saturday, March 18 through April 8
Keiki will delight in the Easter Bunny, hopping over to Windward Mall! Discover Storybook Station’s magical fairies in the Easter Fairy Garden in Center Court, take photos with the Easter Bunny (during specific timeframes) and create an Easter egg ornament craft to take home. Keiki will also get a candy-filled egg and photos with the fairies.