Events for Kids in May 2023 on O‘ahu

Volunteer at Camp Pālehua, enjoy open farm play at Keiki & Plow, celebrate Wet ’n’ Wild Hawai‘i’s 24th Anniversary 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 May on O‘ahu. Save the dates!


Open Farm Keiki & Plow

Photo: Courtesy of Keiki and Plow

Open Farm at Keiki & Plow


Every Friday, 9 to 11 a.m.

Enjoy open farm play on the farm that includes a digging pit, mud kitchen, giant slide, pirate ship and more. Families can visit with chickens, ducks, bunnies, goats, and sheep. Plus, there’s also optional U-Pick Baskets of organically grown produce for sale. You can walk around and harvest whatever looks yummy! Eggs are for sale based on availability.


Reservations are required. $12, free for keiki under two, 587 Pakala St., Honolulu,, @keikiandplow



First Friday at Hawai‘i State Art Museum


Friday, May 5, 6 to 9 p.m.

Peruse the Lēʻahi Gallery and enjoy live performances in the outdoor Sculpture Garden. Food vendors will be there, too. The event is free and all ages are welcome.


250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu,, @hawaiistateartmuseum



Mom's Day at Wet n Wild

Photo: Courtesy of Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawai‘i


Mom’s Appreciation Day at Wet’n’Wild Hawai‘i

Sunday, May 14

Mamas, you’ll get half-off your admission, or a free upgrade to Gold if you purchase a season pass on Mothers Day. Plus, the first 200 moms to enter the park before 11:30 a.m. (or while supplies last) will receive a complimentary fresh orchid lei.

400 Farrington Highway,, @wetnwildhawaii



Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure


Friday, May 12, to Sunday, May 21, various times

Keiki will enjoy this live-action adventure with their favorite cartoon dog squad from Paw Patrol! Ryder and his crew of pups must save their bumbling, seafaring friend Cap’n Turbot after he gets lost in a cave—just as Mayor Goodway’s Pirate Day festival celebrations are set to begin on Adventure Bay.


From $30, Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu,



Stitch and Mickey at Ko Olina Children's Festival

Photo: Courtesy of Ko Olina Children’s Festival



7th Annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival


Saturday, May 20, 4 p.m.

Get ready for a day of fun-filled programs themed around wellness, environment and local culture and language. The whole ‘ohana can participate in arts & crafts and other family-friendly activities. There will also be food and snack booths on site, live performances, and a showing of the Disney film “Encanto” on the beach at sunset. Not only will you have a blast, delight in knowing that your ticket proceeds will benefit Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children.


Pre-sale general, $40 for adults, $27.50 for keiki 12 years old and younger, $35 for military and $25 for keiki (all prices include event parking and shuttle transportation). At-the-door prices are increased by $5 per person and parking is an additional fee. Kohola Lagoon beach fronting Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa,, @koolinakids


SEE ALSO: Tips for the 2023 Ko Olina Children’s Festival


Holoholo to Hale‘iwa


Saturday, May 20, 2 to 4 p.m.

Head to Hale‘iwa Store Lots for live, local entertainment on the North Shore. Moon Kahele will be strumming his guitar, singing island music for all to enjoy. Before or after, check out the locally owned shops and eateries throughout.


Free, Kaiona Arts Courtyard at Hale‘iwa Store Lots, 66-111 Kamehameha Highway,, @haleiwastorelots



The Wai Story Quilt organized by Wisdom Circles Oceania

Photo: The Wai Story Quilt organized by Wisdom Circles Oceania, Courtesy of Office of Mayor Rick Blangiardi


Aloha ʻĀina Art by Hawaiʻi’s Keiki and ʻŌpio

Now through May 19, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Check out the new exhibit that honors Earth Month on display at Honolulu Hale! The exhibit features paintings, poetry and stories by Mele Murals, Wisdom Circles Oceania, and volunteers of the Sierra Club. The work presented serves as a reminder that protecting wai and ʻāina takes a collective effort and requires the participation and commitment of everyone in the community.

Free, Honolulu Hale Courtyard, 530 South King Street,, @mayorrickhnl



Teachers Appreciation Week at Jamba Hawai‘i


Monday, May 8 to Friday May 12

Looking for a great gift for teachers? Grab a gift card from Jamba Hawai‘i! Because this week, teachers, professors and school faculty can get a free pretzel or waffle with the purchase of any medium or large smoothie.


Participating Jamba Hawai‘i locations,, @jambahawaii



Return Of The Jedi 18

Photo: Courtesy of Consolidated Theatres


40th anniversary screenings of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi”


Through Thursday May 4, various times

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” (PG) with a week of special screenings and concession items. options. For those who aren’t yet “Star Wars” fanatics, this movie is one that brings you into a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt. Luke Skywalker struggles to bring Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor’s trap.


General admission, $14 matinee, $16.75 evening; $13 for keiki all day, $14 for seniors all day, Consolidated Theatres Ward with TITAN LUXE,, @consolidatedHI


SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to the ‘Iolani Fair 2023


Teddy Bear Mobile at Kapolei Commons


Saturday, May 6, noon to 3 p.m.

Check out the Teddy Bear Mobile parked outside Regal Kapolei Theaters. Present your ticket stub or receipt to the kid-friendly movie (this month is “Guardians of the Galaxy”), and the first 100 families will receive one free stuffed animal per child.


Kapolei Commons, Kapolei,, @kapoleicommons




Camp Palehua Hike Start Photo Laura Dornbush

Camp Palehua Hike. Photo: Laura Dornbush


Camp Pālehua Volunteer Day


Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. 

Deep clean and paint the interior of upper bunkhouses, weed whack and other service work in one of the most beautiful settings on O‘ahu. The camp, perched on the southern slopes of the Wai’anae mountains, has a mission to create unforgettable experiences in a unique mauka environment for the local community and visitors. Not a bad place to teach keiki the power of volunteering!


Free, beverages and snacks will be provided. Email to sign up, Camp Pālehua, 1 Pālehua Road, Kapolei,, @camp_palehua


SEE ALSO: Hawaiʻi Family-Friendly Hike: Camp Pālehua in West Oʻahu


Keiki At Play

Photo: Courtesy of Keiki at Play


Mother’s Day Pamper Party


Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.

Keiki at Play, a children’s playgroup run by Angie and Jason Mosley, is putting together a special event for Mother’s Day, where kids can make and serve Mom a charcuterie board, fresh squeezed lemonade and a special gift. While you’re relaxing in the shade, children can choose from “spa” treatments like hand, foot, face and cucumber eye masks to help you relax.


$35, Nu‘uanu Valley Park, 2925 Pali Highway, Honolulu,, @keikiatplayllc



Super Saturday at HiSAM


Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bring the keiki to experience hands-on art activities and workshops for all ages! All museum galleries will be open (free admission), including the 2023 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi exhibit, featuring award-winning artworks by Hawaiʻi students grades K-7. Plus, the whole family will enjoy live performances by Hook+Line, an Americana folk band and the Dae Han Ensemble.

Free, 250 South Hotel St., Honolulu,, @hawaiistateartmuseum


SEE ALSO: Join Artist-Led, Family-Friendly Workshops at HiSAM’s Super Saturday


Wet 'n' Wild

Photo: Courtesy of Wet ’n’ Wild


Wet ’n’ Wild Hawai‘i’s 24th Anniversary

Monday, May 29

Enjoy an extra special day at O‘ahu’s beloved water park, complete with festivities and prize giveaways (think round-trip air fare for one anywhere Alaska Airlines flies in the U.S.). Delight in the Dive’n’Movie matinee, Moana, on the park’s 20-foot high definition LED TV wall screen. Plus, one-day admission tickets will be $24 before 11:30 a.m..

400 Farrington Highway,, @wetnwildhawaii



'Ohana Yoga with Three Little Ducks Hawaii

Photo: Three Little Ducks Hawai‘i


‘Ohana Yoga with Three Little Ducks Hawai‘i


Wednesday, May 24, 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).

Free, 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway., Kapolei,, @kamakanaalii


SEE ALSO: Awesome ‘Ohana and Keiki Yoga Classes on O‘ahu


Keiki Krafts at City Mill


Saturday, May 6, 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, keiki can learn how to transform simple coffee filters into beautiful and unique roses just in time for Mother’s Day. These workshops are free, and they do max out, so click the link to secure your spot.


City Mill Hawai‘i Kai, 333 Keahole St.,



Poke Fest Poke Boats Travis Okimoto

Photo: Travis Okimoto


FROLIC Hawai‘i’s 2023 Poke Fest


Saturday, May 20, 4 to 8 p.m.

Celebrate one of Hawai‘i’s favorite dishes while you delight in live music by Kimie Miner and the Haku Collective. The whole ‘ohana can taste a variety of poke dishes and this family-friendly event will also feature interactive activities for all ages. Participants can then vote for their favorite poke dish in Poke Fest’s “People’s Choice” award. Limited Poke Pass tickets are available here.


Free, $40 for Poke Pass, Ka Makana Ali‘i, 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway,, @frolichawaii


SEE ALSO: Save the Date: Frolic’s 2023 Poke Fest Presented by Fresh Island Fish


Lei Day Aloha

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Lei Day Aloha at Salt at Our Kaka‘ako


Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to noon 

Though Lei Day is officially May 1st, the aloha-filled celebration extends to the following weekend at The Barn at Salt. Enjoy Hawaiian music and hula by Kaniela Nakashima and Halau Hula mai ka Pu`uwai a ka Mana`o under Kumu Hula Pam Divine, lei-making activities and more. You can also enter to spin the prize wheel to win a variety of prizes from Salt at Our Kaka‘ako merchants.


691 Auahi Street,, @saltourkakaako