Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-May 16, 2018

Our picks for the weekendʻs best family events.

Photo: Honolulu Museum of Art

Bank of Hawaiʻi Family Sunday 

Bring the family to the Honolulu Museum of Art, where admission is free, and kids can participate in art activities and entertainment. This month’s theme, “Where are We?” focuses on two-wheeled travel. Kids can make their own bike flags, maps and printed bike designs; participate in a bike rodeo; and test their agility on balance bikes. At 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., short films for children from around the world will be shown in the Doris Duke Theatre adjacent to the museum. Activities stop at 2 p.m., but the museum is open free of charge until 4:30 p.m. A shuttle bus is available to take families to the museum’s free Family Day at Spalding House, a similar program with activities for kids. For more information about the museums, read “Our Guide: Honolulu Museum” and “Our Guide: Spalding House.”  

  • All ages
  • Free admission
  • Sunday, May 20. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. 

Visitor Industry Charity Walk 

Take a walk around Waikīkī and stop 15 times for snacks, drinks and entertainment provided by our hotels and businesses at the 40th annual event. Walkers will also get breakfast and lunch. Strollers are allowed but you will need to leave wagons, pets, skates and scooters at home. The route is a little more than five miles from Ala Moana Beach Park and back, but the atmosphere is friendly and the pace leisurely.

  • All ages
  • $40 for general, $25 for kids 17 years and younger. 
  • Saturday, May 19. Onsite registration begins at 5 a.m. All walkers must be on the route by 7 a.m.
  • Ala Moana Beach Park, McCoy Pavilion. Parking is available at the park and Ala Moana Center on the Atkinson side. 

University of Hawai‘i Baseball’s Senior Weekend

The final home game of the year in Mānoa will give fans a chance to say farewell to 12 seniors. The baseball ‘Bows will face Long Beach State on Friday, Saturday and Sunday then hold a small graduation ceremony for the players who missed commencement last week while they were playing on the road. Friday night, fans can get autographs from the team on the field. Sunday is the discount day, where families can get four tickets, hot dogs and drinks for $25. 

  • All ages
  • Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for kids 4 to 18. Kids 3 years and younger are free.
  • Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, 6:35 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 1:05 p.m.
  • Les Murakami Stadium, 1337 Lower Campus Road

“Connecting Through Art”

In this one-day workshop, “Fathers and Sons, Mothers and Daughters. Connecting Through Art,” parents or caregivers can bond and paint a masterpiece together with their child. The class will be taught by local artist Wayne Takazono. Art supplies and refreshments are included in the fee. 

  • All ages
  • $20 per one parent and one child.
  • Sunday, May 20. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square

Ekiden and Music Festival

Listen to hit tunes by Japanese and Hawaiʻi bands in an outdoor, evening concert at the Waikīkī Shell. On the line-up are local performers Kalapana, The Manaʻo Company and The Real Hoʻaikāne. From Japan: Sunplaza Nakano-kun, Pappara Kawai, May J. and girl group Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and terrace or lawn seating is first-come, first-served. The concert leads up to the Honolulu Ekiden, a 26.2-mile relay race scheduled for the following day.