Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-May 25

Our roundup of the best family events on O‘ahu.

Photo: David Croxford

The 50th State Fair opens Friday.

50th State Fair

The Century Wheel is up at Aloha Stadium. The 50th State Fair begins this weekend with the usual E.K. Fernandez rides, games and fair food. This year, the fair brought in five attractions just for the month including a pig and hog variety show, a car-crushing monster truck ride show, a 3D blacklight tour, the annual Anastasini Circus and a thrill ride 150 feet in the air. Sunday and Monday afternoon are discount ride days. We got in touch with E.K. Fernandez to find out what’s new and how to get the most for your money at this family event. See our guide here.

  • All ages
  • Admission ranges from $3 to $5.
  • Friday, May 26, 6 p.m. to midnight. Weekends through Sunday, June 25, noon through midnight.
  • Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., ‘Aiea.

Mālama Maunalua Huki-Volunteer opportunity

Start the three-day weekend with a day out at the beach, giving back. Mālama Maunalua is having a community huki, where families and the community wade into the water off of Maunalua Bay to remove tons of invasive algae. HONOLULU Family readers who joined in during our annual Volunteer Day tell us their kids have lots of fun not only helping, but spotting marine life and playing on the beach. Registration is required as all participants will need to fill out a waiver.

  • Suggested for ages 5 years and older.
  • Free
  • Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Meet at Kuli‘ou‘ou Beach Park, 100 Bay St. There is a walk down to the site.
  • (808) 395-5050,

Wet ’n’ Wild Hawai‘i Birthday Celebration

Wet ’n’ Wild is 18 years old. (Can you believe it?) This weekend the Best of HONOLULU Family award-winning water park will mark the occasion with free admission for anyone born on May 27 or 29 on those days. If you have the number 18 anywhere on your ID card, you can get in for $18. Season pass holders get in an hour early Monday and everyone who visits on Memorial Day receives a raffle ticket for a chance at a prize.

  • All ages
  • Kama‘āina and military, $36.99, Kids older than 3 years and under 42 inches, $37.99. Kids 2 years and younger are free.
  • Saturday, May 27 and Monday, May 29, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawai‘i, 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei
  • (808) 674-9283,

Bike to the Zoo Day

Bring out the bicycle for a free trip to the Honolulu Zoo. Pedal up to the zoo and you’ll receive free admission. Drop off your bicycle at the bike valet on the side gate off of Monsarrat Avenue. While you’re there, play on the new Explorer Dome at the playground, a climbing dome that opened last fall. See our other tips to visiting in Our Guide to the Honolulu Zoo.

$1 Movie Weeks

Itʻs summer break time and that means the start of summer series. It all kicks off this week with one dollar movies. Tuesday or Wednesday, head to Regal Theatres to see Kung Fu Panda 3 or Ice Age: Collision Course. Then, Thursday you can catch The Peanuts Movie at select Consolidated Theatres. Plan your summer of movies with our guide to summer series.

  • All ages. Movies are rated G or PG.
  • $1
  • Tuesday and Wednesday at Regal Theatres. Wednesday and Thursday at Consolidated Theatres. Shows are at 10 a.m.
  • Regal Theatres at Dole Cannery, Pearl Highlands and Windward Mall. Consolidated Theatres in Mililani, Kapolei and Ward.

Looking for more events? See HONOLULU Magazine’s weekend picks here.