Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-Oct. 24, 2018

Our picks for the weekend's best family events.

Photo: Courtesy of Family Promise Hawaiʻi

The 5K Family Promise Fun Run/Walk raises money for homeless keiki.

Spooky BOO!reakfast at Dave & Buster’s

Wear your Halloween costume to a breakfast buffet at Dave and Buster’s, where there will be balloon animals and airbrush tattoos, roving magicians, a costume contest and photo opps with Frankenstein. When you’re done, pick up a complimentary Power Card to play games in the arcade. Dave and Buster’s will offer special deals to guests who donate $5 to Make-A-Wish Hawai’i, a nonprofit that grants wishes to children with serious illnesses.

  • All ages
  • $28.49 for adults and kids 11 years and older; $16.49 for ages 3 to 10 years; and free for ages 2 and younger.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27. 8 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Dave and Buster’s, 1030 Auahi St.

Looking for more Halloween family fun? See our list of 24 not-so-spooky events happening this weekend, plus ideas for crafts, last-minute class treats and more in our Halloween Corner.

Family Fishing

Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden offers catch-and-release fishing every weekend morning for free. Get there early, as a limited number of bamboo poles are available between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. To prepare your family for the day, pack food and drinking water, bread for fish bait, barbless hooks, insect repellant, sun protection and shoes comfortable enough for a 20-minute hike to the pond.    

ʻOhana Coloring Project

If your children like to color the walls and floors at home, this activity is for them. The UNIQLO store at Ala Moana Center invites families this Saturday to put finishing touches to “All in the ‘Ohana,” a black-and-white mural depicting the colorful and diverse people of Honolulu. The mural is on the exterior wall of the UNIQLO store and is the creation of local artist Jasper Wong, founder of Pow!Wow! Hawai’i. Bring your kids—and their aunties, uncles, and grandparents to the store—grab a stash of provided crayons and markers, and start coloring!

  • All ages
  • Free
  • Saturday, Oct. 27. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • UNIQLO, Level 3, ʻEwa Wing, Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd.

Family Promise Fun Run

This leisurely 5K walk/run in Kailua includes a Halloween costume contest, pancake breakfast and raffle. More importantly, it is a fundraiser for Family Promise of Hawaiʻi, which aids homeless families with children. You can still register for the run online or in person this week at Kailua Whole Foods Market, in the Kailua or downtown Honolulu offices of Family Promise, or on race day. For specific registration times and locations, visit the website.

  • All ages
  • $20 for five-person team; $25 for single entry.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27. 7 to 11 a.m.
  • Kailua Intermediate School, 145 Kainalu Drive, Kailua

2018 Fall Honolulu National College Fair

Meet representatives from more than 60 universities, specialty schools and colleges this Thursday to learn about college life, admissions, tuition and more. And don’t forget to attend the workshop titled, “How to Be a Well-Rounded Student,” at 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. in room 313A. Schools that will be at the event include Tokyo’s Waseda University, Penn State University, Hawaiʻi Pacific University and many more. The event is free but online registration is required.