Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-Oct. 24, 2019

Clear a rain forest, win a bicycle and attend a family-friendly foodie fest.

Photo: Courtesy of Hawaiʻi Pacific Health

Kids Fest

Waimea Valley Make a Difference Day 

A local spin on “Make a Difference Day”—a national program encouraging people to volunteer in their communities—takes place Saturday morning at Waimea Falls. Keiki and their families can pull weeds, clear the rainforest, pick up litter and take on other roles assigned by age groups (0-8, 9-12, 12+ and 16+). Tools are provided. Bring gloves, closed-toe shoes, mosquito spray, sunblock, hat, rain jackets, water and lunch. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Pīkake Pavilion. Work begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon, followed by raffle drawings and break time. Waimea Valley will also be a site for our 5th Annual HONOLULU Family Volunteer Day on Jan. 4, 2020. Save the date! Sign ups will begin in late November.

Free Movie at Kailua Beach Park

Bring picnic blankets, low-back chairs and a take-out dinner to Kailua Beach Park on Saturday evening for a free showing of the film Moananuiākea: One Ocean One People One Canoe. This documentary tells the story of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage aboard the legendary canoe Hōkūleʻa. Family-friendly activities begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by the movie at 6:45 p.m. Food is available for purchase at the event.  

  • All ages
  • Free
  • Saturday, Oct. 26. 5:30 to 9 p.m. 
  • Kailua Beach Park, 526 Kawailoa Road, Kailua
  • (808) 753-7134
Hawaiʻi Pacific Health Kids Fest 

At this free, outdoor festival, keiki can play on the lawn outside Bishop Museum and participate in more than 30 different activities related to nutrition, healthy living, injury prevention and more. Other highlights include free snacks and gifts and the chance to win one of several bicycles. Admission to the museum is free for Hawaiʻi residents and military members with ID. Pre-registration isn’t required for attendance. On-site registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

  • All ages
  • Free
  • Sunday, Oct. 27. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St. 
  • (808) 522-3469

Learn more about this family-friendly museum with historic significance. Read “Our Guide: Bishop Museum.”

Keiki in the Kitchen

A family-friendly festival for foodies happens this Sunday, featuring celebrity autograph sessions, Halloween-themed activities, a marketplace featuring products made by kids, arts and crafts, a playground, and more. Tickets were sold out for the decorating session with “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro. As of Thursday, however, spaces still were available for “Treat Street,” a trick-or-treat event for costumed keiki ages 10 and younger. Please RSVP your children ahead of time so they can collect candy and receive a complimentary bag at Treat Street.

There are 24 other family-friendly events happening this last weekend before Halloween. See our full list, as well as easy classroom treats, in our Halloween Corner.

Keiki Yoga on the Lawn

This free, outdoor yoga class for children and their adults happens every Thursday at Kapolei’s largest shopping center. It’s designed to teach keiki how to hold poses, stay calm and work with props, while going on a storytelling adventure. Yoga mats are provided. Please note that this is not a drop-off program—adult participation is encouraged.

Learn more about this popular yoga class for children! Read “We Tried It! Keiki Yoga on the Lawn.”

  • All ages
  • Free
  • Thursday, Oct. 24. 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Ka Makana Ali’i. 95-5431 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei  
  • (808) 628-4800