Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-October 18

Face off with top UH athletes and get free tickets to the volleyball game, jump on a bungee trampoline and see a fireworks show.

Photo: UH Athletics

Try out interactive sports activities at the Wahine Experience to earn a free ticket to Saturdayʻs Rainbow Wahine Volleyball game.

Wahine Experience

Play with, then cheer on the Rainbow Wahine at this inaugural event at the University of Hawaii‘i. Visit 15 booths to dribble with the soccer team, see a sail boat used by the sailing team, run through beach volleyball drills and more. Each activity earns a stamp that you can redeem for free tickets to the 7 p.m. volleyball match between the Rainbow Wahine and Big West Conference rival Cal State Fullerton. Then, keiki can get their faces painted, win prizes and watch demonstrations while being cheered on by the UH cheerleaders and band. Kids eighth grade and younger, will receive a free Under Armour event T-shirt. Pre-register at or register at the event. 

  • All ages. Activities are best for kids 12 years and younger.
  • Free
  • Saturday, Oct. 21, 4 to 6 p.m. 
  • Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex, University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, 2500 Campus Road

The Great Pumpkin Festival

The pumpkin patches are open in Kapolei and Waimānalo, but kids have just one day to pick their own future jack-o’-lantern in East Oahu. The fifth annual fall festival includes rides, a rock-climbing wall, a slime booth, kiddie games and a chance to eat watermelon for a prize. Click here to read more about game and activity prices, a full list of food vendors and our seven tips for this annual event

  • All ages
  • Free admission
  • Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Holy Nativity School, 5286 Kalaniana‘ole Highway. Park on surrounding streets or at ‘Aina Haina Elementary School
  • (808) 373-3232,

Disney Junior at the Movies-HalloVeen Party!

Here’s a way to drag your kids away from the TV. This new movie party invites kids to dress up for interactive games and dancing to Halloween-inspired songs. The theatre will show four Disney Junior episodes, including Mickey and the Roadster Racers and a special  never-been-seen-before episode of Vampirina. Please note that play weapons and full face masks may not be allowed.

  • Preschool and older
  • $13 for adults, $10 for kids
  • Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. The movies run one hour. There are also shows Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. and 12:55 p.m.
  • Regal Dole Cannery, 735B ‘Iwilei Road
  • (808) 462-7342,

Looking for more Halloween fun? Find out where you can ride a spooky train, watch a master carver create a Beauty and the Beast-inspired pumpkin and how to get into a marine animal park for a big discount in our Halloween Corner.

Discover Your Future in Aviation

Find out what it takes to fly at this career day at the Pacific Aviation Museum. Kids can climb into a cockpit, learn about flight with hands-on educational activities and talk to pilots, teachers and experts from colleges and aerospace businesses from across the country. Meet Z. Nagin Cox, a female engineer who worked on the Mars Rover with NASAʻs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or second generation and international flight instructor Captain Ronald McGee. 

  • All ages
  • Tickets are $5 for the event
  • Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Pacific Aviation Museum, 319 Lexington Blvd.
  • (808) 441-1000, 


Boo and Hoo are happy people, even when they get their fingers trapped in doors or fall and scrape their knees. Then, one day, the two friends decide to try and fix all the “ouches” of everyone in the world. The Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s play for preschool audiences opens at Tenney Theatre next month, but this weekend’s 30-minute performances are free.

  • 2 and older
  • Free
  • Saturday, Oct. 21, 10:15 a.m. at Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St.(808) 587-7577,
  • Saturday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m. at Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St. (808)693-7050,

Ka Makana All‘i’s Anniversary

The Kapolei shopping center’s one-year milestone comes with a weekend of sales and entertainment. Princesses and a few heroes will be ready for photo ops Saturday morning, you can enter to win a trip for two to the 49ers game against Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans and you can trade receipts for a special tote. But the big bang will be the fireworks followed by a live performance by Kimie Miner. Make sure to leave time for a quick run through the water spouts in front of the theater.

  • All Ages
  • Free
  • Friday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 22. Princesses appearance is 10 a.m. Saturday. Fireworks are at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Kimie Miner’s concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • Ka Makana Ali‘i, 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei
  • Find the full schedule of events on

Looking for more events for adults? Click here for HONOLULU Magazine’s picks for the weekend.