Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun in Hawai‘i for August 19–25, 2021
Shop for gently used kids toys and clothes (for half-off the price), catch a movie three different ways or go on an adventure to the North Shore.
Rhea Lana’s Pop-Up
It’s the last weekend of the big consignment pop-up which means deals on clothes, toys, baby accessories and books. Friday and Saturday, items are half price. On Rhea Lana’s Facebook page over the past few days we spotted Disney princess Halloween costumes, doll houses, play kitchens, strollers and more in the giant space that used to be occupied by Sears.
- All ages
- Thursday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- In the former Sears at Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Highway, Kāneʻohe
Parent’s Night Out
So many activities have been canceled, but KidzArt’s small-group drop-off event is still on Friday and there are a few more spaces left. The three-and-a-half hour evening includes creating with chalk pastels, activities and story time. A pizza dinner for your child is included, now you just have to figure out where you’ll go for your date/errand night. You can sign up now for Parent’s Night Out for the rest of the year including a graveyard painting in October, ornament making in December and a Black Friday and Christmas Eve event.
- 3 to 12 years
- $58, 15% discount for siblings
- Friday, Aug. 20, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
- St. Christopher’s Church, 93 N. Kainalu Drive, Room 102, Kailua
- (808) 354-5905
- Register at kidzart.com/franchise/windward
See a Movie
The last Dive’N’Movie of the summer at Wet’n’Wild is Up, the Pixar movie with the sob-worthy first 20 minutes which will take you on a hilarious and touching journey to a waterfall with a crotchety senior, an earnest boy scout and an overeager dog named Dug.
- Movie is rated G
- General admission is $49.95, $25 after 4 p.m.
- Park opens at 10 a.m. Movie shows at noon at 6:15 p.m.
- 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei
- (808) 674-9283
- wetnwildhawaii.com, @wetnwildhawaii
Paw Patrol the Movie also debuts this weekend and Consolidated Theatre’s 10:30 a.m. shows are geared for the youngest fans with fewer trailers, dim lights instead of the dark (which can be scary for first-timers), and four minutes of pre-show content. The theater in Koko Marina is reopening this weekend just in time to watch Ryder, Sky and the other pups work to save Adventure City. You can also download activities, masks, and schedule a call from Ryder himself on pawpatrol.movie
Debuting on streaming channels this week:
- Growing Up Animal series about baby animals and how they’re raised is on DisneyPlus starting Aug. 18
- The Loud House Movie featuring the large family from the animated show is on Netflix starting Aug. 20
- And if you’re fans of Goofy’s classic bungling “How-to” series, the three new shorts in the “How to Stay at Home” (released on DisneyPlus on Aug. 11) had us chuckling. The trio addresses how to binge watch, cook, and shows us the real challenge for a character with a prominent nose to don a mask.
Spend a day at the North Shore shopping, sunning and snacking. Start by picking up sourdough waffles, made with wild yeast, from Best of HONOLULU-winning Wicked HI Café (which is only doing takeout right now) to eat at the beach. Afterwards, go for a swim in the ocean or at the waterfall at Waimea Valley, where you can also pick up a few plants at its weekly sale, or wander through the Mālama Hawaiʻi Makers Market at the Waialua Community Association. On the pop-up event’s Instagram page, we saw shaka door mats, colorful totes and potholders, leather items, educational items for kids, local art and jewelry.
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If you grab lunch in Haleʻiwa, try out the new Free Cycle Takeout program and get your food to go in reusable, not disposable, containers. Leave enough time to stop at roadside stands for local corn or other produce, which you can use to make an all-local shrimp boil, and don’t leave without swinging by Kula or Kaimana shave ice trailers near the Farm to Barn Café where you can pick up vegetarian bowls and cold-pressed juice.
- Waimea Valley Plant Sale: 8 a.m. to noon, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleʻiwa, waimeavalley.net
- Mālama Hawaiʻi Makers Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waialua Community Association, 66-434 Kamehameha Highway, Haleʻiwa, malamahawaiimarket.com