Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun in Hawai‘i for Feb. 24–March 2, 2022

Sing like a Hawaiian animal, get your hands dirty in a lush valley, watch Moana set sail, zip through the darkness 40 feet above ground, and celebrate Malassada Day.


Weekend fun: Honolulu Theatre for Youth in Hawai‘i

Catch an interactive show this weekend. Graphic: Courtesy of Honolulu Theatre for Youth


Holoholo Nā Holoholona: Animals on the Go

Calling all keiki animal lovers! Come crawl, leap, jump, fly and sing with this interactive new theatrical adventure based on classic Hawaiian animal stories. Good news: There is no pressure to keep quiet at Honolulu Theatre for Youth performances. In fact, the more animal sounds coming from the audience, the better!

  • Suggested for kids 5 years and older
  • $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military, $10 for kids
  • 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m.
  • Tenney Theatre, 229 Queen Emma Square, Downtown
  • (808) 839-9885
  •, @honolulutheatreforyouth


Waimea Valley Work Day in Hawai‘i

Photo: Christy Davis


‘Ohana Volunteer Day

Get your hands dirty and breathe some fresh North Shore air during this workday geared towards families with young kiddos. Expect to be assigned to projects beautifying the botanical gardens or improving cultural sites. The best part? You’ll earn free admission to Waimea Valley, so you can swim in the waterfall or do a hands-on cultural activity like an ‘ukulele lesson after your work is done.

  • Recommended for ages 12 and younger
  • Free admission with RSVP to the volunteer day
  • 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26
  • Waimea Valley, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa
  • (808) 638-5855
  •, @waimeavalleyoahu


Moana Jr in Hawai‘i

Photo: Courtesy of Performing Arts Center of Kapolei


Disney’s Moana Jr.

Tickets to these shows at Kapolei High School are a hot commodity! Last we checked, pre-sale tickets are almost sold-out, but a limited number of general admission tickets can be purchased at the box office one hour before showtime. If you’re not already familiar, this heartwarming island tale brings the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life on stage. Kids will love all the catchy songs from the film, and the 60-minute run to match their petite attention spans.

  • All ages
  • $15 for adults, $10 for children (2-18 years old), and free lap seating for infants under 2
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27
  • 7 p.m. Friday, March 4
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5
  • 4 p.m. Sunday, March 6
  • Performing Arts Center of Kapolei, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei
  • (808) 664-6161
  •, @packapolei


Crossing Rain

Photo: Courtesy of Crossing Rain


See Crossing Rain Live

Everyone’s talking—screaming, maybe?—about Crossing Rain, a six-member local boy band with serious K- and J-pop vibes. Catch them live this weekend at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Never heard of them? Check out their album, Dreams, on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and Amazon music.


Coral Crater Tower

Photo: Courtesy of Coral Crater Adventure Park


Twilight Zipping

Looking for an over-the-top activity that will make your kid’s whole year? We found it: glow zipping with s’mores and a campfire. As if a zip line needed to be more exhilarating, you can ride the cables through Coral Crater Adventure Park in the dark and attempt 18 challenge elements, as well as the 50-foot freefall. Don’t worry—the walkways, platforms and towers will be lit, and in cool colors to boot.

  • Ages 6 and up
  • $169/person with a kama‘āina discount
  • Offered 6 p.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays (time dependent on sunset)
  • Coral Crater Adventure Park, 91-1780 Midway Road, Kapolei
  • (808) 626-5773
  •, @coralcrater


Weekend fun: Agnes Malassadas Photo Credit Thomas Obungen

Photo: Thomas Obungen


Celebrate Fat Tuesday

In Hawai‘i, Mardi Gras means Malassada Day! This year, the indulgent holiday lands on Tuesday, March 1. If you’re a pro, you’ll be sure to pre-order your pastries for the big day. Check out Frolic’s 2021 list of the Best New Malassadas to plan your pick-up in advance. Happy Eating!