Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun in Hawai‘i for March 23-30, 2022

Decorate Easter cookies, eat a your favorite local restaurant for a cause and enjoy music and play at a Hawai‘i Kai farm this weekend.
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Get an Easter cookie decorating kit from A Cake Life this weekend. Photo: Courtesy of A Cake Life


Get Egg-cited About Easter with These Cookie Kits

Why color hard-boiled eggs when you can decorate egg-shaped sugar cookies? A Cake Life is taking orders for its seasonal cookie-decorating kits now through April 20. And there’s a variety of offerings, from a mini kit with three cookies ($11) to the large box with 12 cookies in three different shapes ($38). The cookies are all pre-baked and ready to eat, with a three-week shelf-life. (Not nuts, but the cookies do have eggs.) And each kit comes with bags of royal icing and assorted sprinkles.


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Order this festive Easter cake from A Cake Life this weekend. Photo: Courtesy of A Cake Life


The local bakery is also selling Easter cookie cards ($6 each), great for teachers, grandparents, soccer teammates and that neighbor who always gives your kid an Easter basket. And for super special Easter parties, order the Easter Shortie Cake ($36), a devil’s food cake with a cookies-and-cream filling, chocolate buttercream icing with Peeps bunny sprinkle design and colorful candy eggs, flowers and butterflies. No nuts, either.


Pick up your order at the bakery, 2320 S. King St. Order online here.


Learn about Science and Sustainability at Bishop Museum


Weekend Picks Science And Sustainability Festival Credit Courtesy Bishop Museum

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Bishop Museum’s annual science festival gets people thinking and talking about caring for the earth. Join a sustainability scavenger hunt, try out a passport stamp activity (visit passport stations and collect stamps to earn an upcycled item), take part in a planetarium program, hear from scientists and witness demonstrations by ocean community partners. Pre-register for timed tickets—once you check in, you can stay until 5 p.m. There will be food trucks and vendors, too. Bring your own refillable water bottles.

  • All ages
  • Free with membership, $5 for kama‘āina and military
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26
  • Parking is $5 or free with membership sticker
  • Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu
  •, @bishopmuseum



Shop Local at Ala Moana Center



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If you ever needed an incentive to shop local, here is it: Spend $300 or more on a weekday at participating shops and restaurants at Ala Moana Center now through April 8 and get a $25 gift card for the mall. The offer is valid at more than 100 tenants, including kid-friendly spots like MadSci Lab, Jungle Fun Island and Keiki Republic (which is closing permanently on Sunday, March 27.) Grab lunch or dinner with the family at Liliha Bakery, Eggs ʻn Things, Goma Tei Ramen or Musubi Café Iyasume. You can combine up to three original receipts—dated between March 21 and April 8—to reach the minimum of $300. Redeem before April 8 at Guest Services. For more information visit


Stroll Ward Village with Your Pets This Weekend



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Bring your well-behaved leashed pet—and the rest of your ʻohana—to the Aloha Pet & Family Fair this weekend at South Shore Market at Ward Village. There will be pet-themed activities, shopping, giveaways and more for the entire family to enjoy.

  • Open to the public, including pets on leashes
  • Free
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 26 and 27
  • South Shore Market, Ward Village, 1170 Auahi St., Honolulu


Eat for a Cause with Food-A-Go-Go



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Feast on kim chee fried rice from Eggs ʻn Things, matcha mochi waffles and spicy ʻahi bombs from Fresh Bites and a local mushroom melt from Kapa Hale—and support education programs in Hawaiʻi. Food-A-Go-Go Week runs from March 23 through April 6, with local restaurants and businesses featuring local products or special menus and dishes. Proceeds will benefit the Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation’s K-12 ag education programs, which have served more than 18,000 students since 2014. Find out who’s participating here.


Listen to Music and Play at Keiki and Plow



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Join musician and puppetmaker Molly Whuppie for a day of music and play on the farm on March 30 at Keiki and Plow. Whuppie, who has chickens and bees at her home in Kailua, will entertain keiki with songs and music on the picturesque Hawaiʻi Kai farm. Music circle starts at 9 a.m., followed by farm play at 9:45 a.m. Tickets are required. This is not a drop-off program; meaning you will need to attend with your child. Bring a blanket or mat to sit on—and snacks, too!

  • All ages
  • $20 per person
  • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30
  • Keiki and Plow, 587 Pakala St., Hawaiʻi Kai
  • Parking: On site at the farm
  •, @keikiandplow


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Enjoy This New Symphony Concert Series Just for Keiki


The Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra is debut a new series for free concerts for keiki starting on Wednesday, March 30. Concerts will be half an hour and held during lunchtime and early evenings—perfect times for busy families. The first series of performances of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at Mission Memorial Auditorium in Downtown Honolulu. Some performances will be in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language), too. Limited seats, so you need to make reservations in advance.