Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun in Hawai‘i for October 14–20, 2021

Pick a 40-pound pumpkin at one of two new patches, watch Estella turn into Cruella, go bowling for a bargain price and reserve your space (quickly!) for a popular trunk-or-treat event.


Aloun Farms Drive Thru Pumpkin Patch Photo Aloun Farms

Photo: Aloun Farms


Pick a Pumpkin

Whether you’re looking for a 50-pound pumpkin or something a little smaller, two new spots have opened for the Halloween season. Saturday, Aloun Farms in Kapolei opens its drive-thru pumpkin patch where you can buy mini gourds ($1 each), a small pumpkin for $5 or walk into the fields to select your own giant (35 to 60 pounds) from the vine. Aloun Farms pumpkins will also be available at the Kualoa Ranch market this weekend. In Mililani, Mari’s Gardens has created a charming mini patch where the orange gourds perch on hay bales. Both also offer local produce: Aloun Farms has its own ‘Ewa Sweet corn and melons for sale while Mari’s Gardens keeps a refrigerated case stocked with fruit, vegetables and greens from local suppliers and its own hydroponic garden.


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🎃  You can also find pumpkins in Waimānalo and another patch opens next weekend in East O‘ahu. Find the details about that and more than 40 other events for keiki-friendly fun in our just updated Halloween Corner.


Cruella Movie Courtesy Disney Plus

Photo: Courtesy of Disney


Dive’n’Movie: Cruella

Call it a Halloween-esque movie, but Disney’s slightly dark story about the origins of Cruella de Vil is definitely entertaining. Watch it at noon then slide over to the bar to watch UH take on Nevada, or catch the 6:30 p.m. showing in between trips down the Big Kahuna at Wet’n’ Wild Hawai‘i. The next movie at the wave pool won’t be until Nov. 11.


  • All ages
  • $35.99 for kama‘āina and military, $38.99 for kids 42 inches tall and shorter, kids 2 years and younger are free
  • 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei
  • (808) 674-9283
  •, @wetnwildhawaii



$10 Tuesdays at ‘Aiea Bowl

Sure, it’s a school night, but this weekly discount may be worth a trip to the bowling alley. One lane is $10, versus the regular Tuesday rates of $25—$35. You can make reservations online, but requests must be in two business days before the day you plan to lace on those bowling shoes. Go early then have dinner at The Alley which offers one of HONOLULU’s favorite old-fashioned chocolate cakes.


  • All ages
  • $10 per hour per lane
  • Tuesdays starting Oct. 12, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • 99-115 ‘Aiea Heights Drive, ‘Aiea
  • (808) 488-6854
  •, @aieabowl



We anticipate spaces at Halloween events will fill up quickly! So here are two you might want to make reservations for this week.


  • Pearlridge Trunk-or-Treat: The event isn’t until Friday, Oct. 29, but the free tickets are available beginning Friday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.
  • Kapolei Commons Free Pumpkin Patch: On Saturday, Oct. 23, families can pick a small or medium pumpkin for free, take photos with characters ranging from Paw Patrol to My Little Pony and Spiderman, post in front of a Halloween-decorated bus and trick-or-treat. The event is limited to 150 people, make your reservations at


We have just added 10 more events to our list for Halloween. Check our updates to plan our your October here.