Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun in Hawai‘i for October 28–November 3, 2021
Paint an ocean predator, walk for animals in need, meet a cast of wicked characters, namaste on the water and hunt for creepy critters.
Halloween Stand Up Paddle & Yoga Class
What’s SUP? Test your keiki’s balance on a SUP board in the shallow, calm waters of Walls in Waikīkī. The Island Paddle Bliss class for keiki starts on the beach with a warm up, introduction to SUP and water safety briefing. Then it’s time to paddle out for yoga moves, Halloween music and SUP games. Waterproof costumes are encouraged and each keiki will leave with a candy bag. We love that a photo session is included to commemorate the occasion!
- 5 years and older. Must know how to swim.
- $40. Registration is required..
- Sunday, Oct. 31 from 8:30—10 a.m.
- (480) 206-0219
- islandpaddlebliss.com, @islandpaddlebliss
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Paint a Carnivorous Anglerfish
Creepy meets creative in a keiki-friendly painting workshop at the Waikīkī Aquarium. Follow along step-by-step to produce your own painting of a Halloween Anglerfish in an inspiring oceanfront setting. Parents, rest easy because this class is held outdoors in a shady gazebo and all supplies are provided. Before you leave, wander through the decorated galleries for the Creepy Critter Scavenger Hunt to win a special prize. Sign up by calling or texting Paint for Your Soul at (808) 379-6811.
- Recommended for ages 5 and up
- $40 includes all supplies and Aquarium admission. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Aquarium’s mission.
- Friday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
- 2777 Kalākaua Ave.
- (808) 923-9741
- waikikiaquarium.org, @waikikiaquarium
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Virtual PetWalk Fundraiser
Get the whole ‘ohana involved (even Fido!) to help animals in need on O‘ahu. The Hawaiian Humane Society’s annual event goes virtual this year. It kicks off at 9 a.m. with giveaways, entertainment and special guests followed by a virtual pet costume contest at 9:30 a.m. Then it’s time for you to hit the sidewalk with your own family for a walk to raise funds. You can register as a team or individual walker. And if you live near Kaka‘ako, parents will want to stroll over to Honolulu Beerworks (328 Cooke St.) for a pint of the new Greenbone IPA by Sunday. A dollar of each sold will go to the Humane Society.
- All ages
- Saturday, Oct. 30. Programs start at 9 a.m. with the walk at 10 a.m.
- (808) 356-2247
- hawaiianhumane.org, @hawaiianhumane
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Wicked Fun for Everyone: Evil Villain Meet & Greet
Feel chills up your spine and chicken skin when you stroll through both levels of Windward Mall to encounter six evil characters from Storybook Entertainment Hawai‘i. You’ll have plenty of time to take photos with the characters to spookify your Instagram feed. Keiki 12 years and younger will walk away with a free goodie bag. Register to reserve your space. And while you are at Windward Mall, check out the haunted version of glow-in-the-dark mini golf at Glow Putt for an extra thrill.
- All ages
- Saturday, Oct. 30, 4–7 p.m.
- 46-056 Kamehameha Highway, Kāne‘ohe
- (808) 235-1143
- windwardmall.com, @windwardmall
HallowZoo ScareVenger Hunt
With Halloween on a Sunday this year, how will you keep the kids busy all day until it’s time to trick-or-treat? Get them outside (away from the bowl of candy) and challenge them to an animal scavenger hunt at the Honolulu Zoo. Creepy clues with freaky facts will lead them to spooky snakes and crawly critters while collecting stamps as they go. Arrive early because the first 1,000 keiki to turn in a completed list will receive a treat bag as a reward.
- All ages
- Free with zoo admission. $8 for kama‘āina adults, $4 for kids 3 to 12 years, free for infants 2 and under.
- Sunday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
- 151 Kapahulu Ave.
- (808) 926-3191
- honoluluzoo.org, @thehonoluluzoo