Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun in Hawai‘i for August 26–September 1, 2021
Shop at an al fresco fair, get lost in a world of wizards, savor a summer picnic, get crafty with felt and use a popular toy to create custom candy bars.
‘Ohana Gift Fair at Ka Makana Ali‘i
Bring the whole family to shop in an open-air environment for treasures, snacks and souvenirs to send to family on the mainland. Make sure to stop at the mother-daughter duo, Little Leila’s Manicures, for pampering press-on nails. Blow your mind with the crunchy freeze-dried candies from HI Freeze Treats and cuddle up with those popular plush Squishmallows from Toys & Things HI. You’ll feel good knowing that proceeds from the event benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
- All ages
- Saturday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Ka Makana Ali‘i, 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei
- (808) 628-4800
- kamakanaalii.com, @kamakanaalii
Wizarding World Movies at Consolidated Theatres
Can you believe the first Harry Potter movie is 20 years old!?! Every Saturday leading up to Halloween, you can share the magic with your little wizards and witches with throwback showings on the big screen. The series of ten films kicks off this weekend with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG). In case you were wondering, yes, the seats around you will be blocked off to ensure 6 feet of space for social distancing.
- Recommended for ages 7 and up
- Advance tickets available online now. $12.50 general, $11.50 child, plus service fees.
- Saturday, Aug. 28 at 11:00 a.m.
- Consolidated Ward with TITAN LUXE, 1044 Auahi St.
- (808) 594-7044
- consolidatedtheatres.com, @consolidatedhi
HoMA Summer Nights
Squeeze in one more socially-distanced outdoor picnic with your ‘ohana this summer on the final night of Honolulu Museum of Art’s seasonal program. Lounge al fresco in the museum’s Central Courtyard lawn on a complimentary lauhala mat. Picnic baskets and to-go food are available for purchase at the Café. Keiki will fuel up for exploring the courtyards with the Crostini Plate ($10) loaded with cheddar cheese, fresh berries and grapes, as well as a HoMA Cheeseburger ($18). Heads-up: the live music is canceled per the city’s recent guidance.
- All ages
- Free entrance to the outdoor areas of the museum. Food available for purchase.
- Saturday, Aug 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
- (808) 532-8700
- honolulumuseum.org, @honolulumuseum
Repurpose Your Fidget Toys
Another weekend of social distancing calls for some creativity to entertain keiki at home. Try out the social media sensation of making Chocolate Pop-It Candy Bars. This Tik Tok trend uses those colorful sensory toys called Pop-Its which we’re sure many of your kids have been addicted to fiddling with lately. All you need is chocolate, candy-coated chocolate pieces and 5 minutes to create custom confections.
Decorate With Dinos
If you’ve run out of keiki craft ideas, local ‘girl mom’ and founder of Dino Flora has got you! Her DIY Felt Dino Sewing Kit ($28) provides all the materials you need to create a fuzzy, botanical covered Brachiosaurus. With eight felt color choices which are block printed with hand carved stamps, each dino turns out unique. Note: this activity is best for crafters age 12 and up. However, younger artisans will love to decorate their school supplies with crazy, colorful stickers depicting dinosaurs living the O‘ahu lifestyle ($3 to $18).