Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun in Honolulu for July 7–13, 2022

Listen to Pure Heart at the zoo, visit the museum after hours and grab a free Slurpee this weekend on O‘ahu.


Honolulu Zoo’s Wildest Show, July 13

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Pure Heart is one of the local musicians who will be performing at the zoo’s outdoor concerts. Photo: Courtesy of Pure Heart


The Honolulu Zoo’s summer concert series continues throughout July and popular local band Pure Heart performs live at the zoo’s great lawn. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets, and buy picnic food, participate in keiki activities like an animal-themed coloring contest, conservation stations and animal trivia. The event’s a fundraiser for the zoo to build a new habitat for the ʻio, or Hawaiian hawk. Each week you can enter a drawing for an ‘ukulele donated by Kamaka, KoAloha, Kala and The ʻUkulele Site.

  • All Ages
  • $10 for Honolulu Zoo Society members, $15 for non-members, $5 for keiki ages 3-12 years-old, free for keiki ages 2 and under. Purchase tickets here.
  • Wednesday, July 13. Gate on Monsarrat Avenue opens at 4:30 p.m. Music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave., Waikīkī


Bishop Museum After Hours, July 8

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Photo: Courtesy of Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson


Spend the night at the museum with the whole family this Friday night. Listen to a pau hana presentation with the curators of “The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu,” check out a living culture demonstration with a lomi practitioner, join special tours of Hawaiian Hall, listen to live music and buy dinner from nine food trucks.

  • All Ages
  • $10 kamaʻāina admission, $5 for keiki ages four to 17. Bishop Museum members get in for free.
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 8
  • Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.
  •, @bishopmuseum


School Supply Drive—Stuff the Bus! Through July 31

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Photo: Courtesy of Pearlridge Center


Help out keiki in need by swinging by Pearlridge Center and dropping off school supplies as requested by the Hawai‘i Department of Education. The department is looking for pencils, pens, paper, composition books, notebooks, backpacks, footwear and more. Donations will help keiki within the ʻAiea, Waipahu and Pearl City areas. For more information on how to get involved, click here.

  • All Ages
  • Free
  • Through July 31
  • Pearlridge Center, Mauka and Wai Makai Center Courts, Amy’s Hallmark (Wai Makai) and T&C Surf (Mauka), 98-1005 Moanalua Road
  •, @pearlridge


Monarchs & More: An Interactive Butterfly Exhibit

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Photo: Courtesy of Pearlridge Center


After you’ve dropped off school supplies at Pearlridge, make a day of it by heading to Wai Makai Center Court and checking out the mall’s annual butterfly exhibit, featuring hundreds of locally raised monarch butterflies. Docents will share information about the life cycle of these butterflies and then you can step inside an enclosed beautiful island flora space and feed a butterfly and get a close look at a chrysalis through a self-guided tour.

  • All Ages
  • $6.25 per person, free for keiki under 2 years old with a paying adult. On Sundays, all active-duty military, reserves, National Guard and their dependents receive a $1 discount.
  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 14
  • Pearlridge Center, Wai Makai Center Court, 98-1005 Moanalua Road
  •, @pearlridge


SEE ALSO: 🦋 Grow It Yourself: A Backyard Butterfly Garden in Honolulu


Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven, July 11

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Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino


7-Eleven Hawaii is celebrating its birthday on 7-Eleven Day, Monday, July 11, from 11 a.m.–7 p.m., and the first 300 customers at each of their 65 locations will receive a free small Slurpee (no purchase necessary). In addition, the first 400 customers at each location will earn a free gift with a purchase (excluding gas)—a reusable straw made exclusively for this one-day bash.  The Slurpee coupon and gift with purchase will be available at each store’s register counter. The coupons can be redeemed on the same day or are valid through July 31, 2022.


58th annual Hawaiʻi State Farm Fair, July 9 and 10

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Photo: Courtesy of the Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau


The annual farm fair returns with kiddie rides and bouncers, a plant sale, country market, food and fun contests. Keiki can milk a life-sized cow replica, explore a chicken incubator and coop with real-live chicks and chickens, harvest veggies from a crop of fake vegetables and ride on kid-sized tractors.

  • All Ages
  • $5 for adults, free for keiki and students of all ages
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 10
  • Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Highway
  •, @farmfair