Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun in Honolulu for May 12–18, 2021
Go for a glowing hole-in-one, grab a picnic for a free evening concert, hunt for flowers or sign up for a toy swap.
Haunted Half-Ween at Bay View Golf Course
Don your neon clothes and spend an evening under the black light at this special event in Kāne‘ohe. The team behind the Haunted Trail at Mari’s Gardens is now decorating the greens at Bay View Mini-Putt. Little kids can play the special 11-hole course starting at 6:30 p.m. (You can see a fast-paced teaser video on its Facebook page.) The scarier effects will come out at 7:30 p.m. for children and adults looking for more of a thrill. There are three time slots every night: Keiki only have an hour while the adult time frames run for an hour and a half.
- All ages
- $28 per person. There are slight discounts for groups of 3 or more, although the website says groups must be limited to five or fewer.
- Thursday, May 13 through Sunday, May 22. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Keiki Hour. 7:30 to 10 p.m. for older kids and adults.
- Bay View Mini-Putt, 45-285 Kāneʻohe Bay Drive, Kāneʻohe
Ward Villageʻs Emerging Artists Pop-Up Series
Live concerts are just starting to return slowly, with smaller audiences. We are completely onboard with this new series outside at Victoria Ward Park. Haku Collective, the production company started by local artist and mom Kimie Miner, will showcase up-and-coming musicians with a trio of performances. This weekend, ʻukulele artist Micah Ganiron is the headliner. The ʻukulele teacher, who counts Honoko & Azita and Karlie Goya among his students, has performed at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, Disney Cruise Line and at various venues in the islands. Next week is Kailua’s Garrett Alden followed by Maui’s Jordan Soon.
- All ages
- Saturdays, May 15 through May 29. 4 to 6 p.m.
- Victoria Ward Park, 1020 Auahi St.
SEE ALSO: 🎶 How Hawai‘i Musicians Are Trying to Help During the COVID-19 Crisis
Make Lemonade Project Pop-Up
A fun day of shopping is a great way to give to a project that helps provide comfort to local cancer patients during difficult times. The Make Lemonade Project sets up stands at cancer centers in Hawai‘i with uplifting and encouraging gifts that providers and patients can pickup for free. The nonprofit is also raising money so it can help pay for treatment. This weekend, founder Kelsey Nishi Darling and her team will have a pop-up shop at Nordstrom in Ala Moana Center. Purchase items given by local designers including Jana Lam, One Shabby Chick, Short Stack Hawai‘i and more. Darling and two other calligraphers will do a free calligraphed print with every purchase or donation.. If you can’t make it, you can donate or purchase encouraging gifts on Make Lemonade Project’s website.
- All ages
- Free admission
- Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, May 23, noon to 4 p.m.
- Nordstrom at Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 2950
- makelemonadeproject.com, @makelemonadeproject
Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art
This free admission day at the Honolulu Museum of Art is centered around flowers. Download the hunt to discover scale through the blooms in artwork around the museum. Take a look at the newest installment of the Joyful Return exhibit, the plant-focused Regrow which opens on Saturday, or, if you stay home this weekend, learn how to create paper flowers through the online tutorial.
- All ages
- Free admission Sunday, May 16. Museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Remember, admission is also free every Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.
- 900 S. Beretania St.
SEE ALSO: 🖼️ Our Guide: Honolulu Museum of Art
Sign Up: Keiki and the Pineapple Toy Swap and Drive
Here’s a way to get rid of some of those old toys and books you have around the house. One of our favorite cafe’s and community spots is hosting its first Toy Swap and Drive next weekend. Sign up with Keiki and the Pineapple now to reserve a booth for your keiki to sell or swap their own items with other kids. Last we checked, there were just one or two spaces left for kids, ages 4 to 12 years old, to run their own booth with just a little help from their parents. The cafe is also accepting gently used toys to give away to visitors at the event next weekend. Just drop off your items before Saturday, May 29.
- All ages
- $5 to run a booth
- Keiki and the Pineapple, 909 Kapi‘olani Blvd.
- (808) 369-7025
- keikiandthepineapple.com, @keikiandthepineapple