Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun in Honolulu for May 27-June 2, 2021

Put on a swimsuit to watch a movie, say goodbye to a local bowling alley, see $1 keiki films and more.



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Pali Lanes Anniversary

After decades of frames and a valiant fight to keep it open, Kailua’s bowling alley is closing at the end of June. Celebrate its 60th birthday and go for one final bowl at this weekend’s event. The ticket covers three games, shoe rentals, a Spam musubi and a piece of cake. Call to reserve your lane.

  • All ages
  • $30
  • Sunday, May 30, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • 120 Hekili St., Kailua
  • Make your reservations by calling (808) 469-6390


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Photo: Courtesy of WetʻnʻWild Hawaiʻi


Dive ‘n’ Movie Night

Bring out your parachute pants and Members Only jacket for this month’s movie at the wave pool at Wet’n’Wild Hawaiʻi. Wonder Woman 1984 will show at dusk this weekend and the waterpark is celebrating the era with discounted admission for anyone wearing a neon swimsuit after 4 p.m. The Dive’n’Movie nights will become weekly in mid-June. The park is also doing discounted admission for Memorial Day.

  • All ages. Wonder Woman 1984 is rated PG-13
  • $35.99 for kama’āina of all ages, $19.84 admission after 4 p.m.
  • 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei
  • (808) 674-9283
  •, @wetnwildhawaii


Regal Theatre at Kapolei Commons

Photo: Karen DB Photography


Regal Theatre Summer Movie Express

After a hiatus last year, the $1 weekday movies are back. All Regal theaters on Oahu will kick off its discount films on Tuesday and Wednesday starting next week. On the schedule we saw everything from last yearʻs hit Trolls World Tour to The Lego Movie and the classic Muppet Movie. You have your choice of two movies every week so feel free to plan a few days in air conditioned comfort.

  • Movies are largely rated G or PG
  • $1
  • Tuesday and Wednesday from June 1 to July 28.
  • Regal Theatres in Dole Cannery, Kapolei, Pearl Highlands and Windward Mall


Looking for Memorial Day weekend ideas without the kids? See HONOLULU Magazine’s Weekend Picks.


Photo: Nicole Oka


Register: Keiki and Plow Open Farm

This family-run farm with an amazing play space has been for private parties only for the past year. Next week, mom Heather Mohr and her team reopen their Open Farm days. For two hours on Friday, kids can play in the outdoor kitchen and play spaces, visit animals and pick their own vegetables and herbs from the keiki-friendly crops. You can also buy eggs from Keiki and Plow’s chickens to take home. Register for your spot early. It is limited to 50 people per week and we expect these to fill up quickly. We Tried It! See our tips for visiting Keiki and Plow.


Photo: Karen DB Photography

New: Waimea Valley’s Kamaʻāina program

The garden has launched a new kamaʻāina program for families. A flat rate of $60 gives you admission for two adults and as many as six kids all year with added benefits including early entrance to the park and waterfall swimming (at 8 a.m. on weekends). This comes as the valley reopens seven days a week for the summer.


  • All ages
  • The new rate is $60 for an annual family pass, $30 for an individual and $600 for a lifetime pass. General one-day admission is $20 for adults, $10 for kamaʻāina adults and $12 and $6 for children and kamaʻāina children, respectively.
  • Starting Monday, May 31, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Kamaʻāina annual pass families can enter at 7:30 a.m.
  • 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleʻiwa
  • (808) 638-7766