Free & Reduced Cost Family Events (weekend of October 14)

via Student Parents @ Mānoa
Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival
Saturdays & Sundays through October, 8:30am – 5pm
Aloun Farms is hosting a fun-filled family event with tractor pulled hayrides, pony rides, farm style food, picture booths, games and fun for everyone. Aloun Farms and sponsors are dedicated to educating and sharing agriculture and its potential here in Hawaii. Admission is $3 (age 2 & under free). FREE parking and hayrides.
Princes and Princesses
Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S Beretania St, Honolulu
Sunday, October 15, 10am – 4:30pm

Halloween is coming! Kids can test drive their costume or make their own prince or princess costume at the museum, then dance and sing along with Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band. Event is FREE and open to all ages. Other activities include: LEGO castles, Family Film Sunday, and a drawing contest with prizes.
Hawai‘i Hispanic Heritage Festival
McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, 650 S King St, Honolulu
Sunday, October 15, 11am – 8pm
This FREE event is open to all ages and includes a variety of live entertainment, food booths, craft and cultural displays, specialty booths, Latin dance workshops, children’s activities and information from community and health agencies.
Kaluokahina: The Enchanted Reef and Flying Monsters at Hōkūlani Imaginarium
Saturday, October 14, 1pm and 2pm, respectively
Choose from two family-friendly films shown on a dome screen this Saturday, or see both. In Kaluokahina: The Enchanted Reef, a volcanic catastrophe damages a peaceful, coral habitat. Two young fish set out on an adventure to restore the magic of their home. Flying Monsters will appeal to any young paleontologists living with you. Narrated by David Attenborough, it follows ancient myths about flying creatures and explores the possibility that they really existed. Both films are recommended for keiki in 3rd grade or above. General admission: $8; ages 4-12: $6; under 4: free.
Have a great weekend!
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More FREE & Reduced Cost Family Events: Sept. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th & 10th.

via UH Student Parents @ Mānoa (SP@M)
VegFest O‘ahu
Frank Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King St., Honolulu
Saturday, September 2, 12 noon – 5:30pm
Admission to the festival is FREE. It centers around celebrating plant-based, sustainable living by featuring local vegan food, health/environmental-focused speakers, vegan cooking demos by chefs in the Learning Kitchen, and music.
For more information: https://vegfestoahu.com/
 
‘Onipa‘a 11th Annual Celebration of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s Birthday
‘Iolani Palace Grounds, Honolulu
Sunday, September 3, 10am – 3:30pm
Admission to the ‘Iolani Palace is FREE for this event, and includes interfaith service and tribute to Lili‘uokalani through hula and oli. September 3, 4, 9, & 10 there will be walking tours, reservations are required.
For more information: http://www.hawaiiponoi.info/
 
43rd Annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow
Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, Picnic Area #12
Saturday & Sunday, September 9-1010am – 5pm
Event is family-friendly and all are welcome to join in the event. Admission is FREE. Highlights include Native American drumming, dancing, & singing, Native frybread and tacos with local and mainland vendors, educational booths, and keiki arts and crafts.

May 6-7, 2017: Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival, 10am-5pm (FREE parking & admission)

Great Family Fun @ the Frank Fasi Civic Grounds by Honolulu Hale

Featuring:

(click links for more info)

Distinguished Authors

Makana Risser Chai, Tom Coffman, Kirstin Downey, David Forbes, Ku‘ualoha Ho‘omanawanui, Lillian Howan, Harvey Meyerson, Rodney Morales, Tony Pisculli, Mark Schapiro, Frank Stewart, John W. Troutman, Wawa, Ronald Williams, Erin Kahunawaika‘ala Wright, Kristi Yamaguchi, Dr. Ira D. Zunin

National Authors

Mike Bond, Jennifer Brody, Zoe FitzGerald Carter, Lisa Freeman, Michael Haas, Stephanie Han, Jennie Lee, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Chris McKinney, Hob Osterlund, Sonia Patel, Bridget Quinn, Jessica Lee Richardson, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

Local Authors

Robin W. Baird, Tim Dyke, Charles Langlas, Kapali Lyon, Michael Malaghan, Manulani Aluli Meyer, Craig Santos Perez, Susan M. Shultz

Hula & Music

Alan Akaka, Manu Boyd, Māpuana de Silva, Hālau Mōhala ‘Ilima, Barry Flanagan, Keith & Carmen Haugen, Kumu Hula Tracie & Keawe Lopes, Kumu Maile Beamer Loo, Kenneth Makuakane, Kumu Hula Margaret J. Niuli‘i Heine, Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang, Jeff Peterson, The Royal Hawaiian Band

Storytellers & Drama

Kimee Balmilero & Improvhi, Alton Chung, Kathy Collins, Disgraced, Alex Monti Fox, Jeff Gere, Moses Goods, Lopaka Kapanui, Daniel A. Kelin II, David O‘Shea

Entertainers

Ed Chevy, Yasu Ishida, Billy Sage, Mr. Steve, Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band (will be performing on the Keiki Stage on Saturday, May 6 @ 1:30 pm and @ 12:30 pm on Sunday, May 7) 

+ More to be announced. (Keiki Reading and Activities, and Live Theater)

#HBMF2017

For more info visit: http://hawaiibookandmusicfestival.com/

 

Earth Day, April 22, 2017: 10th Annual Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo @ Waikiki Aquarium (FREE) 9am-2pm

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In celebration of Earth Month, this FREE, family-friendly event will promote the importance of keeping Hawaii clean and free of pollution, from the mountaintops to the Ocean.

Guests will take part in interactive booths, entertainment and a variety of hands-on learning activities and displays that showcase preservation and protection of Hawaii’s environment. Among the activities will be a fish release and native plant giveaway from Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO).

Food will be available for purchase and complimentary water stations will be provided for guests who bring refillable bottles.

for more info visit: http://www.waikikiaquarium.org/interact/annual-events/mauka-to-makai-earth-day/

FREE & LOW COST Family Events this weekend

Thanks to Student Parents At Mānoa (SPAM) for putting together this great list of family friendly events!

  • Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 11am

FREE The Little kidsʻ Table Story time in Honolulu

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Ala Manoa Mall

1450 Ala Moana Blv Suite 1272, Honolulu, HI 96814

In celebration of Thanksgiving, join us for Story time featuring The Little Kidsʻ Table.

  • Friday, November 27, 2015 @ 7pm

FREE 18th Annual WAIKIKI HOLIDAY PARADE

Click link to see Parade Route: http://www.waikikiholidayparade.com/about-the-parade/parade-route/

The parade begins with warm-up and step-off from Fort DeRussy Park and ends at Queen Kapiolani Park. The torch-lit parade route travels approximately 1.5 miles along Waikiki’s main thoroughfare, Kalakaua Avenue, with festive scenery of Waikiki Beach as your backdrop.

  • Saturday, November 28, 2015

FREE Country Christmas and Snow Zone

10am-12:30pm

http://thekapoleicommons.com

A fun filled event for the whole family with 30 tons of snow, free photos with Santa and Snowy, an Instagram contest, twisty balloons, face painting, glitter tattooes and country-themed game booths with prized for all keiki.

Kapolei Commons

4450 Kapolei Parkway

96707 Kapolei, HI

  • 29th Islandwide Christmas Crafts & Food Expo
November 29, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibition Hall
$5.00 Admission; $4.00 Military Active w/ID per family ok; $4.00 Seniors 65+; FREE – Child 12 yrs and under with paid adult

YOUR ONE-STOP “BUY LOCAL” CRAFT FAIR FOR CHRISTMAS IS BACK! PLEASE HELPS US SPREAD THE WORD!

Hawaii’s largest and best holiday craft expo celebrates its 29th year! Enjoy shopping with our 400 warmhearted vendors offering the state’s finest handmade crafts and ‘ono food, plus award-winning entertainment, our famous $10,000-plus in prize giveaways, and tons of FUN! Our ohana THANKS YOU for supporting local small businesses!

Show Days:
Friday, November 27, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, November 29, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sale Date:
30 minutes prior

Note:
Cash Only
Using Blaisdell Roll Tickets
Ticket Sales: Main Box Office and East Box Office
Entrance: Main Concourse and East Concourse Doors

  • Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 11:30 am-12:30 pm

FREE Goodnight Gecko 25th Anniversary Story time in Honolulu

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Ala Moana Mall

1450 Ala Moana Blv Suite 1272

Honolulu, HI 96814

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the local classic Goodnight Gecko. Ukulele accompanied reading of Goodnight Gecko, with special sing-along of “Happy Night Song”. Possible book signing by author Gill McBarnet afterward.

http://www.hawaiianchildrensbooks.com/

  • “Gorilla” Movie @ UHM

Join Hannah and the world’s friendliest gorilla as they embark on a thrilling, moonlit adventure in this adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Anthony Browne, England’s former Children’s Laureate. This one-act performance for the young and young at heart takes place in and about the UHM Art Department jungle before moving into the Commons Gallery.

  • Dec. 12 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
  • Dec.13 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 19 at 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 20 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

UHM Art Gallery, McCarthy Mall, 2500 Campus Rd. 96822 Honolulu, HI

$8 UHM Student w/ Valid Fall 2015 Student ID

$10 UH Faculty/Staff, Military, Non-UH student & youth

$15 Regular Adult