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/

‘Oahu Block Festival – April 15, 2017

4pm – 10pm

Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki

A portion of the festival proceeds will go towards benefiting the Easter Seals.

Fun for the whole family! Waikiki Block Festival events will feature food, handmade arts & crafts, shopping, and entertainment from local vendors and artists. Admission is FREE! As always, a portion of the festival proceeds will go towards supporting local non-profit organizations.

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