Upcoming Events

Nature's Wonders at Bishop Museum

Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Museums meet Mother Nature at Nature's Wonders, a showcase of some of the most beautiful and spectacular specimens in the the Bishop Museum collection. Gaze upon iridescent butterflies, dainty seahorses and shimmering beetle-shell jewelry, as well as the famously intricate nautilus shell, corals and colorful flora.
$

Bishop Museum: Scream Machines Exhibit

Fri, Oct 24, 2014

The Bishop Museum's exhibit Scream Machines: The Science of Roller Coasters features interactive stations and hands-on activities. Kids will learn about the science behind roller coasters and what makes them work. And, they'll also get to experience the thrill of riding in some of the world's best roller coasters by viewing the ride on a large screen from the seat of a roller coaster car.
$

Keiki Costume Contest at Pearl City Shopping Center

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Dress up for a chance to win prizes in the costume contest then do a little light trick-or-treating.Free. Pearl City Shopping Center, 850 Kamehameha Highway. 455-2815
Free

Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Go for a hayride, play games, and pick your own pumpkin, Ewa corn, kabocha, sunflowers and more. $3 general admission. Kids 2 years and younger are free. Aloun Farms, 91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. 677-9516. alounfarms.com   Every Saturday and Sunday in October starting on Oct. 11. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
$

Nature's Wonders at Bishop Museum

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Museums meet Mother Nature at Nature's Wonders, a showcase of some of the most beautiful and spectacular specimens in the the Bishop Museum collection. Gaze upon iridescent butterflies, dainty seahorses and shimmering beetle-shell jewelry, as well as the famously intricate nautilus shell, corals and colorful flora.
$

Bishop Museum: Scream Machines Exhibit

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

The Bishop Museum's exhibit Scream Machines: The Science of Roller Coasters features interactive stations and hands-on activities. Kids will learn about the science behind roller coasters and what makes them work. And, they'll also get to experience the thrill of riding in some of the world's best roller coasters by viewing the ride on a large screen from the seat of a roller coaster car.
$

Fall Harvest 2014

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

The pumpkin patch is open in Waimānalo for the season. Every Saturday and Sunday you can go on hayrides, try the cow train, play games, try the pumpkin catapult, take advantage of photo ops and taste fresh, local food as well as ʻNalo-made lemonade.  waimanalocountryfarms.com

Halloween at Salt Lake Shopping Center

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

The Salt Lake Shopping Center is celebrating Halloween on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with trick-or-treating, crafts, prize giveaways, games and a costume contest. Children 12 and under must register between 10 and 11 a.m. The Salvation Army will also be on-site collecting canned food and monetary donations.
Free

"Out of This World" Halloween

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Start trick-or-treating early with center-wide treats, enter the keiki costume contest, do make-and-take crafts, play Halloween games and enter to win prizes from merchants such as Pizza Hut, Coldstone Creamery and others.   Check in for the costume contest is from 10-11 a.m. The contest begins at 11:15 a.m.  

Pumpkin Carving Festival Family Day

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Carve up your own pumpkin and watch the experts take on a 600-pound Big Island pumpkin at Windward Mall's event. Pumpkin family packages are $35 and need to be reserved in advance.   Looking for more Halloween events? Find our full roundup of kid-friendly events in our Halloween Corner.
Free

Spook-tacular Halloween Celebration at Salt Lake Shopping Center

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Make-and-take crafts, games, a costume contest and center-wide trick-or-treating will be part of this celebration. Kids 12 years and younger can vie for prizes for the cutest, most creative and spookiest costumes in age groups 5 and younger, 6 to 9 years and 10 to 12 years. Bring canned food to donate to The Salvation Army then take a photo in the Halloween photo-taking area.  
Free

Halloween Spook-tacular at Hawaii Kai Towne Center

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

The Hawaii Kai Towne Center is throwing a pirate-themed Halloween celebration on Saturday, October 5th, from 5 to 8 p.m. with pirate rides (ages 12 and under), a costume contest, pumpkin picking, crafts and games. Rides are $1 per ride, or one canned donation per three rides, all of which goes to The Salvation Army.

Ku A Mo'o at Honolulu Theatre for Youth

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Another world premier, this original show is a collaboration with the Bishop Museum and tells the story of a Hawaiian girl who is looking into the secret of her family's history. You'll also learn about the Mo'o, the lizard-like guardians of old Hawaii.   Tickets: Adults, $20; Children 3-18, $10; 60+, $15. 

Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Go for a hayride, play games, and pick your own pumpkin, Ewa corn, kabocha, sunflowers and more. $3 general admission. Kids 2 years and younger are free. Aloun Farms, 91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. 677-9516. alounfarms.com   Every Saturday and Sunday in October starting on Oct. 11. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
$

Nature's Wonders at Bishop Museum

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Museums meet Mother Nature at Nature's Wonders, a showcase of some of the most beautiful and spectacular specimens in the the Bishop Museum collection. Gaze upon iridescent butterflies, dainty seahorses and shimmering beetle-shell jewelry, as well as the famously intricate nautilus shell, corals and colorful flora.
$

Bishop Museum: Scream Machines Exhibit

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

The Bishop Museum's exhibit Scream Machines: The Science of Roller Coasters features interactive stations and hands-on activities. Kids will learn about the science behind roller coasters and what makes them work. And, they'll also get to experience the thrill of riding in some of the world's best roller coasters by viewing the ride on a large screen from the seat of a roller coaster car.
$

Fall Harvest 2014

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

The pumpkin patch is open in Waimānalo for the season. Every Saturday and Sunday you can go on hayrides, try the cow train, play games, try the pumpkin catapult, take advantage of photo ops and taste fresh, local food as well as ʻNalo-made lemonade.  waimanalocountryfarms.com

Kids Fest at Bishop Museum

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Visit the Bishop Museum on Sunday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free health education event for kids and families based around interactivie activities. There will be obstacle courses, workshops, activities, entertainment and healthy snacks.   Activities include: 
$

Keiki Halloween Costume Contest

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Kids 10 years old and younger can enter to win gift cards and baskets from Royal Hawaiian Center. Categories include cutest costumes for kids 2 years and younger, most creative costume for kids 3 to 5 years, most original for kids 6 to 10 years, best parent and child costumes and one overall grand champion. Afterwards, get a balloon animal and trick-or-treat at participating merchants.
Free

Keiki Costume Ball at the Children's Discovery Center

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

The Children's Discovery Center is holding its annual Keiki Costume Ball on Sunday, October 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, games, pizza, ice cream, carousel rides and a photo booth.   Registration is necessary and must be completed by Friday, October 17.  
$