Featured Event of the Season
HDS Tooth Fairy Fun Day at Children’s Discovery Center
Sunday, February 18
Tooth Fairy Fun Day is Hawaii Dental Service’s signature event for keiki and their parents. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and this annual event helps raise awareness of oral health for children. This year’s Tooth Fairy Fun Day will take place at the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center in Kakaako. HDS participating dentists will provide free dental screenings for children and share helpful tips for parents.
For more information, visit hdstoothfairy.com.
Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus
Spring Semester Enrollment: January 6 & 13
Hawaii’s most advanced and oldest community choir fosters the performing arts through choral music, utilizing world music and honoring Native Hawaiian Culture. Open enrollment for Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus’ 63rd season will be held for K–12 students on the first and second Saturday in January, with no previous experience required.
For more information, please call 808-521-2982 or visit hyoc.org.
New Year’s Ohana Festival by Japanese Cultural Center Of Hawaii
Saturday, January 13
The 31st Annual New Year’s Ohana Festival in Mo’ili’ili is a celebration of Hawaii’s beloved local and Japanese New Year traditions. This festival features food, cultural demonstrations, and entertainment for the entire family. The event is free and open to all ages.
For more information, visit jcchawaii.org.
K-12 Parent and School Expo Hosted By Hawaii Kids Can
Saturday, January 20
As part of National School Choice Week 2024, the Inaugural Hawaii K-12 Parent and School Expo held at Windward Mall is designed to help families make firsthand connections with each other and local learning partners. This is an exciting opportunity for schools and organizations to showcase their unique contributions to Hawaii’s education ecosystem.
For more information, visit hawaiikidscan.org.
Kids In The Kitchen at Children’s Discovery Center
Saturday, January 27
Chop, stir, pour and mix! Begin a life-long culinary adventure for your child at Hawaii Childrens’ Discovery Center’s Kids in the Kitchen event, where they can discover the joy of cooking by creating and eating kid-friendly treats. This is a drop off program recommended for children ages 6-12 years. Limited spaces are available but stay tuned for similar events throughout the year.
Learn more and register at discoverycenterhawaii.org.
February 2 & 3
Punahou School invites keiki and ohana of all ages to visit the annual Punahou Carnival on their campus. This year’s theme is “Explore the Shore ‘24”. Fresh malasadas, delicious Hawaiian food, keiki games, E.K. Fernandez carnival rides, silent auction, art gallery and live entertainment are among the many draws for the annual Carnival, which dates back to 1932! Admission to the Carnival is free and parking is available on campus on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, visit punahou.edu.
Comic Con Aloha at Hawaii Convention Center
Amazing Comic Conventions brings the best in pop culture and anime to the fans of Honolulu in this special 3-day expo event at the Hawaii Convention Center. The guest roster is jam packed, including the creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and voice actors of some of your child’s favorite characters.
Purchase tickets online at amazingcomicconaloha.com.
Kapolei Commons Valentine’s Photos with Theo the Bus
February 10 & 11
Love is in the air! Theo the Photo Bus is returning to Kapolei Commons this Valentine’s Day weekend! Bring your sweetheart, keiki, extended ohana and your furry friends for some picture-perfect moments. The Photo Bus staff will assist with the photography so please bring your own camera or mobile device. No reservation is required and it’s free!
Find Theo the Bus outside Regal Kapolei Commons on February 10 and 11 and get up to 5 free photos taken with your loved ones. Visit kapoleicommons.com/events and follow @theothebushawaii on social media to stay up to date on this event and more.
Ho’olaule’a Festival at Kamehameha Schools
February 23 & 24
Held on the grounds of Konia Field, the 99th Annual Kamehameha Schools Ho’olaule’a Festival features keiki games, food and beverage vendors, crafting and lei booths, a country store, live entertainment and more. With fundraising goals for student enrichment and to strengthen the Kapalama K-12 ohana, this year’s theme is “Kupa’a no kakou”, meaning “we are resilient.”
For more information, visit ksbe.edu.
Kiha Public Skating
Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Dive into an ambiance of electrifying music, mesmerizing disco lights, and a floor waiting for your graceful glides at Kapolei Inline Hockey Arena (KIHA). With two full-sized rinks, KIHA is a haven where both beginners and pros can celebrate the excitement and fun of skating. They have a live DJ and snack bar, as well as party rooms, roller skates, and lockers available to rent.
For more information and public skating session hours, visit kihapublicskate.com.
Pearlridge Farmers Market
Every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market features over 45 vendors offering locally grown fruits, vegetables and plants, delicious food, freshly made treats, keiki activities, facepainting, live music and much more. Located in the Sears parking lot at Pearlridge Center-Wai Makai, with ample parking available. Come hungry, leave happy!
For more information, visit farmloversmarkets.com/pearlridge.
It takes a village to raise a child and a Hui to raise a parent. Family Hui works to support and encourage families to meet the challenges of raising children to ensure all children are thriving, healthy and safe. Family Hui is best known for its peer-led neighborhood groups and virtual “Parent Cafe” drop-in sessions which you can join from the comfort of your own home. Through these meet ups, parents share and learn from one another.
For more information on their different events and activities, visit familyhuihawaii.org.
Bishop Museum: Playing With Light Exhibit
Now through March 24, 2024
Playing With Light, created by Scitech and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, combines light and play in this fun exploration into light technology. Picture walking through a tunnel, illuminated by 20,000 individual LED lights. Now imagine being able to manipulate those lights to follow your every movement! Keiki and ohana will also be able to see their shadows come to life with computer vision technology; explore a walk-in kaleidoscope; and be challenged to dodge lasers as they try to get to their next destination.
To purchase tickets, visit bishopmuseum.org.
Monthly Family Fun Nights At Hawaii Academy
Honolulu Gym: First Fridays
Pearl Harbor Gym: Second and Fourth Saturdays
Need a night off? Hawaii Academy opens its doors so keiki (and participants of all ages) can immerse into gymnastics or general fitness activities while parents spend quality time alone. For $10/hour, ages 6 and up can revel in a safe and inspirational atmosphere at the Honolulu Gym (808-842-5642) from 8-10PM (First Fridays) and at the Pearl Harbor Gym (808-422-2223) from 5-8PM (Second and Fourth Saturdays).
For more information, visit hawaiiacademy.com.
Ballet Hawaii Summer Intensive
Apply by February 10
Join Ballet Hawaii for three exhilarating weeks of dedication, development, and delight beginning July 7-27. The annual summer intensive offers three levels of training: Advanced, Intermediate, and Young Dancers.
For more information, visit ballethawaii.org.
YMCA Spring Day Camp
March 18-22, 2024
The YMCA offers enriching intersession full and half-day programs for elementary students on break. Activities include recreational swimming, sports and games, arts and crafts, music and dance, stories and drama, and weekly excursions.
Call your local Y for more information or register online at ymcahonolulu.org.
Kama’aina Kids Spring Camp
March 18-22, 2024
At Camp Kamaaina Kids, children in grades K-6 have the opportunity to build friendships, learn new skills, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Their intersession day camps provide adventure and curriculum focused on developing skills through fun hands-on activities and projects.
Register online at kamaainakids.com.
Wai Kai Lineup
Afterschool, Weekend, and School Break
The LineUp at Wai Kai’s popular Na Opio Kai (“ocean youth”) program teaches kids the fundamental skills of surfing and paddle sports through wave and lagoon activities such as surf sessions, outrigger canoes, SUP, kayaks, and surf skis. The program also includes lessons on water safety, waterman etiquette and much more. Afterschool, weekend, and school holiday break programs are available through August 2024.
Learn more and book today at atthelineup.com.