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The Best Family Fun in Honolulu for June 23–29, 2022

 

Symphony in the Park, June 24 and 25

Symphonyinthepark Photo Credit Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

Photo: Courtesy of Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

 

Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra returns to the Windward Side with two complimentary family-friendly concerts in Kailua. Introduce your keiki to the symphony on their familiar turf—the park!—minus the quiet, formal environment of an auditorium! Let them sing, dance and snack on the lawn while listening to songs they recognize, like the movie anthems from Jurassic Park, Star Wars Episode III, and E.T.

  • All ages
  • Free
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25
  • Kailua District Park, 21 South Kainalu Drive, Kailua
  • myhso.org, @hawaiisymphonyorchestra

 

ʻEwa Sweet Festival, June 25 and 26

Hayride Photo Credit Aloun Farms

Photo: Courtesy of Aloun Farms

 

Celebrate the first official weekend of summer with the quintessential summer crop—corn! Keiki can pick the sweet cobs (and string beans, too!) to take home, as well as wander through the blooming sunflower fields at this Aloun Farms shindig. Plus, they’ll be entertained with ALL the things: hayrides, a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, mechanical bull, and jumbo yard games.

  • All ages
  • $5 admission, free for children 2 years and under
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26
  • Aloun Farms, 91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei
  • alounfarms.com, @alounfarmshawaii

 

Happy Birthday, Eric Carle, June 25

Eric Carle Birthday Photo Credit Hawaii Childrens Discovery Center

Photo: Courtesy of Hawaiʻi Children’s Discovery Center

 

Raise your hand if The Very Hungry Caterpillar is your kid’s favorite book? Then, you’ll want to attend the Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center’s celebration for the beloved author and illustrator. In addition to all the usual fun at the Center, expect special activities based on Carle’s cherished books. Good to know: as of this month, you no longer need to make advance reservations to visit!

 

Honolulu Night Market, June 25

20220616 Yourweekend Night Market Kakaako

Photo: Courtesy of Honolulu Night Market

 

This block party is back after two years! Stroll the streets of Kaka‘ako with your ‘ohana to check out over 50 local food and retail vendors, a fashion show and live music. Keiki can cheer on the dancing b-boys, play indoor soccer at the open-air Barn at Salt at Our Kakaʻko, and experience live street art.

  • All ages
  • Free
  • 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 25
  • Salt at Our Kaka‘ako at Keawe and Auahi streets in Kaka‘ako
  • ourkakaako.com, @ourkakaako

 

Wildest Show at the Zoo, June 29

Wildest Show Coloring Photo Credit Colleen Ricci

Photo: Courtesy of Colleen Ricci

 

We are roaring with pleasure that the in-person concerts at the Honolulu Zoo are returning this summer after airing virtually for the past two years. This time around, the series of five Wednesday performances will raise funds for a new Hawaiian hawk, ‘Io, habitat. Before the show, enjoy animal-themed keiki coloring contests, conservation stations and animal trivia. Then lounge on the lawn while munching on picnic fare available for purchase and listening to local favorites, Maunalua, who will kick off this summer’s line-up of tunes.

  • All ages
  • $10 for Honolulu Zoo Society members, $15 for non-members, $5 for keiki ages 3-12 years-old, free for keiki ages 2 and under. Purchase tickets here.
  • Wednesday, June 29. Monsarrat Ave. Gate opens at 4:30 p.m. Music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave., Waikīkī
  • honoluluzoo.org, @thehonoluluzoo

 




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