Aloha and welcome to another great Oahu Family Activity!
For those of you just joining us, this is a little series we started to help share the best activities to do with your kids on Oahu. (And occasionally other parts of the country as well!)
In case you missed some of our other adventures, please check them out here:
Because let’s face it! Whether you are on vacation, or just stuck at home, sometimes finding things to do with your kids can be tough… and NECESSARY!!
I’ve also found, many times you can find adult only activities, and there are often kid-friendly activities that are a bore for mom and dad.
But then, somewhere in a Magical-World-of-Harry Potter-esque middle ground, there are a group of activities that both you AND your little ones will love to do. And I’m here to help you find them!! So I will be continuously sharing fun activities to do with the whole family here in Hawaii! (And since we often travel to Michigan and Connecticut, we will have special features for both of those locations as well!)
This activity is another really fun, unique, and super cost effective activity that takes place during the summer months in Waikiki.
A CONCERT AT THE ZOO
Reef, Nathan, Myself, Brad, and Victoria went to a wonderful little concert held at the Honolulu Zoo after hours in the evening. Well, technically Nathan and I only made it for about 15 minutes of the concert since we didn’t leave our house until 5:00 pm and had to stop and get food… and gas… and try and find a parking spot… and use the restroom… and etc etc etc!! However! Even being there for only 15 minutes was an incredibly fun time! And once again Brad and Victoria introduced me to a brand new activity that is so prevalent on this island, but something that I decided not to pay any attention to.
We really had a great time. Again, I’m not entirely sure on the numbers here, but I typed in “Summer concert at the Zoo” into Google and a bunch of sites came up!
If you can find one in your area I highly recommend you go and here’s why:
- Outdoors– Again! It’s a great way to get the kids OUTSIDE. In Honolulu specifically, there is a great big lawn area. The stage sits on it in the middle of the zoo. People start getting spots as early as four pm and the music starts around 5. And as far as I could tell you can wander around and look at the animals (at least the ones in the vicinity closest to the lawn area. Which is nice as well! If the kids get tired of the music you can go for a little stroll.
- It’s cheap! The tickets are only 3 dollars per person!! That is amazing!!
- There is a different band every week! This allows you to expose your kids to a great range of different music and hopefully cultures as well!
- And finally, it is LITERALLY fun for all ages! Teeny tiny babies like my bub, all the way up to “adults” like me can take something away from this. It is a nice way to get outside where they have little vendor booths selling anything from clothing to jewelry, and all the way to food! And, of course, the music is great!!
As a side note, be sure to bring a blanket and chairs and possibly pack some snacks if you don’t plan on purchasing food there.
I would also highly recommend arriving early no matter what state you are in, just in case parking is an issue, or getting a good spot is tough!
And now I will leave you with a slightly less obscene amount of pictures than normal… But as I said.. we were only there for 15 minutes!! 🙂
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