Give Yourself Butterflies! Ko Olina Children's Festival Returns with "A Bug's Life" on May 11, 2024

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  • March 04, 2024
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Prepare to be ensnared in a web of excitement when the Ko Olina Children’s Festival returns on Saturday, May 11, 2024, with an array of “bug-ey” activities and exhibits guaranteed to engage young minds and foster a love of nature.

On the beach fronting Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, the 8th annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival invites families to enjoy Disney*Pixar’s classic story of Flik, an inventive ant who's always messing things up for his colony.

A sunset screening of “A Bug’s Life” will follow a fun-filled afternoon of interactive exhibits, creative workshops, live performances, food stands and more, promising an afternoon of laughter, learning and adventure. Pre-sale tickets start at $27.50 for keiki and $40 for adults, with event parking and shuttle transportation included. Special pre-sale rates for active military are also available. Book early to receive the special Children’s Festival room rate at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Time: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase Pre-sale tickets now

Featured Activities and Exhibits

  • Jasper Wong: The famed artist, illustrator and creator of World Wide Walls (formerly POW! WOW!) returns.
  • Paradise Monarchs: Step into the captivating world of a Butterfly Dome — a fusion of education and entertainment that promises an interactive experience combining fun with learning.
  • Learn about Hawaiʻi’s creepy crawlers and explore the fascinating world of bugs with an interactive exhibit presented by the University of Hawaiʻi School of Entomology.
  • Bug out with free customized Keiki IDs for your ‘ʻohana, courtesy of Hamada Financial.
  • Get ready for a green-thumb adventure as keiki pot their own native plants with the Mālama Learning Center for the perfect heartfelt Mother's Day gift!
  • Transform into your favorite bug with whimsical face painting creations by Cutie Cake Face and Magical Touch artists.
  • Capture magical moments with friends and family at the Instapics photo booth.
  • Live entertainment, and so much more!
Children’s Festival beach Stage

The Ko Olina Children’s Festival was first launched as a fundraiser for Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children in 2014. Since then, the event has raised nearly $400,000 for the only full-service children’s specialty medical center in the Pacific. Funds from previous festivals have helped Kapiʻolani build a new emergency triage room and supported the medical needs for the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care units.

Join us for a day of fun, learning and giving back at the 8th annual Ko Olina Children's Festival! Together, let's make a difference in the lives of Hawaiʻi's keiki.

About Ko Olina Resort
Ko Olina is a 642-acre resort community on the western shore of Oʻahu, known as Oʻahu’s premier vacation destination. With its pristine oceanfront lagoons, diverse selection of activities, and perfect weather, Ko Olina offers an unparalleled experience for visitors of all ages.