The Day


Children & Youth Day (CYD) happens on the first Sunday of October, each year. This year it falls on Sunday, October 6, 2013! CYD is a time to recognize the potential and special gifts of our keiki (children) and ‘opio (youth). It is a time for them to shine and share their bountiful energy with their community.

CYD offers a special time where our young people can play, learn and explore their talents and interests as well as explore and enjoy new life experiences with their family and friends. CYD in Hawai‘i presents a wealth of positive opportunities for our children, youth and their families to increase their awareness about the many community resources available to them. Over 300 community organizations give of their time, resources and expertise to design interactive activities that are fun, educational, and life-changing for Hawai‘i’s children and youth.

Families have the opportunity to talk with various representatives of community organizations, take home useful and interesting information, and participate in fun-filled and memorable activities that are geared for children and youth and meant to inspire the exploration of their talents and contributions to our world.

Fun Run

fun-run-300x225The Children & Youth Day 1K and 3K  Fun Run is free and will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Kamāmalu Park.

7am – Registration

7:30am – Runner Warm-UP

8:00am – Race

There is free parking at Pali YMCA.

This is a fun event for children and youth up to age 18. To run, parents must register their kids here:

For questions, please call us at 808-282-0488

Hawai‘i Brushbot Olympics

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (State Capitol Auditorium)

Sponsored by Hawai’i Space Grant Consortium (University of Hawaii) and Kalani High Robotics.Free. Made from a toothbrush head and a miniature vibrating motor, pre-registered, elementary and middle school teams will compete to win the speed race, figure skating, sumo, team cheer, and other events. Learn how to make the inexpensive and easy-to-make BrushBots, which give students the experience of applying science and math in a fun way. Information on how to order the materials will also be available.

Green Zone

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (State Capitol Grounds)

Sponsored by Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful, Pacific Corporate Solutions, Intrade Corporation, United Environmental Services, Hawaii Lions District 50, Goodwill Industries, Pacific Biodiesel, RRR Recycling Services, Poi Dogs and Popoki, YWCA Dress for Success and Bella Project. Featuring recycling of unlimited quantities of computers, printers, scanners, cell phones, printer cartridges, PDAs, 1 TV per household,  used eyeglasses and hearing aids, used cooking oil, re-usable household items and clothing, prom dresses and accessories, career attire and accessories and reverse vending machines for HI-5 containers. For more information, contact Rene Mansho at 291-6151 or

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. (State Captiol Room 329)

For more information, contact Michael Otsuji at Da Planet at

State Capitol Tours

10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Free tour of the State Capitol Building in the Governor’s Ceremonial Room on the 5th floor. Tours take place every hour starting at 10am with last tour beginning at 2pm. Those interested should meet outside the Governor’s Office located on the 5th floor. Tour will be led by docent from the Governor’s office.

‘Iolani Palace Cultural Activities, Tours and Fun Fitness Obstacle Course

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (‘Iolani Palace Grounds)

Free admission to ‘Iolani Palace state rooms followed by a self-guided exploration of the galleries, which includes exhibits of select treasures from the Royal collection, including the jewels, an exhibit about the restoration of Iolani Palace, and the restored Kitchen and Chamberlain’s office. Last tour entry is at 3:00 p.m. The PBS Hawaii: Na Lani Eha video will be shown in the basement Gallery. A memorable day of hula, mele, Hawaiian cultural games and a fun fitness obstacle course for the entire ohana on the historic grounds of Iolani Palace. Free ukuele and slack key lessons-all you need is your own instrument. Kamaka’s signature ukuleles will be on disaply. Demonstrations include lauhala weaving, hand carving of Papaholua (Hawaiian sled) and making of Ka Upena (Hawaiian style “throw nets”). For more information, contact Cindy Ascencio at 522-0821.

King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (King Kamehameha V Building- where King Kamehameha’s Statue is located on King Street)

Free. Learn about Hawaii’s courts and our unique legal history through guided tours, gallery dispays and short films. This is a great opportunity for those wishing to earn the Boy Scout Law Merit Badge. For more information, contact Toni Han Palermo at 539-4995.

Infant, Toddler, and Booster Seat Inspection

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Department of Health, Miller Street parking lot- Enter from Punchbowl Street).

Free inspection, plus FREE event parking after your seats are checked!  Sponsored by Queen’s Medical Center and Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition. Learn how to securely install and use your child safety seats. Contact Cora at 691-7059 or or the Queen’s referral line at 691-7117 for more information.

Teen Zone

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Kalanimoku Building Grounds & Frank F. Fasi Civic Center Grounds)

Free. Aerosol Art Contest presented by 808Urban, teen activities, non-stop music, open dance competition and slam poetry.

PG-13 Zone

Chair: Karen Loebl
Emcee: Maricel Lumagui
Sound: Wayne & Rochelle Paakaula, DJ CHUNKY
10am - DJ CHUNKY
10:30am - Youth Speaks Hawai’i
11:00am – DJ CHUNKY
11:45am - Chaotic Five
1:00pm - DJ CHUNKY
1:15pm – Breanne Yang
1:30pm – Christian Pinera and Melissa Suan
1:45pm – DJ CHUNKY
2:15pm - Annamarie Love
2:45pm – DJ CHUNKY
DJ CHUNKY will be spinning in-between the acts.

We’d like to do a K-POP theme for PG13 this year so DJ CHUNKY will be spinning a lot of K-POP (Korean Pop Music) and teens are encouraged to dress up like their KPOP faves and come down to dance!

Financial Zone

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Kalanimoku Building Grounds)Free. Kids will learn about financial literacy, including how to save, budget and invest safely.

Peace Heart

1:30pm – 2:30pm (Teen Zoneʻs Social Entrepreneurial Zone) Free. Where ever you are at 1:30pm at Children & Youth Day, swing by the Teen Zone to set a Guinness Records Largest Heart. We need you and all your friends to join us at the Kalanimoku Building.


Keiki Fitness Obstacle Course – 3rd Annual

10:00am – 3:00pm (‘Iolani Palace) Free. Calling all 7-13 year olds who want to participate in a free CULTURAL Fitness Obstacle Course where each station mirrors daily activities of ancient Hawaiian children, being held on Sunday, October 6th from 10am-3pm directly behind the barracks at Iolani Palace!! Gift certificates and grand prizes will be awarded to EVERY child!! Pre-registration is suggested. Email or call Carmela at 554-1633.

Keiki Fitness Obstacle Course – 3rd Annual

9:00am – 10:00am ( Beritannia and Punchbowl St. – State Capitol side) Free. Bring your preschoolers and help us kick-off the 20th Annual Children and Youth Day at the State Capitol!! Prizes and gift certificates will be awarded for the most creatively decorated tricycle or child dressed in the costume of the native country of their choice! For more information call Carmela at 554-1633