Act 30 of 1997 was passed to dedicate the entire month of October as Children and Youth Month in Hawai‘i. In celebration, we organize all keiki friendly free events available in the month of October, including the Children and Youth Day event, and list all these free keiki-friendly events and activities in chronological order.

Events

10/04/2019

First Friday

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Hawaii State Art Museum

Event Details

10/04/2019

First Friday

First Friday: the first Friday of each month, the museum is open late (6:00–9:00 pm) with live entertainment. Take the stairs or the elevators to the second floor. The shop (HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI), cafe (Artizen by MW) and the non-profit volunteer group Friends of the Hawaii State Art Museum also host First Friday events, with art sales, and special menus. For more information visit http://sfca.hawaii.gov/hisam/visitor-information/ or e-mail hisameducation@gmail.com.

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Hawaii State Art Museum

10/06/2019

CYD Sunrise

6:00 - 10:00 am

Mauna ‘Ala, Cathedral of St. Andrew, ‘Iolani Palace, Queen Lili‘uokalani Statue, State Capitol

Event Details

10/06/2019

CYD Sunrise

6:00 am
Mauna ‘Ala

Mauna ‘Ala is the sacred resting site of most Hawaiian monarchs and was created for Ka Haku o Hawai‘i — our little Prince Albert — the son of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV. We invite our children, families and community to participate in the official cultural opening of the CYD event. This annual ceremony will select children and youth from our community to lead our guests through a protocol ceremony recognizing Prince Albert and Princess Ka‘iulani, along with our ali‘i, who perpetuated the values of aloha through peace, forgiveness, unity and legacies. A remembrance time will be held in the Chapel. Ho‘okupu may be offered.


7:15 am
Cathedral of St. Andrew

Cathedral of St. Andrew welcomes you for refreshments under the Aloha Tent.


8:00 am
Cathedral of St. Andrew

Hawaiian church service honoring our children and youth — this church was established after the passing of Prince Albert. Princess Ka‘iulani was also baptized and Queen Lili‘uokalani was cared for while residing at Washington Place. Join us for a wonderful celebration for all children and families of Hawai‘i.


8:45 am
‘Iolani Palace

A private ceremony offering ho‘okupu of the Queen's Prayer.


9:10 am

Queen Lili‘uokalani Statue

All are welcomed to join us for a moment of recognition. Ho‘okupu may be offered.


9:15 am
Main Stage — Capitol Rotunda

Oli, Pule, Himeni, Hawai‘i Aloha to bless all volunteers, participants, guests and our community to support the 26th anniversary of CYD throughout the 50 states on this annual celebration day!


Join us for a very memorable time celebrating our children of the past, present and future...HO‘OMAU as Uncle Eddie Kamae would say “LEAVE A LEGACY” in the words of Aunty Malia Craver. For more information: Kumu Hula Leilani Kaho‘ano — 352-0013 or leilani@namamoakeakua.org.

6:00 - 10:00 am

Mauna ‘Ala, Cathedral of St. Andrew, ‘Iolani Palace, Queen Lili‘uokalani Statue, State Capitol

10/06/2019

CYD Fun Run

6:30 - 9:00 am

Frank F. Fasi Civic Center / Sky Gate

Event Details

10/06/2019

CYD Fun Run

Free. 1k and 3k races for kids 17 years and younger. All participants will receive a medal. Free Parking and refreshments. To register, go to https://www.raceentry.com/races/hawaii-children-and-youth-day-fun-run/2019/register. For questions or more information, email funrunCYD@gmail.com. See you there!

6:30 - 9:00 am

Frank F. Fasi Civic Center / Sky Gate

10/06/2019

Children and Youth Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

State Capitol, Kalanimoku Building, Frank F. Fasi Civic Center, Hawaii State Art Museum, ‘Iolani Palace, Kamehameha V Building (Supreme Court Building), Punchbowl Street, and Department of Health Mauka Parking Lot.

Event Details

10/06/2019

Children and Youth Day

www.HawaiiCYD.org


Sponsored by HONOLULU Family, Kama‘aina Kids, McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii, ‘Olelo Community Media, Pacific American Foundation, The Friends of Iolani Palace, and Upspring.


Free. Hawaii's 26th Annual Children and Youth Month kick-off event, Children and Youth Day, honors and celebrates our children and youth in Hawaii. Over 300 interactive, educational, fun activities for infants, toddlers, children, youth and the entire family. Free parking at neighboring State parking lots, Central Middle School, and Central Pacific Bank at the corner of King and Alakea Streets. For more information, please call Kama‘aina Kids at 262-3651 or visit www.HawaiiCYD.org.


MĀLAMA/PERINATAL ZONE
Interactive, educational and fun activities for expecting parents, infants and toddlers. Located on the State Capitol's Diamond Head Lawn.


EARLY LEARNING ZONE
Educational and fun activities for expecting parents, infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Located on the State Capitol's Diamond Head lawn. 


CHILDREN’S ZONE
Fun and educational interactive activities for children. Located throughout the State Capitol grounds. Visit the McDonald’s Happy Meal Tent near Beretania St. for fun activities, treats, and a photo with Ronald McDonald!


SCOUTING ZONE
Hands-on STEM activities and crafts for kids of all ages. Families can also get information on Scouting programs for boys and girls in elementary (Cub Scouts), middle and high school (Scouting BSA), and older youth ages 14-20. Learn about career development programs through Exploring, including their brand-new Innovation Explorers program for entrepreneurship through app development.


TEEN ZONE
Fun, interactive, and educational activities for teens, including career exploration, social entrepreneurship, upcycling, dance, music, modeling, cars, first responders, technology, animal care, sports activities, and much more. Located on Kalanimoku Building and Grounds, the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center, and Punchbowl Street between King and Beretania Street.


PG13 ZONE
The PG13 Zone provides information on risky behaviors and health issues like Teen Pregnancy, Tobacco Use, STD's including HIV/AIDS, Drugs & Alcohol, suicide prevention, sexual assault awareness and prevention, bullying, cyber safety, depression/anxiety, etc. for Teens 13 years old and up to encourage healthy choices and empower positive behaviors and wellness, and features Slammin' Entertainment with DJ Chunky and the most amazing young talent of Hawai'i. Located on Kalanimoku Building and Grounds.


GREEN ZONE
Featuring energy saving, environmental stewardship, practical and fun ways to protect our communities. Meet the Hawaii Lions and Leos who promote the 16th year of Going Green Recycling Community Clean Up Days, one-stop drop off e-waste recycling events at various Oahu schools, businesses, and churches.


COSPLAY ZONE
Be on the lookout at various stages for your favorite Star Wars Characters, Disney Princesses, Crime Fighting Superheroes, Hogwarts Wizards, Ghost Busters, Tokusatsu Japanese Superheroes and more! Get your camera ready to take some memorable photos with the Cosplayers who bring these characters to life! Check out the map to find the Jurassic Jeep for another awesome photo opportunity!


‘IOLANI PALACE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, TOURS
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. Last tour entry 3:00 pm.


A memorable day of hula, mele, games and activities for the entire ‘ohana on the historic grounds of ‘Iolani Palace. Demonstrations include lauhala weaving and many other crafts. For more information, contact Leilani Kahoano at 352-0013.


HAWAI‘I STATE ART MUSEUM (HiSAM) ACTIVITIES 
11:00 am–3:00 pm
Gallery Games in the museum and hands-on activities for all ages on the first floor. Museum open 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, please call 586-9958, visit http://sfca.hawaii.gov/hisam/visitor-information/ or e-mail susan.m.hogan@hawaii.gov.


INFANT, TODDLER AND BOOSTER SEAT INSPECTION & 50 HELMET GIVEAWAY
10:00 am–12:00 pm

Department of Health, Miller Street Parking Lot — Enter from Punchbowl Street
Sponsored by Queen’s Medical Center Level 1 Trauma. Free inspection plus learn how to securely install and use your child safety seats, and how to properly fit a helmet. Contact TJ Donayri at  cdonayri@queens.org or Lori Lopez at llopez@queens.org for more information

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

State Capitol, Kalanimoku Building, Frank F. Fasi Civic Center, Hawaii State Art Museum, ‘Iolani Palace, Kamehameha V Building (Supreme Court Building), Punchbowl Street, and Department of Health Mauka Parking Lot.

10/10/2019

26th Annual Children and Youth Summit

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

State Capitol Auditorium

Event Details

10/10/2019

26th Annual Children and Youth Summit

8:30–9:00 am Registration, exhibits and breakfast

9:00 am–3:00 pm Summit Program


Free. Youth are welcome to participate and help identify important issues that contribute to the well-being of children and youth in Hawaii and propose possible solutions to support Hawaii's young people reach their full potential. For more information, please contact Kierra Thompson from Hawaii Youth Services Network at 489-9549 or kierra@hysn.org.  

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

State Capitol Auditorium

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