October is here, and in Hawaii that means more than just planning a trip to the pumpkin patch. Each year, the first Sunday of October is Children & Youth Day. The holiday was established to recognize our children and youth’s contributions to the community. For the 24th year, Hawaii’s keiki (children) and ‘opio (youth) will be celebrated with educational events throughout the state.
Photos courtesy of Kama‘aina Kids
The free kick-off event will take place on Sunday, October 1st at the State Capitol and surrounding Capital District. Families who attend will be treated to over 300 activities for all ages. Attendees are also encouraged to use this opportunity to learn about educational and family-oriented programs available to them. So whether it’s rocking out to your favorite kid band, creating a fun craft, or tasting local treats, there’s something for everyone.
Free parking will be available at neighboring state parking lots, Central Middle School and Central Pacific Bank.
HMSA is proud to be a sponsor of Children & Youth Day. Find out where you can see us next by visiting our events calendar.