Bring the keiki down to Children and Youth Day at the Hawaii State Capitol on October 6

Cosplay brings your keiki's favorite characters to life

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The largest family event in the state of Hawaii is fast approaching! Bring the keiki down to Children and Youth Day on Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol.

In 1994, the governor and Hawaii State Legislature designated the first Sunday of every October Children and Youth Day in Hawaii. Children and Youth Day was established to celebrate and honor children and youth and the special contributions they make to the community. After much community discussion, Act 30 of 1997 was passed to dedicate the entire month of October as Children and Youth Month in Hawaii.

This year’s Children and Youth Day is free and open to the public and offers four different stages with all day entertainment, food vendors, rides and games, and over 200 activities provided by local organizations and businesses. It’s also a great opportunity for families to learn more about the unique services that are available to them and their families from Kamaaina Kids and experience local Cosplayers!

Cosplay, or costuming, is what brings your favorite characters from movies, TV and comics to life! Last year, there were dozens of different characters roaming around the state capitol grounds, taking pictures with keiki and their families. Some of the characters you can expect to see at the event this year include characters from Ghostbusters, Hammond from Jurassic Park, Wonder Woman, Mantis, Steampunker, Ironman, and a DC Superhero!

“This is an opportunity for many of Hawaii’s organizations focusing on youth to showcase their services,” says Ray Sanborn, the event administrator. “From pre-natal to teens, Children and Youth Day events have zones targeted for each age bracket to help the 40,000+ attendees learn about educational and family oriented programs available to them.”

Kama’aina Kids is proud to be a part of this extraordinary event and looks forward to serving the keiki, families and communities we all live in.

Check out the Children and Youth Day website or email for questions and more information.

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