Move aside Olympics, a new celebration is about to take place in Cupertino.
Happy Kids Day is an annual cultural festival hosted by the Taiwanese Volunteer Group. The event features four distinctive stations including stage performances, international food stalls, field games and more. Aside from providing a day of fun for children in the community, the Taiwanese Volunteer Group also seeks to promote awareness of Taiwanese culture.
Festival attendees can expect traditional Taiwanese snacks such as red bean pancakes, as well as classic night market games. The 3rd annual Happy Kids Day will be held on August 11 at Memorial in Cupertino, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year’s event follows an international culture theme, and includes stage performances by six different cultural groups. In addition, the event will host a new children’s traditional costume contest featuring two different age groups: 3 to 6 year olds, and 7 to 11 year olds.
Each contestant will be given the opportunity to share their unique cultural heritage in front of a panel of 15 judges, with the winners receiving prizes such as admission tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and The Tech Museum. Each contest participant will receive a commemorative gift. The contest is open to the public, and aims to celebrate the different cultures present in the community.
Happy Kids Day relocated to Memorial Park from its previous location at the Cupertino Library Field, due to lack of space. With the help of passionate volunteers and numerous supporters, the Taiwanese Volunteer Group has been able to expand the size of its annual Happy Kids Day to include more than 70 field events and six different food tents.
Registration forms for the 2012 Happy Kids Day Children’s Ethnic Fashion Show contest can be found online at www.happykidsday.org. Admission is free, and parking can be found at De Anza College’s parking lot B.