Youth Festival bigger and better!
This year’s Kāpiti Youth Festival, hosted by young people for young people, will offer a bigger line-up of activities and more opportunities for youth to get involved behind the scenes and on the stage.
The festival celebrates what it is to be a young person on the Kāpiti Coast and will take place on Saturday 9 April at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach - kicking off at 11am.
Activities during the day will include a skate comp, live art and music, beach soccer, food and market stalls, and dance, street art and DJ workshops. As the stars come out, an open-air cinema will roll out a movie.
Previously known as YouthFest, Kāpiti Youth Festival is a new and exciting partnership between Te Puāwaitanga o Ngā Kākano (a rangatahi youth leadership initiative supported by Council) and the Kāpiti Coast Youth Council with Zeal Education Trust providing event management support.
“We aim to reach out to young people in Kāpiti and appeal to the whole youth range,” Youth Council and Ngā Kākano member Hana Katene-Burge says. “It’s a really great event for young people to have fun, connect with others and show off their talents if they want to.”
Kāpiti Youth Festival helps foster young people by:
- giving them a chance to showcase their talents to the wider community
- providing young people with opportunities to lead and deliver activities at the event
- enhancing the positive interaction and understanding between young people themselves, and young people and the wider community.