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Baw Baw YouthFest is back for locals 12 - 25 years old on 19 - 30 September 2022

Formerly known as Victorian Youth Fest, Baw Baw Youth Fest is a two-week-long celebration throughout the September school holidays for young people between the ages of 12-25.

By news@gippsland - 14th September 2022 - Back to News

Baw Baw YouthFest is back in 2022. Over two big weeks, there will be a huge variety of great activities to celebrate and highlight the contributions and achievements of young people in Baw Baw Shire. Running through-out the September school holidays, Baw Baw YouthFest gives young people across the region the opportunity to reconnect through a series of face-to-face events, and the chance to express their ideas and views on issues that affect their lives.

Plenty of great activities and opportunities to grab your friends and get involved, the Baw Baw Youth Fest will be held from 19th - 30th September

Plenty of great activities and opportunities to grab your friends and get involved, the Baw Baw Youth Fest will be held from 19th - 30th September

Event highlights

Young people aged between 12 - 25 are encouraged to join in the free and low-cost events, activities and workshops. Some of this year's highlights include:

  • Baw Baw Street Games - a series of free, fun, supervised games and activities for teenagers and young adults
  • Djembe Drumming - learn the basic sounds of the Djembe in a fun environment with some tips on bringing mindfulness into your life
  • Family Tai Chi Class - Gentle, free-flowing movements that focus on flexibility, breathing, balance, coordination and stress relief
  • All-Aboard Skateboarding Workshop - Inclusive and accessible skateboarding workshop that provides children and young people the opportunity to learn and build skills in skateboarding
  • Pokemon Terrariums - create the perfect mini habitat for your favourite Pokemon using a variety of supplies like fake moss and plants, small rocks and more
  • Spring Blooms Workshop with Meg Hayley - a creative, fun drawing workshop using multimedia materials to create a finished canvas of colour and texture

Eager event goers are encouraged to check individual event listings for the full details and to secure their spot with a booking, as some activities require registration in advance and places may be limited.

For further details about the event, please visit the Baw Baw Youth Festival web page.

Bringing back in-person activities

Cr Michael Leaney said, "It is fantastic to see Baw Baw YouthFest returning with in-person activities in 2022. The celebrations provide great opportunities for our communities' youth to reconnect in a variety of really fun and interesting ways. There really is something for everyone in this year's program."

"We are proud to be able to provide such a wide variety of different events and activities throughout the Shire to cater for young people in Baw Baw, and I encourage everyone to get involved these school holidays". Cr Leaney added.

Pictures from Baw Baw shire Council Facebook page.


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