Celebrating the city’s youth

8 April 2016

City of Gold Coast is joining in the largest celebration of young people in Australia, running a jam-packed calendar of events for National Youth Week.

The festivities kick off today with YOLO (You only live once) - a day of activities, live bands and a sausage sizzle at Thrower House, Palm Beach.

Activities run for 10 days with events right across the city including BMX demonstrations, live music, creative workshops and putt putt.

The Arts Centre Gold Coast will also throw open their doors for STAMP, a host of free and ticketed events and programs for young people to enjoy.

There are 106,197 young people aged 10 to 24 years living on the Gold Coast, representing almost 20 per cent of the total population.

Deputy Mayor, Donna Gates said Youth Week is an opportunity to highlight and recognise the valuable contribution young people make to our city.

“We have so many high-achieving young people in our community doing impressive things in the fields of sport, academia, community and cultural pursuits,” said Cr Gates.

The City engages young people in key initiatives including Junior Council, the Active and Healthy Program and activities and events in community centres, libraries, parks and skate parks.

To view the full calendar of Youth Week events, visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/youthweek

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