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GRYfest - Georges River Youth Festival

Youth Week is a week-long celebration held in April each year that is organised by young people, for young people, in communities across the state.

Following the success of the NSW Youth Week program, Youth Week became a national event in 2000. National Youth Week is jointly supported by the Australian government, state and territory governments and local governments.

The Youth Week theme for 2024 is: Express. Empower. Get loud!

For more information, visit the NSW Government Youth Week 2024 webpage.

What are we doing

Local youth are invited to celebrate Youth Week with a range of programs and free events popping up throughout the Georges River local government area in April 2024.

‘GRYFest’ has been designed in consultation with Council’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and local youth services to ensure it aligns with the needs and interests of local youth.

Engaging programs will provide young people with access to the beautiful, and inclusive facilities and green spaces that the local government area provides, as well as witness the talents of up and coming amateur musicians connected to Georges River. 

Festival schedule

Battle of the Beats - Friday 12 April 2024

Rock hand symbol holding microphoneTime: 6.30pm to 10.00pm.
Where: 3Bridges Youth Zone - 643-643a King Georges Road, Penshurst.

Council have partnered with 3Bridges Community to bring back one of our bigger Youth Week events. Battle of Beats will see five (5) amateur youth musicians battle it out on stage for the chance to win some awesome prizes.

For more information, visit our What's On - Battle of the Beats webpage or get your tickets via the button below.

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Olds Park Youth Festival - Thursday 18 April 2024

Hand doing a hand symbol holding a skate board

Time: 3.00pm to 6.00pm.
Where: Olds Park - 624 Forest Road, Penshurst.

Come and enjoy coaching sessions, prize-packed jams, pro demos, bubble soccer, deck art workshops, pedal powered smoothie bikes and more.

For more information, visit our What's On - Olds Park Youth Festival webpage or register for skating workshops via the button below.

Register for Skating Workshop

Intergenerational Chess Competition - Saturday 20 April 2024

Hand holding a chess piece.

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm.
Where: Kogarah Town Square - 13 Belgrave Street, Kogarah.

In partnership with Kogarah Community Services, people of all ages are invited to come along to one of our favourite Youth Week events. 

For more information, visit our What's On - Intergenerational Chess Competition webpage. Places are limited so register via the button below.

Register for Chess Competition


Visit our What's On events listing webpage to discover additional events taking place in our area.

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