Youth Activities & Events


Click on the expanding boxes below to find out more about events and activities created just for you.

 See our full events calendar here.

Live n Loud

Next on: Friday 22 September. 6-9pm. Venue TBC.

Live n Loud

In a band or a solo artist looking to gain some performance experience? Or do you just enjoy live music and hanging with your mates?  Live n Loud is the event for you!

Organised and run by the Manning Youth Action Team , Live n Loud is a drug and alcohol free youth music event that offers  young performers the chance to develop their performance skills in front of their mates in a safe and supportive environment. The event is usually held in the last week of terms 1, 2 & 3 and is run out of a variety of community venues like the Library, Manning Entertainment Centre and even the Art Gallery! Entry to Live n Loud is a gold coin donation.

Live n Loud is made possible through financial support of Indent NSW.

To get all the updates on Live n Loud make sure you’re following the Manning Youth Facebook Page.

For more information on the event, or if you’re a young artist looking for opportunities to perform please contact the Community Strengthening Officer – Youth.


Summerfest is our annual outdoor youth music festival and is the culmination of the Live n Loud events throughout the year. The event gives a variety of artists who have performed at Live n Loud the opportunity to play on a larger outdoor stage in front of a wider community audience.

Traditionally held at Harry Bennet Park, Taree, Summerfest is a drug and alcohol free event that is fully supervised. Funding support for Summerfest is provided by Indent NSW.

For event details and updates on Summerfest make sure you are following the Manning Youth Facebook Page.

National Youth Week

National Youth Week happens every April. It's a joint Australian Government, State, Territory and local Government project.

Youth Week is an annual celebration that provides a platform for young people aged 12 to 25 to share your ideas and views, talk about the stuff that matters and act on the issues that affect your life. Plus, you can create and enjoy different types of entertainment. Youth Week is a way to get the wider community listening to young people as well as celebrating the achievements of, and the positive contribution that young people make to our community!

Check out the last Youth Week here: