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 13 April, 6-9pm @ the Gallery - part of our 2018 National Youth Week celebrations

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 as a celebration of the positive contribution that young people make in communities across Australia. And here in the MidCoast, it’s the perfect time to recognise our young people through a range of events and activities that celebrate their talents, their energy and the enthusiasm they inject into our local community.

Get involved! National Youth Week 2018: 13 – 22 April

This year there are plenty of ways to get involved across the entire MidCoast region. Under the state theme of “unity through diversity” we’ll be celebrating the strength in our differences, and showing the rest of Australia that the uniqueness of our region is based on the diversity of our people.

Get ready for the ride, and check out the full program of MidCoast’s NYW 2018 events here.

As a joint initiative of the Australian Government, State, Territory and local Government, Youth Week provides a forum for people aged 12 to 25 to share their ideas and views, talk about the stuff that matters, act on the issues that affect them, and come together to have some fun. For an around-the-state view of what's on, check out the NSW Youth Week website here: