Bay Wave Youth & Community Festival

BW Youth Festival 2016 - FB COVERPNG1 (2)Wave Youth and Community Festival celebrates and recognises the importance and achievements of all young people in the local community (Wynnum/Manly). The festival creates an opportunity to exhibit the talents, skills and ideas of young people. This project is the longest running  youth specific festival in the local area.

Festival features a range of youth workshops, activities and competitions as well as youth and community stalls. It will include youth bands and performances, music and dance workshops, skate and bike competitions, arts and crafts activities, sport and recreational activities such as rock climbing and laser skirmish games.

The festival will be held on the 10th June 2017 at Lota Skate Park (Cnr Macdonald and Alexander Sts, Lota). It is located right next to the Lota train station.

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Bay Wave Youth and Community Festival is organized and delivered through Youth and Community Program based at BABI Youth and Family Service. The festival is sponsored and funded through Brisbane City Council’s Suburban Community and Multicultural Festivals Program and Port of Brisbane’s community grants . This event is open to individual young artists, bands and youth services in Brisbane and Bayside that work creatively with young people to have the opportunity to showcase their work and promote themselves.

Get Involved!

Have a stall at our festival! Available to community services & youth organisations who would like to promote their service, run outdoor workshops, sign up new members, or sell merchandise. Market stalls are available for young people under 26 with art, crafts, and other goods to sell.

Nominate young people! If you are working with young people (or you are a young person yourself) and think that they have talent and skills in music (band or solo artists) please encourage them to be involved in Bay Wave Youth Festival performances! We want to Celebrate YOUth!!

Nominate your Band! Bay Wave Youth Festival also features a ‘Music Fest’ and it is about giving young and emerging artists an opportunity to play their music and perform on a BIG STAGE!

Compete in a Skateboarding or a Bike Comp! So you love skateboarding and bikes and you spend days at the skate park trying to learn new tricks and show off in front of your mates!? Now it’s time to take it to the next level!! We dare you to enter our competition/s!

Run a workshop or an activity! Looking for creative ideas for workshops and activities for Bay Wave Youth and Community Festival. In previous years activities included drumming, belly dancing, Hip Hop workshops, candle making, hair braiding, and jewellery making etc… We’d love to hear from you.. some fresh ideas! Email youthworker@babi.org.au

Join our Youth Voice Committee or become a Festival Volunteer! We are looking for more young people living in Wynnum/Manly community to assist us with organizing and running the annual youth festival. If you ever wanted to learn skills in event management and join the coolest group in the community, now it’s time to CALL US! 🙂

Make a Donation! Bay Wave Youth festival is not funded as a project and every year we depend on generosity and amazing contributions from local council, local businesses, and the community members to deliver this festival and ensure that the community and young people can enjoy low-cost or FREE activities and workshops. If you wish to donate please email youthworker@babi.org.au

For more information about the festival or to request an info pack (application form) for performers/bands, expression of interest for stall holders or Bmx and Skate Com Registration Form/s, please email youthworker@babi.org.au or visit and like our Facebook page here:

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Proudly supported by Brisbane City Council and Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd.

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