Youth Week kicks off across the region

Vusa, Abiy and Hassan of ZimboyZ. Two members of the trio (Abiy and Hassan) will appear at Lowood Youthfest. Picture: LOWOOD YOUTHFEST

A range of free events and entertainment options will take place across the region as part of Queensland Youth Week held 7-13 of April.

The celebration week recognises the talents, achievements, and contributions of young people aged 12 to 25 years and their impact on their community.


Children can gain insight into their career path through a fun quiz at the Kilcoy Library’s Jobs and AI event on 12 April at 3 p.m.

Kids will have the opportunity to play with new technology at the event, including VR headsets and 3D pens, while enjoying pizza and a cool drink.

Bookings for the event are essential by phoning Somerset Council on 5424 4000.


Lowood YouthFest will get underway on 12 April as well with live music, DJ, acrobatic performances, activities, workshops, information stalls, food, and fun at Lowood State Primary School from 12pm.

Main stage entertainment from midday features Angie Whitely, Harry Phillips, Zim BoyZ, Harry Rapmund, and headline rapper Lisi 4300.

African acrobatics group ZimboyZ will perform a show that defies the laws of gravity, inspiring even the most imaginative of minds.

Information stalls and fun activities will be available including Big Wave Mechanical Surfboard, the Hungry Hungry Hippo, a Dunk Tank and Meltdown, an eight-player action game, challenging your stamina, agility and reaction time.

Registrations are essential for the Lowood YouthFest, with free entry for attendees.


A range of events are set to run throughout Lockyer Valley Youth Week.

The schedule of events includes:

• Movie Night (Wonka) on Monday, 8 April – Gatton Shire Hall – 6pm-8pm – snacks and drinks provided. Wonka is a PG-rated movie.

• “Beneath the Streets” on Tuesday, 9 April – Laidley Library – 1.30pm-2.30pm – join the team from Urban Utilities and find out about the incredible journey your water takes – bookings required.

• Youth Expo on Wednesday, 10 April – Ferrari Park, Laidley – 10am-2pm – mobile games trailer and VR, laser tag, inflatable games, service provider stalls, food vans.

• “Beneath the Streets” on Thursday, 11 April – Gatton Library – 1.30pm-2.30pm – join the team from Urban Utilities and find out about the incredible journey your water takes – bookings required.

• Skateboarding Jam Session on Friday, 12 April – Gatton Skate Park – 12pm-2pm – two-hour skateboarding jam session, music, food vans – BYO helmet and skateboard (scooter, BMX and roller are also welcome).

• “Rewilding the Urban Jungle” on Saturday, 13 April – Lockyer Valley Art Gallery – 9.30am-11.30am – join Bianca Tainsh and learn new creative collage techniques to ‘re-wild’ an urban landscape with luscious green forest and creatures – bookings required and a $5 fee is payable.


Other activities across the school holidays include the Rosewood Family Fun Day.

This free event will have water play at the heart of its activities with two water slides and a fire truck ready for lots of water fun at 1 Mill Street Lowood on April 11 from 9am to 12pm.