Youth Festival


KCDC-Youth_AP16Ōtaki young people — don’t miss this year’s Kāpiti Youth Festival on Saturday 9 April at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach – kicking off at 11am!

If you haven’t got transport, this year we’ll have free buses running between Ōtaki and the event (times/locations will be confirmed at

The festival celebrates what it is to be a young person on the Kāpiti Coast and is hosted by young people for young people.
Activities during the day will include a skate comp, live art and music, beach soccer, food and market stalls, as well as dance, street art and DJ workshops. As the stars come out, an open-air cinema will roll out a movie (vote for which movie you want to see on the Kāpiti Coast Youth Council’s Facebook page).

Previously known as YouthFest, Kāpiti Youth Festival is a new and exciting partnership between Te Puāwaitanga o Ngā Kākano (a rangatahi youth leadership initiative supported by Council) and the Kāpiti Coast Youth Council with Zeal Education Trust providing event management support.

“We aim to reach out to young people in Kāpiti and appeal to the whole youth range,” Youth Council and Ngā Kākano member Hana Katene-Burge says. “It’s a really great event for young people to have fun, connect with others and show off their talents if they want to.”