Youth Week 2019 starts with a colour explosion, more fun to come

This week is Youth Week and celebrations got off to a colourful start for our local young people on Thursday.

Red Bend Catholic College students got things started with a colour run, while art and face painting were the order of the day in an inclusive event at the Youth and Community Centre.

Community celebrations continue tonight (Friday) with an outdoor movie screening in Nelson Park hosted by Forbes Shire Council.

Families are invited to bring your chairs and blankets down to the park about 6pm to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

A barbecue, popcorn and drinks will be available as young people celebrate the start of the school holidays and the State-wide Youth Week.

The fun continues at Lions Park on Saturday afternoon, with entertainment and events from 2 to 7pm hosted by Forbes Shire Council.

The park will be host to activities such as rock climbing walls and giant games, and the paddleboats will be out on the lake.

Local musicians will provide entertainment throughout the afternoon, and the council will recognise our wonderful young citizens with the official Youth Week Awards mid-afternoon.

Bring along the whole family, a chair or blanket to enjoy the afternoon - bring a picnic or there will be food vans on site.

"Our youth are the future of this community and it is important we interact with them to provide fun events such as these," Mayor Phyllis Miller said.

"Celebrating Youth Week with great events like we have planned is a great way we can all come together.

"The free Youth Concert at Lions Park will be amazing, and who doesn't love a colour run?"

Pictured right having a great time at the colour run at Red Bend on Thursday afternoon are Amahnee Rogan and Chloe Howarth.