YOUTH DAY
17
TH NOVEMBER
Youth Day, celebrated officially on the 17th of November, is a nationwide celebration for Maldivian youth. This year, Youth Day 2017 is hosted on the 24th of November by Housing Development Corporation (HDC) with BLAK as the official Event Manager.
The event is titled Youfest 2017 and will be held as a full-day event in Hulhumalé City, with many outdoor activities and entertainment conducted at multiple locations throughout the city.
EVENT ORGANIZER
Housing Development Corporation, HDC
HDC takes on the primary objectives of managing and facilitating new developments in Hulhumalé City, now known as The Youth City. Campaigns such as ’Smart Citizens In A Smart City’ focuses on initiating and incentivizing the empowerment of youth by integrating socially responsible direction for future generations with career opportunities and housing opportunities with the capacity to live fulfilling lives in a newly developed metropolis. Youfest 2017 being hosted in Hulhumalé City gives this event the necessary arrangements demanded by its scale and also establishes the youth-focused vision for the city’s future.
EVENT SITE MAP
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YouFest Event Map

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SCHEDULED
AVTIVITIES
Registration Kiosks
Registration Kiosks
The registration desks and kiosks will be located behind Hulhumalé Ferry Terminal where visitors can register for different activities and also find options for accommodation for the day. There will also be more registration points at different activity areas throughout Hulhumalé
FREE
Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
The event kicks off at 6:15 am with the offical opening ceremony of YouFest 2017.
Yoga Sessions
Yoga Sessions
Right around sunrise, near the ferry terminal, visitors will get to participate in a  relaxing and calming experience of outdoor yoga sessions with a professional yoga instructor.
FREE
Bike Ride
Bike Ride
This is a group bike ride, open for all ages to participate. The bike ride goes all across Hulhumalé City following a set route.
MVR 10
Market Place & Food Court
Market Place & Food Court
The Central Park area will be hosting a market place with stalls selling arts and crafts and miscellaneous trinkets. The market place will also have many food vendors serving quick meals, snacks and refreshing beverages.
FREE
Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt
In the Scavenger Hunt participants hunt for a number of miscellaneous objects as teams to complete the scavenger hunt. This is a fun outdoor activity for families and friends to compete as teams.
MVR 50
Futsal Tournament
Futsal Tournament
This is an opportunity for football enthusiasts to compete as team in a one-day Futsal tournament. The matches and tournament rules will be maintained by referees and game officials.
FREE
DJ Sessions
DJ Sessions
The beach area will be hosting DJ sessions by popular DJs performing at different areas along the beach.
FREE
Obstacle Course
Obstacle Course
This activity will test the strength, speed and agility of the participants through a physically demanding series of obstacles. Participants will challenge each other for the best time to complete all the challenges in the obstacle course.
MVR 50
Gaming Arena
Gaming Arena
Centro Mall will be hosting game stations for multiplayer games where children and adults can participate in a fun gaming experience. The multiplayer games will include popular titles for gaming enthusiasts to compete for top scoring positions.
MVR 25 (per game session)
Kids Water Games
Kids Water Games
This is a combination of festival related games with a modern twist where participants have fun with water and various objects. This activity is for kids to have a good time outdoors.
FREE
Stand-up Paddling Races
Stand-up Paddling Races
Stand-up paddling races and tryouts will be conducted along with the other water sports activities of the day. First-time paddlers can learn from professional instructors.
MVR 10 (4 mins)
Jetski Galore
Jetski Galore
The visitors will get to enjoy rides.
MVR 25 (3 mins)
Banana Boat Rides
Banana Boat Rides
This banana boat rides will accommodate passengers on a fun ride through the waves. This is a water sports activity for everyone to enjoy during the hot sunny hours of the afternoon.
MVR 25 (per ride)
Kids Evening
Kids Evening
Kids Evening includes a screening of Kyle & Lulu, an educational movie for kids to learn Dhivehi alphabets. The Kids Evening also features a ball pit and many more fun and interactive games for all kids to enjoy.
FREE
Tug of War
Tug of War
There will be a women’s-only tug-ofwar competition where the visiting female audience can participate in two teams to win the challenge.
FREE
Keymaatu Competition
Keymaatu Competition
The BBQ area will be hosting an eating contest for participants to compete for the most amount of food consumed in a given time limit. This is an event for all family members and to all age groups.
MVR 20
Music Show
Music Show
International and locat artists and DJs will be performing for an expected audience of 50,000 visitors. This will be a grand concert where popular artists and performers take the main stage where performances will continue one after the other throughout the event.
FREE
YouFest 2017
HDC
BLAK