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Palmerston set for an illuminous finale at Youth Fest

City of Palmerston brings the first ever drone light show to the Top End to mark the official closing of the Palmerston Youth Festival 2022.

The week-long festival will finish this year with two days of Geekfest Top End. The first day is all about E-games with all activities held across at Events Cinemas Palmerston. Then Saturday will wrap up day two celebrating all things cosplay, medieval, tech and more!

Palmerston CBD will transform into the ultimate Geek dreamland with so much to see and do. 

It is time to dust off your cosplay costumes and impress our special guest, Soren from Spork Salad Creations, with your very own creation. Registrations for the costume competition have now closed, however we cannot wait to see you all dressed in character. You can later join a panel of local creatives and learn about the life of cosplayers, content creators and inspiring women in tech.

Medieval Land is back! Walk through an immersive historical set up, enjoy swordsmanship displays and even try on some real armour – experience a slice of medieval life.  If sword fighting is not your thing, there will be a workshop on making leather goods.

The City of Palmerston Library will act as the battleground for some epic laser tag action, with the brand new ‘Gulwa’ recording studio set up for a silent disco.

City of Palmerton Mayor, Athina Pascoe-Bell encourages the community and beyond to come and celebrate the end of a great week of events.

“What a week it has been! With two days to go, grab your friends and family and come on down to enjoy Geekfest Top End, a salute to the event that started this all. There are some really cool elements to explore, whether it is the science display from Questacon, Artist Alley, or the Escape Room, there is something for everyone!

Geekfest is one of my favourite events of the week, and what better way to officially close the festival than with a drone light show – the first of its kind in the Top End. You don’t want to miss this!” she said.

The drone light show will be viewed from the carpark on Hillson Street, (behind the Recreation Centre, The Boulevard). Join us at 9:30pm, for a 9:45pm start.

City of Palmerston thanks the Northern Territory Government, Palmerston Regional Basketball Association, Event Cinemas Palmerston, and Build Up Skateboarding for their partnership.

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